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 Post subject: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:57 pm 

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Ok,

Usually I have 2 laptops on stage. Macbook A runs my backing stuff in Live's Arrangement view, with locator markers at the start of each particular track. Macbook B has corresponding video clips (also in Arrangement view), also using locator markers. I trigger these from an MPD16, and it works pretty nice on a midi network. I tried both audio and video on one macbook, but it was somewhat unstable.

Now, I'm looking to ditch one of the macbooks, leaving only the video one onstage, and would possibly like to replace Macbook A with a sampler. I've NEVER touched a hardware sampler in my life (the shame!), so don't know what my options are here. And how would I even tell the sampler to start an audio file (or bunch of audio files) at the same time as the video-running macbook?

Any advice/suggestions would be much appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:54 pm 

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Can't go wrong with an MPC...

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 Post subject: Re: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:11 pm 

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octatrack if you have long stems/smaples
mpc if its just midi playing one shots hits and stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:38 pm 

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Muzik 4 Machines wrote:
octatrack if you have long stems/smaples
mpc if its just midi playing one shots hits and stuff


octatrack looks amazing, but I could buy another macbook for that price!


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 Post subject: Re: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:39 pm 

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Trypset wrote:
Can't go wrong with an MPC...


how long can the samples be with an mpc?


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 Post subject: Re: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:38 am 

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Have you tried JAM2, it allows you to play video/multimedia clips in ableton Live session view. There is also a networking option that allows you to run Ableton on one computer and JAM on another. You can check it out at http://www.justaddmusictv.com or http://www.facebook.com/justaddmusicmedia


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 Post subject: Re: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:04 am 

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itsthejayj wrote:
Have you tried JAM2, it allows you to play video/multimedia clips in ableton Live session view. There is also a networking option that allows you to run Ableton on one computer and JAM on another. You can check it out at http://www.justaddmusictv.com or http://www.facebook.com/justaddmusicmedia



I'd still be running 2 computers though. Or, if I go with your first option, I'm still running video AND clips on one computer, which the computer did not like at all! Stuff would drop out in a live situation, it was very unreliable.


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 Post subject: Re: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:09 am 

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JAM2 runs on your GPU (graphics card) so it shouldn't have any problems running on a Macbook pro as Ableton runs off your CPU. Give it a go, and test.


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 Post subject: Re: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:57 am 

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itsthejayj wrote:
JAM2 runs on your GPU (graphics card) so it shouldn't have any problems running on a Macbook pro as Ableton runs off your CPU. Give it a go, and test.


Really? What are the benefits of me buying it though in terms of projecting simple videos for our songs in our set? I don't want to manipulate them or have them be multi-screen or anything like that... And do I drop the videos into clips in session view? Some of those demo vids of it are a bit un-informative.


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 Post subject: Re: Triggering Live in Arrangement view from an external sampler
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:25 am 

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i used to rewire reselume with ableton.
send midi messages to resolume to trigger the video/audio stuff.
it worked pretty good


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