Recording Ableton Videosync output

Video recording options for Videosync in Ableton Live

Syphon Recorder.

  1. In Videosync preferences, set master Syphon out.
  2. In syphonrecorder set Videosync master as input.
  3. In syphonrecorder set virtual audio as input (eg., blackhole 2ch)
  4. In Ableton, set blackhole 2ch as audio output (or make a multioutput device in audoMidiSetup, combining headphones and blackhole.)

Vizzie Recorder.

(see this post about Vizzie Syphon abstractions

  1. setup a Syphon client in Max
  2. Use abstractions to bring video into Vizzie. and use Vizzie recorder object.
  3. Route audio as described above.

Screenflick (or other screen recording software)

  1. Set screenflick to overlay videosync output window in Ableton Live
  2. Route audio as described above.

Milford Graves Experiment

Milford Graves was one of my all time favorite musicians. His approach to percussion, and music generally, was unique in a way that defies explanation.

I sampled a bunch of clips of his drumming into Ableton live and then experimented with the Buffer Shuffler 2.0 device to see if I could randomize small slices, ie., several seconds each, of longer samples – without losing the “texture” of the original recordings.

Here is an example of what it sounds like:

This video shows a clip from David Murray’s “Real Deal” running through Buffer Shuffler using slices only about 2-3 seconds in length. The slicing rate is just arbitrary, since there is no warping or specific clock pulse.

Local files: tkzic/aardvark/milfordgraves1 project/milfordgraves1a.als