Session view :: Recording guitar part that starts on the upbeat of the previous bar

Newbie, so this may be an obvious thing but would appreciate any advice including what section of the manual in particular to read on or any other material to consult.

4/4 :: groove with drums and bass :: guitar should start on the up of the 4th beat of the previous measure (a bit of a shuffle feel)  :: what seems to be happening is that the clip starts recording only on the down beat of the next measure :: if I play it a couple of times to catch that half beat on the second run I cannot figure out how to carve it and place where it should go.



URU 6 years ago | 0 comments

3 answers

  • Eppe
    99 answers
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    2 votes

    Just start recording one bar earlier and afterwards delete the silence before the upbeat :)

    But this is really basic stuff man, have you tried switching on the help view and viewing the lessons? :)


    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • Hoegge
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    2 votes

    Well, I agree this is not a really good solution - Ableton should really implement an upbeat feature, that allows a clip to start a chosen beats before the downbeat and then align correctly


    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • hotel17
    9 answers
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    1 vote

    Recording a bar earlier works for recording, but is far from easy when launching clips. Who will remember which clips he should launch 2 bar earlier and which one he wouldn't?

    An upbeat function would be very nice indeed

    5 years ago | 1 comment

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