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

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How can I access the "fades" dropdown option in Ableton?

I'm having trouble finding the fades option circled in red in the following screenshot, which was taken from this video: Here's a closer look at his options: And here's what I'm seeing in ...
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How can I set balanced volume levels prior to mixing?

I make demos on Ableton, but I am new to the world of mixing. I've never been good at balancing volume levels. I do my best to dial in my levels--whichever knob I reach for first, typically--but the ...
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Why can't velocity information be extracted from this kick drum loop?

I wanted to apply the groove of a downloaded kick drum loop to my own kick sound. The plan was to convert the loop’s audio, which happened to be in stereo, to MIDI and then simply hot swap the ...
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How can I make my DAW songs really groove? [closed]

For context: I make rock music in Ableton, and I use Ableton’s Drum Rack to quickly program drum beats (for reference, think “Heart of Glass” by Blondie or “Little Red Corvette" and "When ...
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Synth controls greyed out in Ableton Live 11

Utter noob here. A couple of weeks ago I created some basic tones using operator/synth lead, exported them as WAVs and that was that. I've now changed laptop and have re-opened the Live project to ...
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How to load individual REX slices into Live's Drum Rack slots?

In Ableton Live 9, how can I load a single slice of a Recycle loop into a Drum Rack pad/slot as a 1-shot? There is a tab labeled "1-shot" but it always triggers from the first slice and then ...
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can i play my electric guitar on a midi sequencer?

for example in ableton live , connect my guitar and program a melody, is that possible? I don't know if this could be done, it would be interesting to me instead of using virtual instruments.
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How to miniaturize hardware for basic MIDI device control? [closed]

Currently I use Ableton on my main system, which is great but you need pretty high specs to run and needs a few minutes at least to boot up. Which is fine but my free time is much more restricted ...
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What should be key considerations when splicing drum loops?

In this post, I asked you all about isolating individual hits from a drum loop. This was important to me because I wanted to actually edit the drum loops to create my own version of the original. ...
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Ableton Live: knob controls volume instead of macro, how to control macro with knob

Ableton Live 11 Launchkey Mini mk3 Win 10 Experience: zero (second day since I launched it). I assign chain selector thing to the macros 1, but when I turn the knob, I change the volume of the first ...
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How to make Big beat drum from scratch? [closed]

As a beginner producer, I am having trouble making drums for my records. I usually go to YouTube to learn how to create drum beats, but when I came across Big Beat, there was no detailed tutorial for ...
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Ableton: Pressing solo button on audio track mutes all tracks, including the one I am trying to solo

In my Ableton Live 10 project right now, I have both midi and audio tracks. When I press the solo button on my midi tracks it behaves as I expect - the solo'd track is audible and all the others are ...
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How do I convert drum loops purchased online into MIDI drum racks in my DAW?

I am totally new to the world of loops, which seem to be a pretty big deal for some genres, such as EDM and techno. I've always taken pride in creating my drum beats from scratch and modifying the ...
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How to get signal from AKAI MPK Mini MK3 in Ableton Live 11 Suite

Just plugged in a new MPK Mini MK3. Opened Ableton Live 11 Suite, using the trial version not sure if that matters. See settings below and armed track. When touching the keys or any of the beat pads, ...
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Ableton Can I make the "Session Record Button" start MIDI recording from somewhere in the track I manually select?

Is there a way to record digital keyboard (midi) into a long midi clip but have the recorder start running from an offsetted position.. Eg. Near the end of the track so I'm not wasting so much time ...
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How do I adjust the pitch range of the Midi pitch bend control?

I would like to pitch bend my midi data, while in session view, clip view and Envelopes tab, as is shown in the picture. I have selected midi ctrl in device chooser. Then I selected pitch bend in the ...
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how to make a drum rack instrument (boom kick) to be a separate playable midi-track

Beginner question here: Let's say I have a drum rack with a 808 boom kick in it. I want to be able to play this boom kick on my midi controller keyboard, meaning instead of one note I have in the drum ...
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connecting Novation SLMK3 into Ableton live 11

I try to connect my Novation SLMK3 with Ableton live 11 and it to strange to have tested lot of possibility and never find the good options. The context config at this time : My SL is connected by ...
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Is it possible to extend notes and also shift the 2nd 3rd etc notes offset from the first note?

Is it possible to extend a set of notes (or a whole piece) while also updating its offset from the first selected note? For example, when I select 2 notes 1/4 apart and drag to scale them to 1/2 notes ...
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Is this the correct translation of the Pattern workflow in FL Studio to Clip & Arrangement workflow in Ableton?

I'm coming from FL Studio, where you create "Patterns" (similar to clips) to drop into the "Playlist" (arrangement) view. In FL Studio, if you modify the notes in a pattern, all ...
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Where are these audio clicks coming from Ableton Live 11 Suite?

Audio clicks and pops in Ableton are nothing new to me. Needing to fade audio clicks at the beginning (and sometimes ending) of clips is part of my workflow if I don't want to re-record an instrument,...
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Ableton Push Start/Stop with a Sustain Pedal

MacBook Pro (Big Sur 11.5.2) Ableton Intro Ableton Push 2 OnStage KSP20 (the sustain pedal) Is there a way to get an Ableton Push 2 to play/stop via a foot pedal? My sister has a gig in a few days and ...
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Is it possible to add or extend a note in the middle of the piano role and have Ableton automatically push the notes to the right to the right

I'm this feature as it would be so useful for me. Similar to a word processor/text box if you click in the middle of a sentence and type it inserts new characters and pushes the characters on the ...
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Ableton crash when i open ezbass [closed]

i recently add ableton 11 to my pc. Everything is fine. I want to use ezbass from toontrack. When i first open ezbass, everything is fine but when i save my project and load my project next time, when ...
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Ableton 10 : automate tempo without warping midi clip (like no-warp on audio)

I use ableton live 10 and I like to record things without metronome, then automate the master tempo accordingly. This works really good with audio tracks (eg. a guitar or vocals) provided I de-...
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Is there an equivalent to "format painter" (Microsoft formatting tool) in Ableton when editing MIDI notes?

For example, I recently had a two MIDI chords. They were the same chord, but one was eighth notes and the other was quarter notes. Is there a quick way to apply the "formatting" (read: ...
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My midi is not in tune. Why ? How do I tune it?

My midi Double Bass Section Legato is out of tune by - 22 ct. Why is this happening and how do I fix this ? The instrument is the 'Double bass Section Legato' in the Orchestral Strings which can be ...
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Where is the transpose (fine tune) button in Live 11?

I would like to change the the pitch in cts not just st (semitones). This question sounds a bit stupid. The button used to be there, because I have successfully used it. Below there is a screenshot of ...
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Ableton Live - expression pedal to affect currently selected track

I have the FCB1010. I would like to press a pedal, which would switch to a track, and then, when I use the volume pedal affect only the selected track's volume. Can this be done? It will be helpful to ...
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How to find out the pitch of a melody in Ableton live 10?

I have a sample that plays 4 chords. I have no idea what their key/pitch is. I've tried using the tuner audio effect but it doesn't say anything at all. Does anyone know an alternate way to find the ...
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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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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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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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