Remembering hardware patch numbers is easy.

Here’s an obvious but useful tip that will work in any DAW. What if have an external hardware device that does not allow Program Change control? How will you remember what preset you were using for a specific song? Easy: Name the clip or channel the patch number.

I’ve been using this method with my new Jomox Mbase 01. As you see above the clip is named r31. One thrilling things about the Mbase 01 is how the massive kicks really pump any sidechains. Lately I will have more than just one channel being sidechained. When this is the case you can’t freeze or render the kick without after re-sidechaining everything to the new rendered kick. This is why I just keep the Jomox “live”.

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 16, 2008 at 12:27 am, filed under Ableton Live, hardware and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.