Ableton Live is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation for OS X and Windows.

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Ableton Mastering: Is It Recommended That I Use Maximizers/Limiters Before Everything Else?

I recently asked a question regarding increasing the loudness of my mix, and after receiving a lot of helpul tips + knowledge, I am now curious as to wether or not I should be using my ...
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Tips for Mastering my Track 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 proggressed really well with it. I have got to the stage with it where i am ...
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Designing household sounds using a synth

any advice, tutorial, video or even book you recommend for designing household sounds using a synth?? I work mainly in Live9 and in our next game I'm planning to design sound the majority of sounds ...
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Serial Sound Design?

I'm looking for a way to create sounds in a serial manner, so that Sound1 feeds into Sound2 which then feeds into Sound3 etc. I noticed when using Operator (in Ableton) today that 4 simple sound waves ...
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Missing parameters in my rack Ableton Live

Hey guys, i am missing the part where the gain and all those other 8 parameters are. Do you know why and how i can open it? See screen shot for explanation. Greatly appreciated.
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Recreating a synthesizer

I'm trying to recreate a synthesizer sound in Ableton. I have access to VSTs like Sylenth and Massive, but I'd prefer to do it with only Ableton's Operator synthesizer. But for starters, it'd be ...
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Ableton: Understanding Analog's “Gli”

Pre-Question-Introduction: I am a noob, but I really want to understand what exactly is going on behind every single dial and button I press. The Gli button on the Analog module of Ableton live, ...
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Ableton: Understanding Analog's “Uni”

Pre-Question-Introduction: I am a noob, but I really want to understand what exactly is going on behind every single dial and button I press. The "Uni" button on the Analog module of Ableton live, ...
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Transpose a track 6 octaves in Ableton Live in realtime

The "transpose" knob in Ableton Live 9 only allows transposing down 48 semitones, which is 4 octaves. In order to best approximate what a bat hears, I'd like to transpose down 6 octaves, which is 72 ...
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Bring all recordings to the same level

I am working on a personal music album in Ableton Live. All my tracks (9) have been recorded and mixed inside one Ableton live file and 30 channels (audio and midi). In some tracks, e.g. guitar leads ...
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Volume loss upon exporting wav from Ableton Live

Upon exporting track to a wav , it creates a very quiet file as opposed to the volume while playing in Ableton Live . I export my master channel of course, which db, frequencies and mastering are ...
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Samples clipping in Ableton

When I slow down the tempo of a song that has samples in it (samples cut from other songs not loops) the samples start to clip. Shouldn't changing the tempo of a sample just change the pitch? Is ...
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Amplitube VST won't respond to MIDI PC messages from Ableton Live

I have been dealing with this problem for a few months now without any success and I was wondering if anyone has ran into this issue. The scenario I'm about to describe used to work flawlessly ...
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Popular sounds in ableton

I have ableton live 9 suit. How can i make the sounds in these videos at these times: ...
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Ableton Live and Clock Sync Issues

My main setup, or workflow includes a PC with Ableton Live 9, a Kenton USB Solo, a modular synthesizer, and a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 audio interface. Live outputs a MIDI signal to the Kenton USB ...
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Why do I see high frequency noise when generating single tone in Operator

I tried generating a single tone of 220Hz in Ableton Live using the Operator instrument To make sure it was at that frequency I placed a Spectrum device after the Operator instrument. It surprised me ...
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Ableton's Push / Launchpad color choice

I'm using the Launchpad95 script for Novation's Launchpad. I highly recommend it. But i'm curious about one thing. In the 'Combined Mode' section. Look at the diagram. the bottom left area is a 4x4 ...
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How can i make this Horror Voice?

Can somebody tell me how i can make/produce this Horror Voice with Ableton Live or other programs. Its an Horror Sample from an German Movie. This Voice means " dont touch me ". You can download ...
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Managing comments in Ableton Live

Looking for a method to add and manage comments in my composition. I'm familiar with adding a marker text, edit info view text, and insert text to lesson file techniques. Tried quite many VST but ...
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Managing comments in Ableton Live

Looking for a method to add and manage comments in my composition. I'm familiar with adding a marker text, edit info view text, and insert text to lesson file techniques. Tried quite many VST but ...
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Play from beginning in Ableton Live 9

In Logic, I press enter twice and then space and I can play from the beginning of a track and resets my playhead. How can I do this in Ableton Live 9 ? It always starts me at where my playhead is and ...
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Equivalent of Logic's Flex Mode in Ableton Live 9

In Logic, I use flex mode to stretch or condense a track into a certain area. So if it is 1.5 bars I can stretch it to two bars to fit my drum pattern. I know Warp mode in Live 9 can edit clips ...
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Getting Audio from Live to Pass Through to Scarlett 18i20

So I am trying to stream my setup to Mixlr, which provides a streaming interface where I can assign an audio device to send to the stream. There are a few options in the dropdown menu for each of the ...
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Chordal trancey stabs a la LMFAO in Ableton without resorting to presets

Although you might question why I would want to do this in the first place - I have been curious as to how to recreate that 'trancey' chordal stab sound as epitomized by the lead riff in LMFAO's Party ...
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How to adjust the repeat interval and duration for delay effect in Ableton Live?

I remember in Cubase the audio delay effect had parameters where you could dictate how often a delay repeated, and for what duration.. Is there a way of adjusting these parameters in Ableton? Ideally ...
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How to create a Acid Synth Stab sound?

I've been trying to recreate the synth sound used in the Calvin Harris remix of the track Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat. If you are not familiar with it, it is here: ...
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How to send arbitrary MIDI messages to MIDI track using computer keyboard in Ableton Live?

Is it possible, for example, when the 'H' key on computer keyboard is pressed to send "Hold Pedal ON" MIDI message to MIDI track? And when 'H' key is pressed again to send "Hold Pedal OFF" MIDI ...
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Dual sound cards in Mac OS X?

I have a Lexicon Omega studio but I need 2 additional inputs. I have read about creating aggregate core audio interface, but does anyone have experience of this in mac? I have now found a cheap mbox ...
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Render Multiple Clips Simultaneously

I used Ableton Live 8 for some dialogue editing for an iPad game and now I'm coming up to the stage where I'll need to render the edits as individual WAVs. The sounds are very short (quick "oohs" and ...
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Does Ableton live have a revert to last saved version feature?

Say I didn't like the latest changes and would like to get back to the last saved version, Is there a better / faster way than reopening? (as by clicking F12 in photoshop, for instance).
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How to isolate specific sound from a sample in Ableton

I'm relatively new to Ableton and am learning about sampling right now. What I'd like to be able to do is take an instrumental and isolate specific sounds from it. Is this possible? I imagine ...
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Asio4All - couldn't get beneath 24 ms latency

Have an M-Audio M-Track audio interface. Upon electric guitar monitoring (jack plugged - guitar line input), there is a 24 ms lag (input + output). Reading on the internet, I see people getting lower ...
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How to set “Follow Action” in thirtytwos? (Ableton Live)

When trying to set "follow action" to next loop, there isn't an input field for thirtytwos. (Time signature is 4/4, grid is 1/32) Thanks!
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How to “Insert silence” - in session view (Ableton Live)?

How can one "Insert silence" in session view - to the loop itself? (Guess there must be an easier way than re-recording). Thanks
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Mixing surround sound via optical cable

Hi guys, I have to mix music and sfx for a short animation which will play in a cinema on a dolby 5.1 system. I need to deliver all 6 channels as separate wav files so they can encode everything to a ...
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Lexicon LXP Bug in Ableton Live 8

My lexicon LXP plug-ins have started to bug out in the most frustrating way and i don't know what to do about it. Every time i bounce out of ableton and i return to the sequencer from the export audio ...
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How to manually change BPM of part of clip in Ableton

How do you take from point A to point B inside a warped clip, and change it's BPM from 120 to 140? Reason is I need to sync a video track with a audio track, video has music with not a constant BPM. ...
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Mbox 1 as an audio interface into Live 8 intro is only causing a static hiss

I am running Ableton live 8 intro on an Imac running OS X snow leopard. My audio interface is an original Mbox, when i am recording audio and arm a track, all i get is static on the track and the ...
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How to use Emotiv EPOC or Ambient TheAudeo with Ableton Live?

I know C/Java/Python and I want to make a plug-in for Ableton Live. Is this possible and where to start? I found some software chain on the Emotiv forums: MindYourOSCs -> PD -> MidiYoke -> Ableton ...
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Ableton Live 8 MIDI tracks recorded without a tempo reference. Need export to Sibelius notation software

Having successfully extracted a midi performance from a pc circa 1986, into Ableton Live8, I now have copied each track into its own MIDI file and imported these files into the notation software I'm ...
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should I unfreeze tracks in ableton before exporting a song?

Should I unfreeze tracks in ableton before exporting a song? Just wondering if this will make any difference in the way it sounds. In the past I noticed when I exported songs with tracks frozen they ...
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When you're mastering, does it matter whether you export your mixdown to a WAV/AIF file first?

In many mastering tutorials, I see that people have exported their mixdown as a WAV file and then re-opened it in their DAW (Ableton in my case). Are there benefits to doing this instead of just ...
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why is higher sample rate changing the sound for the worse? I think its changing the pitch

I'm working on a current song which I posted an example of a while back when asking about why low frequency sawtooth oscillators change the sound. Since then I changed the base of the synth from NI ...
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Exporting multiple tracks to MIDI in Ableton Live

I want to export my multi-track compositions in Ableton to MIDI to make them usable in Sibelius and to make them less susceptible to "ageing out" (what with proprietary project formats and all that ...
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how to lower CPU usage in Ableton Live 8 in Mac OSX 10.6.8

While running Ableton Live 8 after a project gets to a certain size, the audio starts to get a bit choppy and distorted. My levels are fine and is not the cause of the lag and chop. I have samples ...
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Solo a track with a Gate sidechained to a grouped track?

Assuming I have two tracks, Track A and Track B, where Track A is a group of tracks, how do I solo Track B if it has a Gate effect with a sidechain that targets Track A? An example of this situation ...
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How can I properly use/opmize REWIRE to join Ableton Live 8.2 and Reason 5

I've been having these problems for weeks now and I haven't been able to find a decent fix for it. If I make a complex track on Reason, and Reason alone and my DSP is not high, and it's overloading ...
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How can I automate/loop signature changes in Ableton?

I'm trying to make a loop which has one bar of 7/8 and one bar of 4/4, but I don't want to have to manually do that (ie right-clicking the Arrangement View and changing sig) to several minutes' worth ...
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KHz and bit depth in HD film and computer playback?

I just made a song for a talkshow we're making. I made it in Ableton Live 48kHz in MIDI. Most of my libraries is recorded in 24bit/96kHz. When I save it out as 48kHz 24 bit it sounds dull. I changed ...
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How to make feedback in Ableton Live?

I'm making a short film where one of the actors accidentally turns the fader on the mixing board all the way up thus making an immense feedback. We don't want to do this in reality because of the ...