How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

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How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by tomf » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:11 pm

Hi,

Sorry for the newbie question - I have a 2bar midi clip in live, and i would like to render it as an audio file, unfortunately i can't seem to find how to do this.

any ideas or help would be great,

Many thanks,

tom

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by luddy » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:24 pm

If it's a software instrument, then you can use Track Freeze to freeze it. Then use OPT-drag to drag the frozen clip to an audio track and you'll have an audio version of it as a clip.

If it's an external MIDI track (being sent to a hardware sound module) then create an audio track and record the clip you would any audio.

Another thing you can do is to render the MIDI track that contains the clip. You can either disable all the other clips or else snip the clip you need out of the rendered file afterwards. SHIFT-CMD-R on mac...

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by 0fps » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:44 pm

U can also freeze a track and then select the flatten command.
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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by tomf » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:06 pm

All i want to do is render the midi clip as an audio file so i can use the audio file in logic..........

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by 0fps » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:13 pm

That's the way.
Also u can Export Audio/Video from the File menu and choose the apropriate track.
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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by tomf » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:17 pm

I did try exporting audio/video and selecting the track but the resulting audio file was silent. I have no problems exporting 'Audio' tracks into audio.

Tom

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by 0fps » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:57 pm

Its an instrument track (MIDI in and audio out) ?
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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by tomf » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:53 pm

Yes it's a midi track with 'Drum Rack' on it. I played in some percussive samples as a midi clip and would now like to just render that midi clip to audio so i can use it in logic.

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by CR78 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:45 pm

Here's both methods explained by Huston S.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KgTAvQSfOE&p

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by tomf » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:56 am

Thanks, that has been a very useuful video, i appreciate the link.

Is there a way where you can export the midi clip as audio without having to freeze the midi clip to audio first?

Thanks for the help people!

Tom

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by stax67 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:19 am

Why do you not want to freeze it? It is the simplist way to turn midi clips into audio clips.

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by tomf » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:26 pm

Thanks for your help and advice, i have sussed it now, i think the easiest way for me is to just record into an empty click slot on an audio track with the input set to the midi track i want to record.

Thanks for you help guys.

Tom

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by aphasia » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:24 pm

You could always set a dedicated Resampling channel by setting the input to resampling.

This means you could arm that channel and it'll record the DAW mix, soloing the wanted channel would record that one alone.

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Re: How to bounce a midi clip to audio?

Post by Rave » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:20 am

ER, unless I am mistaken you can just do this.
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In session view hit stop all clips, trigger the clips you want to play in the loop, press stop, then press record and dial in the length of the loop. Job done

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