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

button here.

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

for sure.

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.

so again

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

really quickly.

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

the beginning.

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

press play.

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

really nice.

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

difference there.

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

into this.

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

to apply what I call the three-part framework for using tracks. And

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