Ableton DJ looking for browser help

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Ableton DJ looking for browser help

Post by bugspotter » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:12 pm

I've been searching for ages for a way to make this work. Hopefully I haven't missed a post somewhere that has an answer.

I'm trying to find a way to access the browser without touching the laptop while I'm djing. I really don't like using the laptop while I'm playing. I learned on turntables and I just don't like getting sucked into the laptop and fiddling with a mouse. I need to turn knobs. I am currently using Live 9 with a Push 1. With the updates to Push 2 it looked like I would be able to access my tracks through the Places directory but I can't load songs through this method. The Push wants to load effects or devices but won't allow a clip to be loaded to the track. Is there something I'm missing? If not, do I have to upgrade to a Push 2? Not sure if I want to lay out that kind of cash just to access the browser. Especially since I have been eyeing the Pioneer XDJs. Unless I'm wrong, I can use one of these to access Ableton in way that would solve my problem. It would also give me a chance to work with these units which are almost mandatory for playing out in the area where I live. To be honest, any of the bigger clubs round here don't look to favourably on controller setups, etc. and CDJ 2000 is the standard.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Ableton DJ looking for browser help

Post by jestermgee » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:01 am

Yeah the issue is Live can load samples and even instrument racks using Push but cannot load ALC files (clip files) or whole projects or channel saves (ALS).

It has been asked for since probably day 2 of Push MK1 release years ago, hasn't ever happened which I agree makes the browser half useless and is one of the biggest disappointments about Push especially for the possibility of loading pre-formatted and warped loop clips on the fly.

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Re: Ableton DJ looking for browser help

Post by markwphoto » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:09 am

I've come up with a way to DJ with live and Push 2 without having to look at the computer. I can load tracks, do effects, etc. I did a series of Youtube videos about it at the following links:

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