So, since I’ve gotten so far into the subject of scene navigation, the question inevitably follows: once you’ve gotten to the desired location in your set, then what? How do you launch them clips? The answer lies in the MIDI (or Keyboard) map.

While you’re in map mode, take a look at the area directly below the clip grid and above the mixer. What you’ll see is an extra row – it’s the very same row that contains the scene navigators we’ve been discussing.

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In this case, the term relative has nothing to do with the MIDI esoterica we’ve been discussing. It simply means that these launchers can be used to fire off the clips in whatever scene is currently highlighted.

If you don’t have a spare row of buttons on your MIDI controller for clip launching, the computer keyboard can work well for this:

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Notice that I’ve used capital letters for the mapping. It’s good to bear in mind that keyboard mappings are case-sensitive. Forcing yourself to hold down the Shift key can be a useful technique for avoiding accidental keystrokes.