I don't understand the point of Looper when we have clips/session view

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yeebiy
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I don't understand the point of Looper when we have clips/session view

Post by yeebiy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:30 pm

Is there something obvious I'm missing? Recording into a clip in session view seems like the most straightforward and hassle-free way to do looping. What does Looper offer that is better?

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Re: I don't understand the point of Looper when we have clips/session view

Post by jestermgee » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:40 pm

Ability to easily overwrite a recorded loop on the fly for a starter. Clips once recorded need to be deleted manually. Looper is designed to be usable with something like a single foot switch.

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Re: I don't understand the point of Looper when we have clips/session view

Post by yeebiy » Fri May 03, 2019 6:22 pm

I didn't realize until now that Ableton doesn't allow overdubbing audio clips. I thought it did, which made me wonder why use Looper. But since only MIDI clips can be overdubbed, Looper is definitely necessary for audio.

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