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

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Ableton: quick calculation of average loudness of a track (without listening to whole track with a meter)

I would like to bring all tracks of a session to 0 db because I want to use a analog channel strip simulation simulation, and CLA points out that those sounds best with audio source within that range. ...
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A mixer or an audio interface? [closed]

So I wanna jam live and record, I first wanted to buy a normal Behringer mixer with a built-in USB but I've been told the recording quality is not that good compared to audio interfaces, so I have two ...
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MIDI routing (?) in Ableton freezes after a few seconds… any ideas?

Setup: M-Audio Keystation 49 -USB-> Windows 10 PC running Ableton Live hosting the AddictiveKeys VSTi. I've already stripped other stuff out of the equation to make things simpler. [See updates below ...
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Looping in Abletons session view without click (no global quantisation)

I want to do make loops in Ableton live session view and use two tracks. Because of creativity reasons, I don't want to be bound to the metronome, so I switched it off the global launch quantisation. ...
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Live Looping using an iPad, MIDI Keyboard and laptop

I’m hoping to set up a virtual loop station using an iPad and the Quantiloop app. I’ve got the Arturia KeyLab MK2 connected via USB to a MacBook. I’ve then been connecting the Mac to an amp using ...
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remove recording delay in ableton live

I am using ableton live 10 (trial) with a scarlett focusrite solo to record simple loops with my guitar. The recording delay is a huge hassle everytime I want do add a track. Currently my workflow is ...
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I can't change bank preset in my keyboard via Ableton

I own Casio CT-X5000 keyboard and tried to use its appendix with bank and program changes to reach tones I'd want. What I wanted to do is send midi out from Ableton to my keyboard with appropriate ...
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Recording notes with the computer keyboard in Ableton Live

I have enabled the Computer keyboard button, the Arm Session Recording, and playing/recording at the same time, plus the Midi Editor Preview. If I press the ASD buttons, I can hear notes (as long as ...
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Changing Ableton UI's colors

I'm looking for a program that will let me change colors of Live's theme, mostly clip colors, I require the theme to be compatible with Live 8 & 9, here is theme: http://www.mediafire.com/file/...
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Relative tempo automation in Ableton?

I want to be able to use one Ableton project with different global tempos, but I want to preserve the tempo automation in the master track. Essentially, I would like to have changes relative to the ...
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Possible to slice to MIDI *manually* in Ableton?

Is it possible to slice to MIDI manually in Ableton? Most people just use the slice-to-MIDI feature (right click on clip and Ableton more or less does the rest), but I want to know if it's even ...
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Ableton AlesisDM7 Midi Drims product sound but no notes

I have a drum MIDI controller, and I used to be able to record the hits into midi notes just fine. Now, it might record 1 in every 35 hits. All intended hits come through the speakers, but nothing is ...
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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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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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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 ...