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Re: New user of Ableton seeks help using it to replace loop pedals

Ah okay thanks for the clarification!  Live's midi implementation does leave something to be desired but I haven't run up against any issues with its routing that couldn't be solved with the loop back technique.  It's so long ago that I learned that trick that it's second nature now though I do remember being frustrated with it at first. 

I generally have Looper's first loop setting Live's tempo.  If you tell the device how many bars the first loop should be the tempo should be fairly accurate.  But I don't know how others are using it.

On 8 April 2013 15:53, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

Philip Conway wrote:
What's the problem with Live's midi routing?

While it's possible to route midi to a plugin on a track it's
not intuitive. ..and then when the midi gets to your plugin it's all changed to Channel 1

I do have a HOWTO for sending midi to a plugin on an Ableton track,
(compiled with Per's help). If anyone needs that just ask.

Also, why would one have to mime the first loop?  Not doubting you, just not sure what you mean!

The Ableton looper doesn't let you set the tempo by tapping in the loop.
Workaround is to pre-record a first layer that works as a click track.

Consequently, miming the first loop is not unheard of.

Per Boysen wrote:

But isn't that a bit over the top in this discussion answering a
person that wants to replace a Roland looping pedal with Ableton Live?

There's no such nifty MIDI routing at all on those pedals! :-)

but midi control is usually needed for software looping... yes?