I’m really digging this new studio. It’s just right for me – a flexible calendar, great musicians to share the space with, clean, and less expensive than I was paying at other studios. It’s win-win.
Alright – time to work on the Ableton set. Clean up old sessions. I feel it can be a waste of time because I’m not creating new music, but I need to internalize the fact that organization really does help me be faster and go farther. I know this from experience, but I forget it sometimes.
UPDATE from previous sessions:
- My Launchkey Mini was not broken, as a producer told me it was. It was communicating with Ableton via one midi channel, and all I had to do was switch a setting in Ableton. PHEW – speaking with their support team saved a ton of time and money.
- Ableton – someone put a synth from the Suite version on my Standard version, and I no longer could save my session. Ableton advised me to download the trial with Suite, delete that synth, save the session, and then open it up again in my Standard version. Done. It worked.
- Normalized stems – I do not need stems normalized and them imported; I can simply edit their gain relative to each other in each clip’s track. Also saved a lot of work.
- Don’t underestimate your knowledge and capabilities. Just because someone claims to know what they’re doing doesn’t mean it’s so. I hired someone to help me, and it ended up backtracking what I had going on. I later went to other producers who were more knowledgeable (and more generous with sharing their knowledge) and nicer people simply as individuals. Oftentimes, I find that the more accomplished and knowledgeable people are also the most humble and gracious.
I have a solo show this Thursday at Fat Baby. I have my new Ableton session set up, and now my goal is to tackle the NanoKontrol – give the session some fun real-time manipulation.
Ok, I found this remote script for NanoKontrol2 and Ableton 9.7: https://github.com/soroushnorouzi/NanoKontrol2
Here’s a video on how to upload the remote script into Ableton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNbyC1ifOZU