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How can I set balanced volume levels prior to mixing?

Before you launch Live to start recording, composing, mixing, etc., do the following: Leave the monitors at their current setting and do not change that. Turn the big monitor level knob and the ...
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How can I automate the arming and disarming of tracks in ableton?

Nevermind guys, I figured it out. So basically Ableton has a feature where you can map tasks like arming or disarming a track onto a MIDI event (CTRL+M). But it needs to receive that event from an ...
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remove recording delay in ableton live

The biggest thing here is going to be the buffer size and latency settings in the Preferences pane, under the Audio tab, in the Latency section: By reducing the size of your buffer, you're ...
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How do I adjust the pitch range of the Midi pitch bend control?

A MIDI pitch-bend controller sends values in the range -8192 to 8191. The interpretation of those data values to an actual pitch change is done by the hardware or the software plug-in receiving the ...
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How to make Big beat drum from scratch?

According to the Wikipedia page about Big Beat, the drum beats in Big Beat are "heavy loops from 1960s and 1970s funk, soul, jazz, and rock songs." So if you want to make such drum loops ...
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Move track from Ableton to Logic Pro

The only way to do this is to bounce all your tracks down, one way or another. You can export all your MIDI tracks as MIDI files which will include automated controller data. You can import these ...
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How do I adjust the pitch range of the Midi pitch bend control?

Pitch bend sensitivity can be controlled by RPN [Registered Parameter Number] messages. To save reams of complicated detail, an RPN is two bytes followed by a controller value of one or two bytes (...
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What equipment do i need to play and record live?

It looks like the missing piece in your case is an audio interface. That's a device that has audio inputs and outputs and also some kind of computer connection, like a USB, Firewire, or Thunderbolt ...
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Mixing and mastering at home

Of course the only way to actually make a professional sounding recording is to have it made by a team of professionals using high end equipment. But you can get fairly close without all that stuff ...
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Mixing and mastering at home

This is a very long topic - there are entire university degrees on it - but key things to look at: input quality - a good mic, sound deadening in your recording room, a decent mixer etc. are ...
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Ableton Live: How to control a parameter using the amplitude of another track?

You can map the amplitude of one track to the control parameter of another (e.g., LFO rate) using the "Envelope Follower" Max for Live device. See: https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/max-for-live-...
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Possible to slice to MIDI *manually* in Ableton?

You certainly can do this, in fact it's a very common industry practice, and is often called "sampling." When sampling, you create a sample (smaller audio clip) of the clip, which you can then load ...
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For electronic music production, are there any differences between using small synths vs big synths?

Neither the MK3 or the Tyros are actually making the sounds! The MP3 is purely a controller keyboard, it doesn't HAVE any sounds. The Tyros is a high-end 'home keyboard' with lots of neat auto-...
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How do I convert drum loops purchased online into MIDI drum racks in my DAW?

No, that's not possible. And AFAIK there are no sites that offer that kind of source files. Loopmasters (and the alternatives) are aimed at bedroom producers who are not interested in creating their ...
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Why can't velocity information be extracted from this kick drum loop?

Looking at the comments, I think your real question is: Why are there three separate hits per kick? I'm pretty sure this is because of the way Live analyzes and converts audio to MIDI. The two MIDI ...
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Ableton - exported mp3 does not include MIDI tracks

It turns out I had the "Output Type" set to "Ext. Out" (i.e., my system audio speakers), rather than to the Master track or the subgroup ("Instruments") that I had ...
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Using Ableton with a 2015 MacBook

Your processor and RAM are not going to be the bottleneck here. Your audio interface will be the critical path, as this is where latency will make itself known. As Todd commented, you'll want to use ...
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How can I record audio and play other tracks as backtrack at the same time?

if you want to hear the audio of the backtrack, be sure to put it in the same output. as your question explains, you play the backtrack outside the DAW. This happens due to an exclusive override of ...
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What is the best way to process vocals during live performance?

I like using a vocal processor to add various effects to my vocals when performing live on stage. The type vocal processors I have used are like "pedals" or stomp boxes that can be controlled with ...
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Connect a yamaha keyboard to ableton live

So it looks like that keyboard supports MIDI via USB, but I don't think it transmits audio as well. So you can use it as a MIDI controller for Ableton, but not as a sound source (at least not without ...
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MIDI routing (?) in Ableton freezes after a few seconds... any ideas?

To satisfy my curiosity, I uninstalled and reinstalled Live this morning. Everything was working fine after that. So in case someone in the future encounters this problem and despite that wants to ...
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Send pre-fx signal of a track to the return track in Ableton

Create an extra helper audio track, and configure it like this: Set the Audio From i.e. input to be your original track that has the effects. Set the Audio From as Pre FX. Set Audio To to Sends Only, ...
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Is this the correct translation of the Pattern workflow in FL Studio to Clip & Arrangement workflow in Ableton?

I'm assuming you are talking about MIDI clips since you mentioned "notes". If the drum loop clips happen to be all next to each other, then instead of copying and pasting the clip multiple ...
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how to make a drum rack instrument (boom kick) to be a separate playable midi-track

The drum rack is design to use only one note per instrument. If you want more than one note for one of the instruments in the drum rack, one easy way is to click to select the sampler that contains ...
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Synth controls greyed out in Ableton Live 11

Facepalm: I'd somehow managed to 'freeze' the track and solved this by right-clicking on the track and clicking 'unfreeze'.
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How can I set balanced volume levels prior to mixing?

MIDI controller keyboard volume fader- it's not clear to me what this is actually controlling. Studio Monitors- +4 is standard. You would turn this up if your interface outputs a quiet or unbalanced ...
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Ableton routing MIDI file CC to synth parameter

I think what you want to do is not possible. In my personal opinion, it really should be. It is possible to do MIDI mapping in Live without a MIDI controller, but not without using a third-party MIDI ...
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Creating music tracks from samples in ableton live

Yes, Ableton has two powerful samplers built in, Simpler and Sampler. I think some of the smaller versions of Ableton (like Live Lite) only contain Simpler. But they both can be used to create sample-...
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Ableton Live Preset Resetting to Default

I checked the Preset in Ableton and I figured something out. The Volume of the Starshower chain (the second row) which creates the bell sound is based on the Velocity. Just click on Vel above the ...
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how to set up electronic drums in ableton

Ableton Certified Trainer here. There's a few things you need to have a look at in order to get your drums working properly. If your drum kit is showing up in your Preferences > MIDI area, you need ...
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