Play from last location - no auto rewind

Hi.

Can we have the option to have play continue from the last stop position?

Much like stop on a tape machine or a pause button. Not have to use "shift and play" or "shift and spacebar". The auto rewind to beginning default is no fun on many sessions.

 

Thanks!

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analogcabin 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • tdt82music
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    SHIFT + SPACE BAR   is the answer.

    Hit Space Bar to stop. Hit Shift + Space Bar  to play from the point you stopped at. Hitting Space Bar only without the Shift key will return to the insertion point for playback. Also you can enable Permanent Scrub Areas  in the Look/Feel Preferences.    

    This is from section "6.2 Transport" in the online manual. https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/arrangement-view/

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • analogcabin
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    This should be a configurable option.

    Returning to zero by default is not a fun way to work

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • Carlosnik
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    There is not that option. If you are proposing a new option, then I recommend you to take a look into the comunity forum, where you will find a Thread with incoming options in a whishlist.
     
     
     
    If you are working on a project inside the arrangement view, at a specific part of the Track, Set or Mix where is quite far from the Start, you can use the Loop and Play Markers, then you can Play again starting from that specific part of your mix.
     
     
     
    Take a look into the Manual, but i think anyway you already know this, you were asking for a new option in the incoming updates.
    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • hasseg
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    I really love Live but the lack of this function is why I always go back to Logic after a short while. This is VERY annoying. I mean, Live is a very advanced DAW. What is the problem adding a play/continue function as in all other daw's?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • IAmTrefor
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    Yes, I think we know the existing shortcuts by now... :-/

    The request still stands: PLEASE add a configurable option to the Play button behavior so that it pauses. The workarounds (and that is all that has been described here and in the manual) are exactly that: workarounds (for an option that should be so incredibly simple but actually becomes a problem and a hindrance).

    In addition, why the need to post the request in the forum? Is this so the team can measure the community desire for a request and therefore make an assessment as to what they will get the most positive feedback for?

    I love Live. I hate the attitude here.

    Fingers crossed that someone has built a M4L device for it. If not, I may have to get my hands dirty, and I'd rather be actually working and creating, not doing bleeding technical work.

    /rant-off

     

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • IAmTrefor
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    Furthermore, this isn't exactly a new request. Here is a forum request from...

    *ahem*

    13 YEARS AGO.

    https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3030
     

    /facepalm

    And the M4L device is listed in this post on the same thread:

    https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?p=1317264&sid=4febf31f1056f68e62afee8fd5a35faf#p1317264

    I've not tested yet, but will have a shot tomorrow in the next session.

    Good luck to all you pause-requesters out there.

    2 months ago | 0 comments

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