I have received a copy of Ableton Live 10 and having been trying to get my head around working with it. At the same time, I have purchased a Launchpad Pro and Launchpad Mini MK2 (I know, I have a bit of GAS at this time).
Problem #1 (Ableton):
When I open the "live set" that I have been working on, the only thing that seems to work is to arm-record a track. I would like to play back individual clips and a whole scene to get some inspiration for adding a new track, however nothing seems to work. Ableton will play individual clips, but there is no sound coming out and Ableton refuses to play a scene. When I create a new live set, everything works fine, including saving the set, but when I reopen it, I experience the same problem. What am I doing wrong?
Problem #2 (Launchpad Mini MK2):
I am having difficulty figuring out how to use my Launchpad Mini MK". There is a lot of info on the Launchpad Pro and I have been able to develop a draft workflow, but information on the Launchpad Mini, not so much.
This is what I have found out:
Novation Launchpad Mini MK2 Buttons
Top (left to right):
- User 1
- User 2
Right side (top to bottom):
- Send A
- Send B
- Record Arm
I have figured out that if I press button #5 (session mode), I can press a button in the (for example) track #1 column to record. It appears that User #1 is sort of the same as Note mode on a Launchpad Pro, but nothing lights up. I was expecting something like the pads on the Pro covering four octaves and being able to change them from C Major scale, to a C minor scale etc. Alternatively manually setting the pads to function in a similar way. I have looked at J7 4 ISO Controllers (Win 7 version), but I haven't had much time or patience as I am trying to get these other things sorted out.