How do i save songs as i play them on the launchpad?

I know how to save individual sets i put on the board. like individual clips that i can put back up. I would like to know how to record and save songs that i put together while im playing the music that i made with the clips i saved on the launchpad that can be pulled up.

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kyleavalos 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • xavbrooke
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    Hi.

    Hit the record button on the transport bar at the top of the session view window before you start launching any clips.  Play your song through and hit stop.  As if by magic, your song will have appeared in arrangement view (hit the tab button to see it, and tab to get back to session view), where you can fiddle around with it - so you can get teh mix just right, just like in a traditional DAW - and you can export the song as a wav from arrangement view too, so you can share it with the world :o)

    If you save your live set at this point, it will save your clips in session view, but also the song you've made in the arrangement view. 

    Have a look at some tutorial vids on recording from session to arrangement views.  Ableton's own vid is a great place to start:

    The beauty of Ableton is that whilst listening to the song in arrangement view, you can remix it on the fly using your launchpad.

    I have to say that Ableton's 'Getting Started' vids are brilliant and only scratch teh surface of what you can do with Ableton (especially armed with a Launchpad, some creativity and a bit of time).  The other vids are here - definately worth spending a few minutes watching them if you want to get the most out of your launchpad:

    https://www.ableton.com/getting-started

    http://www.ableton.com/movies?type=building_a_track

    http://www.ableton.com/movies?type=tutorials_instruments_and_effects

    http://www.ableton.com/movies?type=tips_and_tricks

    http://www.ableton.com/movies?type=best_of_youtube

    There are loads more helpful vids on youtube. I also recommend the Live manual (surprisingly user-friendly) , along with the built-in tutorials in Live itself.

    Hope that answered your question - sorry if I answered something completely different or gave you info that you already know

    Xav

    :o)

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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