Hello all. Hoping to get some help on a problem I've been having while running Ableton with Clyph-X Pro for my band's live shows. Our setlist is comprised of some songs in the arrangement view, that have x-clips set up to go to a specific locator and play from there, as well as shorter loops and a couple whole songs that play in the session view.
I have all of my session view songs to play from a locator in arrangement view with nothing going on so that there can't be any accidental midi or audio clips played even though arrangement view wouldn't be activated anyway. The only issue is about 10% of the time the BPM action from the x-clip will not activate, but instead default to the tempo in the arrangement view. I've tried to replicate what may be causing it, but it appears to be random. I've gone from various x-clips in my session to one of the 'session view' x-clips and sometimes it'll work. Sometimes it won't. I've tried doing the same sequence of x-clips multiple times with different results.
tldr: Is there any way to reliably have the BPM action override the arrangement tempo?
(Here are examples of the action lists I'm using)
(X-Clip that triggers a song in arrangement view) [AIN'T NO] $ARR_SONG$ ; LOC "Ain't No Woman" ; PLAY$ARR_SONG$ Macro = GQ NONE ; B2A ; SATMR
(X-Clip that triggers a song strictly in session view) [CROWN] GQ NONE ; BPM 110; LOC "No Arr" ; 2/PLAY
Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure what you mean by "arrangement tempo". Do you have tempo automation going on in arrangement view? If so, I would think that would result in a conflict and unpredictable results when trying to use X-Clips to change the tempo.
Yes that's what I meant. So there's no way to reliably turn the automation tempo off? The reason I'm using some songs in arrangement view is so I can have better control of tempo changes via automation.
Not that I'm aware of. You could potentially use the M4L device supplied in the Triggering Actions via Notes in a Clip to handle tempo automation instead. Unfortunately. I don't have M4L access at the moment, so I'm unable to try it and give you a specific recipe. If you can't figure it out, let me know.