Loop record suggestions

Hi :)

I would like to know if the following is possible in Ableton I am newbie and still waiting for the full box version to arrive...

I would like to have a set up so that a drum and bass clips are continuously looping say 4 bars long for example, and then I would like to be able to record guitar parts that stay on one track but every four bars a new clip of the guitar is create. 

If this isn't possible has anyone got a quick way of turning a recorded chunk of audio into multiple clips 4 bars long?

 

Thanks

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asonofmre 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Mark One
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    Ok so there's a much simpler way of doing this than messing about with looper. Basically set your drum and bass loops up, hit record on your guitar track and play away. Record as many 4 bar loops / phrases as you want into the one clip.

    Next you want to divide your guitar part into 4 bar sections. Open the clip view and creat a Warp Marker every 4 bars (or whatever interval you would like the sections to be). Then right click on the clip itself and select 'Slice to New MIDI Track', an options window will appear, select 'Warp Marker' and 'Built-in 0-Vel' hit OK. 

    Your guitar track will now have been sliced into 4 bar loops and placed inside a drum rack. From here you can sequence or preview the loops using drum rack or you can drag them from the drum rack cells into a new audio track.

    Enjoy : )

    M-A-R-K

     
     
    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • warper
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    Hi :)

    there ares several ways to realize what you want (using the looper, erasing stop-buttons, working with scenes...). Maybe the looper is the best way to get results. In every case...be sure... Live brings all the stuff you need!

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • asonofmre
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    Ok cool, so does take mean I can save each take of the looper onto a new clip then?  How would I set this up?

     

    Thanks for your response :)

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • warper
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    Hey asonofmre,

    please, read the manual to check out the handling of looper (it´s a chapter of  audio effect). It is explained there, how to "export" your loop record to a clip/track. But: I think, the idea of looper is more like a really hardware-looper, maybe the best for live on stage performance (see also Ableton video clip about looper). You also can loop record in the arrange window, using cycle-mode. If you are recording in cycle mode, it only "looks like" Live will overwrite your record with every new cycle run. In reality it is different: if you stop record, the last recording will be listenable, but, if you look in the edit window/sample window, you will see the last cycle record as a part of THE WHOLE record session. So, nothing is lost, if you "roll out" the whole record clip (in arrange), all recorded versions will be usable. This is the way I am working to catch good ideas in a cycle record session. My other way, for me the best, is: if I am looking for ideas, i safe my song, with "safe as" as a new song. Then, in arrange-window, i am cutting away all the parts i don´t need for this working phase, and copy the, maybe solo-, part for several times. Then I will record, in arrange, my "idea track", or two, or thousand..., put all good ideas to one version, render it as a new audio file, and import it in my "normal" song. Understand...? ;)

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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