Arrangement View vs Session View: What’s The Best Way to Run Tracks in Ableton Live?
Everyone’s got an opinion and a preference. But — let’s find the truth.
I’ve run tracks in both session view and arrangement view. Are they both great and valid ways to run tracks?
NO. They’re not. I’m going to settle this once and for all and compare setting up and running the same tracks in both session and arrangement view so that we can know — without any doubt — which view is better suited for running backing tracks.
0:00 Session View vs Arrangement View: Which views is better for running tracks?
0:15 The Purpose of This Video: Comparing Session View and Arrangement View
1:47 Scenario 1: Loading Stems into Ableton for Session View vs Arrangement View
3:57 Scenario 2: Adding and Accessing Individual Song Sections in Session vs Arrangement View
12:21 Navigating Song Sections in Each View During Live Performances
13:44 Playing Songs Regularly and Linearly in Each View
20:28 Scenario 3: Editing Song Sections in Session View and Arrangement View
22:55 Scenario 4: Adding Crossfades Between Song Sections with Both Views
27:51 Scenario 5: Adding in a New Stem in Session View vs Arrangement View
29:49 Which is better for live performances, session view or arrangement view?
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Session view versus Arrangement view which view is better for any backing
tracks with your band. Does it really come down to personal preference? Are there
multiple ways to make the same thing happen. I’m going to answer that question once
and for all for you in this unbiased look at using
tracks in Ableton Live.
been team folks how to use Ableton Live for many many years about 15
years. Now. I’ve been running tracks into line for about 20
years now and I’ve used tracks in
session view. That’s how I I ran tracks are many many years.
I’ve ran tracks in a range of view and if you’ve watched
this channel, you’ve seen me create a lot of content particularly in
showing how to use tracks and range of view and every time I do that someone will
comment and say that’s great. But session view is
better. Why would you not use social media session of you is the live performance
view? I saw it in this Ableton Live video. Once this guy said
session view is for live performance. Why are you not using session View
and well instead of watching the video and actually seeing the
benefits of what I’m doing and Arrangement view. They just kind of Comedy go.
This is what I heard. This is what I do. And so I try to
comment I try to be nice and go. Well, here’s some of the benefits, you
know, check out the video. I’ve created lots of content showing the
benefits of range of you and from time to time people
will comment back and go. Hey, well, I actually applied what
you said and tried it and guess what I’m using range of
you. It’s saving me so much time and that’s great.
I love to hear that. But from time to time people will comment back and go it all
comes down to personal preference tomato tomahto different ways
to make the same thing happen. So what I thought would be
really helpful and beneficial instead of just taking my word for
it. Let’s take an unbiased. Look at taking a song
taking a set of stems loading it into session View
and Arrangement View and talk about some of the common things that I
do when I run tracks and see which view is better. It’s
one of the views truly better than the other. Let’s dive
in and let’s see.
Okay. So let’s start by dragging some stems both
in a session and a range of view. It’s worth noting before I do
this. I’ve already disabled autoworklong samples
and I’ve already set the tempo for each one of these
files to match my song. So let’s start with these stems
here. I’ve got them highlighted in lives browser and hold command
to drop them each into their own separate track there.
We have it in session view. So in session view, we have Clips we have
tracks and then all our Clips combine to
being the same row or scene and you can see our scene listed
there. Okay think of it session
you kind of like a musical Excel spreadsheet. I
don’t think you’ve ever probably heard musical in Excel used in
the same sentence before but if you’re
an accountant, it’s your dream come true when it comes to making music. So
let’s first play in session view while we’re
here. So I’m going to double click stop to stop the beginning and then
we’ll click our scene launch button man. That’s a beautiful sounding metronome.
So and our song starts playing.
Okay. So that’s a look at doing that in session view. Let’s try
Exact process in a range of view and see how
it differs. Okay, so over into a range of view, let’s
drag our stims and same exact thing. We’ll drop them
right in you can see how quickly we can do that and hit
save let’s press play so over here. We have
Clips we have tracks. We have no scene. So
instead of a scene basically a
range of view is one timeline session views lots of
individual timelines Arrangement views essentially one large
timeline that we have multiple clips on so to press play we’re
gonna double click stop and we click this play
Again, beautiful sounding metronome. Yeah at this up into
this point. You could see the process really isn’t that much
different right between session and arranged view no real clear
benefits or winners at this point. Now it’s
possible. You could look at session vehicle. Well, it’s
a lot less overwhelming for me to see this than it is
to, you know, look over in a range of you and see
this I get that that’s certainly possible and that’s certainly a
Advantage there. But there’s some cleanup I
do in our ancient view to make it less overwhelming than that
Okay, this one let’s go back to session view. So
we’ve played our audio but let’s talk about a scenario.
That’s that in the past five years of running tracks.
This happened. At least once every single time. I’ve ran tracks either
in a rehearsal or performance switches or someone says something like this.
Hey, can we start on the course? Can we repeat the course?
Can we jump to the course? Maybe it’s not the course. It’s the
bridge whatever you get the point, but they want to get to a individual song
section. So in session View,
Where’s our course? Where’s our verse
I have no idea where my song sections are when I
look at this. So let’s do some work to
take this and get this into individual song sections.
In fact, one of the reasons I hear from a
lot of folks that you run tracks in session you that they say is I like
using session view because it gives me freedom and flexibility. I
can jump around in my Arrangement. Okay, so let’s do that.
At this point I can’t jump around in my Arrangement. There is no Arrangement,
but what we’re gonna do and quite a ironic twist
of fate, I’m gonna select my stems here. I’m going to cut them and I’m
gonna paste them in or ancient view. What we’re gonna do is we’re
gonna highlight each individual song section from a range of
view move it into session view into individual scenes. There’s multiple
different ways to do this. I’m gonna show you one way to do this
and then I’m gonna speed up this process so that
you don’t have to watch me do this in real time. So I think probably
the easiest fastest way to do this is find your
song sections. You can listen through and go. Oh, okay. Yeah. Yeah.
That’s the intro Let me play the next bit. That’s the verse and this
is how I would move them over so I would
highlight. Okay, I just happen to know this section here is like my
town in section. It’s fading it. So what I’m gonna do is Select it
to command l or if I’m on a PC, it would be
controller and that’s going to select that amount of time here and it’s
gonna move Ableton lives Loop brace over to select that
then I’m going to go up to the create menu here and do consolidate
time to new scene the
Tab that moves out over into session view now. What I can do is rename
this using command r or Ctrl
R. If I’m on a PC and we’ll call this count in. Okay,
I’ll press tab to go back over now. I’m going to
grab our next section here. I’m going to move all of this
select it to here.
And let’s do one more section. And then again, I’ll do this not in
real time. So you don’t have to follow along. We’ll call this.
Intro, okay, and let’s do
one more here, which I know goes from here
until about here. Okay,
and that’s our like secondary intro here.
So then we’ll do create consolidate time to new scene again each
one of these times. It’s just moving these clips over and we
can do call this intro to
okay. Now, what I’m gonna do is you
see this process sped up. I’m gonna go through the rest
of my song basically working from left to right moving lives
Loop brace over and I’m going to chop each
one of those up and bring that over into session view.
So I’m going to do that now and you can watch me do that
Okay. So at this point I’ve got all of my scenes
moved over. I’ve got to say it’s been a while since I’ve done
that and it makes it a little easier when
you’re doing like an electronic music song like this or something. That’s a
little more formulaic which is you know, everything is
in fours or eights and I just kind of set a section and move
it but this is what it looks like. I’m gonna clean this up a little bit. I’m
gonna delete our top scene here. Let’s delete this
scene that scene that scene. Okay, we’ll delete our others and
we could leave everything in a range of you if
you want it but I’m gonna go ahead and delete all our Clips in Arrangement View and hit
save and so now I have is I have my
song chop up chopped up into individual song sections
every single section of my song is kind
of pre-mapped out. Now this took me if we
fast forward. I have to look back at the clock. This probably took me
about three to four minutes to go throughout the song and find
a section and move over so it didn’t take tons of
time but it did take some time to move stuff over. So
we’ve got our song sections kind of moved over.
How we can see each individual section. This is not a you
know normal song where it’s first course, whatever go to a section B
section a section B section and then outro but I’ve
got the the song kind of chopped up. So now this is
chopped up it makes it really easy to do this. Let’s go. Let’s play our
count in so we’ll click this Arrow here.
There’s our count in that’s playing.
Let’s jump to our B section.
Okay, so you could see I’m a clip in the
mains there a little bit. This clearly is not a live production master class.
So we’ll go and bring that down. We’ll fix it
in post but this is kind of nice because it allows me to jump
around in my Arrangement and have individual access to individual song
section. So that’s how we could do that in session view. Now.
Let’s go over to Arrangement View and let’s talk about
that. So again looking at Arrangement view, where is my
course? Where is my intro where my song sections? Well one thing
that’s nice because this is laid out
kind of on a timeline as opposed to session me, which is like lots
of individual timelines and the timelines kind of tucked away and
hidden it’s possible. You just happen to know.
Okay, our verse our course is
like measure 17, we could go up here and click jump right
to measure 17. Let’s actually bring our level down
on this one too while we’re talking just so we
Little easier to hear that certainly possible in
session view I could do it somewhat similar Thing
by like going in and typing, you know up here or navigating but
let’s make it a little easier. So in session view we chopped up
in the individual scenes and Arrangement view. This is how we get access
to individual song section. So we have our account in here. What I’m
going to do is put my mouse in the what’s called scrub area
where I get a speaker icon. I’m gonna right click and we have a locator
here and so I’m gonna add locator. So I’m gonna call this
our count in
Okay, and then we’re going to go to our intro
right here. We’ll do intro and then
let’s go to our first lead line.
So there’s our intro section. Let’s see
where does our lead line come in? Let’s see if I can find that scrolling through
here. There’s our leads. Okay, so then we’ll go here
and we’ll call this a section and I’m
gonna basically add locators throughout the entirety of
my song now. This does not take very long at all to to
do. So. In fact, I’m just gonna like leave this going. Well I’m
talking and I’m just gonna go ahead and add all my locators in
here. Okay. So here’s my next a section.
Okay, and then here’s my next be
section and we’re almost done which is great and
I can go here. This is our final outro
sections what we’re kind of calling that okay, and then
I’ll save that. So now an arrangement view we have our individual locators.
Let’s press play on this. Let’s play from
There’s our count off still a similar thing. Let’s jump to
our B section.
Nice little transition over there.
Okay, let’s jump to our a section here.
Okay, so you could see an arrangement view. I still have
the freedom of flexibility to jump around in my Arrangement. This
isn’t just possible in session View and
that’s something I hear from people a lot of times. So I use session view because it
gives me more freedom of flexibility. You can see at the same freedom and
flexibility in our ancient view to jump from one place to the other.
I’m doing that by adding locators that took
me I mean you have to go back and look at the time I think about a minute
to add my locators and maybe that
was a little faster because I knew where my song sections were
as opposed session you were to kind of map them out figure them
out, but I think I’m not, you know having to copy
and move to another view. It’s just all right there and I
still get access to everything within that. Okay.
So I think that’s a reason why a range
of you is a better potential solution for live
performance. Now, let’s talk about while we’re still in
this song section bit. Let’s talk about like we’re in a live performance.
So we want to jump around how do we navigate that? We can do that with our keyboard
with the MIDI controller over in session view we can
Gate between these sections we could use
keys on our keyboard, right? We could press return to launch that
if we want to you can also do command K or
command M or control K control M.
If you’re on a PC and we can navigate using our scene
up and seen down buttons and then this scene launch button.
That’s kind of a nice way to just get access to
your scenes where you could play and navigate through
them and jump between song sections and Arrangement
view the way we kind of navigate song sections is again, we
can press play
and then we have similar buttons and but instead of saying
up or seen down this time, we have previous locator and next
locator. So as these are playing I could
press this to repeat. So if
you want to Loop something live in the moment, you basically just say it previous
locator. And if I’m going to navigate my set while Global
quantization is set to one bar appear. I have
a measured to get anywhere I want to in my set. So let’s jump from our
B section to our outro why
So it’s pretty nice in both views similarly seen up seen Down
previous locator. Next locator allows us to navigate really really
easily, which is nice. Now.
Let’s talk about just playing Our Song regularly. So
both of these are songs. I’m not doing a live looping setup.
I’m not doing like a jam band thing or
like a jazz kind of performance where like, let’s play the a section
and let’s just jam on the a section as long as you want to then. Let’s
go to the B section. Okay, then let’s go to the head of the song and then let’s play
our outro our ending and we’re done. I’m playing a full song
in session view. You can see my full song structure and
in a range of view again. This is
my full song here. Okay. Let’s play
Our Song linearly now and what I
mean by linearly linearly is let’s just start
a song and let’s just have it play. How do we do that
in our age of you? Well, here’s how we do that in a range of you we
Okay, if I press play if I do nothing, if I
don’t interact if I don’t do previous or
next locator button, then this song is going to play from
the beginning. It’s gonna jump all the way to the end.
You see my click is still running and then once we get to the end of these clips
It’s going to stop so when it comes to just the
the natural process of playing a song linearly. That’s what
a range of view does. It’s a linear view. It just plays
linearly. Okay, let’s talk about this in session
view now. So we have each of Our Song sections again kind
of sorted out here individual access. How do we
play through our song linearly? Well, there’s a couple ways to do it. Let’s play
our count in let’s let this run for a second. This is about five measures. Let’s
see what happens with our Counting.
Okay, so by default these clips
here are set to Loop. So if I double click
here and show you these are set to Loop which means after five measures.
This is going to play again. This is
why session view is Superior in a live looping scenario.
If you’re a solo artist you want to do a live looping type
setup session view is great because the natural kind of nature
of it. It’s just too Loop to play endlessly, but we’re
not in a live looping scenario. We’re in a linear scenario.
We have a song right? Here’s my song structure. How do I play my
song? Well one way that I could certainly do it. It’s trigger my counting here.
I can use my scene up and down buttons If I want to and
then I could go to my intro one
to three four. Let’s launch my intro.
we’ve got to intro two coming up here. One, two, three
Okay, and I could certainly navigate
my song that way and I know some people that
do that there’s something about the the rush of
going. Oh if I don’t trigger this at the right time, it’s not going to play but you
could see you’ve got to do some middle gymnastics
to go. Okay, when does this
section play trigger that trigger that now at this point if you use session
me all the time, you’re yelling and going will follow actions follow actions.
Okay, let’s talk about fall actions. What are those
so I’m gonna select all of these clips and what you could
do and in previous versions of live, if you’re watching this in you
have live nine or live 10, you would
have to select all your Clips do follow actions for each individual clip.
What I used to do back in the day was to use the IEC driver
to automate this to have one midi
clip. You could all see use Follow by isotonic Studios,
which is a fantastic plugin Max survive device to
do this, but in able to live 11, I believe is 11.
We have follow actions on scenes
which make this so much easier. So let me show you how this happens again.
I’m a little biased I’m going to do this from Ableton Live
11 perspective. So if you’re on nine or ten just see this is a
reason to potentially upgrade but let’s go through and let’s have
this play linearly. So I’m gonna go to this scene here and I’m just
gonna double click and you can see on the scene.
I have a follow-action command. So I’m going to do follow action. And then
basically I see all these different options
I can say, okay. I want you to stop I want you to play again
previous next we could jump to individual things. We
could introduce some chaos, which is really awesome and
generative music and music where you want things to spontaneously
happen and it’s absolutely awful when you’re full band on stage. Don’t
let the computer decide where you want to go. We want
to tell the computer where to go. So in this case we want to do next basically at
the end of this clip plane. I
want you to go to the the next song section
here. Okay action time. When do I want this to
happen? If you’re using something like follow there’s a
great command that says I think at the end of the currently playing clip, so
if the clip is for measures long at the
end of that, it’ll jump
Next one in this case though. We want to say, okay.
I want you to play for four measures at the
end of four measures. I want you to jump to the next section. So.
Let’s go here. You can see also in live 11 something. That’s nice.
We give this little icon that’s showing us. Okay, we’re doing some sort
of follow action on this. So let’s click this.
measure wine measure two
measure three, you’ll see the intros flashing here measure four,
two three four when our
intro right there. Okay. Now this is
But let me do this for all my scenes. I’ve got to go through and do
this for every single scene. Okay. So now I’m gonna go to my intro here.
And again, I don’t want you to have to watch this. We’ll speed
it up, but I’m gonna do the work now.
Okay. So at this point, I’ve got all my follow
actions added in and again, we spell that up for you. That didn’t take
too long as they’re Real Simple Songs. Basically, they’re four measures or eight
measures it took me probably I don’t know a minute
and a half to add those follow actions in
and so I can save that and save that with that song. So it’s
certainly possible to chop up a song in
session view to get individual songs sections like this, but then
to make that song play linearly to make session view
function like Arrangement view, it’s gonna
take a little bit of work again, depending on your song that may
not be that difficult. It may not take that long,
but you can see we in it up with follow action.
So basically navigate our set again if we go over
to Arrangement view to play the song linearly, we just
press play so here is I think probably the
first kind of place where these these two different methods of
running tracks deviates. And this is why I say
95 maybe going to say a size 98% of
the time writing tracks in a range of you is the best
Action for you because our default action we step
on stage to play a song to play it linearly. And then if
we want to have freedom and flexibility, we had freedom flexibility in session
view by chopping things up. We have Freeman flexibility and Arrangement
view by adding locators, but an arrangement we don’t have
to do that extra step to try to make session view function
like a range of view. I hope that makes sense. Now again,
everything’s personal preference. If you like
the way session view looks and you want to do the
extra work to make it play linearly great, but this is
where they deviate an arrangement view is much better at this than
session view is
Okay, so let’s talk about editing Our Song sections. This is another
thing where you know, not every playback scenario. I’ve
been in the past five years have been asked to edit a song in real time,
but it’s something that happens quite often almost every time I’m gonna
playback scenario. So in session view, let’s say we want
to do this a section. We want to do it an extra time and duplicate it.
I’m going to click on it if I want to duplicate that’s command D and we
add another a section right? That’s really really simple. That’s something
I like about session view a lot makes it very
simple. It makes it I hope you understand what
I’m saying. When I do this, it feels less musical to me
and it feels much more technical because it’s like a spreadsheet. It’s
like copy paste duplicate real simple
commands. I just kind of move stuff where I want it. Let’s say
for some odd reason we want to do this B section up at the
top here after our intro I could just click on that scene and move that
and that’s going to play that’s a really nice thing about
session view that makes it really really simple and easy to rearrange Our
Song sections and jump around now, let’s
go over to Arrangement view. Let’s see how this
Range of view so let’s do kind of a similar thing. Let’s say
we want to do our a section here. We want to repeat it. This is
how we do that in a range of view. I would highlight this
a section. I would do command shift d
or control shift d if I’m on a PC and that’s
going to duplicate my a section now, I don’t
get an additional locator here. It doesn’t come over and say a section.
So that’s a potential downside to this but you can
see it’s it’s very simple and easy to do that as well too. Okay,
so let’s talk about this kind of crazy weird hypo hypothetical scenario
where we wanted to take this B section move it
to in between our intro and as section, how would we do this in
Arrangement view? What a ranger view what I’m going to do this time is I’m going to select this
B section. I want to get all these clips. I’m gonna copy
this. Okay, and I’m going to go between my intro and my as
section and I’m going to do command shift V. Okay, which is
going to insert time and it’s gonna paste my
Clips so you can see it’s still
certainly possible to rearrange our songs and move things
around in a range of view and it’s session View.
I think the the process of moving around in session
view is is a little easier. It’s it’s more technical it’s more
precise, but it’s certainly possible to
do this in a range of you and it doesn’t really take that much more time
and arrangement. In fact, it’s pretty similar time wise. It’s just
session views really nice to be a kind of drag that around so when
it comes to editing song sections not a real big
Okay, so we can see it’s pretty similar process when it
comes to editing song ranges between both of
those views. It’s pretty similar not a big difference in time
again, I think there’s some benefits to session you like I mentioned but let’s learn
something. I often do when I’m editing song sections
and that’s applying Crossfade. So let me show you what I’m talking about here. So
on session view, let’s say we want to take our B
section here and let’s move this after our
intro. Okay, so I want to go from my intro to
my B section. Let’s play that and let’s actually listen back just for a
Okay, so I think we’ve got a four measure phrase here.
And one more measure two three. Okay,
honestly, it’s not terrible but one of the things I don’t
like about that, is that b section clip starts with
a white noise filter sweep, that’s kind of going down and
that particular intro section it never
really builds up to it. Right? So I want to dynamically build up to
it and then bring it down. So how do I add a
Crossfade I want to Crossfade from one scene to a another
Well, this is our session view honestly kind of Falls flat. Now. If
you’re a session view devote a you’re gonna go but will we have
the Crossfade command? We could put one in track a one-track b
we’d use the IC driver we could automate I get that but will we
could remove the stop clip and we could have this one continue playing that one
I get that. Let me show you how if I was trying
to make this work. How would I would kind of do this and then we’ll talk
about it over in a range of view Okay. So we’ve got our intro our
B section if we double click this is where our sweep happens. Let’s just
solo this so you can hear this.
Right. So that’s kind of the beginning of it where it happens. You
can hear again. It’s starting High and the filters
closing and it’s going low the intro
let’s listen to what the intro has happened though.
But let’s go up here and play the intro. Sorry. There you go.
Okay, so I guess the intro is building a little.
Okay, it’s not as drastic as I would like.
But it’s building. It’s there a little bit.
Okay, but it kind of cuts off see how it cuts off halfway there.
So what I could do in listening to that, I’m gonna
move the playhead if this clip and we’ll move that
here so that this clip actually starts there. I think that’s
gonna be enough to build another way I could do that is go grab another one
of these let’s say maybe this B
section grab the end of the B section and I could like
move that clip up and move the playhead. But let’s listen to this. This may be
enough to make this work for me. So let’s play our intro
into our B section. Just listen.
It’s obviously louder, which is great.
So it’s better. Honestly, that’s that’s not bad because of
the type of content I have because the clips I have that’s really
not that terrible, but it took a lot of work to
get there. I just so happen to have a clip that worked like
that. It was a more drastic cut. It would be a little more
difficult to do. Okay. So let’s try this in a range
of you got my song pulled up here. I’m gonna go ahead and
copy my B section. Okay, so just copy it just
like that and then we’re gonna paste this basically before
our a section here kind of in between interest. We’ll go
here command shift feet. Okay. So now I pasted that now
this is really good one to look at let’s look at where that
sweep is. You can see our sweep is right here again, you could
see it kind of builds up from this one into
that one. So it’s it’s naturally it’s not really
that bad of a transition like we did before but here’s what I
really like about a range of you that makes this real dead simple if I
want to just apply a Crossfade between Clips. I can select like
this do command option F or can show option F
on a PC and I cross
Between two songs sections in a section like this
see the big difference between the base Parts I could do
the same thing. And that’s just going to help smooth out that transition. The
base actually may be a better one day even kind of
try this out on.
Alright and then I can adjust the handle if I wanted to to kind
of adjust like where that is, let’s move that over maybe
it starts here. Maybe it starts a little later. But what I
love about a range of view is it’s really dead simple either on
I can even do this with all my stems if I want it I
typically kind of go but according to know on either side come in
option F apply a cross site across all of them. That’s a
very very quick change to make and that’s super
helpful in scenarios where we make drastic cuts to songs and
the stems weren’t recorded to be that way. It’s really
really simple to to make that
happen. So I think in this case a range of view is a
clear winner again, if you’re a session view devotee, you’re going to go there’s different
ways. You can make that happen will but those feel a
little hacky to me and take way too long as opposed to
range of you which is just a real simple keyboard shortcut to Crossfade
between song sections.
Now let’s talk about a new scenario, which is
hey Will. I know you
got all your formatting done, but let’s add a new stim
Okay, so let’s go
back to session view. Okay. So let’s add
a new stem into this. So let’s go back to our folder here and let’s
say that we have a brand new stem. Let’s
just use this one again and let’s add this into
a session view file. Okay, so we have
our stem we could certainly drop this in but we need this
to play into each individual song section.
And you could probably start to see where this really breaks out in session view. Again.
This is one of the reasons why I say
Arrangement view is is way more flexible and
gives you way more freedom than session view does in a backing track
type scenario because in this scenario right
now to add this stem in and to get these different splits. I’m
gonna have to take my stems back out back over into
a range of view chop them back up and add
this guy back in and that’s just gonna
take so long now certainly I could go throughout my song
and maybe say okay. I know this one
plays, you know, if we look at our stems here we could say okay this
one played for measure one to measure four so
I can move my playhead on this and warp this and yeah, there’s
certainly ways to do that. But those are kind of
hacky work around if you will in
session view. Okay. So let’s try this in a
range of you now, this is again another opportunity
where you’re gonna see why arrange of you really
shines in this scenario. So let’s add
Stem to this. Let’s take the same stems sweeps
stem and let’s add it in.
And we added it right we already have our locators the
locators don’t change no matter what’s below them. So that’s a scenario
where a range of view clearly wins over session view,
which is a really really big win for
sure. So to the question we started the video with which
is better for running backing tracks with your paying session view or
a range of view. Is it just a matter of personal preference or is
one view better than the other I think clearly if you look at this
in an unbiased way a range of view is the better view for any
tracks and that all comes down to the fact that a range of you as a linear view like
I showed clearly that does not mean range of
view is limited. It doesn’t mean we can’t repeat and have flexibility. It just
means it’s gonna flow naturally and if we
want to repeat if we want to jump ahead then we
can press one button. We can click previous next locator
to do that. Now session views is great again
session view for me. It’s non-linear.
So when I’m doing a live looping thing a solo
artist set up when I’m triggering Keys sounds
live using clips and chain selector. I’m
Do session view because it’s not linear and when I use live in
a nonlinear way, I’m going to choose session view.
So again, is it just personal preference? Well, no
a range of view is better for running backing tracks. But if you are willing
to invest the extra time lose some
of the Freedman flexibility to use session view
for backing tracks, then yeah by all means go
ahead and do that. But if you’re someone that values flexibility and freedom
efficiency and stability, then you’re gonna want want
to run tracks in a range of you and even more than that, you’re gonna want
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