Ghost or Link Clips in Live?

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distraub
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Ghost or Link Clips in Live?

Post by distraub » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:04 pm

in cubase and the like there is the concept of a "linked" or "ghost" copy where you hold down a key while drag and dropping and that copy in an arrangement view is a pointer to the original.

So for example if you change it in one place, it changes in every place. Does Live have such a thing? it seems any copy you make of a clip is always completely different no matter what.

I would like there to be a way that any instance of a clip in the arragement view is a linked back to original in the session view. So you can change the "master" clip in session view and all the instances of that clip in the arragment view change with it. Then you have the option of copying holding a specific modifyer, where there is not that association and your copy is a unique instance.

Is something similar to this possible in Live?
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Post by kennerb » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:13 pm

I wish. That would be a very useful feature.
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Post by ARDJ » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:28 pm

you can do that in sonar too... one feature that can be annoying when you don't want it on and another helpful when it is on. i've written to ableton and requested it, you should do the same

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Post by synnack » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:59 pm

This feature is only annoying if it's not optional. In cubase it's fully optional.

When copying, if you hold control, it does it, if you hold alt it doesn't.

That's exactly what we need in ableton.

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Re: Ghost or Link Clips in Live?

Post by hambone1 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:04 pm

distraub wrote:in cubase and the like there is the concept of a "linked" or "ghost" copy where you hold down a key while drag and dropping and that copy in an arrangement view is a pointer to the original.

So for example if you change it in one place, it changes in every place. Does Live have such a thing? it seems any copy you make of a clip is always completely different no matter what.

I would like there to be a way that any instance of a clip in the arragement view is a linked back to original in the session view. So you can change the "master" clip in session view and all the instances of that clip in the arragment view change with it. Then you have the option of copying holding a specific modifyer, where there is not that association and your copy is a unique instance.

Is something similar to this possible in Live?
MIDI map the clip(s), then sequence the clips with a virtual MIDI bus.

Not pretty, but it works the same. Changing the original clip(s) changes all references to it.

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Re: Ghost or Link Clips in Live?

Post by mag38 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:39 pm

distraub wrote:in cubase and the like there is the concept of a "linked" or "ghost" copy where you hold down a key while drag and dropping and that copy in an arrangement view is a pointer to the original.

So for example if you change it in one place, it changes in every place. Does Live have such a thing? it seems any copy you make of a clip is always completely different no matter what.

I would like there to be a way that any instance of a clip in the arragement view is a linked back to original in the session view. So you can change the "master" clip in session view and all the instances of that clip in the arragment view change with it. Then you have the option of copying holding a specific modifyer, where there is not that association and your copy is a unique instance.

Is something similar to this possible in Live?




this is one of the things I miss most in Ableton Live and prevents me from fully sitching from to live

in the next update please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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