Since being locked-down, I’ve spent the past couple of weeks developing this utility for ableton. I’ve had some great use from it and I thought a lot of you would find it useful too!
‘Thresho’ automatically records audio that you send through your audio interface, then puts that recording into your ableton sidebar for quick access across all of your projects.
I found that my creative process was constantly stilted by trying to record something from hardware specifically for a tune. I’d endlessly play around on synths, but when I found something I liked, trying to recreate it would be a real headache. Or I’d just forget it.
With this, you just set it up; jam around endlessly; then sample the parts that you like. It starts recording once the audio hits a threshold, then stops once the audio goes below the threshold (plus a decay). Sort of like one of those sleep noise recording apps.
By default, it records everything into the User Library (on the sidebar in ableton) then you can just pull any of the recordings into any tune you’re working on. I find this speeds everything up when you’re trying to get things together quite quickly.
This is the first version, currently only working on Mac, but I’ll try to find a way to make a PC version if enough people are interested in that.
This is also the first time I’ve made something like this, so if anybody has any suggestions, be that the code, the interface, or anything that I could change/add, I’d be more than happy to hear it. I hope all you music makers can find a use for this!