How can I make a scene which is one and a half bars long?

I'm working on a piece of music with two parts, and I want it to have a loop and a break. Both of which I want to fire off as scenes.

The break is supposed to be one and a half bars long. Now all the clips of the break can be one and a half bars long, but all the clips in the loop have a quantization of two bars.

So I can fire my break, but if I fire my loop again, there's going to be a "whole" of the missing half bar. 

What can I do to get around this problem?

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hel 7 years ago | 1 comment

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  • Dennis DeSantis Ableton staff
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    I can think of two possibilities


    1) You can use Follow Actions applied to a Group Clip. It's not a "Scene," but it would do what you need:

    1. Create a Group Track containing the tracks you want as part of the quasi-Scene.
    2. Set up a Follow Action for the Group Clip with a time of 1 bar, 2 beats (assuming you're in 4/4; adjust as necessary for other meters.)


    2) Set up two scenes with meter changes in the names.  The first scene is named the main meter (e.g. 4/4)  The second scene, containing the break, is named the meter that corresponds to a half bar (e.g. 2/4).

    7 years ago | 1 comment

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