I've been busy learning crash courses in Ableton Live. Not only for my Novation Launchpad but because my audio recorder recently broke and I can't afford to replace it. So my alternative was to snag and audio interface and finally learn this program.
It looked absolutely intimidating and have still not wet my feet and used it yet because my lesson plans are not over yet so I don't want to start my free trial until I have everything I need and can get started right away. I already know I'm going to buy Ableton but I just want to hold off the expenses for just a little while longer. Even with the cost of the interface and the software, it will still come out to about half the cost of replacing the portable recording station I was using.
The more I learn about this software, the more excited I get and let me tell you why. First off, the looping. The live looping! Normally, when producing vines, I record those 6 seconds of audio over and over about 5 times and then have to go in and pick the best version to go into the final track.
Ableton changes that in such an awesome way. I'll be able to record until I'm happy with the version with this loop recording feature. So I'm expecting to save some time once I really get the hang of how it all works and I put it into daily practice.
Here's another problem Ableton promises to fix. When I loop my tracks, sometimes I'll get a clicking noise when it loops. There is a feature that will eliminate that and quite that part of the track that would normally click. This would save more time as well. Speed recording is everything right now. It has to sound good and it needs to be produced as quickly as possible.
Other DAW softwares have not been able to really provide the live play recording this one seems to have accomplished. At least, not the softwares that I've learned so far. And I'm really excited to implement the Launchpad S controller once I get it up and running.
And of course, once I figure it all out, I'll be creating more recording tutorial videos. If you subscribe, you won't miss a thing. :)