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following/ syncing live set to live played music

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:07 am
by dorsch
ableton should integrate a functionality/ plug in

so your computer will sync automatically to any live played music,
instead of sending metronome to your drummer/ band members.

it is possible!

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=168130
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAtEehVU7Dc

and it should be a new feature FOR ALL users!
and it should be a integrated feature inside LIVE!


regards
dorsch

Re: following/ syncing live set to live played music

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:58 pm
by hanc0ck
That sounds awesome! +1

Re: following/ syncing live set to live played music

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:14 pm
by leopard1906
Oh, wow. This would be an incredible feature.

Are you sure that this is possible?

leo

Re: following/ syncing live set to live played music

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:15 am
by ring (Simon Slowik)
Hi,

I'm Simon, the guy who made the video above.

Yes, I think it's possible to build a device like that.
Of course it would be impossible to invent one device that is able to analyze ANY music (from rock&pop, classical to improvised music - from drums, melody/harmony instrument to a whole band).
But with my approach you don't have to analyze anything in order to follow the music. It simply finds repeating structures.

So it would be important that:

1. The user realizes instantly what the device is made for; what it can do (e.g. follow more or less looped music) and what not (e.g. follow a softly played shaker).
2. In those circumstances where it works, that it works properly and safe.
3. That it gets along with only few knobs and sliders.

(to 2nd: That's why it's not possible to do it with M4L. The abilities to take control over live's transport are not good enough according timing and precicion. So it would need to be integrated more deeply.)

Cheers,
Simon