I'm really struggling with one little aspect of Live that has got me stumped. Suppose I've mapped a number of instrument parameters (LFOs, freq / filters, FX etc) to any number of dials, sliders or other MIDI controllers. As I'm laying down (live recording) the MIDI note data in Session View (ie: recording loops), I want to be able to modulate the parameters as well, in real-time; sometimes more than one parameter at a go. I'm finding that Ableton doesn't record the automation tracks until you go back and overdub.
This is clearly totally bogus, and I'm hoping I'm just missing something here.
The idea is to be able to improvise (and record the improvisation) with more than just the MIDI note data - I'd like my modulations to be recorded in real-time along with the note data that I'm performing. In short: capture the entire performance.