Push for live theater

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Joshua Boden
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Push for live theater

Post by Joshua Boden » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:15 am

I am a sound designer working in theater.
I have been working with Live since V4, but for music making - not sound design - when I worked in in film I used only Protools (industry standard) but now, because I am designing as well as acting board op I thought I would do everything in Live - and its great!
I am using Push for the show, and I am finding that the pad velocity in session mode is really sensitive - the sensitivity is great when I am making music, but for launching clips in a high energy show (there are over 46 sound cues for a 75 minute show). I have gone into user settings on Push and I still find it to be to sensitive. Is there a setting in Live that I am missing for clip launching??
Also, any other sound designers for theater working completely in Live from start to finish? Tell me about your set up.

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Re: Push for live theater

Post by fishmonkey » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:48 am

there's this thread here:


John Zalewski (the last poster in the above thread) is a long time user of Live for theatre sound design.

i find the LaunchPad Mini buttons more user-friendly for cue-type launching. they are not easy to accidentally fire, and give positive feedback when you press them...
badbrainz wrote: I'm a drummer, so I'm already at an intellectual disadvantage here

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