Recording and looping guitar live without metronome
Hello Ableton community,
this is how I have set up Ableton so I'd be able to record and loop my guitar live:
As you can see I run Amplitube in one track and then have three tracks receive their signal from the Amplitube track so I can record different loops and play them at the same time. I have mapped everything to my Behringer FCB1010. Everything works fine if I use a metronome to count me in, but we are a live Jazz Punk band, so we don't really want to play to a metronome live and this is where the problem lies.
I use "Count-In: None" to start the loop when I press the button and quantisation is set to 1/32 which basically stops the loop the instant I am pressing it. The first loop works fine as well, but as soon as the second loop comes in everything goes out of order.
The problem is that the first loop doesn't set the length for the following loops, so if I don't work with a metronome, and thus the grid, the loops will be out of sync. I have tried switching the "Count-In: 1 bar" and quantisation to 1/16 or 1/8 and all of it doesn't work reliably.
Does anyone have an idea how to work around that? A function that copies the length of the first loop from one track to another and empties the content (the waveform)? I don't think that is possible. I could use the Ableton looper, yes, but I have started using Ableton to be able to adjust the volume and effects of the loops individually after recording them and using the looper is almost like having the Boss Rc-30 or similar.
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