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  • Paul81 replied to the topic 'Mind of Abacus' in the forum.
    7 minutes ago

    Sorry , this is a little off topic. You mention Ableton have a graph mode: " I recommend using live's (I think it's called) graph mode to see how the attack and release are effecting everything." I am thinking about the instrument you can load into a midi track called spectrum. The spectrum shows the frequency and the level of the sound, in the track you have inserted the spectrum in. Can this be what you mention, or is it something else you are talking about.

  • SUBSET created a new topic ' Live dub jamming' in the forum.
    56 minutes ago

    Some live dub jamming from a few nights ago. Running Ableton as the host with a couple of controllers and a smidgen of video processing for interest.

    Next time I'll somewhat master the audio - this is straight out of Live with no extra processing.


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  • GiftGiver replied to the topic 'Made a new track today- sounding better?' in the forum.
    8 hours ago

    Thanks for that feedback Mr. Fork- yea, that's exactly where the name came from :] For some reason that game popped into my head when I was listening to the tune heh

    I tried to widen some things, cleaned up the basses, added percussion in the second half of the first "drop" to help build tension and keep it fresh.. I'm running out of ideas!

    Started to feel like I was going to just be adding things for adding's sake so I stopped for today.

    Thank you everyone for your feedback!

    New link here:

  • GiftGiver replied to the topic 'Skywrath Mage - 136 bpm Track by Insanefunk' in the forum.
    11 hours 26 minutes ago

    Dug this tune- has an epic but understated vibe that I'd love to be able to pull off. 2:15 on is really great. I though the lead that came in at 1:30 could have a filter opening up (or some such) on it to build tension/keep the sound changing up until that really nice break that comes after. Overall its sick though. I love that gated ah-ah-ah-ah thing too. Maybe shifting from 16ths to 32nd and back down and so forth could tweak it out more? Trippy etheric and epic- and it straddles this kind of video-game-y vibe that I personally really like the sound of

  • GiftGiver replied to the topic 'heavy psychedelia 174bpm' in the forum.
    11 hours 39 minutes ago

    Reminds me of Psykovsky. amazing for a first track man... Like Fork said I'd just try and get everything EQd and mixed so we can hear all those cool sounds! :] It definitely has an in-your-face feel and was fun to listen to

  • GiftGiver replied to the topic 'Soul of Abacus' in the forum.
    12 hours 16 minutes ago

    I dug it man! Especially like those filtered synths with delays on them- so dreamy! Those bubble popping-like sounds are really awesome too, I like the percussive element they add without being too harsh. Nice one :]

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But this advancement and opportunity comes with a few caveats, one of which is that the music creation process in the eyes of a bedroom producer has been flipped upside down, chopped-up, and compressed into one holistic task.

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