Ableton - session or arrange? Been using arrange for 2yrs - benefits of session? Should I change?
I prefer Session view because it's easy to put more than one song in a set. Put one song, per scene.
@randallpatrickc If you use Session view, you never have to create a session again. Just put all of your songs in session view, 1 per scene... aphabetical order. Then all you do each week is re-assign your MIDI controls to the songs you are using. Saves you a lot of time because you aren't rebuilding these each week. I'm writing a blog post about this soon. Watch the LC blog.
@randallpatrickc One of the beautiful things about Ableton is custom work flows. In that sense it totally does come down to preference. That being said there is no real right or wrong way to do it and everyone at LC would say that.
However, you keep referencing everyone "visually" knowing where you are in a song, which makes no sense to me. What exactly do you mean by this? How could a locator possibly be more visually helpful than a well color coded scene? Also, why are you using Ableton to "visually" lead music? What does it look like in your weekend service to be visually led by Ableton?
Curiouse to know the answers to these questions. You might be on to something we havent thoutght about!