Auto arm selected tracks.

Hello. I thought this was an option but I can't find it. I'm doing some jamming and hitting a frustrating roadblock.

I want to stay in the loop and jam with different instruments. However when I try to select another track it doesn't automatically arm it for recording

Is this possible?

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elijahlucian 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • sporkles
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    Hi. With a Push connected, Live automatically acts this way. If you don't have a Push, though, you can still get Live to automatically arm the selected track. First, you need to create an "Options.txt" file - read this article for the specifics: 

    https://www.ableton.com/en/help/article/optionstxt-file-live/

    When you've created the file, all you need to put in there is this short line:

    -EnableArmOnSelection

    When you launch Live, you just need to make sure that a track is armed at first, and from now on, the selected track will automatically be armed.

    1 year ago | 2 comments
  • vbQmcXd9
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    Did you find the answer? I am having the same problem.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • palewine
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    I'd like to know this also. It was possible with a config file tweak in previous versions, but I don't know about any more...

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Quez
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    I tried the option.txt suggestion and it doesn't work. I want an audio track to keep recording, and switch between MIDI tracks while recording. This should be simple... Live only auto-arms tracks if I'm not playing or recording... seriously ? I hope i'm in the wrongs and this isn't how things are supposed to be.

    5 months ago | 1 comment
  • neeve82
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    +1

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • 0x80
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    +1

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • antic604
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    Is there a reference for options.txt file i.e. a list of all available functions? The link provided above has few of them, but e.g. does not include the "-EnableArmOnSelection" so it's not exhaustive?

    I'm particularly looking for a way to set the "Bin Offset" encoder mode to be the default for when I assign my MIDI controller to Live's parameters, because currently it wrongly assumes the "Absolute" mode which I have to change manually each time.

    7 months ago | 1 comment

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