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Author Topic: Triggering Patterns in Ableton Live  (Read 1145 times)


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Triggering Patterns in Ableton Live
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:45:54 am »
Problem is the same in both Live 7 and Live 8, on Win XP and Win 7 x64 machines...

I have set the patterns up to be triggered by midi notes.  And I set my midi loops in live to contain a single note to trigger each pattern. 

This works, except...........   

If Spark is set to change pattern immediately, it always misses the downbeat, the very first note of the pattern does not play.  (The last beat of the previous pattern plays in its place).

If spark is set to switch patterns at the end of the current loop, it doesn't switch immediately when receiving a midi message on the downbeat, but waits a whole measure before triggering the next pattern.

Is there any fix or workaround for this? 

I'm not sure how I can use the Spark with Ableton Live if I don't get this working... exporting midi or audio files from spark into live is not an option, it defeats the whole purpose of having a wonderful tweakable controller...

Please help.


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Re: Triggering Patterns in Ableton Live
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 01:53:29 am »
Any update on this? 

Tech support said someone would get back to me here in the forum.

I don't think I am the only person w/this problem.

I am anxiously waiting for my spark controller to be repaired, would love to get this resolved soon too.



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Re: Triggering Patterns in Ableton Live
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 09:02:04 am »
Hi pedzola,
sorry for not getting back to you before.
I can confirm that issue. Unfortunately we didn't find any solution to fix it so far.
I will get back to you as soon as I get some news on this.

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