Live effects - with no prerecorded audio
I wonder if someone can help? I'm working on a piece for solo electric cello, and am routing this instrument through Ableton and then out to the main house speakers.
I want to define several effects 'presets' - I'll give an example. At bar 15, the delay, which is send C from my audio track, should increase from -inf. to -22.0. The thing is, I want the performance 'live' i.e no click track, so this change in effect can't be at a set point. I may want such an such an effect to do x at 22seconds in, but equally it could be closer to 30 seconds in.
I hope that makes sense - this isn't a basic 'how do I use automation?' question, all of this is very simple, but it's very simple on existing audio. I basically want to use automation on audio that doesn't exist yet, so I need pre-defined parameters which can be triggered at any point.
I feel clips are the answer here, my initial solution was to record some audio, then simply turn it down to -inf, but I feel there's a neater solution that I'm missing.
Very grateful for your help
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