Ableton Live Lite: any good?

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KVRian
819 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:38 pm

reggie1979 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:03 pm
You know, it's funny you mention that. I'll see these supposed "how to" things on youtube and the dude will have like 50+ tracks for it to sound like ass :lol:
A lot of modern electronic music uses a lot of tracks. The tracks only have snippets of 10 to 30 seconds.of music at most and don't last the entire 3 to 4 minutes. But there are lots and lots.of tracks.

After listening to lots of instrumental.electonic music made by new young artists that are really good at it, you notice that it takes a particular talent and dedication to your craft to make a 3 to 4 minutes.song that's.all instrumental and is completely made with computers and not having it sound repetitive or boring. The really good ones like San Holo and Duskus use a.lot of effects and DAW tricks very strategically arranged to make the songs as good as they are and rise above the sea of instrumental fluff.
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KVRian
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Re: Ableton Live Lite: any good?

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:21 pm

Ok, but so many artists make billions of tracks and then sound THE SAME as everyone else :lol:

Not trying to be a brash dick but that is what I hear.

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983 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Re: Ableton Live Lite: any good?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:12 am

telecode wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm

I have seen two performers using it live this year. Imogen Heap and Laura Escude. Neither one make EDM or Chillstep or Future Bass. If you check out recent youTube videos of them live you will probably figure out why they use Ableton and not other DAWs or Maschine. You can't do with other tools what you can do with Ableton. Also, that retro GUI of Ableton is probably an advantage on a dark stage..
Imogen Heap and Laura Escude are two very talented ladies who are going down rabbit holes with all these loops and fx. Both are talented musicians that are tying themselves to computers and mashines - and there music suffers because of it.

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KVRian
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Re: Ableton Live Lite: any good?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:06 am

dellboy wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:12 am
telecode wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm

I have seen two performers using it live this year. Imogen Heap and Laura Escude. Neither one make EDM or Chillstep or Future Bass. If you check out recent youTube videos of them live you will probably figure out why they use Ableton and not other DAWs or Maschine. You can't do with other tools what you can do with Ableton. Also, that retro GUI of Ableton is probably an advantage on a dark stage..
Imogen Heap and Laura Escude are two very talented ladies who are going down rabbit holes with all these loops and fx. Both are talented musicians that are tying themselves to computers and mashines - and there music suffers because of it.
I dont know. Heap was a class act. She did almost the entire Frou Frou record which is 20 years old. They recreated the record almost exactly as it sounds recorded with just her and Guy and three other musicians. Thats a very synth layered record to re-create live and I think using Ableton and loops was a good way to do it. The gloves are a little gimmicky, but whatever, its entertaining to watch.

Escaude just does totally different music.
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Re: Ableton Live Lite: any good?

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:29 am

telecode wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:06 am


I dont know. Heap was a class act. She did almost the entire Frou Frou record which is 20 years old. They recreated the record almost exactly as it sounds recorded with just her and Guy and three other musicians. Thats a very synth layered record to re-create live and I think using Ableton and loops was a good way to do it. The gloves are a little gimmicky, but whatever, its entertaining to watch.

Escaude just does totally different music.

I just listened to Imogen Heaps new song with Frou Frou "guitar song".

Its very basic and simplistic, would they have used more than a few tracks for that song ?

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