How To: Looping in Session View
With a bit of inter-session routing, Live's Session View can offer a really flexible approach to looping audio in real-time.
Note: This may take some trial-and-error, so we highly recommend that you first review Live's Routing and I/O.
- Create a dedicated Audio track for your first instrument. (Let's call it "Input 1").
- Set the Monitor to "In", so you can always hear the Live input from the channel through the Master track.
- Create a dedicated track for Looping audio from "Input 1". (Let's call it "Loop 1").
- Set the track's Input Type to "Input 1", so that it monitors the signal of your live instrument track.
- Set the Monitor to "Off" to avoid doubling the signal from "Input 1" while recording.
- Record-enable "Loop 1" at all times.
Note: You will need to disable "Exclusive Arm" in Live's Preferences for this to work.
You can then use this method for your remaining tracks, carefully adjusting the I/O for each additional track.
... Or, you can have multiple tracks using the same source to create loops, allowing you to mix-and-match multiple loops from the same instrument...
... Or any combination thereof!