Recalling Arrangements


I'm just getting to grips with Live 9. I'm planning on using the session view to build up material and then record improvisations into the arrange page. Something I'm having trouble doing is what I would call 'recalling' the different arrangements. In much the same way you would 'unroll' different recordings from a loop.

So, I've recorded an arrangement in the arrange window and I like it.  Now I want to record another one using the same material from the session view.  However, these aren't separate sets and I don't want to save it as a different file, I just want to be able to store lots of different improvisations into the arrange page and then recall them at a later date....

This seems the most obvious of functions to me so I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious.

If someone could shed some light on this I'd be very grateful..



JimineyCricket 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    I don't quite understand your problem, i think. How about recording your improvisations in the arrangement, behind the parts you've already recorded? The timeline goes on. The same thing goes for the session view: just copy your clips and place them under the ones you've already got, and make variations in the same project. Or make diffent groups of tracks.

    And last but not least you could save every variation as a differrent set within the same project folder, and simply drag the parts you need into your current project, using Live's browser. You can insert tracks, instruments, groups, etc.

    Is that what you mean?

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • JimineyCricket
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    Hi - thanks for the reply.  That has answered my question.  I guessed you would have to save each arrangement as a different set but I thought it would be more cumbersome to access the parts from a different set but perhaps it's not...

    One thing I don't quite understand in your reply is this:

    How about recording your improvisations in the arrangement, behind the parts you've already recorded?

    If you have a minute could you explain this or point me to the right page in the manual.

    Many Thanks!


    4 years ago | 0 comments

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