June 22nd, 2014
Something a bit more rock orientated this time. Playing around with Addictive Drums 2 and the new Fairfax Kit and trying a litlte pre chorus lull as a song structure idea.
Playing with Live Packs
I got some studio time today to play with some new Live packs. Dark Synth is the Dark Horse. Wave Alchemy have kindly put their fantastic Transistor Revolution II into a Live Pack and it is free for existing users... nice one... With all this playing around I came up with the following all from Live Packs except for a bass sound from Blue II and mixing/effects.
I got the guitar out for this one and fired up the amp. I am really liking Superior Drummer by NI.
The synthy/piano melody came first, then the drums and then the guitar.
Listen to it here on Soundcloud
Further work on a demo
Over on Soundcloud
Fixing Kontakt Issues
A bit of studio maintenance today. Two points of note.
1. Some of my Kontakt libraries didn't load their custom UI properly. After much gnashig of teeth I found a solution. Open up said instrument. Click on the little graphic spanner in the instrument. Click on Instrument Options. On the Instrument tab there should be a directory called Resource Container. Take a note of this directory. Now run the installer of the library in question again and when asked for the Native Instrument Kontakt directory use this one. It seems any pictures for a library custom UI needt to be installed here!
2. When using the excellent Transistor Revolution II from Wave Alchemy inside Kontakt inside Ableton Live 9.1.1. I was getting nasty glitching and UI issues. I would change one control and it would change all controls on the mixer. Eventually I tracked down the issue. I had multi core enabled in Ableton Live and also inside Kontakt. I disabled multi core in Kontakt and this solved the issue.
Work in progress - From Within
A song I'm working on, thanks to Chris Ross for his collaboration on the drum programming.
From Within (Soundcloud)