Navigating between song sections in Ableton

Ableton

nicklawmusic

almost 8 years ago (edited)

So I'm trailing Ableton at the moment and I want to know if it's possible, like in Mainstage, to navigate between a section of a song (ie: loop a chorus or go straight to a bridge) easily? In Mainstage, you can tell the Playback plugin to wait for the maker before jumping to the next selected section. Does Ableton do that? If so, is it easy and how do I do it? Cheers, Nick
mrdister

almost 8 years ago (edited)

Here's how I like to do it. If you really want to jump to a random part of the song, assign a MIDI value (with a MIDI footswitch) to that specific scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS6F_W-U8lE
nicklawmusic

almost 8 years ago (edited)

Do you have to pay for Max for Live? Is there not just a way in Ableton that allows you to do this? Also, I don't understand what a Scene is? I can set up markers in the arrangement view but it seems to have no connection with the clips in session view.
mrdister

almost 8 years ago (edited)

M4L comes with Ableton 9 Suite. You can use what are called "follow actions" if you don't want to use the M4L device I demo, but it has limitations that for me make it unusable. Scenes are the horizontal rows in Session View. The whole row of clips is all called a scene.