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Re: Syncing in Live + headphone output in live

The people that are DJ-ing with live, instead of two turntables and a
mixer, are very cautious to get the warp markers correctly placed
before they start. There has even emerged a business of selling dance
tracks already "pre warped".

"Correct warp marking" means that the rhythmic bar cusps in the
sounding audio line up with Live's internal timing grid.

As soon as you import an audio file into Live it examines the file for
transients and sets a temporary tempo map. But it may not always come
out right. Better check it by ear and correct manually if necessary.

Your issue may also have to do with not cutting out the clips exactly
on the cusps. Or maybe you are re-recording into a new track and
catching a bit of latency? There is also a command for rendering a new
track and maybe that's better? Anyway, you should be able to get a
straight answer over at the Ableton Live forum.


On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 4:08 AM, Nick <ParadoxQuine@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I've looked in quite a few places and I'm not finding any answers, but
> sorry in advance if this is easily found in the live instructions
> somewhere.
> I'm practicing extracting clips from songs, applying affects, and then
> using the clips interspersed into the original songs, so I get
> practice with changing up tracks as they play. The only problem I'm
> having is that, when I have a full song on loop in one track, and i
> have it set to loop, it loops back to the beginning of the song but
> all the clips i got from it (during the previous play) are now out of
> sync with the song. It looks like, at the bpm the song is and live is
> set at, that it should have the beats at exactly the same times it did
> on previous plays, but it doesn't, they're all shifted a little. I've
> been solving that for clips recorded using my kaoss pad by just
> manually telling it where a measure starts, and it syncs its clips
> accordingly. How can I do that same thing for ableton live, so it will
> either sync beat 1 of the whole song to the samples, or the samples to
> the song?
> Also, I have a firebox, and I'd like to output certain tracks in
> ableton to my speakers via the firebox (currently working great) and
> certain tracks only to my headphones. Where should I plug my phones in
> (firebox?, comp?, kaoss?) in order to let me select those as an
> alternative audio source to my speakers.
> Thanks!
> Nick

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