Session View: 1 Audio track (long); 1 midi track of 1 measure trying to loop it

I have spent hours searching and reading the manual. I know this must be easy, but... (new user so please answer with simple steps)

I have an audio track I recorded. It is 73 measures long.

I dragged Acoustified Kit 01.adg to a Midi track. I then used the key board to record one measure consisting of a Kick, a snare, a kick, and a snare.

I want to have the midi drum measure to continue looping for the length of the audio track.

In Arrangement view, if I select the Midi track by double clicking the color bar, the sections I can open are Clip, Notes, and Envelopes. Notes is set to Loop. I've tried changing the End and the Length, neither do what I want. I can get that one measure to loop Loop switch, but it loops both tracks, not just the Midi track.

In Session view the Midi clip choices are Clip. Launch, Notes, and Envelopes. Notes is set to Loop. However, the notes from Arrangement view ware not in the Session view for the clip. I used draw mode to enter Kick Accoustified 01 2 and Snare Acoustified 01 2 to match what I have in Arrangement view.

If I solo the track, it loops. If I go to Arrangement view and turn off Solo, with the two tracks active it play correctly (except I didn't want the Midi track to start until the 2nd measure). However, if I click back to Arrangement then I'm back to the Midi track not looping.

I know there is a basic concept I'm not getting. Help would be so much appreciated!

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Gmaj7th 6 months ago | 0 comments

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  • aurochs
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    Assuming you have the 1 bar clip set to 'loop' in the clip settings (which you said you have), in Arrangement hover the mouse over the right hand edge of the clip. The cursor should turn into a ] symbol. Drag it out for the desired length.

    If you've edited the midi clip in Arrangement and want to bring that version into Session view, click and hold on the colour bar at the top of the clip, press Tab to switch to Session, and drop it in the appropriate track in an empty slot.

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • Gmaj7th
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    I may have figured this out but I'm still open to any help or suggestions.

    It seems that if you record an audio track in Arrangement view, it is positioned in the track at the time location where it was recorded. It can be moved and edited later.

    Also in Arrangement view, if you extend a clip with Loop on, the loop content is repeated n number of times to fit the area where it was extended. If Loop is off and you extend the clip, the content is not repeated (empty measures where you could add Midi content to the clip). Loop here is applied when a clip is extended.

    A Midi track in Session view can have more than one clip. Each clip can have Loop on or off. If loop is on and you play the clip, it will continue playing by looping and is now a temporarily Automated loop and it will keep the loop automation if it is played in Arrangement view until the temporary automation is turned off by returning to the Arrangement view as defined by what is actually in the Arrangement.

    When Returning To Arrangement, all automations that were not in clips when placed in the arrangement view are removed. If automation is added in arrangement view, then it is part of the arrangement but will not be part of the clip in Session view.

    Is this accurate?

    6 months ago | 1 comment
  • Gmaj7th
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    aurochs, Thanks for that information. i was writing my own reply when you entered your answer. That helps too! Thanks!

    6 months ago | 0 comments

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