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Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation designed for music production, recording, mixing, and sequencing.

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Use MIDI e-drums sounds in Ableton 10

I have no experience with Ableton, but I wanted to start learning by recording some drums samples with my e-drums (Alesis Crimson 2). I already set up the instrument and it sends and receives MIDI ...
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Why is my guitar coming out with a weird, distorted sound through my audio interface?

So i just bought / upgraded some of my gear to a Komplete Kontrol A49 and a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6. Downloaded my free Ableton Lite and plugged in my guitar to the no 1 instrument input on my Scarlett....
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In Ableton Live 10, how can I configure a clip to launch only on the last bar of a 4 bar sequence, regardless of when it is triggered?

I have a piece of music that I commissioned that is basically a jingle for a YouTube channel. The composer has made me a background loop followed by an outro, which are contained in a single audio ...
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Is it possible to use an LFO or other effect that does not retrigger when you hit a new note in Ableton Live?

I am trying to create an effect that does not retrigger when hitting a new note on the keyboard. As an example, I am trying to achieve the effect of the sound panning from left to right in a cyclic ...
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Why same sample have different loudness in FL and Live?

I loaded same sample (Kick) in FL v20.x and Ableton Live v10.x, in FL the volume is around -8db and in Live is around -6db, why is that?
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How to record multiple sequential fixed length clips?

If I want to, say, record 24 bars of guitar, how can I pre set it up such that I can hands-free play all 24 bars and let it get recorded into 3 8 bars clips? The closest I can think of is letting ...
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Keep the recording with the VST settings

recording with ableton live, I can get the VST to sound, the recording is ok when played back. However, when I change the vst plugin settings (same plugin, different config) the recording changes as ...
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How can I automate the arming and disarming of tracks in ableton?

I am going to perform a song live where I have multiple patches stored across multiple tracks in Ableton. I have been looking for a way to automate the arming and disarming of tracks at specific ...
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Ableton 9 Remote midi scripts

I've been playing around with the Ableton 9 Live API, javascript, Python, and M4L. I've been trying to create a step sequencer for an Akai MPD226 controller. I've created the necessary functionality ...
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Warp markers in Ableton not correct anymore when replacing with higher quality song

I've added warp markers throughout the track Kool & The Gang - Celebration. Everything sounds good now but I found a high quality FLAC version. So I replaced the song with it. And now my warp ...
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How to proper perform live using all my scenes from my projects?

I was wondering if anyone can point me to some tutorials or courses (maybe no more than 100 dollars or around that), that can teach me how to setup a live performance. Like everybody when I make a new ...
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Shortcut to record a clip in Ableton's session view

In order to record an audio clip in Ableton's Session view, this is what I click with the mouse: arm recording record stop recording I haven't figured out how to do this easier or with the keyboard, ...
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Analog Four MK1 as an Audio Sound interface in Ableton

I am using Analog Four MK1 as an audio interface in Ableton 9, where I have also an audio track, but I don't hear the track in the speakers... I have 1 cable from output left Analog Four MK1 to ...
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Buying a DAC for Ableton [closed]

I'm a newcomer to Ableton and I'm at the point I need some hardware on a budget. I'm going to go for a Shure 57 mic with a Stagg cable but am a bit unsure which DAC to go for. Here are two options ...
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Synths as Audio Sound interface

I have an Analog Four MK1 connected directly to the computer and to the speakers and used as an Audio Interface in Ableton. I will get now an Elektron Analog Rytm MKII. and I wonder if I can play both ...
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Can Ableton add another instrument layer every time a loop repeats whilst live?

Say I'm working with an 8-bar drum beat. If I want to add another instrument layer on top I must stop recording the drums, arm the new instrument, and then press the record button, wait for the count-...
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Synchronizing Live via MIDI

I would like to synchronize an Analog Four MKII & Analog Rytm with Ableton Live 9 using a focusrite 2i/4 .. 1.- Connecting the MIDI out of your Focusrite to the MIDI in on Elektron Analog Four ...
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Recording Elektron Analog Four in Ableton

I trying to record what I play in Elektron four in Ableton: 1.- Connecting the MIDI out of your Focusrite to the MIDI in on Elektron Analog Four 2.- Connecting the audio out of the hardware device ...
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Ableton Live - Monitor automation or Midi Mapping

I'm trying to automate the monitor for a track in Ableton Live 10. I couldn't find automation for monitoring so I tried to use Midi mappings (with software Midi driver). The problem comes when I can't ...
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Different ways of connecting MIDI keyboard to hardware (via audio interface or via MIDI USB)

Here is a photo that shows different ways of connecting your keyboard to Ableton Live. I was wondering what are some of the benefits to each different version of the setup? For example, if I'm ...
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Convert midi data into lead sheet with roman numeral theory

I am working on making an original composition for a uni assignment and I am wondering how to notate this progression into essentially sheet music, I have converted it into a score with musescore, but ...
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Ableton: Vocals missing from an old WAV file when played through Windows Media, are there when played in Ableton

I have an incredibly strange case. I've been assembling a collection of demos from old songs I wrote some years ago. I found one, a 2822 kbps WAV file, played it (in Windows Media Player) and thought ...
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Ableton : what is the most compatible soundcard? [closed]

Can anybody tell me which sound card is the best for ABLETON? Maybe the Focusrite Scarlett? I use Ableton and I just bought a soundcard (Steinberg UR22mkII). I have problems making it work properly. ...
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Looper Pedal with bypass for specific inputs

I'm using my looper pedal for 2 signals inputs. I would like to have the ability to switch between: - Loop just the guitar without the vocal. - Loop both guitar and vocal. Are there any looper ...
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Do I need to EQ frequencies before layering or after?

I want to create kick-samples, snare-samples, etc... by layering recorded samples (e.g. 909-Bass-Drum + click + crunch). Also I want to cutoff frequencies to get suitable samples for the mix. I use ...
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How to use FL Studio or Ableton to perform a set from a portfolio of songs?

I am trying to use FL studio to layer multiple sounds and effects to be used with a midi keyboard as a controller for a live set. We usually do four songs per set once a week out of a portfolio. ...
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Ableton Live: How to control a parameter using the amplitude of another track?

I haven't found much info on this from web searches... maybe I'm using the wrong terminology or something. It seems like a relatively basic thing considering the complexity of modern DAWs, and ...
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Effect of audio drivers on mixing

I was wondering about the effect of audio drivers on mixing music. When mixing you ideally use studio monitors because they are supposed to have a 'neutral sound' so that you can achieve a mix that ...
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Ableton Live 10 w/ Push 2: Play notes while a clip is looping during global recording

I am trying to record a live performance on Push 2. I start global recording in the arrangement view and then start my performance in the session view. I record some notes into a clip, and now it's ...
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multi v-drum modules, one setup

What I would like to know is: would it be possible to run two separate drum set modules from the same trigger set? Meaning, say, if I had a TD 7 and a TD 11 module but only one drum set and say I ...
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Is it possible to import an Ableton sample file .adv into the Launchpad app (by Ampify)?

I made a sample file in Ableton and would like to put it in the launchpad app. Is there any easy way to do this? I would like to be able to choose which sample thing to assign to each button. I'm new ...
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How to assign a Launch pad to a specific key in Cubase

I have just bought a Novation Launch key mini with East West Gold orchestra and I was wondering if there is a way to set the launch pads to a specific pitch. This is so I can have the key switches of ...
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in ableton live 10 where did the crossfade controls on two adjacent clips go?

In Ableton if you have two clips butted up against each other on the same track, you used t be able to edit the crossfade between them by pulling down the menu on the track controls on the right and ...
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link ableton to traktor and let traktor be the master

Has anyone successfully get this scenario working? I dj with traktor. I use timecoded vinyls/cds and i always mix live. No songs are premapped with cuepoints ets.. the only analysis traktor gets done ...
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Ableton Levels changing themselves?

I am very new to able and I'm using Ableton Live 9 Lite. I have eight tracks and as I'm mixing I notice that some of the levels of my tracks have a little red dot on them (as do my reverb and delay ...
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How to record youtube audio to ableton live 10? [closed]

I have ableton live 10, and is configured to use ASIO4All because i use an external device (UPhoria UM2 from behringer). And i'm using onboard device to hear some music from youtube, etc. What i ...
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Use Roland D20 with Ableton Live Looper

Can I use a simple sustain pedal with my Roland D-20 in order to do overdubbing with Ableton Live Looper audio effect? In other words, use the pedal for controlling the Looper All-purpose button that ...
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Connecting Scarlett Solo output to mixer in live setting

I would like to play virtual instruments in Ableton Live in rehearsal setting. At my disposal are: Scarlett Solo interface (with stereo RCA outputs) laptop with Ableton Live Mackie Fx Pro 12 mixer ...
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That sound thats used in the drop of most melodic dubstep songs

I am new to music production, and I've been using Ableton for about 2 months now. I was wondering if I could recreate the sound used in most melodic dubstep drops, here are some examples: Just A ...
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Does an upgrade from Ableton Live Standard to Suite cost the same if I already own Max for Live? [closed]

I've already emailed Ableton with this question a couple days ago, but since it's the holidays they haven't answered yet. I currently own a Live 9 Standard license, and I was thinking about buying ...
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Overall Latency — nothing happens?

My understanding of latency is that, if I'm recording vocals/guitar via a line-in, there will be some delay between my playing/singing and it registering with the computer; therefore, if the latency ...
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Mapping Per Track

I hope I can make this concise and understandable. I need to know if I can do this before I purchase an Ableton license. I currently am running a trial version of Ableton Live Suite. If I have an ...
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Electribe ES-1 and Mbox 2

I have a Korg Electribe ES-1 MKII and an old MBox 2, using Ableton Live 9 as DAW. I want to set up the ES-1 via Midi and Audio to my DAW. The MBox only has 2 Inputs and Monitor, Headphone and SPDIF ...
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I want to connect my MIDI keyboard to Ableton Live directly (read below)

so that I can put notes on the Ableton interface directly with my keyboard. BTW I have full version of Live 9 Lite on Windows 10, and the keyboard is an Alesis V49.
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DAW Plugins with Multiple Instruments

I am using Ableton Live Lite with a Focusrite Scarlet and BiasFX. Using this setup with my guitar is great, however when I plug in a second instrument and use the BiasFx plugin only one track has the ...
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Ableton: How do I play a midi instrument, and then record a loop for arrangement view?

I've got a remix I'm working on, and one of the steps is laying down some bass piano synth sounds. I have the sound loop I want, it's a progressive sound loopable over 1 bar.. However, when I goto ...
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What is the difference between a software synth (like Ableton's Operator) & The piano synths they include in Standard

I'm following a tutorial that uses a software synth (Sylenth1 is this case) I now realize I don't have a software synth at all, because I purchased Standard Edition of Ableton. Could in theory I ...
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ableton put insert marker at current position

Is there a keycommand or midi command for placing the "insert marker" (the red triangle) at the current play position. As opposed to clicking with the mouse. I want to scroll to a position with my ...
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Two Macbooks each running Ableton 9.7.2, Midi

I have ALeton Live 9 on two Macs each with their own sound card. I know that Link with midi Tempo sync, but will they Transmit midi notes from one to the other? For, example, I have a midi track ...
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Need help with multi out BFD3 in Ableton 9.7.1

I'm using BFD3 and I'd like to route the outputs of each channel into Ableton for further processing. What I'd like to do is: For each channel N create a mono out N into Ableton In Ableton have N ...