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

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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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Looking for piano VSTs [closed]

I have a Korg SP-250, but the builtin banks of regular pianos are dull to the degree I loose interest, I used to play the violin. The samplings are just too perfect and streamlined, and I actually ...
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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 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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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 ...