Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

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Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by refraktal » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:48 am

Not sure if its been requested before or if anyone knows of any workarounds, but I would definitely love to see Ableton incorporate "comping" for audio recording similar to how Logic Pro 9's comping works (haven't tried Logic X yet). When I record my vocals, I do fast paced hip hop and it's really easy to maneuver through Logic's comping design for my style.

I know Ableton allows you to loop record and will store all your takes as a long file which you can then edit accordingly. Or you can record each take individually and move it down to an empty track, then edit and make a composite take manually. But the process is time consuming and rather frustrating when working with fast paced hip hop vocals because things don't align as easily.

I would love to just be able to set a 4 bar loop and press record and have each 4 bar take be saved on a sublane below the main track to be edited and chosen from later. This way you just loop record the same 4 bar loop 3 times in row and pick the best phrasing of those takes (down to the syllable). It's a lot quicker for me. For now, I suppose using the 2 DAWS works.

Thanks for being so open to suggestions!

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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by xavinet » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:02 pm

I also really miss that s function... Without that, we still need another Daw for professional recording.
It should be coupled with a more powerful grouping tracks (a grouping selection only for comps and editing). Selecting tracks is time consuming un ableton.

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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by dustbg » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:19 pm


I have Logic only for recording Take Folders. You'll save me a lot of time and the Live will be ultimate song writing tool.

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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by nrgskill » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:06 am

refraktal wrote:"comping" for audio recording similar to Logic Pro 9's

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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by madlab » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:35 pm

Obviously +1
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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by etcher » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:14 pm

+1 This is the only reason I use another DAW as well.

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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by koii » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:29 pm

+1 I also use Logic purely for take folders

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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by gbert » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:55 pm

+1. It’s almost 2020 and Live still lacks this.

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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by Floa » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:46 pm

:roll: i hope will see that feature before Live 20

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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by r25d01 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:10 am

Seriously, why don't you just integrate this? Even Garageband can do it.
Why do I need to use another DAW for such a basic feature?

Please integrate it and I will upgrade to Live 10.

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Re: Composite Takes (Comping/Take Folders)

Post by dasdude0325 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:09 am

Not having comp folders feels like one of ableton's biggest drawbacks. Would love to see it implemented.

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