Ideas for visual cues in Live (session view)

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Per Boysen
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Ideas for visual cues in Live (session view)

Post by Per Boysen » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:54 am

Hi guys,

I'm looking for ideas on how to set up visual cues with Live's Session View. I need something big flashing over the screen at certain points in the music to indicate for musician that something special is about to come up.

I know I can use dummy clips of different colors on a "directory track". But the clips as so small and not easy to see by a distance.

The concert where this will be used is by new year, so there is time to experiment. Last time I did a related concert I used Logic and that was very good with regard to visual cuing. In Logic you can set up regions in different colors and make that directory track as wide as the screen. Yes, you can do that in Live if using the Arrange View, but I really want to take advantage of the Session View. Ideas?

The last "plan B" I think would be to bring a second laptop, sync it after the performance laptop by MTC and only use it for visual cue in Live's Arrange Widow. But it would be nice not having to bother with that. Also, the Session View's scenes and rotating loop meter are very useful and in the Arrange View you don't have that.
Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
http://www.perboysen.com

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