6/4 Problems in Ableton?



over 6 years ago (edited)

Does anyone else have issues with 6/4 songs in Ableton Live 8? There have been times that a particular song in 6/4 (140bpm) has seemed to skip a beat and throw us off. It only happens sometimes, and I don't think it's in the same spot of the song. I've also been playing around with the trial version of Live 9, and it's giving me another weird glitch (or, now that I think about it, maybe it's the same glitch). I'll hit play to start the metronome, and the downbeat is partway through the measure. I'll hit another scene (to a song in 4/4) and it's still wrong; I have to hit one or two more tempo changes before it corrects. Has this happened to anyone else?

over 6 years ago

Using Live 9 Suite here. I know what you mean. It happens with any time signature but it's noticeable most when it's not 4/4 because of global quantize settings. Oddly it has only happened during rehearsal so far, which makes me think it has something to do with the way clips maintain their play position when I hit the space bar to stop things (something I never do during a live set). I have a feeling if you use a key command or midi command to map the transport stop button as well as the clip stop button, you probably won't have the problem anymore.

over 6 years ago

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but have you tried making sure that both the playback on the main screen as well as the clips in the lower screen (clip view window) reflect the time signature you're seeking? I've found the same problem from time to time when the global quantization was in 6/4 or 6/8 and yet for some strange reason, the clips were in 4/4.

over 6 years ago

Will talks about it briefly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc0QZT7xcdk