|Originally posted by nrjizer |
Well my mixer has two master outs, one is 1/4 and the other is RCA, so that wouldn't be a problem. What might be, however, is that it's only 3 channel (Vestax PCV-275). Is it necessary to have 2 channels on your mixer free for Ableton?
And out of curiosity, the only thing that the RedSounds is sending to Ableton is a signal to run at x tempo correct? Because if it's sending an audio signal into it, and Ableton then goes back into the mixer, it seems like it would get caught in a loop somehow (no pun intended).
I'm sure that it just sends a midi signal... but I though I'd ask anyways to satisfy my curiosity.
I'm intrigued by this little thing, I've already got Ableton going (not on a laptop though, so I couldn't take it with me) and I could really rock out if I could get Ableton going with my decks!
Answer to question 1:
-You really need one channel dedicated to it.
So you have decks on one and two that leaves 3 free for ableton.
But then you have to preview ableton using a soundcard and a different pair of headphones.
How I would do it is I would set channel one and two for the turntables (phono in)
and channels two and three for ableton (line in).
Channel two would be the preview channel and three would be the main channel of ableton.
So you are playing the records that just came in the mail rocking out, fealing the music , but you want to transition to ableton live. You are @ channel two.
Channel 3 is faded down you are getting ready to trigger live, you do,you start fading
now you are into live!!
You flip channel two to line & start creating white noise, fucking with the music, adding loops, clicks, effects, but after a few transitions inspiration hits you and you think of this hardfloor classic that you want to mix in. Now you are back on the decks.
The main advantages of this is that you are still djing in the traditional sence of the word but you are also experimenting with how djing is going to be say 10 years from now when nobody will be using records or cds. Everybody will be using a fusion of audio and video with computers.
Answer to question 2:
-Midi is NOT audio. It is just information in the form of ones and zeros.
What this red sound thing does is it listens to the sound (BOOM/BOOM/KABABOOM/BOOM/BOOM/KABABOOM)and generates a midi clock and sends it to the computer via a midi in in a soundcard or a midi card or a midi controler.
Live then is set to slave mode.
The master is the beat extractor(or microsynch), the slave is ableton live
slave takes his orders from the master and keep the downbeats locked like a good slave.
Last edited by harriz on Feb-14-2006 at 13:51