With Live Dive you can mix the tracks of different patterns of a song. Each track is represented as a clip (rectangle). If you click on a clip, it will be played or stopped dependent of the current state with the next start of the pattern. The clip on the most right side affects all clips of a pattern. This is quite the basic idea like in Ableton Live.
So practically, you can mix for example Tracks 2 to 4 of pattern A with the tracks 5 and 7 of pattern B, and with tracks 1,6 and 8 of pattern C, and so on. All combinations of track mixing are possible as you can load amd change any existing pattern into one of eight pattern slots at any time. So if playing live, you can create a song by joining your patterns very fast and synchronized with the beat.
It is also possible to record all clip actions and build up a new song in an fast and easy way. Everytime the currently played pattern is going to be changed, this means the user has hit a clip and the clip is flashing, the pattern is cloned and appended to the end of the song. Another option records every played pattern, regardless if there were clip actions or not. Finally you can clone the currently played pattern and append it to the end of the song.
- mix the tracks of different patterns of a song while playing
- play all clips of a pattern
- eight pattern slots: load and change the patterns to use
- record all clip actions, record everything or clone currently played pattern
The clips can have the following colors:
- green: clip is currently playing
- yellow flashing: clip plays next pattern
- red flashing: clip stops next pattern
- black: clip ist empty (empty track)
- dark green: clip is inactive
For every song you want to mix with Live Dive you have to follow these mandatory steps. Otherwise the tool will not work correctly.
- Add pattern 0 and 1 as first patterns in your song and clear all tracks of them. Then loop them both in the pattern sequence on the left side (see picture below). Also make sure that "follow players position in pattern while playing" is enabled.
You can also download an example song file with a correct setup.
- play the song (the patterns 0 and 1 play now in an endless loop)
- start Live Dive and play around:
- press on a clip to play it, press on a playing clip to stop it.
- the button on the right side will play all clips
- change a pattern in one of the pattern slots by clicking on it and selecting with the drop down box
There is also a Launchpad Edition of the tool available. With the Novation Launchpad, the mixing is pure fun. Every row of the Launchpad represents one of the eight pattern slots, and the 8 buttons of the row represent one clip (track). The most right button plays all clips of a pattern. If there are more than 8 tracks available you can page to them with the left/right buttons on the top. If more than one Launchpad is connected to the computer, the plugin will detect all Launchpads automatically and combine them. This extends the visible amount of clips of a pattern. Having for example two Launchpads connected leads to 16 visible clips.
All clip actions made on the Launchpad are reflected in the software plugin - and vice versa. To load a new pattern into a pattern slot enter the special pattern load mode when pressing the "mix" button. Here you can assign a new pattern to a slot by pressing only two buttons. Of course you can also enable the record modes or clone the currently playing pattern with assigned buttons on the Launchpad.
You can get it here:
Please have a look at a video showing the tool here:
Live Dive Video
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If you have a Renoise 64-bit version, please download in the forum thread.
If you have a Renoise 32-bit version, please download below.
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