More people moving to use Ableton Live’s Session View for running their songs and setlist. Especially since Ableton Live 11 new Scene Follow feature one can make perfect use of the flexibility. You can now even chop up parts of one song into scenes and change orders of them dynamically or have them looped if needed.
If each song is cut up into x scenes and if you have quite a lot of songs and scenes in your Ableton Live set it can become a little difficult to navigate. The Scene Setlist device can solve this.
It shows a list of names of user specified Scenes in a menu. This menu can be scrolled through via a MIDI dial or songs can be selected quickly.
To be able to now which scenes are coming next you can view the name of the next (and former) scenes.
Apply text notes
You can simply add text notes, e.g. chord symbols, cue words or “don’t-f*-up” notes which will guide you through your performance.
Bar slider + count-down
Hadn’t had enough time to rehearse? Your cover band just plays to many songs to remember how long each part/scene is? If that sounds familiar – just activate the “Bar Slider” and “Bar Count-Down” functions to monitor the lasting length of this scene.
If you prefer having an iPad showing you all this, just use the iPad version of this Max for Live device. (Mira app is required)
Watch this tutorial to learn more about this Max for Live device and how to set it up.
Here is a tutorial on the iPad version which is included.