Combine your 4 projects into one... Keep your track count to no more than 8 anything more makes it more complicated...well, ok, to start.....i'll start with listing my gear....and then maybe we can turn this thread into a bit of a live PA tips and tricks thread....
so i'm using ableton 7
now, i'm looking to add an apc40, or a launchpad....so any suggestions on which would be better would be a great start.....
i have some tunes finished....i guess i started doing things backwards and used arrangement view and constructed full tracks before bouncing any clips into session.....but i've started doing things a bit different and just jamming parts in session view and realize it's much easier to work ideas and parts out....
i guess my only real question right now....so, let's say i have four different projects in live that i would like to play in the live pa......this is probably a simple answer...lol...so how do i change between these projects seamlessly?
Not sure on how you want to play out but it's best tto use session view over arrangement...is there a specific way to combine these tracks or do i have to bounce each clip individually?
i'd love to check out a workshop...but i'm in London. I do have a guy that has taught me some stuff....but that was when i was JUST learning.....
so i'm using session view for everything now.....i guess my question is, i know i can access my clips from other projects though the file management.....and i can just click and drag those files into the session view for the live performance, but what about the automation and fx? when i dump a clip into session view, isn't it going to have the fx and such from whatever the channel has on it already>?
ok, but if i bake the automations into the sample, then i lose control of those fx for live performance right?it's a tricky one, but what i think has to happen is you have to remove the effects before saving them in the browser (or bake them into the sample).
then in your live set you have effect routings set up which your clips will benefit from.
correct - so i recommend building some racks that have a good mix of effects - delays, distortions, beat repeat, etc.ok, but if i bake the automations into the sample, then i lose control of those fx for live performance right?
i think they're ok as long as your whole track or performance isn't built out of them. for example i often need help with drums (especially on a real kit), so i use a few top loops to help spice up my rhythm parts. if someone can't write a bassline i'm sure they will find a creative way of splicing bass loops together for their song.cool, great info.
next question, what are your thoughts on using sample packs and loops? I'm trying to stay clear of using them.....i just feel that it's a bit cheap using other peoples loops....samples i'm not too concerned with......but i hear mixed things and i'm not sure what the concencus is on that......
one way around this: set your sidechain input to 'pre-fader'. on a track that just has a kick drum or whatever is keying your sidechain, you can turn the volume all the way down now (ghost track). now do a bounce record.ugh, ok...so many questions...so when i want to freeze a track....if i'm running a sidechain on it it won't let me?
from the ableton forums - peeps bitching about the APC20 and Live 7 not working.... someone wrote a script and seems to have it working. (his blog link is in his sig at the bottom) good luck!
Okay, it's done. An APC20 remote script compatible with Live 7.0.18 can be downloaded from my blog, on the Support Files page. I don't have an APC20 to test with, but it seems to work alright with an APC40 (emulating an APC20). No special features, just backwards compatible.
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