Mute tracks with session clips


I'm a Live Suite user with APC 40 but not Max4Live, and I am just wondering of Max can do something I've wanted to do for a while while playing live. I thinks this is best explained by the simplest possible example.

Lets say I have a new tune with a single audio track with two drum loops on difference session rows. Then I have two midi tracks, each one with a different synth sound on, which I am playing live.

What I want to do is, when I click one of the session row play buttons, that one synth would be muted and the other un-muted. On the other session row, the synths are muted and unmuted visa versa. The same thing could be achieve with volumes rather than mute

Does any one know how I can do this? Maybe I need Max4Live for this?

Any guidance would be much appreciated.


comfyrubbish 6 years ago | 0 comments

3 answers

  • Amitsegall
    15 answers
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    2 votes

    hi ! ,
    if you're working in Session view it's easier that you might think.

    if i got you right -

    you have one audio track and two midi tracks

    using 2 Scenes (which will launch the whole row) you'll be able to place each idea wherever you want - wither one of the synths  are playing or both - and you would be able to choose the drum loop you desire.

    you would be able to move from one scene to the next back and forth pressing the play scene button and that's it. no automation needed or M4L.

    hope i got you right and that helps

    Good Luck


    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • Mark One
    68 answers
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    2 votes

    If you are playing the synths live then you have the MIDI input on both tracks set to 'IN'. Therefore if you play the MIDI keyboard you trigger both synths simultaneously, and what you want to do is play different synths in different scenes, right? In any case here's what you need to do:

    Enjoy : )


    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • chrisbarthp
    1 answer
    1 vote received
    1 vote

    Do a google search for Clyphx. It's a brilliant Custom Remote Script which is perfect for this. 

    6 years ago | 0 comments

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