Can I Make One Track Always Armed, Others Armed Exclusive?

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Tranceophile
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Can I Make One Track Always Armed, Others Armed Exclusive?

Post by Tranceophile » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:27 pm

Hi folks,

I want to be able to have one track stay armed, not being affected by whether I choose to arm other tracks. But I only want that behavior for that one track; as for any others, I want their arming status to be mutually exclusive- i.e., only one of them to be armed at any time, with arming of one track cancelling the arming of any others.

Can I do this in Ableton?

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Re: Can I Make One Track Always Armed, Others Armed Exclusive?

Post by [jur] » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:06 am

Set your “always armed track” to “monitor in”.
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Re: Can I Make One Track Always Armed, Others Armed Exclusive?

Post by Tranceophile » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:26 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. It works great while playing, but not when recording. Then only the armed tracks are recorded.

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Re: Can I Make One Track Always Armed, Others Armed Exclusive?

Post by jonljacobi » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:33 pm

I don't think there's a way to do that automatically. However, you can have the track stay armed when Exclusive is enabled in preferences and arm/de-arm other tracks by holding down the CTRL key.

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Re: Can I Make One Track Always Armed, Others Armed Exclusive?

Post by [jur] » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:53 pm

M4L is also an option here.
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Re: Can I Make One Track Always Armed, Others Armed Exclusive?

Post by chapelier fou » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:01 pm

I’ve made a M4L device that does this.
MacBook Pro 13" Retina i7 2.8 GHz OS 10.13, L10.0.1, M4L.
iMac 27" Retina i5 3,2 GHz OS 10.11.3 L10.0.1 M4L.

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Re: Can I Make One Track Always Armed, Others Armed Exclusive?

Post by Gabieler » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:34 am

Hi,

I've had the same problem and found a workaround that doesn't involve M4L (Lite user here):

1 make sure "Arm" is activated under "Exclusive" in the "Record Warp Launch" pane in the Preferences window - this way, you can arm the track you want to play and avoid triggering any other tracks

2 on the track you want to always receive the MIDI notes you play no matter which other tracks are armed, set "Monitor" to "Auto" to make sure it plays back the clips you loaded onto it

3 create a new MIDI track, set "Monitor" to "In" to make sure it'll always receive the MIDI notes you play no matter which other tracks you arm

4 on that same track, under "MIDI To" select that first track referred to in point 2

5 optionally, select which MIDI channel you want your messages to be sent on in the drop-down menu just below "MIDI To"

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Re: Can I Make One Track Always Armed, Others Armed Exclusive?

Post by Špenát » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:20 pm

lot of clicking with CLYPHX - but I solved it with that 8)

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