Ok, I'm looking for the simplest/safest way of triggering some wav files as backing tracks for on stage.
Here's what I'll be doing and using :
I have 7 audio wav files, these will be 7 backing beats that I'll be playing guitar over. I want to trigger each of these backing songs using the pads on my Akai LPD8 pad controller, and my laptop. What is the best way for me to do this?
I want to use these pads, so I can put a sticker on each pad, saying what each particular song is - save me messing up. Do I have all 7 songs on one track in Arrangement view? (I only want to be using Arrangement view by the way, it's the only part of Live I'm familiar with!) ....... Any ideas guys?
If you dont want to use Session, put your tracks in arranger view, set markers hit midi learn and assign to your MPD pads
P.S. I use both solutions- session or arranger depending on job, each has its own advantages. Linear is better for or example for theater or dance theater performances. Session has more options, better for music performance