BM3 and AUM integration
With the latest update we got Ableton Link Start/Stop support. Today I learned that you can actually stay within the flexible audio/midi channels in AUM, press record on the channel buttons there, and have that multitrack-recorded directly to the BM3 timeline as audio tracks. That is pretty cool!
I noticed that between BM3 and AUM tempo is linked, and now start/stop is also linked, but the transport bar position does not change in the other app if you modify it in one. Is that considered a bug or a feature? The audio gets recorded in BM3 to wherever the playhead is located, when pressing record in AUM. If you in AUM for example change its transport bar position to 18:1, then BM3 does not record from here (unless its playhead happened to be there).
I also noticed that you could set up a loop region in BM3. When recording from AUM you could hear the looped region in BM3, while recording from AUM for a long time. This recording would end up as one long audio pattern in BM3 (N times the region size). Which is ok; the long pattern can be cut and you can select from this "multiple take" recording. It would be great if that long audio pattern rather had been rendered as multiple takes of the exact same size as the loop region. I think such a feature would win over many AUM users to integrate with BM3.
- create channels in AUM. In the output slots, select BM3 IAA 1, 2, ...
- In a BM3 bank, on pad 1 load plugin, select AUM IAA port 1. On pad 2, select AUM IAA port 2, ...
- In BM3 create audio tracks 1-8, make each of them record audio from the corresponding bank pad from above.
- Just hope that the IAA nodes don't fail ... it is not as stable as AU, for sure.
- When recording from AUM, I found it best to hit the little red dots near the output slots.