lecture_notes - Introduction to Live what can we do with...

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Introduction to Live – what can we do with it… or …what can it do to us Class #1 - Overview Chapters: 1-4 Lesson: “Improvising With Loops” Experiment with provided template Explaining general UI o Live Set Live Set lives inside a Project Folder that includes all related files Can be opened by double-clicking in Explorer or in Live’s browser Blank Live Set is created automatically o Clips Piece of musical material Melody Drum pattern Bass line Complete song! Live lets you record and alter clips Combine clips to make larger musical structures from them Songs Scores Remixes DJ sets Stage shows o Session vs. Arrangement View Live Set has two environments that can hold clips Session is a launch pad for clips Arrangement displays clips horizontally on musical timeline Both share tracks and mixer Each track can only play one clip at a time o Clip Slot Grid All MIDI and Audio Clips in Session View are displayed here Tracks vs. Scenes – the column of song organization Each scene can have its own tempo with naming – 198 BPM o Browser File Browsers Search, bookmark, “Set as Root”, direct file renaming “Pre-listening” = Auto-preview, adjustable in Cue/Solo Drag file onto clip slot
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portions or entire Live sets will drag into project saving clips into the browser (with effects, instruments, etc) Device Browser Instruments, MIDI Effects and Audio Effects Presets o Show/Hide Buttons Section show/hide with Triangles Mixer area show/hide buttons (DISPLAY CROSSFADER) o Crossfader o Mixer Pan Using Digital Knobs o Input and Output Section Audio or MIDI Input and Outputs configured in Preferences Resampling o Live Control Bar Tap Tempo and Tempo Setting Time Signature Groove – global swing control for all clips (MIDI and audio) Metronome (volume controlled by Cue/Solo knob) Transport Buttons (Play, Stop) Arrangement Recording Buttons (discuss in a future class) Global Quantization (discuss after break) o Key Commands Full Screen (F11) Session/Arrangement Flip (TAB) Rename (Ctrl – R) Clip Stop Toggle (Ctrl – E) Preferences (Ctrl - ,) o Where to Find Help (Info View) TAKE BREAK
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Global Quantize o Control start and stopping of clips set to “Global” o Easily keep all clips in time by using “Bar” or “2 Bar” settings Playing with Clips o Importing Audio Clips as Loops in Session View o Starting and Stopping Clips in Session View Individual Clip Launch / Stop Scene “Launch” Track “Clip Stop” Master “Stop Clips” Spacebar o Keeping Clips Organized (filenames and similar tracks) o Audio Clips as One-Shots in Impulse o Audio Clips as Sounds in Simpler Zooming – How do I control this thing? o
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUS 397 taught by Professor Vosbein&spice during the Spring '07 term at Washington and Lee.

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