transpose drum rack cells in bulk?

i'd like to grab say 4 samples from one patch that are high up in the cells, and move them over to another drum rack where they'll sit at the bottom row. how would you accomplish this? 


mrtunes 6 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Eppe
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    I don't think there's a quick and easy way to do this, if there is I'd love to know too! The easiest way I can think of to do this is copy the whole drumrack to another track, then delete the cells you dont need and drag them to the bottom one by one (why you cant drag multiple cells at a time is a mystery to me, hopefully this option will be available in Live 9). 

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • dnbhallifax
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    There is no easy way to do this - you have to map each cell to the macro 1 at a time -  I certainly hope this is a feature set in LIVE 9. 3 years of development for an update like 9 left me very unimpressed, and gave me no incentive to spend the money to update ...

    It's kind of ridiculous that the programmers don't think far ahead enough to realize that at least 1 out 3 ableton users probably want this feature - Especially now that so many people do live performance with their APC's etc... This is not only a practical feature, it is one that is widely used and standard in  electronic music production these days.

    The reality is Every other DAW out there thinks 10 steps ahead and includes this type of functionality / flexibility before they release new instruments, features and so forth ... 

    (Personally) I'm moving more and more away from Live and more toward Studio One; as they just tend to think these types of things through, so that when a new feature is implemented, just about every practical scenario is already available. And they tend not to roll out new features until they are well thought out and implemented properly. A practice that I personally think Live would benefit greatly from. 

    Considering how many years we waited for Live 9, the new features they implemented are miniscule - and not at all impressive. I didn't see anything ground breaking that made me feel the need to upgrade to 9 anytime soon...

    5 years ago | 0 comments

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