Record & Overdub MIDI Clip on Scene Launch Issue / Live 9

Apologies if this has been touched on already, but I was wondering if anyone else has noticed the following and if there's a solution or workaround for it:

Say I have 7 Audio tracks and one MIDI track, each track loaded with scenes of audio clips, and MIDI dummy clips on the MIDI track for each Scene. 

In Live 8, you used to be able to Launch the scene and, provided you had this setting enabled in your Preferences, on Scene Launch have the MIDI track begin recording, provided it's armed. If you'd set, say, 4 bars on the MIDI clip, you should then be able overdub MIDI notes into it. You'd be able to go down each Scene Launch and every time you Launched a Scene, that empty MIDI clip would begin recording and you'd be able to overdub it.

In Live 9, it doesn't appear to work that way. You have to hit Session Record, and this will enable Recording and Overdubbing, but the difference is that it immediately begins recording, regardless of whether you're ready or not, and if you stop it, it gets deactivated and you can't simply overdub MIDI on scene launch.

Hopefully, I'm just missing something, but has anyone else noticed this, and does anyone have a workaround or solution?




carlosbeans 5 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Rouge 5 Sounds
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    This was something i noticed as well. However the solution is quite simple. Go to preferences and then " record warp launch" tab and disable the "start recording at scene launch" tab and the problem is resolved. you can then work on melodies and arrangements in real time before you record the part.

    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    do you mean to say that the recording is happening too quickly for you to go from your computer to your midi controller? if so, then you can just hold shift and click the record button, or you can set a count in timer, which is next to the metronome in live 9.

    Does this help you at all?

    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • neaumusic
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    make sure you have the track armed and you're in the right octave. make sure your keyboard is playing, and that you click the + sign next to record. make sure theres no orange arrow in the top right of the timeline, click it if you see one

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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