I'm a Berkeley CA bass player singer looking to use softstep and ableton on a mac air at live gigs. I don't want to do any live recording. I just want to trigger loops and effects, basically use it as a versatile pre-programmed drum machine, hopefully with only one "scene" that works reliably with every .als I open on a gig. I don't think the live or live looper scenes are right for my purposes.
Being a little technically dense, I'm spending too much time trying to learn and program and not enough time on the music part. Anybody have a recipe they could send me for simply setting it up? Anybody local to me hireable for a few hours to help me set up? Any advice about where to go for the simple clear guidance I need?