'Rewinding or fastforwarding' scenes

Hi everybody, I'm just wondering if anyone out there knows a way to 'rewind or fastforward' a scene. So that, all clips in the same scene, wether they're small loops or longer samples, still act as one scene and stay in sync with each other.

Since we use Ableton in our theatre productions, during rehearsals, it's common to pick up a rehearsal let's say halfway the 'song' (wich might be a combination of clips, launched as a scene. The only way to do this, is to record the clips as tracks in arrangement view. But I would love to be able to control scenes in session view.

 

Greetings,

 

Bart

2 followers

Bartson 11 months ago | 0 comments

3 answers

  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
    contribution
    240 answers
    256 votes received
    1 vote

    I think the best way to do this would be to have songs stretch over multiple scenes and adjust the cue points and follow settings so they flow into one another. This would allow you to start your songs at various places, while still allowing you to play your songs seamlessly. Ableton cookbook gives a pretty good example of what I'm talking about.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • Bartson
    contribution
    2 answers
    2 votes received
    1 vote

    Thx Michael, I'll try this method out and let you know if it's any good for me:-)

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • Bartson
    contribution
    2 answers
    2 votes received
    1 vote

    I've watched the video, but it's not the solution I'm looking for. It would be too much work that had to be done in this matter. Imagine this: a play of ours might have as much as 80+ soundcues. A scene (in Ableton) would represent one cue, constisting off multiple tracks. Chopping up every clip would leave an enormous amount of Ableton scenes. But I'll keep this solution in mind. What I did, or do, as a solution is; make a recording from session view in arrangement view, so that the transport control off the arrangement view can be used. It's a bit of a workaround, but it works. I would love for Ableton to develope some sort of transport bar for scenes, that would make things so much easier:-) and I think a lot of users would love this feature...

     

    Thanks for the suggestion Michael!

     

    Greetz

    10 months ago | 0 comments

You need to be logged in, have a Live license, and have a username set in your account to be able to answer questions.

Answers is a new product and we'd like to hear your wishes, problems or ideas.