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

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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 ...
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Overall Latency — nothing happens?

My understanding of latency is that, if I'm recording vocals/guitar via a line-in, there will be some delay between my playing/singing and it registering with the computer; therefore, if the latency ...
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Mapping Per Track

I hope I can make this concise and understandable. I need to know if I can do this before I purchase an Ableton license. I currently am running a trial version of Ableton Live Suite. If I have an ...
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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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I want to connect my MIDI keyboard to Ableton Live directly (read below)

so that I can put notes on the Ableton interface directly with my keyboard. BTW I have full version of Live 9 Lite on Windows 10, and the keyboard is an Alesis V49.
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DAW Plugins with Multiple Instruments

I am using Ableton Live Lite with a Focusrite Scarlet and BiasFX. Using this setup with my guitar is great, however when I plug in a second instrument and use the BiasFx plugin only one track has the ...
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Ableton: How do I play a midi instrument, and then record a loop for arrangement view?

I've got a remix I'm working on, and one of the steps is laying down some bass piano synth sounds. I have the sound loop I want, it's a progressive sound loopable over 1 bar.. However, when I goto ...
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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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ableton put insert marker at current position

Is there a keycommand or midi command for placing the "insert marker" (the red triangle) at the current play position. As opposed to clicking with the mouse. I want to scroll to a position with my ...
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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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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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Could anybody help me with ableton live lite 9 and softube Plugins .

I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit pro and Ableton live lite 9 and softube time and tone bundle (64 bit) . But Softube plugins are not visible in Ableton. Any solutions for this ..
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Documentation for the embedded cue point format of Traktor/Serato/Ableton/

Most DJ software these days lets you set cue points. These are typically stored somewhere in the ID3 tags (assuming you're using mp3). Unfortunately, manufacturers seem to use GEOB (an opaque datatype)...
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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 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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How to merge Ableton audio with Skype audio conversation?

2011 iMac running Mavericks and Skype 7.36 (507) I want to be able to talk with someone and share my Ableton audio at the same time. I know this is a common request as I see it all over the net, and ...
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How to record Zoom H4 and guitar at the same time

I'm recording guitar lessons and I want to record both my guitar and voice at the same time. To do so, I need two audio tracks in Live. But the difficult part is that to get my voice from the Zoom h4,...
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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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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 set up electronic drums in ableton

sorry about the repost, I couldn't write a comment on the previous one, because I wasn't registered So, I have Alesis DM Lite electronic drum kit and I also have Ableton Live 9 software. I want to ...
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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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Feeding Tempo to DAW

Basically, I have a drummer and I am a Keyboard player from whom I wanted to feed the tempo to the system and thereby play arpeggios and other things which are required, which is very important for me....
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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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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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Split point - Ableton live

I am a Grade I performer on the Keyboard and right now I am using Apple Mainstage as my performance tool. Lately I am feeling that i can get better performance on Ableton live, Since for my reaktor ...
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Using Ableton with a 2015 MacBook

I intend to produce music with Ableton Live 9 suite in a 2015 MacBook with 1.3 Ghz (turbo boost up to 2.7Ghz) with 8GB RAM, and 512GB storage. Is this likely to experience lag - if so, how can I ...
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Cannot get Guitar Rig 5 sounds recorded into Ableton Live 9

I cannot get Guitar Rig 5 sounds and patches recorded into Ableton Live 9. Ableton Live 9 only records clean sounds from my guitar.
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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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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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Electronic drums, Ableton, Addictive Drums + additional audio source from laptop

I have Alesis DM10 studio. Currently I'm using the Alesis module for drum presets and my laptop to put some music on to play along and practice. This is the back of the module: I'm using the AUX IN ...
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Blues scale in Ableton, anything in Logic Pro

I used Ableton and I wanted to know how I can get this in logic pro. There is a midi effect in Ableton called blues scale? How can I accomplish this in Ableton?
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What is the best way to process vocals during live performance?

What is the best and most handy way to process vocals during live performance? Vocal processors, guitar pedals or maybe through Ableton Live with some kind of vocal controller?
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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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Connect a yamaha keyboard to ableton live

I have connected a yamaha psr e243 keyboard to my laptop, and live seems to be able to detect it: Here is my midi settings: But when I play the keyboard, there is no sound coming out. The same ...
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Creating music tracks from samples in ableton live

Hello everyone I just wanted to ask that is it possible for to remake a track from samples in ableton live?
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Yamaha Bass keys accompaniment in Ableton live

My piano teacher was telling me that when he turns on the accompaniment and when you are playing chords, when you hold the previous black key you get the minor chord for that. Example if i wanted to ...
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Using pedal switch in Ableton

I have the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 sound card and Orange FS-1 foot switch from my Orange amp. I use Ableton Live for recording my guitar. My question is, can I connect the pedal to the other input on ...
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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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Fixing delay and blurred together notes with Kontakt horns and strings

My current setup for composing is Ableton Live 9 and Kontakt 5. I am facing a problem with Session Strings and Symphony Brass with delayed notes and blurred together notes. The delayed notes are not ...
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Ableton Live Preset Resetting to Default

So I've been playing around and came across a nice pad call Pad-A Snow Pad. You'll find this in 'Instrument Rack -> Synth Pad'. It'll be near the top, or should be. I don't know what I did but ...
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Sidechain Gating vs Sidechain Compression (Ableton)

Currently trying to clean up my mix-downs (Drum & Bass)... I understand how both work, but I am stuck on which one I should go for. which of these would be recommend in reference to side-chaining ...
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Can't see the “MIDI To” and “Midi From” options in Live 9 Suite

I'm trying to follow this tutorial in which I should see a Midi track's output options: but I don't even see the menu options for "MIDI From" and "MIDI To". How do I enable these? I was previously ...