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Re: Live 4 and the EDP

On Aug 16, 2004, at 7:28 PM, Neil Goldstein wrote:
> In a sense a single well thought out midi clip in Live can act as a
> macro.

That's a good definition! A MACRO. Rick Walker told me that Claude Voit 
actually did this long ago with an EDP and some pre Live 4 midi 
sequencing software.

> Each Live midi clip can have a different simple or elaborate series of
> actions. This really is a compelling way to work. Keeping it simple and
> modular you can perform any combo of these at any point or  prearranged
> in line with a song's arrangement.

yes! Live 4 is better than any midi sequencer because it is so easy to 
assign any midi foot pedal to trig a midi clip in Live (that tells your 
EDP what to do with your resent audio input).

Myself I'm thinking about using it to "perforate" a loop with short 
quantized SUS-inserts of a very percussive character. Different 
patterns that are too fast to tap in real-time with one foot. You might 
be able to create a "drum beat" in just two overdubs: First play one 
long low note (kick drum frequency) and then press the pedal for 
"launch Live midi clip for EDP SUS-insert "hihat-ish pattern") and play 
a long note in a high register.

> One of the benefits of this is that you don't have to have the EDP sync
> to Live's clock

Yes, you can of course run Live 4 synced to the EDP. It will follow any 
HalfSpeed or Multiply-Record action through the tempo changes.

All the best

Per Boysen