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June, 2005

  1. Summers here!

    June 22, 2005 by eshan_admin

    Finally the summer has reached us here in Germany 🙂 I’m not going to complain that it’s to hot but… lol!
    Anyhow, work is still continuing on my sample CD… the concept is crystallizing more and more which is nice. I have also decided that I would like to explore some new career opportunities in the music industry where I can make some use of the experience I have gathered over the years… there are some interesting things in the pipeline so we’ll see what happens! Time to get back outside and enjoy the sunshine :oP
    eshan xo


  2. ableton Live forum & Live 5

    June 15, 2005 by eshan_admin

    As an experiment I have started a forum for ableton Live over on myspace.com. 21 members have joined in the last week which is cool, but we’ll see if these members actually manage to post anything LOL!

    Apart from that ableton have announced Live 5 for the end of July. Here are some of the promising new features:

    • Clip Freeze serves two purposes: freeing up CPU power and easing the
    transfer of projects between computers. Unique to Live 5, “frozen” clips
    retain their real-time launch capabilities, allowing for improvisation,
    performance or song arrangement. A project with frozen tracks can also
    be transferred from your main computer and run easily on one with
    less-than-optimal CPU specs.

    • Plug-In Delay Compensation automatically delays tracks to compensate
    for latencies caused by effects and plug-ins, including those on the
    return tracks. In addition, both audio and MIDI tracks have a manual
    delay setting to compensate for human, acoustic, hardware and other
    real-world delays.

    • Launchable Arrangement Locators offer arrangement/song-position
    markers with MIDI mapping and quantized recall. Using the mouse,
    computer keys or MIDI messages, you can drop locators on the fly during
    playback or recording. Each locator can be named and assigned to a
    computer key or MIDI message. Jumping to a locator is subject to
    real-time quantization, just like launching Session View clips and
    scenes. Previous/Next buttons allow you to jump from locator to locator.

    • Mackie Control Support enables full implementation of compatible mixer
    surfaces such as Tascam’s FW-1082/1884, Yamaha’s 01X and Mackie Control,
    allowing for mouse-free program operation. Easily navigate arrangements
    and the Session View grid; launch clips, scenes and locators; and access
    instruments and effects.

    Get ready to remix! Live 5 ships with a host of new remix-minded
    features, assuring instant remix and mash-up gratification.

    • MP3 support makes your entire music library available for use in Live.

    • Automatic Tempo-Matching tracks the tempo of imported songs and sets
    Warp Markers for you—instantly synchronizing your files to the project
    tempo.

    • Complex Warp Mode is a frequency-domain warping method specifically
    designed to accommodate composite signals such as mixed-down music.

    • New Clip Transport allows for performance-enhancing looping, editing
    and shuffling on the fly for any clip in Live. Click anywhere in a
    waveform to jump there—in sync and subject to real-time quantization.

    Never lose ideas again! Live 5 features simple tools for saving,
    previewing and accessing any idea on your hard drive.

    • Live Clips. Clips can now be exported to disk for easy retrieval and
    reuse in any project. The exported Live Clip not only retains MIDI,
    audio, envelopes, warping and other clip settings but also the
    associated instrument, effects and plug-ins. In Live’s Browser, Live
    Clips are as easy to browse and preview as samples.

    • Better Browsing. Live’s built-in Browser now features a search field
    and standard file organization capabilities such as creating folders and
    dragging files into folders. In the Browser, Live Sets (.als files) can
    be “unfolded” to reveal their tracks and clips—which can then be
    selectively previewed and dragged in. It is also possible to drag a Live
    Set from the Browser into the currently open Set to merge the two.

    • New Preset Management. Presets for Ableton instruments and effects are
    now managed through the Browser as well. You can organize presets in
    folders at will and search for presets across folders using the search
    field. A new “browse” button on every device temporarily links the
    Browser to the device, allowing for easy preset recall.

    • Device Groups allow you to save powerful multi-effect creations,
    effectively adding all the capabilities of Ableton’s MIDI and audio
    effects to Simpler, Impulse and Operator presets.

    Live 5 introduces a selection of innovative new effects, bringing even
    more creative possibilities.

    • Beat Repeat – An inspirational, expressive and addictive audio effect
    useful for subtle-to-extreme reorganization of beats and vocals. Create
    short loops on the fly and control their lengths either manually or via
    random functions for endless variations of grooves and stutter effects.

    • Phaser and Flanger – These are both modeled after popular ‘70s guitar
    effects and augmented with a beat-synced LFO (with variable waveforms)
    and a unique envelope follower function. Results range from classic
    phasing and flanging to drastic sound manipulation.

    • Auto Pan – Offers LFO-driven manipulation of amplitude and panning. It
    can create everything from automatic panning with various curves to
    tremolo and amplitude modulation and beat-synchronized chopping effects.

    • Saturator – Add dirt, punch or warmth to your sound with five
    different shapes and a set of powerful tone controls for creating
    subtle-to-drastic distortion effects.

    • Arpeggiator – Offers all the classic arpeggiator applications and
    more—strum notes like a guitarist, morph velocities and create
    scale-corrected pitch progressions.

    Other new Live 5 features:

    Count-in recording
    Right-click context menus
    Change settings in multiple clips at once
    Resize tracks in Session View
    VST MIDI effect support
    New Live Clips sound library
    New preset library for Live devices
    New and improved Live 5 lessons
    Simpler now includes independent envelopes for filter, pitch and more.

    … I cannot wait!
    eshan


  3. Quick catching up…

    June 1, 2005 by eshan_admin

    I have just updated the news section of my official site. I have also uploaded a new series of artwork to my online gallery… check it out!