How do I change a Scene's follow action, mid-scene?
Essentially, I'm looking to create a "cycle" button functionality. Let's say I've got a song with 8 defined "scenes" in session view. Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse2... so on... each its own scene.
I've set follow actions on each clip in each scene, in order to seamlessly move through song sections. Now 9 times out of 10, that's awesome. I want to play through the scenes in order with no changes.
However, what if I need to repeat a scene? This seems crazy. Ableton, by default, cycles a scene that is launched. But because I have follow actions set on the clips of that scene, I can't find a way to temporarily change those follow actions to "Play Again", until we're ready to move on in the song, changing it back to "Next".
Things I've tried:
- Isotonik Studios Follow 4 Plug-in (problems with Max4Live in Standard 9.6)
- MIDI mapping to the "Launch Scene" button that appears when the MIDI tab is active. This would work, except for the fact that scenes do not automatically "highlight" when they are launched. I cannot figure out how to keep the 'currently playing scene' SELECTED or HIGHLIGHTED beyond the 'next' one.
- Dummy Midi clips using IAC Driver. It just ended up being more complicated than I ever thought possible for something this simple.
- Obviously, changing the "Follow Action" under the "Launch" settings for a clip, but this is not a map-able parameter.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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