Crossfading loops


    Sep 12 2006 | 5:57 am
    Could someone help out a n00b? I'm running a live show, and I need to crossfade from one loop to the next, but I only have one mouse pointer. Is there a way I can bring one loop down, while bringing up the other one?
    Thanks!

    • Sep 12 2006 | 3:08 pm
      On Sep 12, 2006, at 1:57 AM, Gregory Oh wrote:
      >
      > Could someone help out a n00b? I'm running a live show, and I need
      > to crossfade from one loop to the next, but I only have one mouse
      > pointer. Is there a way I can bring one loop down, while bringing
      > up the other one?
      Nope. It's time to start shopping for cheapie MIDI
      controllers. If you've got an Oxygen8 with a bunch
      of dials on it, that'll do. Anything that sends MIDI
      with a single continuous controller on it will do.
    • Sep 13 2006 | 2:57 am
      OK - so i bought a m-audio axiom 49. the only problem i found was there was a lot of latency in moving the sliders and changing the volume. is this a processor/memory issue? sometimes, when i moved the sliders, (they were controlling gain in mix of individual channels), nothing would happen, sometimes they would leap up suddenly. in the editor they were mapped as cc/#/inc.
      i should also mention that i was getting less than perfect response in using the computer keyboard, trying to restart individual loops with "a" or "s". sometimes it would not work, or sometimes there would be a .75 second delay.
      i am running a g4 powerbook 1.5 with 1.25 gigs of ram, and i didn't have any other programs running at the time. i had 8 channels open, with 1 minute aif files. the keyboard was connected via usb. is there a way that i can maximize the accuracy of the interface? am i just overloading it?
      thanks!
    • Sep 13 2006 | 3:19 pm
      On Sep 12, 2006, at 9:57 PM, Gregory Oh wrote:
      >
      > OK - so i bought a m-audio axiom 49. the only problem i found was
      > there was a lot of latency in moving the sliders and changing the
      > volume. is this a processor/memory issue?
      I'm not really seeing anything like that, but perhaps I
      work a bit more slowly than you do. Would you characterize
      your fader activity as approaching what you'd be doing
      with the faders on a DJ mixing [i.e. transformatorizary]?