Looping clips on multiple discreet channels in tandem

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sweetdan
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Looping clips on multiple discreet channels in tandem

Post by sweetdan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:40 pm

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to set loop points on multiple clips simultaneously? I have a drum set with several mics running to discreet channels in Live, and as it is, I have to go in and loop all of the channels separately. This is time-consuming and leaves a margin for error.

It would be nice if there was a way to set group loop markers and warp points on a group track for instances such as this where you have corresponding information on many different clips. Even a copy paste feature would be a decent workaround to what I have going on now.

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Re: Looping clips on multiple discreet channels in tandem

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:50 pm

this is in the manual, it only works on tracks that were recorded at the same time like you've done.

in Arrange view put the Master track, the one you want to use to set the markers as the top track #1. ctrl-select the other tracks and leave them selected as you lay down markers in the Master track. the others will get markers automatically.

page 129
http://downloads.ableton.com/manuals/81 ... ual_en.pdf
it's been a while for me with this one, I wanted to verify before posting.
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sweetdan
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Re: Looping clips on multiple discreet channels in tandem

Post by sweetdan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:43 pm

Tone Deft wrote:this is in the manual, it only works on tracks that were recorded at the same time like you've done.

in Arrange view put the Master track, the one you want to use to set the markers as the top track #1. ctrl-select the other tracks and leave them selected as you lay down markers in the Master track. the others will get markers automatically.

page 129
http://downloads.ableton.com/manuals/81 ... ual_en.pdf
it's been a while for me with this one, I wanted to verify before posting.
AH! Brilliant, thank you. I have been trying to figure this out for a while, I obviously missed it in the manual, and this wasn't as intuitive as some other stuff in Live for me.

FYI, you can also do this from a group track in Session view. There is a little striped part on the right side of the clip section under the group track, clicking that will select all sub-clips, which will allow you to do any warp markers for the group. You can also select a range of measures and right click to loop on all sub-clips. This is exactly what I was looking for. The confusing part was that there aren't any movable loop markers on the group selection as there are in the individual clips, so you actually have to select and either CTRL-L or right click and select "loop selection". I'm sure I've looked at this before, and I'm not sure how I missed it.

Again, thanks.

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