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set recording bar length in steps of 1 bar instead of 2^n

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  • set recording bar length in steps of 1 bar instead of 2^n

    Recording clips which have an atypical bar length (eg 5 bars) requires custom bar length.

    * Good luck with pressing the stop or record button at the right moment with the custom setting.

    * The 2^n bar length is convenient, that is as long as your clips are either 1, 2, 4 or 16 bars (etc) long.

    * beat-grid snapping for trimming, if it existed, would probably allow to adjust such custom recordings, however, that would not be relevant in live or session/rehearsal situations.

    Therefore, allowing to set recording bar length in steps of 1 bar instead of the current 2^n bars would make recording of such atypical clips far less tedious and much faster.

  • #2
    I have a similar issue with the Sequencer. the mental gymnastic needed to convert a number of bars at a give resolution is a bit annoying, specially if you want to have multiple sequences of the same length but with different resolutions: 4 bars Chord progression at a 1/4th resolution + 4 bar Bassline at a 1/16th resolution, how quickly can you convert to the number of steps needed in each case?

    As for the looper problem above, maybe a solution is to have the rcording length match the current Sequence length? AFAIK there is always an active sequence, and it makes a lot of sense to match your record duration to that.


    • Georges
      Georges commented
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      my post is about recording pads not seqs :-)

  • #3
    +1 for this.

    I can record clips of any bar length into ableton, then export them for the BB. They will playback and loop fine on the BB as long as I enter the correct beat count.

    But I can't find a way to record a clip or sample directly into the BB unless it is 2,4,8,16,32,64 or 128 bars exactly.