I apologies if this has been covered / asked before, but the lack of any search functionality in the forums means I was not able to discover a solution, so thought I'd ask.
I'm an Ableton feldgeling, having gone as far as basic mixing of tracks using the EQ3 parameters in arrangement view.
As it were, I love what the DJ Megaset 2.0 allows me to do. However, I have no idea how to translate that to Arrangement view.
If I wanted to use the Megaset in Arrangement view, so that I could create automation lanes using the parameters of the DJ megaset (and I mean setting lanes so they're gradual transitions, as opposed to us 'on' and 'off'), how would I go about doing that?
Thanks in advance. Much love.
I love the third piece in a row which you posted on the soundcloud link. I like it because of my personal preference for the upbeat and the non-melancholy.
I am so new here, I don't even know my head from my tail yet, but I wanna say, I can so totally see myself using some of your beats when I get to making something.
I wrote five pieces in one night using Studio One, after I saw a tutorial on how to use it, and it was on a night when the going was good and smooth. But I couldn't get them out of there for nothing, so I got nothing to show for my efforts. And they wouldn't even give me any help because I did it in the free version of Studio One --The darned bastitches! When I wrote them to tell them that I am teed off for that treatment and therefore I won't buy t heir paid-for software, they sent me back an automatic reply in the spirit of, "So solly. We no leply to bastitches using oul flee velsion. Go to rell!". Ha! So, I'll show them. I'll just do my chit in Ableton. Ha ha! (But I got to learn Ableton. And that takes money too. Suck is life.)
I took a peek at your book. I like the beginning. Those first words seem to ring well with me too.
I can tell that you have been writing for a long time. It shows. The positive observation I wanted to make is that you seem to be using some of the skills that have bee brought over from the genre known as flash fiction. And this is very good. Seems no one is allowed to write nowadays unless they sound more or less "flashy". Ha! Reader preferences doth change, guv'nor. Readers've been spoiled now.
Hey, dude, I am into some writing too, unpublished yet, and also a long way from completion. I would consider running some of my pages by you, as I keep developing my text. It will take me some time to feel that something I've got is good enough to show.
I'm also brand new here. I know nothing about music production yet. The questions "Do you have a studio?", and "What equipment you got?" sound like a dream to me. I am hoping to use this site's tutorials as a substitute for some real schooling in this, which I can't afford at the moment. But alas, it seems that one has to sign up for the paid membership in order to access the tutorials. Oh well. Suck is life! I'm waiting for next calendar year to start my paid subscription because I want this fast-moving and surprising year, The Year of the Horse, to be over first. (Hey, remember the James Bond movie where he was shown a horse and that horse's name was "Inferno"? Ha ha. That's what this year has been like for me so far, and I am focusing all my attention to keep Inferno from bumping me off on a low-lying branch.)
I got the book named "Sun Signs for Writers". I am a Taurus. I am supposed to be the book-finisher, no matter what. And good thing too, because with that written about me, I 'd hate to give up and spoil my own reputation. If you wanna tell me what sign you are, I'll type on here for you the highlights of what it says about you as a writer.
Hey, since you are good at doing things briefly with your writing, let me venture to share here the name of one book which I keep by my desk-side to refer to when I get too long-winded, which is often. It is a little book titled "Familiarity is the Kingdom of the Lost" by Dugmore Boethe, Edited and an afterword by Barney Simon.
I sometimes like to do something funny and interesting with this book. I show one paragraph from it to what would pass for ordinary people, like other eaters at a Chinese buffet, or counter workers at some non-big-brand food joint. When I show them this following paragraph, I love to see the remarks they make. Some of them repeat the name of the book five times to themselves, vowing to remember it so they can go get it, ha ha. So here is what is to me the most striking paragraph I have ever seen in my life:
'Say "mother"! Go on, say "mother", you son of a bitch!'
Wham! Wham! went the leather strap.
'Say "mother", damn you! Louder, you little bastard, louder!' she shrieked.
The strap went wild all over my face, head, and neck. It was as if she was suffering more than me.
My mouth opened, and instead of the word "mother", a clot of blood rolled out. It was followed by a distinct 'Futsek!'. She shrieked and swung a frying pan, cracking four of my ribs. I pushed and her skinny body fell to the greedy flames of a healthy fire-gallery.
Maybe I had broken her back, or maybe she was just too exhausted to lift herself. Anyway, my mother just fried and fried and fried...
And the ellipsies were there in the original writing, (not because I left out something).
Buh-dee, buh-dee, that's all I got for now, folks.
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