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I don't know why you'd want to render out directly to mp3.  Even if you want to post a compressed version of your track somewhere, wouldn't you want to keep an archive of an uncompressed version?  If so, then render to wav or aif and then convert that (just takes a few seconds) to mp3, in a separate application.

I'd like to have that ability. To me it should have been in there a long time ago. But no, what do they do instead? They allow you to use mp3's as clips. To me that's *ok* but a) you got to load the compressed file, then you have to work with loop areas, etc...if you want to pick out pieces of the mp3's. I just think it should have been in there at least 2 versions ago, more like in version 4!  It is a beast of a piece of software. I just don't get how most folks appear to be dj-ing with it when it is so much more. Oh, and now they include the ability to put in video clips....Why? I was against that personally and posted such as I saw no need for a DAW application like Live to add video into it when there are so many other nice things folks keep requesting that don't make it in (bezier curves...WHY NOT IN THERE?!?). I mainly work with samples and mangle them with SIR and Impulse Responses, record some MIDI clips, render to audio and work in arrangement view to piece it together for tracks. But as I said in other reply I do need to start sitting down with it and going through the lessons and mucking around under the hood. And get my padKontrol hooked in to use it with drum racks (nice addition!).

Oh, and I didn't upgrade to version 7.  I don't usually take each upgrade that's offered by software vendors.  I understand they want to do regular upgrades every year or so, to keep the cash rolling in, but I rarely feel that every single version upgrade is worth the price.  I think I upgraded Live from version 1 to version 4 to version 6, and I'll wait to see what future versions have in store, before I buy another upgrade.

Yeah, I've got $800+ tied up into these last two full blown upgrades plus purchasing Operator back I think in Live 5. I think that I am good for awhile with this software as I really need to sit down and get under the hood to learn more of it.  ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 11, 2007, 10:43:40 AM »
Worship - Dooom
Limbonic Art - The Ultimate Death Worship

And no, don't read a trend into it just because the holiday is approaching! I love DOOM and Limbonic Art are an interesting pair of musicians who play some brutal black metal (older stuff is more symphonic/keyboard use)
but is kinda unique.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: pro sessions
« on: December 11, 2007, 10:36:23 AM »
I have sampled from Future Music or Computer Music discs and I may actually own a set (one came with M-Audio hardware I believe). What I dislike is the fact that 90% of these are beat type loop libraries. I could care less for that and would prefer to see more sound efx/ambient stuff. I recently got Loop Noir and Available Light from Sony and have Ugly Remnants and Arythmia from said magazine discs and other stuff obtained elsewhere. But Pro Sessions has some decent stuff. Get them at your local Guitar Center!

I love Ableton Live so much that I wish I could have its love child.

Hahaha, did you upgrade to Version 7 that just came out? I got the boxed version for Session Drums and EIC 2 and the other new instruments (Tension, Electric, and Analog) plus Simpler, Sampler, Operator et. al. Waiting on boxed version to get here (probably next week due to printing machine malfunction...grrrrrrrrr. I use Live, either my Korg Triton Extreme 61 or Roland V-Synth 61 for MIDI input and recording stuff from (Korg mostly). I have Native Instruments Komplete 4 and 5 packages (started with Komplete 2 originally and Komplete Care 2005/2006). Live is a hell of a piece of software. My only complaint is you can't render it out as an mp3 (you can however use mp3's as your audio clips and slice em up, etc...). Why it doesn't is beyond me after all this time. Unless it's a licensing thing. Still, that should have been in there as of V4 in my opinion. But Sound Forge 7 does what I need it to.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Darkened Soul
« on: December 09, 2007, 07:53:11 PM »
My first release is available for download at as well as here and of course off my website under downloads section (have to register..sorry!).


You're quite fact, I am thinking about putting at least maybe a couple of more of my albums up for free download:)..

Do you still have them for sale when you put them up for free or only newer releases? I have a second release I haven't put out for free yet. Folks who care to can still buy them. I need to get the split artwork up on the store side and fix the shipping costs as they are not what they should be so I have to dig for that in osCommerce.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Darkened Soul
« on: December 09, 2007, 03:54:32 PM »
Well here we are again with a new forum! Yay.....!  Anyways, started working on some new Darkened Soul material and a Mired In Twilight material. I have a short intro track for that project and a 7+min track for DS. I am going to probably start working to get a full length for both projects so I can have some new releases in the near future (next year most likely by the time I get both of them done).

I have artwork being printed up at a local Kinko's so I can list the split between Darkened Soul and Fearsore for purchase off my website. I'm also getting inserts done for both of my first two releases so they'll look more professional (hopefully!) and just make them up on an as-needed basis. The DS releases are listed off my Store page from my website and hopefully it's working as I expect it to.

I figured it'd be easier to have one thread for both my projects and not cluster up the forum ;-)


Ah! Now I see 2 additional that I am pulling down (the bottom two) as I think I got the others last week. I'll have to check on my NAS box. Thanks!


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 09, 2007, 03:43:20 PM »
New Risen Throne/Locust Reign - Prophets From The Abyss
Herbst9 vs Z'ev

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