newbie inquiry: defaults, presets, save sample.... which is which?
i am new to live and although i'm reading the manual (for the third time now actually... great manual!) i am having difficulty get up to speed on some basic concepts. i very much appreciate any advice the community can provide!
at the moment i am getting rather confused sorting out the distinctions involved with saving certain aspects of live's essential clip elements: defaults, presets and samples-save.
there are two scenarios i would like to ask about, please forgive that this entry is quite long!
part 1: is it a "preset"? is it a "default"? and what's that clip "save" button
i know that saving a live clip can retain lots of information about the devices, envelope settings and many other aspects of the clip -- that much, i think i am clear on.
but i'm not sure that the SAVE button does simply that alone -- while experimenting, i think i inadvertently created a clip default (although how i did that i am not sure) because the next time i used the same factory clip from the library, it seemed that i had overwritten its device chain somehow (which was something i had not wished to do).
i must have created a "preset" or a "default" i guess (are those even the same thing? or not? ...and did i mention that i'm confused? ;-> )
in any case i was able to finally locate the new version of the clip in either a user default or preset folder and get rid of it which returned things to normal. big exhale.
do i understand correctly that in order to save a clip i have tweeked as something unique (retaining the properties of the clip i started with), but NOT overwrite a factory default, that it is better to simply drag my "improved" version into the library, but NOT click that "save" button?
(...and then there's the little "disk icon" in the upper right corner in the clip title bar dangerously close to the hot-swap icon... not sure what that sucker does, but now i'm too scared to find out!)
part 2: save-as for samples?
i'm imagining that as i do more recording i will be dropping warp markers into my newly-recorded samples. and i can begin to see that i might like to give my samples a basic "starter set" of warp markers that i would like them to retain, and then perhaps create copies of the sample that expand upon them.
i have read in the manual that warp markers are retained in the set, which is fine. but is there any way to create, for example, 3 or 4 alternate versions of the sample itself each of which might have more and more warp markers (and more different and more different settings of them)?
it's entirely possible that i'm missing the point about how to use audio clips effectively -- but if i want these sample variations which i just described to be available to me at any time, then it would clearly be better for me not to have to grab them out of the sets that hold them -- i'd be better off if they were in my user library, yes?
the sample box in the CLIP VIEW window doesn't offer a "save-as" button. my hunch is there's a good reason for that, and my impression is that there's something basic about this that i'm just not understanding correctly.
i'm sure that's enough questions for now. thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read through all of this, and can perhaps shed some light on these questions.
all the best to everyone for 2017 (...we're sure going to need some "best"!)
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