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How can I set balanced volume levels prior to mixing?

Before you launch Live to start recording, composing, mixing, etc., do the following: Leave the monitors at their current setting and do not change that. Turn the big monitor level knob and the ...
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How can I set balanced volume levels prior to mixing?

MIDI controller keyboard volume fader- it's not clear to me what this is actually controlling. Studio Monitors- +4 is standard. You would turn this up if your interface outputs a quiet or unbalanced ...
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Why can't velocity information be extracted from this kick drum loop?

Looking at the comments, I think your real question is: Why are there three separate hits per kick? I'm pretty sure this is because of the way Live analyzes and converts audio to MIDI. The two MIDI ...
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How can I make my DAW songs really groove?

Machine gun hi-hats are easy to avoid. Recognize that a drummer plays them with alternating hands, so put some unevenness in the pairs of notes. For instance, the second one slightly softer, and maybe ...
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How can I make my DAW songs really groove?

When you are hearing drum machine parts that really groove, you should question your assumption that they are 100% quantized. Drum machines were made to be used to make music, and their designers were ...
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How can I make my DAW songs really groove?

There's a simple test to qualify "groove": can you dance to it? i.e. will it make bodies move automatically, or at least make feet and fingers tap or heads nodding? If the answer is "...
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How can I make my DAW songs really groove?

This is going to be mostly opinion based, and I come from a marching percussion and modern (2000-present) rock/metal background, so that certainly influences me. I think that (time-)quantized ...
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Is it possible to extend notes and also shift the 2nd 3rd etc notes offset from the first note?

hey i figured this out. you use time stretch in the top of the midi roll once you've selected the notes. its the little blue bar that appears with a marker on it. you move that marker
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