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

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I am trying to setup my roland td-3 drum kit as a MIDI controller

So far I've setup the kit in ableton live 10 as remote control and turned local control off on the kit itself. I've been following the guide in ableton step by step so far but failing at 'verifying ...
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Need assistance connecting VST Sequencer in Ableton to External Synth

I have Sequence Air on first midi track and Minilogue XD set as an External Instrument on the second midi track. I can get sound from the minilogue but I cant figure out how to get the sequencer to ...
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How can I have the project tempo adjust to what it was when I hit record

I currently record rehearsals where I change the tempo in between songs. The workflow goes like this: Tap tempo for song and hit record - all using a midi controller Hit stop at end of song - again ...
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How can I assign randomly my midi inputs in ableton / maxmsp

I'd like to have a litlle program that would assign randomly (or partially randomly) my midi cc (from external keyboards and other midi devices) in Ableton and/or max msp. Basically, every (or part) ...
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Ableton live trial audio not working [closed]

I am completely noob. Audio in my Ableton is not working while I put the Track inside main pain. Testing audio pieces and side tab is working. I have tested preferences and test option give inside ...
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Guitar effects routed to IEM before recording in Ableton

I've been trying all sorts of routes but I can't get the app to work the way I want and at this point I'm wondering if this is even possible. SETUP: Ableton Live 10 Focusrite 6i6 BiasFX guitar ...
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Send Midi CC from DAW Live to Launchkey

I'm trying to set a specific pad of my Novation Launchkey to lit by sending it a Midi message in Ableton Live, like described in the Programmer's reference on page 6-7: To light the bottom left drum-...
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Trouble in Ableton with midi keyboards cutting out while playing

I've been having a problem where my midi keyboard will randomly cut out and stop working after playing it from anywhere between 5 seconds to a minute. It will come back either after a few minutes, or ...
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For electronic music production, are there any differences between using small synths vs big synths?

This is a newbie question by someone who is just learning to play piano. On YouTube there are some talented musicians that play and remake famous electronic music riffs and tunes. One group uses very ...
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How can I map a sequence of midi notes to a scale in Ableton Live

Overview I am using a Midi Fighter 3D to play notes into Ableton Live (Lite in this situation, but I have a license for Suite if needed). The MF3D outputs 16 sequential MIDI notes for each of 4 banks ...
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How to reinitialize audio devices after opening Ableton Live?

After opening Ableton, when I plug in another Audio device I have to completely restart it before Ableton recognizes the devices, is there an option to have Ableton look for new devices?
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How to Auto route Outputs for vocals in Ableton with a Midi Dummy?

here's my problem. My band plays in bars every night and we have created Backing Tracks for all 300 Songs, some of them with Percusion Audio & Fx's... but 70% are just a Cue intro + the metronome. ...
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Novation Launchkey Mk3 … arrow menu won't launch

Please help because I am super confused. I just bought a Novation Launchkey 49 to use with Ableton live, and I want to use the arrow keys from the [...] menu as described in this video: ...
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Ableton live RACKS: is there an equivalent, or better, functionality available in reaper?

I'm an ableton live user (only because I received live bundled with my keyboard) but now i'm considering trying out reaper out of frustration with various design decisions in live which those guys are ...
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Record Audio in Ableton Live from Behringer Digital Pro Mixer DDM4000

I connect OUT B from Behringer Digital Pro Mixer DDM4000 to Scarlett 2i/4, on Ableton -> Preferences -> Audio Input Device -> Scarlett 2i4 USB. on Audio Track I select Audio From Ext. In, but ...
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Ableton Live - Playing back MIDI tracks and freezes, replaying same note forever

So I'm playing a MIDI track in Ableton Live, and suddenly it starts replaying the same note forever. I've tried hitting stop twice, turning midi learning on/off twice, literally deleting the track, ...
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VST User Interface Not Showing

I'm using Live 10 64-bit. I'm using a free plugin called Synth1 but when I load it to a MIDI track I cannot see the plugin user interface. I tried Ctrl + Alt + P and clicking on the wrench icon. Even ...
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How to include the BPM in Clip packs

In Ableton you can put clips into multiple scenes and if you highlight them all and drag to a folder they will be saved as a clip pack, then you can select clip packs and drag them over to to play ...
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How do I change beat markers without warping audio in Ableton Live?

I am curious if it is possible to adjust the beat markers to match each beat in some live audio in Ableton Live. The problem I am having is I have some pre-recorded audio clip that wasn't played at ...
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Phase cancellation to isolate individual components of a track

I am looking to reverse engineer tracks by using "phase cancellation". Very often (especially in electronic music) a later part of the track may contain material from the beginning of the track plus ...
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Assign locators to time not bars

I'm creating a track which has widely variable tempos. I would like to add locators in arrangement view but it seems that the locators are tied to the bars and not to the time of the track. I would ...
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Send pre-fx signal of a track to the return track in Ableton

Is there a way in Ableton to send the unaltered signal of a particular track to a return track? By unaltered I mean the signal before the insert effects kick in. I have a vocal which I would like to ...
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Connecting Roland drums to Ableton Live

This is the first time I have tried to use electronic drums through Ableton Live. I use a Focusrite Scarlett interface for other instruments so I am assuming that I will need to do the same for the ...
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Mapping my fcb1010 to the same notes as my Akai APC mini so that it can perform the same functions, hands free

I'm using an Akai APC mini (without the control surface) to perform some functions on Ableton. Mostly starting and stopping tracks or Looper on different channels. I also own a Behringer FCB1010 ...
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Ableton New User Question: Using Drum Kits

Is there a way to use a drum kit without programming it? For example, if I click on the 808Core Kit.adg in the Browser Content Pane, I get an audio preview. However, if I drag it to a MIDI track, I ...
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My midi controllers are clashing in Ableton Live

thanks in advance for reading this post.. I'm hoping I'll make it clear enough. I have an Akai APC mini and a full size midi keyboard. I am trying to use my APC mini to control turning off different ...
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Recording Yamaha P115 with Focusrite Scarlet 8i6

I apologize for the insane noob questions. I'm entirely new to recording. I've recorded some MIDI in the past, but not much. I recently purchased a Focusrite Scarlet 8i6 to record my Yamaha P115 ...
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How can I do voice isolation in Ableton?

How can I isolate voice from background music? Is it even possible? I tried it with Audacity but the quality is not good enough.
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What soundcard do I need to reduce latency and how does ASIO work?

I work with Ableton Live 10 and I have a latency issue, i think it is because I only have a internal soundcard. Voice and guitar run into the PC via a Macky Mixer ProFX 16x2. I also use a Avid Eleven ...
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primary sound driver and asio4all sounds different in DAW

While ASIO4ALL significantly reduces latency and improves sound quality, many people have complained that it sounds different from their primary sound driver across several DAW's: https://...
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Zoom automation parameters? [closed]

I have a MAX4Live plugin running that controls parameters via LFO. When I want to automatize the LFO offset (-100% to +100%), the automation track gets huge and I have to scroll for ages. Is it ...
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How do I put clips into a Group in Clip View?

https://i.imgur.com/0Ga15AK.png It seems like Dragging and Dropping them doesn't work or isn't expected by the Ableton Live 10 trial.
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How do I mute a track in this Arrangement view for playback of another track in Clip view?

[ Is it possible to mute vocal tracks to listen to only instruments while composing in Clip view?
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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?