My question seems very simple but I could not figure out to how to do it properly.
I am a big fan of the SingularSound products and so I have the “perfect” combo: MM -> BB -> Aeros.
What I am trying to achieve is pretty simple: record a loop for practicing a guitar solo: let’s say the iconic Hotel California one (can’'t do more iconic right?).
For sure I would like to reuse the “official” beat from the BB library, where the solo rhythm is part 6 of the song (I don’t remember the exact part number but let’s assume it’s 6).
But then, it becomes surprisingly tricky to start recording straight from part 6. So I have questions like:
- Is it possible to have the BB starting from a predefined part (instead of the intro or part 1 by disabling the intro)?
- Can I create a MM mode to select part numbers and jump directly to them (instead of up/down)? For example, go from the Intro to the Chorus, skipping the verse. The MM screens could display part1, part2, etc… Or even better intro, verse, chorus, bridge , solo, etc… and we could then chain them live in any random order.
- Alternatively, can I create a MM mode to chose the BB starting part before starting the beat?
As an attempt, I tried to disable BB midi out sync commands, to avoid starting the Aeros on the first BB parts (I know there is request to be able to do this with a footswitch press). The midi clock and tempo goes through but not the start/next commands. Then I start the BB and I switch parts until reaching part 6 (the Aeros has not recorded anything but receives the beat). And then I press record on the Aeros somewhere during the previous bar, as I expect the recording to start at the beginning of the next bar (obviously the Aeros song is set with quantize on and midi sync on). Unfortunately, when doing this, the Aeros always starts recoding when pressed and not at the start of the next bar. Really frustrating.
I did not try too much after that and preferred to ask here directly.
I hope that such a basic situation has a simple answer.
Thanks for any help.