TURN OFF THE LOOP SWITCH BEFORE STARTING TO RECORD A LIVE SET!
I cannot upload last night’s set at Jam Renaissance because I left the Loop Switch on and that means the entire hour’s set tried to record itself into 8 bars of the Arrange View and that means I didn’t record the set.
I will record a short studio session instead and put that up later this week.
A big thank you to everyone who came down to Jam Renaissance last night. Special thanks to Rafael Chicano and Rennie Foster for their continuing support of me, my live show and my music.
Jam is a very cool space and it was refreshing to play a set not really aimed at getting people to dance. I was able to experiment with a new live set up and new template mappings. I also tried some live looping and live re-sampling and I am pleased with the results.
My controller is malfunctioning so I have had to re-work my MIDI maps to compensate for dead sliders and loose knobs and I have also reworked some of my effect routes so at some points in the set I did get a bit lost and ended up turning up that which should have been turned down and vice-versa.
I usually use the same template for every live set but rather than using a “clean” template every time I use the template of the previous live set I performed and recorded. Occasionally this means there are some artifacts from the prior live set or rehearsals that can cause some technical issues on the night.
In this case, for some reason, somewhere in rehearsal, I must have switched on the loop function to audition some audio before rendering it to HD then I forgot to do a very simple thing like setting it back to OFF.
When I sat down today to upload the live set I found that I had only recorded 8 bars of the intro and then nothing.
So I have made this quick checklist that I will use from now on to make sure that my set will be recorded and I will have some content to upload the next day as promised!
At end of Sound Check.
In Arrange View:
CLICK ON ANY TRACK
SELECT ALL > DELETE (This will erase any unwanted automation/clips that may have been accidentally recorded.)
LOOP SWITCH > OFF
STOP BUTTON > DOUBLE CLICK GLOBAL STOP BUTTON (This will set the track to play from 0:00:000.)
Immediately BEFORE starting show.
In Scene View:
STOP CLIPS (This stops any/all undesired clips from playing when you hit the Global Play or a Clip Launch Button.)
SWEEP ALL CONTROLS THROUGH 0-127 AND SET BUTTONS/FADERS TO DESIRED START POSiTIONS (When Takeover Mode is set to “pick-up” this ensures that your controls have “picked up” the positions of the device controls they are mapped to and are now ready for immediate response from the controller.)
STOP BUTTON > DOUBLE CLICK GLOBAL STOP BUTTON (This will set Live to play/record from 0:00:000.)
ARM > GLOBAL RECORD (This will not start playback it sets Live to start recording from when you launch the first clip/scene.)
LAUNCH FIRST CLIP/SCENE
KICK ASS, MELT SOME MINDS, HAVE SOME FUN
At the end of the show.
STOP BUTTON > CLICK GLOBAL STOP BUTTON.
SAVE (âŒ˜S); SAVE (âŒ˜S); SAVE (âŒ˜S) (Save, save save save – This will save your set.)
MAKE SURE YOU SAVE!