so - I have played some synths into ableton, and recorded midi notes along with them in a separate track, and now wish to play the midi notes to the Automat, and record the motors playing along to those notes, and re-sync the subsequent recording of motors to the original synth parts… I tried this for the first time just now, and it seems that the timing is off a bit, and I wonder if there are any tricks to syncing such material?
I will try starting with a very pronounced note that also plays a motor, so as to provide ample signal with which to sync, but need to start from scratch with this in mind, and my girlfriend is taking a nap in the bedroom/studio right now, so thought I’d seek advice here as well as I bide my time!
I will also try with a very straightforward beat, as the first thing I was trying this with is already pretty abstract - a little hard to tell where things are supposed to fit in!
Maybe better to attempt a simultaneous recording of all the material in the first place, I wonder, though that would mean I’m trying to play all the synths and the motors all at once, and both need a little attention over the course of a track.
the recorded track (without any acoustic recording) that I’m trying this with is here: