Quantize clip launch at end of clip???

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jbw
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Quantize clip launch at end of clip???

Post by jbw » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:54 am

Bear with me, I relatively new to Ableton...

Any way to quantize the clip launch so that when you toggle a new clip it will begin playing when the old clip reaches the end?

I know you can set up quantization, but you are limited to 1, 2, 4, or 8 bars.

What I'm hoping to do is for example:

-Clip A has 6 bars
-Clip B has 12 bars
-Clip A is currently playing
-Toggle on Clip B by pressing play, to have it start when Clip A reaches the end of it's 6 bars

Hopefully that makes sense... :?

I know one way to do it would be to just set up quantization @ 1 bar for each clip, then manually time it right, but to get it so a new clip would start once the old clip reaches the end would be a lot more functional I think.

There doesn't appear to be a way at least that I can find, so I think I may be asking in vain, but if there is some trick or something I missing please do share. :)

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Re: Quantize clip launch at end of clip???

Post by yur2die4 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:05 am

Look up 'follow actions'.

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Re: Quantize clip launch at end of clip???

Post by amillionwinters » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:36 am

Follow Actions will do just what you want: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fA_Z4sRiek

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Re: Quantize clip launch at end of clip???

Post by jbw » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:48 am

Follow Action is not quite what I had in mind. I think I need to explain better.

Using the previous example:

-Clip A has 6 bars
-Clip B has 12 bars
-Clip A is currently playing
-Toggle on Clip B by pressing play, to have it start when Clip A reaches the end of it's 6 bars

What I mean is:

-You have Clip A looping over and over
-You decide you want to switch to Clip B and press play on it
-Clip B starts playing once Clip A reaches end

Using Follow Action would only let you predetermine the Follow Action Time, where as I was looking for more of a free style approach so that Clip A could loop as many times as I wanted before deciding to switch to Clip B.

Seems to me this might be a wish list thing, so that in the Launch section under Quatization, there was an "End" option that played the clip all the way to the end before going on to the next clip in waiting.

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Re: Quantize clip launch at end of clip???

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