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AbleSet's Cue Notation

Locators from Ableton to AbleSet

AbleSet uses Ableton's locators (short: cues) to determine where songs start and end. The simplest form of a cue contains just the song title and is located at the song's beginning:

Never Gonna Give You Up. Using this cue will lead to that title appearing as a song in AbleSet.

To give AbleSet more information on what a marker means, you can use a more advanced cue notation:

Child Cues

A child cue starts with a

> followed by the name (for example
> Verse 2
). You can use it to divide a song into multiple parts. Those parts can then be triggered from AbleSet.

Cue Descriptions

Everything written in curly brackets is interpreted as a description. You can use this feature to add information like the song's key, tempo, and length. Example:

Follow Night {Tuning: C, Capo 1}

Stop Markers

There are two ways to get AbleSet to automatically stop playback after a song. If you place a cue named

in your set, AbleSet will automatically stop playback there and select the next song.

Another way is to add a single dot to the beginning of a cue (for example:

. Follow Night). AbleSet will stop playback on the cue and select it as the next song.

Both ways only work with normal cues, not with child cues, but can be combined as desired. So one song can be stopped by a

STOP cue while the next song can be stopped by a dot cue. Depending on how you want to structure your live set, it might make more sense to use one or the other.

Ignored Cues

If you want AbleSet to ignore a cue, just prefix it with a

*. This might be interesting for making notes in your live session:
* Check automation