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Recording in Arrangement view

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Video: Recording in Arrangement view

Recording audio or MIDI in Arrangement view is similar to Session view. In this video, we'll review Live's recording process, and we'll learn how to record with pre-roll, and learn how to use punch record in Live's Arrangement view. So recording in Arrangement view starts the same way as Session view. We need to get set up. So first, I am going to go into my Device browser. I'm going to find a sound to use. Let's go into Impulse. I'll grab Beat Bugz, and I am going to drop that on the MIDI track. So I can see that I've got a virtual instrument loaded, ready to go. The track is record-enabled.

Recording in Arrangement view

Recording audio or MIDI in Arrangement view is similar to Session view. In this video, we'll review Live's recording process, and we'll learn how to record with pre-roll, and learn how to use punch record in Live's Arrangement view. So recording in Arrangement view starts the same way as Session view. We need to get set up. So first, I am going to go into my Device browser. I'm going to find a sound to use. Let's go into Impulse. I'll grab Beat Bugz, and I am going to drop that on the MIDI track. So I can see that I've got a virtual instrument loaded, ready to go. The track is record-enabled.

Let me play a note to make sure I have got MIDI signal. (Clicking.) Okay, and I might want to set my tempo, so let me pull that down a little bit. And I might want to have a click, so I am going to enable the metronome. And if it is the first thing I am going to record, I am probably going to need a count-in. So, I will right-click on the Metronome Enable button and choose a count-off length. So, as I said before, the track is record-enabled. And one thing that's different about recording into Arrangement view is I actually need to enable the Global Record Button on the control bar.

Now if I hit the Spacebar and start playing, I can start recording. Let's just add a little kick and snare here. (Drums playing.) So I've got a 4-bar loop started there. Now, at this point, I might want to go back in and start recording at bar five. But instead of hearing a count-in, I might want to hear what's on the track previous to that point--what we call pre-roll.

So, I am going to go up, and I am going to disable the count-in, so that there is none, and I am going to enable the punch switch up here in the control bar. Now this little thing up here is called the loop brace, and I am going to zoom in so we can just see that in a little more detail. So I clicked in the beat time ruler up there and drag down to zoom in. So now I can see my loop brace right there, and that's going to define where record is going to start. Now I need to set where I actual want playback to start. So I am going to zoom in. That's a little bit too much.

Trying to find bar four here. Let me drag over, so I can find that. And so at this point, playback will start at bar four and record will start at bar five. So the track is record-enabled. Let me put the system in record again, and I'll hit the Spacebar to start playing. (Drums playing.) Okay, so I just recorded with pre-roll.

Let me zoom back out, and we can see that. Now, if there was this mistake there, I am going to want to get in and out and not record over what was previously recorded or after that. So instead of just enabling the punch- in point, I'm also going to enable a punch-out point. And those points will be determined by the start and end points of my loop brace. So I can either click and drag the ends of those up here in the beat time ruler, or I can set those points up here in the control bar. So, we can see that my end point is at bar five, and my out point is two bars later.

So again, I'll click on the track before where I want to record, so I set my start point. My track is enabled. I'll enable the system, and now I'll start playback by pressing the Spacebar. (Drums playing.) So that's punch recording. So recording in Arrangement view is very similar to Session view, and now we know how to use Live's punch-recording feature.

In the next video, we'll take a look at one of Live's mind-blowing features: recording from Session view into Arrangement view.

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  1. 1m 30s
    1. Welcome
      49s
    2. Using the exercise files
      41s
  2. 8m 43s
    1. What is a digital audio workstation?
      4m 13s
    2. Choosing the right gear and setting up a system
      4m 30s
  3. 12m 59s
    1. Setting up audio preferences
      3m 54s
    2. Setting up MIDI preferences
      3m 31s
    3. Optimizing performance
      5m 34s
  4. 35m 42s
    1. Understanding Session view
      8m 7s
    2. Working with Live browsers
      5m 3s
    3. Working with Live clips
      7m 57s
    4. Understanding clip properties
      7m 52s
    5. Working with Live scenes
      6m 43s
  5. 28m 16s
    1. Building Live Sets and projects
      4m 25s
    2. Learning Live file management
      4m 2s
    3. Exporting content from Live
      7m 32s
    4. Importing and exporting Live Packs
      3m 17s
    5. Searching for and auditioning clips
      4m 58s
    6. Setting up frequently accessed folders
      4m 2s
  6. 23m 3s
    1. Preparing to record MIDI
      5m 51s
    2. Recording and overdubbing MIDI
      4m 32s
    3. Working with alternate MIDI entry methods
      6m 49s
    4. Using multi-output virtual instruments
      5m 51s
  7. 24m 26s
    1. The MIDI Editor
      4m 49s
    2. Quantizing MIDI data
      6m 6s
    3. Advanced MIDI editing
      6m 49s
    4. Setting up groove in editing
      6m 42s
  8. 9m 18s
    1. Preparing to record
      5m 0s
    2. Recording audio
      4m 18s
  9. 22m 37s
    1. Understanding Arrangement view
      3m 41s
    2. Recording in Arrangement view
      3m 51s
    3. Recording from Session view to Arrangement view
      5m 21s
    4. Reworking clips
      9m 44s
  10. 27m 57s
    1. Understanding Live's mixer
      12m 38s
    2. Using sends and returns
      3m 47s
    3. Building headphone cues
      3m 49s
    4. Grouping tracks
      7m 43s
  11. 43m 14s
    1. Working with effect devices
      4m 56s
    2. Understanding EQ and filters
      7m 14s
    3. Using compressors and dynamic processors
      7m 28s
    4. Building interesting effects with delay effect processing
      8m 18s
    5. Using reverb effectively
      8m 22s
    6. Setting up side chain effects easily
      6m 56s
  12. 15m 37s
    1. Creating rhythmic patterns with the Arpeggiator effect
      8m 38s
    2. Building background parts with the Chord and Scale effects
      6m 59s
  13. 25m 24s
    1. Building automation patterns
      8m 44s
    2. Editing existing automation information
      5m 3s
    3. Using fades to mask audio pops and clicks
      4m 10s
    4. Understanding the power of clip envelopes
      7m 27s
  14. 20m 17s
    1. Understanding the basics of looping
      6m 54s
    2. Creating tracks that loop smoothly
      7m 50s
    3. Using warp features to quantize audio
      5m 33s
  15. 17m 47s
    1. Using the computer keyboard to control Live
      6m 39s
    2. Mapping device controls to the MIDI keyboard
      4m 36s
    3. Using Live's instant mapping feature
      6m 32s
  16. 10m 44s
    1. Exporting audio
      5m 37s
    2. Freezing tracks
      5m 7s
  17. 20m 45s
    1. Building with the Impulse virtual instrument
      11m 35s
    2. Working with the Simpler virtual instrument
      9m 10s
  18. 36m 22s
    1. Overview of Live racks
      10m 13s
    2. Combining instruments and effects into a single device
      8m 22s
    3. Adding effects with Drum Rack
      11m 28s
    4. Assigning rack parameters to macros
      6m 19s
  19. 13m 53s
    1. Setting up ReWire with Pro Tools
      7m 3s
    2. Setting up ReWire with Logic
      6m 50s
  20. 33m 43s
    1. Preparing audio clips with the Warp tool
      14m 31s
    2. Triggering clips using follow actions
      8m 9s
    3. Using Live as a sound source
      11m 3s
  21. 7m 21s
    1. Working with video files
      7m 21s
  22. 37s
    1. Further Recommendations
      37s

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