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Simlpe question about follow actions...

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:26 pm
by Swordfish
Hi
Im just working out a set made of chopping up my own tracks.
I have chopped the intro into a separate clip to the beats + bass - Id like the beats to play automatically after the intro part (but still have the flexibility of retriggering the beats again)

Is there a simple way for clips to automatically play the next clip down after they have reached their end? I understand the 'next' follow action, but I have to specify the total length of time for the intro clip and its not always simple. I thought there might be a default for playing the next clip down instead of just stopping.

Thanks

Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:53 pm
by sporkles
Sorry, you're out of luck on that one. This has been a requested feature for a looooong time.

Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:17 pm
by S4racen
There don't seem to be any workarounds that work properly, however with Max4Live this is achievable (although i'm sure that's not the answer you were hoping for)

http://darrencowley.blogspot.com/2009/1 ... aktor.html

Cheers
D

Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:33 am
by Swordfish
Sheeeeit

Oh well - now I know I wont search the manual in vain.
Stupid omission - it makes perfect sense to me!

Thanks

Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:57 pm
by S4racen
Total and utter perfect sense to me as well, complete ommission on ABe's part that truly restricts it given the grid style controllers now widely available... Maybe Live 9???

Cheers
D

Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:02 pm
by oblique strategies
Swordfish wrote: Is there a simple way for clips to automatically play the next clip down after they have reached their end?
People have been requesting this for over 2 years. Please add your voice to the chorus requesting this feature here:
http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... ow+actions

Thanks! :mrgreen:

One refinement I'd also like to see implemented would be a time variant added. Then there could be a length of time before the follow action is executed.

For example:
End + an empty field where a time can be entered:
End + 1 minute
End + 30 seconds
etc.

This time field could be represented as 00:00:00 for hours, minutes, seconds.

Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:19 pm
by S4racen
oblique strategies wrote:
Swordfish wrote: Is there a simple way for clips to automatically play the next clip down after they have reached their end?
People have been requesting this for over 2 years. Please add your voice to the chorus requesting this feature here:
http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... ow+actions

Thanks! :mrgreen:

One refinement I'd also like to see implemented would be a time variant added. Then there could be a length of time before the follow action is executed.

For example:
End + an empty field where a time can be entered:
End + 1 minute
End + 30 seconds
etc.

This time field could be represented as 00:00:00 for hours, minutes, seconds.
This would be cool for unwarped clips....

Cheers
D

Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:45 pm
by oblique strategies
Exactly. With a few seemingly minor adjustments, Live could be the most wonderful generative music tool.

Live has a handful of features that only work with warped &/or looped clips. If these features were made available to unwarped/non-looping clips we'd have a beast of an application! :mrgreen: