Playing Ableton Live live with two people, a laptop and a push

Hi everyone :)

Going to be doing a live set in a couple of days with my band mate, and it's the first time we've ever performed with Push in the mix.

During rehearsals we've kind of hit a problem which we didn't notice when working individually - Whenever he clicks on a track heading to tweak parameters, volume levels etc. it'll lose focus of the track I was using on my Push.

I thought I'd cracked it by turning off 'Select on launch', in the preferences - which does allow me to keep using my Midi track on the push as he clicks other clips, so it's nearly there.

Basically I've got three VSTis (a piano, strings and glitchy-synth) that I want to be able to play on my Push as he happily clicks on other tracks without it losing focus on the Push.

I even tried purchasing PXT as I knew it added extra Push functionality (which it does and is great!) but alas not this function.

Even if there is no 'fix' - is there at least a work around to lock Push into a certain track ?

Cheers,

mcbpete.

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mcbpete 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • ben amato
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    you guys might need to sync up another laptop with live. It would lead to lots of possibilities anyway. Two Push players would be more visually compelling:) not cheao I know though

    1 month ago | 0 comments
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    Just got into PXT live myself now , and i see there is this lock function. It's  a pity , you probably tried it, looking at it now it seems like you can use it for editing for not for jamming on the matrix , which is `i guess what you are after.

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • mcbpete
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    Hmmm I'll give the lock thing a go - Obviously the event has long passed (where the issue was worked around by having a second laptop sending stuff to my main one via audio in) but it's definitely still useful to keep trying and finding ways to do it !

    1 month ago | 0 comments

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