I was working all morning on a track that I thought was almost finished and just needed polishing. Four hours later I had muted the original voices and recorded 10 new layers of instruments. CMD+Q and no, I don’t want to save that.
As not to be frustrated, I opened a different track, cut out one minute, added some Echoes and happily printed the result.
I love throwing stuff away. Only in one out of ten cases I get positive results when going beyond the original idea. Its hardly worth the wasted energy. When I get back to the first track tonight, I will also just edit and echo.
Expert Sleepers Silent Way is a great tool for using a modular synth with your computer. It gets even easier once you make use of Ableton’s rack system.
I have compiled two Ableton Live Racks for use with Ableton Live for you to use and adapt. One is used to Start/Stop/Clock/Reset a hardware sequencer such as Pressure Points/Brains. The other is a bunch of timesynced LFOs (SINE, COS, SAW, RANDOM).
You will need Expert Sleepers Silent Way (Audio Unit), Ableton Live and a CV-able interface or module such as the ES-3.
You have to manually adjust the outputs in the “external input” plugin of each rack channel to fit with you interface. Take care and keep your levels low or off, as you don’t want crazy CVs popping your speakers. If you are done, set your outputs to 0dB and you should get synced loveliness.