How do you Verse/Chorus/Bridge? Favorite midi bindings?
I know this issue surfaces from time to time and I'm interested in how people approach this with Loopy.
I mainly do ambient stuff so I'm not always doing lots of verse/chorus but I get the idea that it's a big deal for some users. I do a monthly cafe gig and I'll often experiment with different midi bindings from gig to gig.
I use a boss FC50 midi controller with 5 pedals (I could assign more, but I don't want to deal with scrolling through the pedal's different banks when I'm playing live). My bindings - this week - are;
1/ toggle record and select next track
2/ toggle mute (starts recording on first touch) track 2
3/ toggle mute track 3
4/ clear track - I use it like a surrogate undo
5/ toggle track synchronisation
Anyway...for verse/chorus I'll usually:
1/ set up a basic rhythmic track on track one to establish my loop length.
2/ toggle mute to start recording track 2, that's my verse. Using the count in record and count in/out mute function in track management gives me plenty of time to mute track two and...
3/ toggle mute to record the chorus on track three.
4/ then it's a matter of muting one section and unmuting the next...I view it that pedal two now turns my verse on and off and pedal three turns on and off my chorus.
You could add another binding (toggle mute track 4) for a bridge section if you needed one.
I love count in record and count in/out mutes for seamless transitions! And switching off count out record is brilliant for me, because I never wanted to be tied to that clock cycle thing for loop lengths.
I'd love to know how other users approach Verse/Chorus stuff.