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Live looping

By djippy on November 29, 2020 3:13 pm

First time I use Ableton live. It has been a while since I have seen some live looping from Elise Trouw, and I checked if I could do that with the setup I own.

After some research, I can say that YES I can do a cheap version of those looping video. This track is not exactly live, but I used it as a laboratory to experiment it. I have the "free" version that did come with my sound card, only 8 tracks available, which is enough for me at the moment. Doing this I did find the way to automate record and trigger audio clips in Ableton.

I'll try to do a really live version maybe within the next 4 weeks...

Thanks for listening.


Little video for the proof of concept of live looping with my current setup.


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November 30, 2020 5:10 am

I really enjoyed this, and dig the video, too! The credits made me laugh.

November 30, 2020 6:57 pm

I like how the basic pattern is established but then different layers of guitars kind of pop in and out and create variety.

November 30, 2020 9:16 pm

That video is awesome.  Great proof of concept! I like the buzz saw bass synth sound in the recorded track.  Very somber like a funeral dirge.  Lamenting the passing of 2020 as we move towards the end?

December 1, 2020 12:28 am

My knowledge of Ableton live is exactly 0. This allows you to do live looping, like what a looper pedal (a la Boss RC-3) would do but in better?

I like the usage of a snap in the percussion and the dark ominous vibe of the track.

La video m'a bien fait rigoler! smile

December 1, 2020 1:54 pm

Nice layers of the guitar especially with those strums that give it an almost Old West feel.  Ableton can be really fun and useful DAW the more you get used to it.  If you're considering purchasing it be on the look out for the latest version Live 11.  You might want to wait til that is released smile

December 1, 2020 4:14 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

Nice layers of the guitar especially with those strums that give it an almost Old West feel.  Ableton can be really fun and useful DAW the more you get used to it.  If you're considering purchasing it be on the look out for the latest version Live 11.  You might want to wait til that is released smile

There is actually a promotion right now for ableton 10- free upgrade to 11 and 20% off... very tempting, but still some $$$

I'll see. What I dislike right now is that we cannot set the audio clip recording length like you can for the midi, there is the option with an ableton push, but I am cheap and don't have this kind of money at the moment. (I can still program the start, stop using midi IAC, which I did for the video, or put any midi controller to start-stop for the determined number of bars but it would be nice...

hent03 wrote:

I really enjoyed this, and dig the video, too! The credits made me laugh.


Thanks! I "suck" at live playing keys and guitar, Cheating is the way to do it for me... lol But I'd like to be able to do a fun solo set at some point so I must practice...

CosmicCairns wrote:

I like how the basic pattern is established but then different layers of guitars kind of pop in and out and create variety.


Yep, it is fun to just add layers and layers... smile

NWSPR wrote:

That video is awesome.  Great proof of concept! I like the buzz saw bass synth sound in the recorded track.  Very somber like a funeral dirge.  Lamenting the passing of 2020 as we move towards the end?


That synth bass is the "distorted" bass preset from AAS analog session something (I think they have a new version now). 2020 was actually pretty good to me but I like the dirty sounds... smile

Kedbreak136 wrote:

My knowledge of Ableton live is exactly 0. This allows you to do live looping, like what a looper pedal (a la Boss RC-3) would do but in better?

I like the usage of a snap in the percussion and the dark ominous vibe of the track.

La video m'a bien fait rigoler! smile


Basically Ableton live is a DAW that have a concept of "clips" which are x bars of something (Midi or audio) and you can trigger those clips and modify it live. So you can loop audio as you would with a looper like boss rc ones, but you can map clips and trigger those with a controller or your mouse...

It is actually a pretty interesting workflow, and there are multiples fun manipulation tools that are embedded on the software (pitch shift, tempo multipliers, filters, etc...)

December 2, 2020 5:32 am

this is awesome!  love the video - i just got a looping pedal earlier this year and need to make something like this.  inspirational smile

lol @ credits

December 2, 2020 8:45 am

Real solid work, fascinating too.

December 4, 2020 8:58 pm

Hey cool! Concept prooved! Great resulting track. Kinds has a cinematic, maybe even western kinda feel. Great guitar playing.

December 4, 2020 9:00 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

Hey cool! Concept prooved! Great resulting track. Kinds has a cinematic, maybe even western kinda feel. Great guitar playing.

* concept "proven" ... not prooved  yikes, and English is my first language too, lol.

December 9, 2020 4:17 pm

Awesome recording and mixing quality again. Love this concept of growing and fading out. well done.

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