How can I get the "Session Record" button to stay ON constantly?

I have been performing with Live for years, from Live 6 up to 9.  With Live 9's Session Record button, I have been thrown off.  I need to be able to have pre-cut midi clips that await me playing into them.  I need to be able to ARM a midi track and play into its clip without having to click the Session Record button every time, for every clip or track change.

Maybe I'm missing something, but if I could just persuade the Session Record button to stay on all the time, I think everything would be fine.  But as it is, it switches off as soon as I dis-ARM a midi track -- any midi track.

 

Thanks. 

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yellotron 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Alberto877
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    same problem! 

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Hi guys, 

    In Live's preferences -> record warp launch, you can change "Record session automation in" to "All tracks". 

    Once you changed this, the "Session Record Button" will not deactivate when you engage another track. 

    Hope this helps, 

    Daw

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • Alberto877
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    Hi Daw 

    Thanks so much for your reply!

    The Session Record Button does stays on, but only if Automation Arm is enable, witch makes a big problem when performing changes (volume, track activator etc..)  that I do not want to automate. 

    In our live performance session, everything that I'm going to record/loop has an empty midi clip with the bar duration I need, and more important envelopes controlling witch instrument is selected inside and instrument rack.

    This way I can focus on playing music and don't worry about changing sounds etc...

    Sometimes I need to go from recording the bass in one track, and right away the synth on another track, the extra sec it takes to turn Session Record Button ON again destroys the first beat of the performance.

     

    One solution to the issue is using Clyphx  on an extra track, and rename it :

    []  (LSEQ)  SREC ON ; SREC ON

    If you keep that clip on loop it will turn Session Record Button ON every time it loops, then you need to stop the clip to turn it off, witch makes it a little inconvenient too.

    I wish there was a way to make it act like a regular Button in Ableton.

    Thoughts?

    Regards!

     

     

    1 month ago | 0 comments

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