Linking start points

I use a MIDI to DMX box to run my lighting. I bring an audio track into live and then put in cue points for the DMX on several MIDI tracks. It is very tedious when I want to work on a piece of audio to have to open multiple tracks and change the start point, i.e. I want to have all the tracks start at measure 49. Is there a way to move the start point across all the clips in a scene (row???) to be at the same point?

 

Thanks,

 

Joe B

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joebataz 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    This answer assumes that all of the clips need to have their start points moved the same number of bars / beats.

    If you drag all of the clips into arrangement view you should be able to select all of the clips and drag their starting position toward their ending position to move the cue point of all of the clips at once across the same scene.

    All you have to do after this is consolidate the clips to a new scene and place the scene back into session view. This ensures that you keep your automation.

    Good Luck

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  • joebataz
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    Michael,

    First, THANKS so much for the response!

    I am a little fuzzy on the terminology so please bear with me and also how I am using Live. When I am editing a song I have the audio in the first column of a row (is that called a scene?) and then I have my MIDI tracks in the same row in other columns. I want to play the audio and stop at a particular point and then go to my MIDI tracks and put the appropriate note for the hardware in each of them. I don't want to have to start the audio from the very beginning but would like to back up a few bars (set the start point) and then start from there and see if I have the effect I want. Same thing thru the whole audio track until I've got the whole thing done.

    Now if I understand what you're saying what I want to do is drag all of those tracks, audio and MIDI, into the arrangement view. Play thru setting my midi where appropriate and drag those edited tracks into a new scene (row) and move the audio from the scene where it was down to the new scene.

    Is that correct??

    THANKS again for the help!!

     

    Joe B

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  • joebataz
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    Michael,

    Boy do I feel DUH!!!!!

    Works like a charm!

     

    THANKS....

     

    Joe B

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    Yes, something like that. I was actually a part of a project like this where I did the programming for the live show, and this was one of the things we considered, but we were pulling from so many places different midi clips and creating midi clips as we were going along that it did not make sense to do this. However, we did do it for the audio.

    I'm glad that you figured it out. It's kind of a strange concept to consider, but once you get it, and can get a workflow, it's super simple. and yes, as you figured out, you can also just drag the clips right back into session view to create the sequence.

    Yes, a scene is a row of clips on different tracks in session view. Think about that for a second until it makes sense. Good. Now, if you just pull the start of each clip forward in the arrangement view, or better yet, split the clips in the arrangement view, you will automatically have equal length clips that are all ready to be placed into session.

    And sorry, I would have responded sooner, but I'm doing stats homework at the same time.

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