Originally Posted by SurveillanceP
Don't sleep till you have got your idea out enough that you will recognise it tomorrow.
When you have got it out enough that you know you will recognise its true intention- go back to bed.
If you have a girlfriend- get rid of here and get a female friend. Whole bunch of music hours freed up right there. Sounds cheeky I know but its true.
Erm wish I could help you more specifically but I'm not very familiar with ableton.
Edit: In terms of organising your drum sounds, why not spend an evening creating/assembling your favourite "electro" "rock" "acoustic" kits and saving them as a patch file in whatever host you use? That way when you get an idea you can at least load up a patch straight away thats in the ball park and get it down.
That's kind of what I've been doing. It seems like the only sane way to go about playing virtual drums.
I recently took a downloaded loop and ran different NI drum sets over it.
It looks like there's a semi-standard pattern for which keys kick, snare, and others should be on for more fluid use kit-to-kit, like C1 etc.
It would be nice if Battery had an alt-Arrow function that would only shift through a given snare drum library that the user's put together. Alt-Arrowing through every single snare takes a long time, and if you're using a kit you already like that could take some time.
Of course, if all these samples are already put together in folders, one could just used Finder.
Anyway, yeah, that's seems like the best course of action thus far. Programming is programming and always requires libraries.