Triggering clips at random?

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wellsoliver
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Triggering clips at random?

Post by wellsoliver » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:37 am

Is there a way to do this, or an M4L device?

You know, you have a MIDI track with whatever, 16 clips, and you want them just played at random, forever, or whatever.

That a possible thing?

pottering
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Re: Triggering clips at random?

Post by pottering » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:12 am

Follow Actions have Any and Other random options and you can set a probability between 2 Follow Actions.

https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/launc ... ow-actions

https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/generat ... w-actions/

https://www.musictech.net/tutorials/abl ... w-actions/

https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/follow-actions

Stuff like ClyphX and M4L do add more options, Live 11 has improvements too.

Live only uses external MIDI for MIDI Assign, besides using random MIDI from a external source, another approach is using "virtual MIDI cables" like IAC on Mac or Loopmidi on Windows, they allow you to send MIDI outside Live to a virtual cable then back to Live, Live will see that MIDI as external MIDI, which you can use to MIDI Assign to slots, etc..

wellsoliver
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Re: Triggering clips at random?

Post by wellsoliver » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:55 am

thank you! Had no idea about follow actions, extremely useful. Exactly what I was looking for.

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