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

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How to choose drum pitches?

I've been learning Ableton Live with an interest in making electronic music, and this has been my first exposure to drums whatsoever. Of course, I'm not dealing with a real drum set, but rather an ...
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Tips for increasing loudness while mastering in Ableton Live

I am a drum and bass (Jump Up) producer using ableton, I have been producing for about 8 months now and I would say I have progressed really well with it. I have got to the stage with it where I want ...
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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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How does a DI box work together with guitar?

Basically I'm in need of a DI box and I'm not really sure what to get. I have a performance in January where I'm using Ableton Live 9 alongside a guitarist. The guitar will be DI'd straight into Live ...
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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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Mixing and mastering at home

I have been playing guitar, piano, and keys for over ten years, and have been recording my own stuff for about eight years. I understand the basic principles of recording and have spent many hours in ...
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Move track from Ableton to Logic Pro

I'm trying to take a track to be mastered from Ableton Live 9 to Logic Pro, but the original on Ableton is on a MBP with no Logic Pro installation, and my Logic Pro installation is on a MBP with no ...
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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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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 ...
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How to map a modulation on a simple key-button in Ableton Live 9

I have modulation of a filter to cut the bass, so the bass is fading in 3 seconds. Can I map this modulation to a keyboard to run that modulation only when I press mapped key, or to turn modulation on/...
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How can I slice and modulate samples in Logic like Ableton's Slice To Midi feature?

Ableton Live has particularly strong capabilities when it comes to converting audio to midi and vice-versa. One particular feature is the ability to take a sample of audio, and simply click a button, ...
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Are there any software to build and 3D simulate an entire audio visual live show?

I know you can mix visuals with: resolume I know you can create and perform electronic music with: Ableton And I know you can design and perform light shows with: Sunlite Suite. I also know ...
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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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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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What equipment do i need to play and record live?

i am beginner and i would like to know what equipment do i need to connect Ableton Push, Akai APC40, guitar + pedals, vocal processor and mic to play and record live? Do i need a preamp? Thanks.
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How to bind two different samples one on my pad and the other onto keyboard keys

Have Oxygen v4 49 Using Ableton Lite x64 I have sample packs Using Win 8.1 x64 Using Pod X3 Live as a soundcard. I drag'n drop sample into my pad section, works fine. I would like to drag'n drop ...
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Why does unfreezing a track in Ableton change the tracks sound?

I'm using Massive synth inside Ableton and I need to freeze tracks to save on the CPU usage. The problem is that when I unfreeze the synth tracks the sound of the synth is different from when I ...
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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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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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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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Ableton stores MIDI mappings but does not react to inputs

I am trying to use my MIDI board (Gordius LG2) to control events in Ableton Live, but it doesn't react to my inputs. Namely: I edit the midi map I see that the mappings are stored (they appear on ...
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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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Learning Drums in Ableton live - finger Drumming

I wanted to learn drums, finger drumming in Ableton live. I can have a sound track and a midi track with 808 or 909 kit loaded and I can play the sound clip and try to play the midi to match the same. ...
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JACK JackRouter (and then?)

I'm using Jack 1.9.10. I want to record system sound into Ableton, and don't want to plug a cable from line out to line in. I start PortAudio, I turn on JACK Audio Connection Kit, it is already ...
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In Ableton Live, can a parameter be mapped to midi messages from a midi track?

In Ableton Live, I'd like to use a midi track to toggle a parameter. It seems like it should be possible to map a parameter to a midi note, say G2 on channel 1, and then have that map triggered from ...
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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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What are good ways to pick MIDI instruments that go together?

I've been playing music all my life. I just downloaded Ableton Live, and I've been trying to cook up some tracks. The issue that I'm having is that it often feels like the instruments that I pick don'...
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How to use padKontrol with Ableton Live?

I have a Korg padKontrol midi controller and it is fairly easy to get it going with Ableton Live 9 as a drum trigger. However, I would like to use it to trigger scenes in session view and generally ...
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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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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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How can I record audio and play other tracks as backtrack at the same time?

I'm using a Nord Stage and a Windows 10 laptop, and I want to record an audio (not MIDI) track on top of existing tracks. So I'd like to hear the keyboard and the backtrack, and record just the ...
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How to make ambient tropical music in Ableton Live 9?

I have heard a lot of songs that sound a lot like this one: , and I am wondering how the ambient / vibrating effect is done. I think it might have something to do with ...
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Ableton Live 9 missing resources

I am using Ableton Live 9 on my macbook air but it is running frm an external hard drive. Whenever I try to put certain sounds onto a track I am creating the program gives me an error that the media ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I transfer GarageBand software instruments or find equivalents in Ableton Live?

I'm switching from GarageBand to Ableton Live Standard for music production and live performance. However, I'd still like to perform songs I've made using GarageBand. I figure I can export loops or ...
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set up electronic drums in ableton

So, I have Alesis DM Lite electronic drum kit and I also have Ableton Live 9 software. I want to record the drums thorugh Ableton, but I don't know how to set up the drums in the software. The drum ...
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Finding Sound Card Requirements

I have a Macbook pro which is Handling my Mainstage(Apple) requirements and Logic Pro requirements. i5, with 8GB RAM. When I perform with Reaktor blocks, the performance overload is happening and ...
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Ableton impulse drum rack switch

I like to use the preset racks in Ableton Impulse. The problem is I for the life of me cannot figure out how to switch the positions of the drum samples. Say I wanted to have the kick drum in 3rd ...
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Releasing MIDI key causes a sound - using Ableton Live - how to avoid that?

When I play some instruments in Ableton Live 9 with my MIDI controller, e.g. a "Stranger Lead Guitar" or "Steel jazz clean," it plays sound when I hit the key, which is good, but it also plays a sound ...
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Looking for a trance gate midi device for Ableton Live/Max for Live

I am looking for a midi effect for Max for Live which allows the creation of arbitrary trance patterns. Something like the one embedded in FM8, just to be clear. Many people implement trancegates on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...