hey y'all, used to use traktor, now that my Xone:4D is broken and waiting to get repaired I've decided to switch to Ableton and use the time to warp and make a set I'm comfortable with
So I've been messing around with some effects and ideas and what not. Basically, I have 4 decks, AC,BD. A and B are going to have the same effects, hopefully mapped to the same controls, with the on buttons for the racks mapped to different buttons. C and D are going to have the same effects, different from B and D, mapping the on buttons separately. I put a side chain compressor on each track with a simple bass drum loop on a separate track. I have a cool white noise patch in massive so I figured I could take advantage of the massive macros and make a cool little sweep effect I can put in anywhere. Now for the master channel, should I put a limiter on it? or should I limit the tracks and put a compressor on them to make things a bit more manageable? Also what do you guys do with your Return tracks? I guess I could use them for other effects like stutter edit (which last time I checked had to use a return track?) but is there anything more intuitive I could use them for? should I put in an onthefly remix track where I can just drag stuff in and put some beat repeats and loopers and what not in? I'd love to hear some ideas for pretty much anything I should add to my set.