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  • tim
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    Joined: Jan 5th, 2007
    question about ableton live
    i just bought an m-audio blackbox and axiom 25. and it comes with a free software called ableton live. i installed it in my macbook right away, and i find it hard to use--because first, i don't have that much background about using softwares like that. and second i dont know where to start., i went to the site--read articles about it, read the manual, but still im having a hard time figuring it out. so, i bought a tutorial dvd about ableton.i bought the dvd, so im still waiting,, i thought its easy as garageband... but i dont know... everybody says it easy-- out of the box you can use it ryt away. i need some advice. thanks., tim
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  • Alex83pearl
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Dec 8th, 2006
    Re: question about ableton live
    Hi, I'm new user of Ableton Live, so I just lived the same problem, and I've been glad to watch the Ableton's site vids, [url]http://www.ableton.com/downloads[/url], that helps a little to get familiar with it. That's an exellent idea to buy a tutorial dvd but Live won't really be useful until you upgrade it to the full version! In actuality your "free version", or Live Lite, is more or less a kind of demo! You need to buy the full licence. But I still have a good news: you'll have a preferencial price because this is an upgrade from Live Lite to Live complete. Check the Ableton site at the "Shop" zone. Hope that had helped you!
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  • tim
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    Joined: Jan 5th, 2007
    Re: question about ableton live
    yeh i did went to ableton's site and downloaded the upgraded version-- they sent me the serial no. but it's not working-- invalid no. so i guess i have to buy the full version of it. the ableton live 6 ryt?? and the thing is when i use my black box or my axiom on live-- i can see that it's recording but there's no sound. but when i use their demo sound or instrument, it works. hmmm..,, so now i guess i have to study more on this software. but still im excited coz i know this one really good! hehehe!!
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  • tim
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    Joined: Jan 5th, 2007
    Re: question about ableton live
    i forgot!--- thanks for the reply! are you a dj? or in a band? coz im planning to use this software more on recording instruments.do you think it'll work?? or do i have to have a other software like reason--??
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  • Martin Delaney
    Posts: 34
    Joined: Sep 11th, 2006
    Re: question about ableton live
    Hi Tim and Alex, You're raising a lot of questions there! First off, if you're having any serial number problems with your Live upgrade, email [email protected] - they will make sure you get what you need. And getting no sound when recording? I'm not clear - is it recording the audio to your drive? Can you see the waveforms? Or it could be a monitoring problem - have you configured your audio inputs and outputs in Live's preferences? Believe it or not, Live is very simple to use at a basic level. I've taught it to schoolkids and professional musicians alike...but it's a lot faster to learn with somebody to show you. That's where the 'Ableton Live 101' DVD available from this website should come in :-) And Reason - that won't help with recording live instruments; it doesn't record audio at all! If either of you want more specific info, let me know!
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  • Alex83pearl
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Dec 8th, 2006
    Re: question about ableton live
    I'm in a 2 headed band, I mean my drummer who's worring about making it groove(and that's a lot..), and me, who switches between fretless bass, electric violon, keyboard and programation on Ableton Live & Reason. In actuality we play Funk, Electro, Acid Jazz, so we mingle both acoustic instruments & some kind of dj stuff. Live is a great software linkin' all together, providing huge possibilities with plugins & Rewired softwares such as Reason... Ableton Live is able to record instruments,and as Martin said, Reason doesn't record audio. It's a MIDI software, for my part I consider Reason as a big plugin..
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  • tim
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    Joined: Jan 5th, 2007
    Re: question about ableton live
    sir martin, so, do i have to get a plug in for ableton? or just by itself it'll work? yes i can see waveforms but when i play it back-- there's no sound at all. i've checked my audio i/O, everythings ON. (im using m-audio's blackbox and axiom25) i guess your right i need someone who will show me how to do it step by step. i'm xcited to see the video, but i have to wait coz i've got the dvd. can i use garageband to ableton or ableton to garage? thank you sir, tim
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  • tim
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    Joined: Jan 5th, 2007
    Re: question about ableton live
    alex, thanks man! im a drummer too. the last band that im in was a funk band. now im playing jungle drumNbass. and planning to do some RnB stuff. i see your from france--man i wanna go there!
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  • Alex83pearl
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Dec 8th, 2006
    Re: question about ableton live
    And you know what? I live at the very south, at 5mn from the sea... I must confess there's no better place to have inspiration... But the musical activity isn't extremely active, for exemple, if u want to find a jazz club, you'll be searching for a while.. You should check [url]http://www.electrodeluxe.com/[/url], that's a french band with a world class drummer; he's highly demanded for Jungle or Funk sessions.. Anyway, why will you go in France?
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  • tim
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    Joined: Jan 5th, 2007
    Re: question about ableton live
    i've been wanting to go to europe ever since. i dont know.. hey i just downloaded the ableton live 6.0.3, and i tried my axiom-- the knobs on it was working--but still there's no sound. i dont know what to do -- do u have the ableton 101?? was it good?
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