Recently I’ve been working with the guys at www.worshipbackingband.com to produce some training videos on how to use their professional produced tracks with Ableton Live.
Worship Backing Band have a great range of products which include a custom build multitrack player, video split tracks, backing tracks on DVD and Multitrack Pro Stems.
The Multitrack Pro Stems files contain 14 professionally recorded real instrument stems that include vocals, BVs, acoustic guitar, keys, electric guitars, bass, drums, extras, shaker, click and cue tracks. They make the perfect accompaniment to Ableton Live although they can also be open in any DAW.
How to use Worship Backing Bands MultiTrack Pro wav stems in Ableton (part 1)
Ableton key features and settings
Main controls and navigation
Arrangement and Session views
Loading a track
Allocating hot keys
How to edit preferences and route audio
So here was the challenge.
We wanted to run a video in ProPresenter that was triggered in time with the loop from Ableton Live. The two computers running the two programs are about 30 meters away from each other. My idea was to somehow trigger the video from a midi command sent by Ableton to ProPresenter. Unfortunately the standard version of ProPresenter doesn’t accept midi.
So this is how we did it.
The video was made by our teen’s pastor Alex. See his work here http://www.aboutaboyo.com
You can purchase the Bome’s preset here
Since this video, Propresenter have released a Midi Module. Here is how this works.