Recording a set number of bars then stopping..

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Verbal
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Recording a set number of bars then stopping..

Post by Verbal » Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:47 pm

It seems like this happens in some of the videos on Ableton's site but I can't figure out how to do it in Live. I've been all over the manual and help files but can't find it.

I want to set it to stop recording after a certain number of bars. Is this possible?

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Post by longjohns » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:23 pm

Yes. In the session view you do it by using the global quantize setting. Set it for 4 bars for example. Clips will now start and stop on even 4 bar increments (note: not 4 bars from when you press play, but on a 4 bar grid)

In Arrange, you have punch in/out markers

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Post by Verbal » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:38 pm

Thanks. So there's no way to have it stop recording automatically after 4 bars?

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Post by longjohns » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:54 pm

Yes. All you have to do is

hit the clip button or a clip stop button in another slot (or the main stop button for the track, etc)

at any time during the 4 bars in which it is recording

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Post by Verbal » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:22 pm

Just for good measure..

I was just watching the Kid Beyond clip on Ableton's site. In it he gives a demo on how he uses his foot pedals.

There's a few parts where he's recording a loop and you can hear the part he just recorded BEFORE he hits a pedal to stop recording. How is this done?

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Post by Tone Deft » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:17 pm

what you hear can be tough to say, he can sing before and after the vocals are being recorded.

a tip I don't think has been mentioned yet.

Set global quantise to 4 measures, arm a track, click to once to record then like a 1/16 note later, click that clip again. The recording will stop at 4 measures and start looping itself right away, seamlessly.
oddstep wrote:I agree with all of this. I'm just bored of writing "its music, just listen and trust your judgement"

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Post by Verbal » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:13 am

Thanks Tone. That works nicely. But I'd still like to know if the above is possible. There are two or three vids that I've watched that seem like the recording stops automatically.

Maybe my ears are fooling me. Someone please watch the artist vids and help me tell me I'm not crazy.

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Post by longjohns » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:42 am

I don't see anything mysterious in the video. What specifically?

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Post by Verbal » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:50 am

I'm not sure how many different ways I can explain what I'm trying to figure out.

Oh well. Thanks for your help everyone.

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Post by emptypond » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:19 am

i believe the answer your looking for is ctrl+space to only playback the highlighted portion then stop, this only works in arrangement view

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