Ok...so I got Standard from a friend of mine this week and I would like to build a master loop library, but I also want to be able to be spontaneous and use looptimus to go back to sections of songs. My question is...how do I build a library with songs that have different sections such as verse, chorus, etc? Or...I may just give up and just use Prime exclusively...however, I would really like to know how to do this. I record music, so I know how to do a lot of things...just not this. :)
Sure thing! PRIME is WAY easier for this task, but if you would like to be able to do this in Ableton Live, drag all of your stems into a fresh Ableton Session in Arrangement View, not Session View. Line everything up and make sure the stems are all playing in sync. Highlight a section of a song and right click on any of the colored clips to select "Convert to new scene" and now those stems of that song section will be put into a "Scene" or "Row" inside of Session View. (You'll need to switch over to Session View to see the new scene. Rename that scene to whatever song section it was that you highlighted and you'll be good to go. If you'd like, we can run you through this. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. =)
Hey that's cool! Thanks Janson. One more question. I think I'm starting to get it. I watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_2vUTSvDPg. It was really helpful, BUT, at 37:00 he exports just one section of a song, If I were to do the full track, and then just put in that one section in a scene under the full track, then it wouldn't keep going on with the full song after I play that section right? Just trying to figure this all out before I start building a library.
I do really love Prime, but I also really like learning new stuff and would like to really be able to do either one if I wanted to. Also, have y'all seen many people who have been using Ableton switch to just using Prime? Just curious. Thanks again for the help.
No, recuasse the only audio that's being played is that clips or clips from that scene. Now, it might continually loop those same clips over and over (if looping is on by default), but you can also turn that off by either Ableton's preferences or in the Sample Box for each individual clip (you'd need to check first). The easiest way is to highlight all tracks in Arrangment View for a specific section and right-click (convert to new time scene) instead of exporting the audio to a new subfolder on your desktop. The export individual stems works, too, but is a longer way around because you're ultimately just wanting to put those back into Ableton, right? =)
Ok I think I figured out how to export the individual sections and then bring them back in, but when I do follow actions it's doing something funky with the segment tempo. I'm sorry I have so many questions.
Send me an email to email@example.com and let me take a look at what's happening. (You can send a video via Dropbox of the screen recording)
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