Tapping with Memory Lane 2, Liquid Rhythm, and Pro Tools 10
Tapping With memory Lane
I wrote this guitar riff the other day because feelings. And because I have this amazing delay pedal that was sounding particularly inspiring that night.
So I was feeding my guitar through my Apogee duet into Pro Tools ,which I’m totally new to, but I’ve always read about how great it is for recording audio; as a guitar player, I thought I’d give it a chance.
Being new to Pro Tools, I figured I’d use Liquid Rhythm for my drums because I’m pretty familiar with it. Usually, by which I mean exclusively, I use Logic Pro 9 or Ableton 9 to record, it depends on my mood (you’re pretty free in Ableton, if you use Ableton you know what I mean). Liquid Rhythm works awesome with both, especially the Max 4 Live patch feature for Ableton 9 is fantastic—it’s pretty much an expansion for that tiny real estate you usually get for MDI editing in Live. It’s also not at all like regular MIDI editors, which initially takes a couple times fooling around with it to figure out, but once you do it’s a real workflow enhancement.
Anyway, Pro Tools turns out to be pretty easy to navigate if you have a couple DAW’s under your belt ..and as it turns out, Liquid Rhythm works really well with Pro Tools, no blips or unreasonable CPU drag, so the production was smooth and pretty enjoyable, actually.
Having said that, I don’t think I was pushing the software all that hard, I did have all of Liquid Rhythm’s internal outputs routed to separate channels in Pro Tools, for independent audio effects and such, but as far as my arrangement was concerned, I think it was pretty conservative.
I just really wanted to hear my riff with a Daft Punk-ish beat in the background. And using the Molecule tools in Liquid Rhythm, I was able to do that really efficiently and spend more time playing guitar and tapping with Memory Lane 2.