Hi @cvance , nice to talk to you man!
I've been so hugely inspired by your tutorials and using live performance in session view to shape arrangements for my tracks. My questions revolve around your live performance, I know essentially nothing of DJing so forgive my ignorance if and when that becomes apparent.
Let’s say you have 3-5 original tracks you want to play together in a short live set
How would you set up to play in the session view? Specifically…
-In the video I quoted, you said you use audio clips and then usually one soft synth.
- What kinds of clips populate those audio tracks, are they divided into elements like Kick / Sub Bass / Mid Bass / Arp / Lead / Pads etc.. ?
-How does the soft synth come into play here, do you have it set up to change patches during the performance depending on what track you are playing?
-What parameters of the soft synth do you have mapped to your launch control specifically? And…
What are the most common parameters you map to your launch control, I can see you have the delay, reverb and distortion returns set up like in all your tutorials…
-Do you have individual sends from specific tracks to your returns mapped or are you just sending the master to them as a blanket effect?
I ask this because I have tried to emulate what I’ve seen you do in that video to ‘perform’ a track in session view as it records into arrangement and what I find is it becomes very easy to get lost as to which knob sends what to what, if you catch my drift.
How do you standardize the layout of your mappings on your launch control so you know what knob controls what?
Let’s say you had a part that has opening and closing of a filter cutoff throughout a track, how would you set that up to perform? Are you going to bake that track to audio and just have it play or do you bake a short audio clip and then use something like auto-filter or similar to recreate the opening and closing of a filter envelope?
I have a feeling I should probably learn how to DJ and that answer some of my questions but I have no DJ equipment and only Ableton Live, so I wouldn’t know where to start or how to translate a beginner DJ tutorial into working in Ableton.
I likely have a million more questions but that is my best attempt to articulate what stands out to me the most! Thanks for the taking the time to answer…..