How to make each scene become "selected" as successive clips play?

Dear Ableton users,

My first post!

I'm usually very good at finding solutions to problems but this one has me stumped.

I have a tune broken up into a set of scenes. Using "Next" follow actions on the clips within each scene the tune plays through from one scene to the next except when a set of clips is set to "Play Again." That scene then repeats endlessly until I manually trigger the next scene.

This is all fine using the mouse.

However, I want to be able to trigger the next scene via MIDI, using a foot pedal.

I am aware of the "Scene Launch" button that can be triggered via MIDI. However, that launches the "HIGHLIGHTED" scene. Therein lies the problem. As the tune plays through previous scenes (using the "next" follow action clips) the successive scenes themselves aren't highlighted.

The "Select Next Scene on Launch" preference doesn't help.

I have tried Isotonik's "Follow" M4L device without success.

Any ideas would be MUCH appreciated!




Preamp 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • JeremyDSM
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    Did you ever find a solution?  This is exactly what I need.  I have follow actions set up fine, but I'm trying to find out how to "cycle" a currently playing scene.

    If the Current scene is highlighted, I can map the "Scene Launch" button to a midi mapping.  Problem is, the scenes aren't highlighted as they play through successively.  

    I actually paid for the Follow 4 Max for Live plug-in, just to find out it isn't compatible with Live 9.6.  Arrrrrg.

    If you found a solution or work-around, I'd love to hear it!

    7 months ago | 0 comments

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