Any way to refer to a clip if it's only in Arrangement view?

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cturner
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Any way to refer to a clip if it's only in Arrangement view?

Post by cturner » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:26 pm

Looks like if a clip is in Session view you can "path live_set tracks 0 clip_slots 0 clip," but if the clip is in Arrangement view only you get id 0 for a return value.

Is this right, or am I missing something?

Best, Charles

itsthejayj
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Re: Any way to refer to a clip if it's only in Arrangement view?

Post by itsthejayj » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:34 pm

`Does seem we are limited in arrangement view, cant understand why we have limited access for Ableton here though!

halley
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Re: Any way to refer to a clip if it's only in Arrangement view?

Post by halley » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:34 pm

it could be nice to access clips in arrangement view...
it actually does make some sense that it's not possible,
given that the session is usually the part you play with, and
the arrangement it's mainly supposed to record the played result.
Anyway, even if you cannot access clips in arrangement view
you can still manage to do some things with cue points.
The Song object has properties/functions like:
can_jump_to_next_cue, jump_to_next_cue, can_jump_to_prev_cue, jump_to_prev_cue, set_or_delete_cue, etc...

What is nice, if you do use the supposed 'session first, arrangement second' workflow,
it's that you should be able to dynamically set cue points of an arrangement while
you're playing the session. In this way you still don't have access to single clips
in the arrangement view, but at least you'll have all the main song positions.

Just an idea.
Cheers

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