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    Live/Acid...Anyone Using Them?

    I know these have been around awhile, but I'm curious as to how any of you fellow writers for TV, film, etc make use of them.

    It would seem they might come in very handy on projects like 12 minute sales films, or what have you, where the deadline is tight and changes happen a lot.

    I downloaded the demos to both and both seem pretty cool, though LIVE seems to offer more.

    I'm trying to figure how I'd use them in a setup where I have a Mac with Pro Tools for the recording and sequencing, and a PC for GIGA. The ACID demo says it won't chase MIDI time code (ie lock to Pro Tools on my Mac) but I haven't checked out whether LIVE will.

    Any input on how you guys use them and if you find them useful is appreciated.

    TH

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    Re: Live/Acid...Anyone Using Them?

    Live will Rewire direct with Pro Tools on the same machine. I write cues with the combo all the time. If you are doing anything rhythmic it's very valuable. And version 4 has lots to offer. Live and Pro tools = a cool combo.
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    Re: Live/Acid...Anyone Using Them?

    ACID will lock to MTC. Very useful timesaver. I usually just record what I need into PT and then play around from there. Been curious about live though. Will it read & manipulate Acidized wavs as well as acid?

    J

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    Re: Live/Acid...Anyone Using Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by One Track Music
    ACID will lock to MTC. Very useful timesaver. I usually just record what I need into PT and then play around from there. Been curious about live though. Will it read & manipulate Acidized wavs as well as acid?

    J
    Hmm. The manual said something about it having to be the master....this is ACID 5.0...could be I read it wrong...I'm not sure about LIVE's overall abilities, but it's one intriguing app. I did like the interface of ACID...

    I'm just trying to get a handle on a practical example of how this stuff could be intergrated and used....

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    Re: Live/Acid...Anyone Using Them?

    I don't use Live, but ACID is great. It makes your teeth feel like you've been chewing on foil, though.

    Seriously, ACID can be used for all kinds of styles. Anything really. The big deal in ACID is the quick grid-painting using different loops. It also has an excellent routing topology for effects and mixing.

    I like it much better for looping/musique concrete styles than a standard DAW, because it is so much more targeted to the task. I generally work in ACID and import bounces into SONAR or Vegas for more production once the basics are set up. It's easy to go back and forth

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    Re: Live/Acid...Anyone Using Them?

    [QUOTE=tomhartman]Hmm. The manual said something about it having to be the master....this is ACID 5.0...could be I read it wrong...I'm not sure about LIVE's overall abilities, but it's one intriguing app. I did like the interface of ACID...

    Haven't actually installed my upgrade to Acid 5, although I'm sure it'll work the same way. I definitely slave Acid to MTC which I send out from PT. You set it up first in Acid's prefs & then set it to "trigger from midi". Acid goes "online" & waits for incoming MTC. Count on the usual pre-roll (couple of secs) & off it goes. Never had a problem. It definitely slaves to PT. As some article once said: there's nothing that does quite what Acid does. I believe it's creator is now responsible for Apple's Garageband, which is quite similar aesthetically though much more basic. Enjoy!

    Joel

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