I am new to GP in the last few days. I am particularly excited that is supports Ableton Link, and can send song position data to plugins that are hosted in GP which I can’t achieve in MainStage. My goal is to be able to use plugins such as LFOTool (by XFer Records) or various plugins by Sinevibes, which all do audio animation effects based on repeating patterns that are synched to the start of a bar.
I had some very positive, fast results by simply switching on Ableton Link. However after more realistic experimentation to simulate playback in a live gig, I have found that the song position in GP doesn’t stay in sync with Ableton when I cause Ableton to jump immediately to the start of a new song without a count-in. When Ableton jumps back to position 1 | 1 | 1 (and optionally changes tempo for the new song), GP immediately detects the tempo change but keeps free-wheeling at the same song position without resetting back to the start of the bar. Pressing stop then start in GP doesn’t solve it.
Does anyone know how to achieve what I’m trying to do here? The dream is to have audio effects or arpeggiators on my live keys patches that move in correct sync with the timing of the Ableton backing tracks. I’ve wanted that for years, and it looks like GP comes closest to that yet!