Well, there are a couple of annoying parts, the fact that drum racks won't expand is the worst.Only being able to see 16 voices at a time sucks. I like to give each type of instrument an octave, so kicks start at c-2, snares/rims at c-2, hats at c and misc percussion at c1. I just always know that my main kick is c-2, secondary c#-2, etc. ...Makes life easy.nowtime wrote:
man you are on it. wish you were in the Bay Area. I'm having a love/hate relationship with Drumracks at the moment. I love the individual effects chains for each cell or subrack for live dubbing. But the microscopic nature of the interface freaks with my workflow too.
I often feel with drum racks like I'm looking in through the little window in the front of an old school slot machine - it's like trying to see what's coming. Unfortnately it's not any easier to get at the individual chains. I usually to everything by selecting the chains and scroll with the mousewheel up and down.
It will be interesting to see what happens - maybe Ableton will one day make it possible to undock parts of the window from each other. Take the effects bar wholesale and just move it over. Or (my personal dream) is to get session view an arrangement view next to each other. I have grids of 4 bar loops in session view a lot of the time, and trying to make sure that all of them are in the arrangement after merciless editing is always a huge pain.
(And, not to gloss over the other side of things, I've had an issue in Battery several times where I will somehow select the entire drum kit, but not notice it because it was still all uniform looking, just brighter. Nothing more annoying that fiddling with an envelope and realizing you just changed every envelope on every slot in the sampler! Not sure if it was me hyperactively clicking or a bug or what. It's happened to or three times now.)
Incidentally, I actually worked for a bay area startup until about a year ago, beautiful area. Worked for them from here in Europe, but flew into SFO every couple of months. Nice break from the landlocked European plains.