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Re: Is it Ableton Live - or is it me?

On 6 jun 2006, at 18.49, Joshua Carroll wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm new, and I don't actually have much experience with Ableton  
> Live, but
> in this video (
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2250529127876206416 ), it  
> looks
> like Kid Beyond is getting around some of these issues using a MIDI ->
> Keystroke mapping utility.  Thought it might be useful to you.
> --Josh

The trick he seems to use in that video is to start with a pre- 
recorded loop that gives the tempo. There is no way to make Ableton  
Live calculate the tempo and adjust to it from the length of the  
first loop you record, like for example the EDP does. But there is a  
workaround in using a plug-in for looping and having that plug-in  
sending out a tempo sync signal for Live to follow. On Mac you can  
use Augustus Loop for that and on Windows you can use Mobius. In my  
own praxis that is not stable enough, so if I have to use Ableton  
Live I always run it as the sync master (not as the slave).

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
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