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Follow

Automatic Follow actions for Clips & Scenes

Price £19.99

Rated 4.40 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

Follow Actions come alive when they’re set automatically, especially when they can be used to trigger scenes and repeat phrases at will via MIDI!

If you work with a band or in a Worship context then Ableton Live can be awesome to play your backing tracks, with the MaxforLive device, Follow Scene you can trigger the next scene automatically and decide on the fly whether to repeat it again.

For the DJ & Live performer, mega sets can be created in half the time, split your clips and drop a Follow Clip device on the track and hey presto Follow actions happen automatically at the end of the clip, you won’t even believe what you could achieve with Dummy Clips and Audio Effects!

Developer: Isotonik Studios
Compatibility: Ableton Live 9.7 | Live 10+
OS: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: MaxforLive is Essential

Q, Do I have to have MaxforLive Installed?

A, Absolutely, Follow is a MaxforLive device so won’t work without it.

Q, Why is there a gap between when the clip ends and the next one starts?

A, You should look to increase the trigger time in the main device so that your session has a longer time to fire the next clip, make sure you adjust your Launch Quantization if necessary to avoid triggering too early.

Description

UPDATE: We’ve released Follow Scene FIVE, compatible with Live 10 and with new features, this update is free for all existing subscribers! We’ll continue with the updates to the manual and other versions of Follow and devices within the Modular series in due course…

One of the most requested features of Ableton is the ability to set follow actions that occur at a clip end rather than a predetermined time.

With our MaxforLive devices you can program automatic follow actions at clip end, and you can also trigger them at clip stop, define the clip number to be played next or even switch the Clip follow action to become a Scene follow action.

This device has been very popular with users who run backing tracks in Ableton Live for a Live band, and DJ’s who split full tracks into individual clips to allow for perfect phrasing of their mixes…

Working with both cropped and un-cropped audio you can even simply cue up the next Clip or Scene so that its ready to play.

To make things simple the pack contains separate versions dependent on your use case, Follow Clip works on clips and many can be used in a set with the Follow Actions it creates working solely on the track within which it’s located. Follow Scene on the other hand runs follow actions for scenes (which will also observe changes to signature or BPM if written into the Scene name) and works as a single device in a set controlled buy a click track that contains clips of the length you wish your scenes to run for.

With each Clip that plays you can additional define up to five other Clips or Scenes that could be triggered at Clip End, these can then be queued up via MIDI giving almost endless possibilities for variety in your live performances.

The final piece of the jigsaw is the ability to set an action in hours, minutes and seconds and apply this to an unwarped clip.

Follow ARRANGE is a simple MaxforLive device for Ableton Live, you get a floating window that reads the current playhead position and gives three jump buttons for the locators positioned around it….

As each locator is passed the arrange loop brace is moved and sized to contain the current section so the Loop Brace can be turned on and off to repeat the current section or let it play through…

5 reviews for Follow

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    sven

    I love this little tool or in other words – it’s one of the reasons why I use ableton live…
    I was looking for a tool, that can launch my multitrack sessions for a top 40 band and only start the next scene when the previous one is over… so I found the Follow Action for Scenses in a youtube video…
    But even better as the tool itself, is the support. I had problems with “stack overflows” – Don’t know if it’s a problem with my hardware setup or the software, but the support react DIRECTLY (I mean directly) and helped until the problem was resolved…
    So, now everything works fine, it’s easy to setup and I love it!!!!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    marek

    Follow is an amazing tool and one of the core plugins I use in every live performance set in Ableton to automate clip triggering (for the backing tracks/clips for example).
    It works so good that I sometimes forgot that its a plugin rather than a missing native feature and its very intuitive and simple to use.
    Give it a try – I am sure that you will love it!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    rootballa

    One amazing feature of Follow is it allows Session View to play in continuous Arrangement-like playback with ease. It is a great way to practice in Session and capture your creations in Arrangement. Follow has been a cornerstone to my default Live template for a while. Get it.

  4. Rated 3 out of 5

    Mario Medina

    This tool is absolutely ESSENTIAL for my band project. Thanks so much!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    dpierce

    The single most important tool in my arsenal of plugins and controllers. Follow is the reason why I build Ableton sets the way I do, and without Follow I could not do what I do nearly as well.

    Follow 5 is simply a better version of 4. Plain and simple. You want it. It is worth any price. Trust me.

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Isotonik Studios

Isotonik Studios is the brainchild of Darren E Cowley, a DJ by trade he turned to Live to produce perfect Studio Mixes. Soon he was lost in a world of MIDI Controllers and then MaxforLive. Joined by so many talented developers Darren’s main job these days is to curate the content and search out new talent to bring to the Isotonik Studios website.

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1/8/2018

Follow SCENE Five released – Live 10 Compatibility

Our Products are generally provided as Zip file downloads which in all cases will need to be extracted and saved to your hard drive prior to installation. Details on the different file type provided and what to do with them are below.

.alp Files – These are Ableton Live Packs and will install directly into the Packs Section of the browser of Ableton Live. When you double click on them you will see a pop up window asking you to confirm that installation is ok as the files are described as “Legacy”. This is fine and you are ok to proceed, the packs are created using the format for an earlier version of Live and so remain compatible with the current version.

.amxd files – These are individual MaxforLive Devices and can be stored anywhere on your hard drive. We’d advise creating a folder for them and then adding that folder as a location within the Places section of Lives Browser.

Control Surface Scripts – Please refer to the individual User Guides provided with your download, an abridged version of the installation will be shown further down this page.

ClyphX Pro – Please refer directly to the manual and installation video for this specific product.

Novation Circuit Packs – These are provided as individual Sysex Files and as a complete bank file. All are to be installed using a version of the Circuit Editor and not via Novations Components back up utility.

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