I just wanted to apologize if I came off as a jerk above. I'm just really upset because I lost 2 recordings of live looped sets that I was really proud of. I do a fully improvised show in Live where I play melodies and harmonies with Midi controllers in real time. Previously I'd used sampled drum loops (that I sample in real time as well), and this week I just added live beats for the first time (using a padKontrol with Battery 3 as an audio unit). I enabled Midi Overdub in order to slowly layer drums . By enabling the overdub 5 minutes into my set (which was 30-40 mins), I unwittingly stopped the audio track that was resampling the master output. This was also out of view on my APC20 (10th track) so I had no idea that this happened. For anybody curious, these are the first 5 minutes that I did record though - tis all ambient/experimental: https://soundcloud.com/thisissami/the-m ... rty-tidbit
. You can hear me start to play around with sounds in Battery a little before the 4 minute mark.
This happened again the next day (I assumed I had done something wrong the first day). After I'd lost the second set, I figured that it was the overdub and not me that caused the problems. That's when I started looking around online trying to figure out what happened and found this thread.
Judging by the people above, it's obvious to me that there are plenty of Ableton customers who are being troubled by the lack of a simple Midi Overdub toggle that controls nothing but 1 parameter going on and off. It would be really awesome for me (and the aforementioned others, plus countless others who haven't found this forum) if the functionality that we used to have was returned as an option. I'd be happy even if I had to change something in the text preferences file or if I had to launch live from Terminal using some fancy parameters.
Right now I have to route my output from my audio interface (yes I could use Soundflower but not using CPU is a priority for me) into my extra mic jack on my computer, which then records in Audacity. Before you ask, I change the midi instruments and effects I have on tracks in real time, which means I can't just use the global record in Live.
It would be super awesome if I could just do what I used to do before, which is resample into an audio track in live. (And no, I can't just enable Midi overdub ahead of the set, because otherwise I can't sample the drum sounds without committing them to a currently looping beat.)