Including shorter or longer measures in arrangement view

Hello!  I am trying to either draw out or trim down the length of a measure at the end of a phrase for an expressive effect.  In other words, I want a measure to have, say, 5 beats instead of the usual 4.  (Needless to say, I am no longer using Ableton to create dance music like I used to.  I rarely hear this effect in dance music...  it's more of a folk/rock type of thing.)

Is it possible to stamp in longer or shorter measures in Live arrangement view?

Thank you!

- John Amen


johnrobmiller 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • hilker
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    Add a time-signature marker (Create menu→Insert Time Signature Change) at the start of the bar to make it 5/4, and another one at the start of the next bar to change back to 4/4. See section 6.4 of the Live manual for more info.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • johnrobmiller
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    Well, I'm trying to start a new measure in between the quarternotes of the previous measure.  I know that sounds like it would be terrible, but this is one of those things where you have to listen to it to really get it.  I'll try playing around with the metre, maybe making it 8/8 or something really silly like that and let you know how it goes.

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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