Simlpe question about follow actions...

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Swordfish
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Simlpe question about follow actions...

Post by Swordfish » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:26 pm

Hi
Im just working out a set made of chopping up my own tracks.
I have chopped the intro into a separate clip to the beats + bass - Id like the beats to play automatically after the intro part (but still have the flexibility of retriggering the beats again)

Is there a simple way for clips to automatically play the next clip down after they have reached their end? I understand the 'next' follow action, but I have to specify the total length of time for the intro clip and its not always simple. I thought there might be a default for playing the next clip down instead of just stopping.

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Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Post by sporkles » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:53 pm

Sorry, you're out of luck on that one. This has been a requested feature for a looooong time.

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Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Post by S4racen » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:17 pm

There don't seem to be any workarounds that work properly, however with Max4Live this is achievable (although i'm sure that's not the answer you were hoping for)

http://darrencowley.blogspot.com/2009/1 ... aktor.html

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Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Post by Swordfish » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:33 am

Sheeeeit

Oh well - now I know I wont search the manual in vain.
Stupid omission - it makes perfect sense to me!

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Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Post by S4racen » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:57 pm

Total and utter perfect sense to me as well, complete ommission on ABe's part that truly restricts it given the grid style controllers now widely available... Maybe Live 9???

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Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Post by oblique strategies » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:02 pm

Swordfish wrote: Is there a simple way for clips to automatically play the next clip down after they have reached their end?
People have been requesting this for over 2 years. Please add your voice to the chorus requesting this feature here:
http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... ow+actions

Thanks! :mrgreen:

One refinement I'd also like to see implemented would be a time variant added. Then there could be a length of time before the follow action is executed.

For example:
End + an empty field where a time can be entered:
End + 1 minute
End + 30 seconds
etc.

This time field could be represented as 00:00:00 for hours, minutes, seconds.

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Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Post by S4racen » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:19 pm

oblique strategies wrote:
Swordfish wrote: Is there a simple way for clips to automatically play the next clip down after they have reached their end?
People have been requesting this for over 2 years. Please add your voice to the chorus requesting this feature here:
http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... ow+actions

Thanks! :mrgreen:

One refinement I'd also like to see implemented would be a time variant added. Then there could be a length of time before the follow action is executed.

For example:
End + an empty field where a time can be entered:
End + 1 minute
End + 30 seconds
etc.

This time field could be represented as 00:00:00 for hours, minutes, seconds.
This would be cool for unwarped clips....

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Re: Simlpe question about follow actions...

Post by oblique strategies » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:45 pm

Exactly. With a few seemingly minor adjustments, Live could be the most wonderful generative music tool.

Live has a handful of features that only work with warped &/or looped clips. If these features were made available to unwarped/non-looping clips we'd have a beast of an application! :mrgreen:

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