Taking MIDI effects and Arpeggiator to the next level

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marra
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Taking MIDI effects and Arpeggiator to the next level

Post by marra » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:57 pm

Been playing around with Arpeggiator on chords lately, and while it's a lot of fun, it gets a bit boring after a while as the notes just go up and down in the same pattern.

Is there a way to switch things up a little, e.g. playing the upper and lower parts of the chords non-arpeggiated at a different rate like:

- https://youtu.be/Syo2E66nh24?t=184

Or perhaps a non-arpeggiated lower part with an arpeggiated upper part like:

- https://youtu.be/usgsCPzhq_M?t=94

I do have a MIDI keyboard and all that, just looking for a way to do this using only Live.

Thanks!

pottering
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Re: Taking MIDI effects and Arpeggiator to the next level

Post by pottering » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:54 pm

You can use Chains and Key Zones in a MIDI Effect Rack to have an Arpeggiator only in a selected keyboard range.

https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/instr ... 18-5-zones

https://ask.audio/articles/7-tips-for-d ... leton-live

https://patches.zone/8-uses-for-midi-de ... leton-live

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