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Questions tagged [ableton]

Ableton is a digital audio workstation and sequencer.

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Is it possible to write custom Ableton midi effects?

I have been toying with the idea of creating custom midi effects (eg. arpegiators etc) for Ableton but I can't seem to find any info on how or whether it's even possible. All information about writing ...
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Reproducing effects on recorded track, in LIVE performance

I am looking to reproduce some of the effects I have filtered my vocal tracks through in recordings, live, and I am wondering how to best go about achieving the effect. What equipment would I need in ...
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How to midi map device pads to drum rack pads across multiple drum racks in ableton

Seems like this should be really simple, but when I am midi mapping controls, I cant figure out how to map a device pad to a chosen drum sample. I want to play samples from 2 different drum rack by ...
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Improve Sound Quality Of USB Microphone

I’m pretty new to recording music, I’m using Ableton Live 10 Intro and an Audio Technica AT2020USB mic. I feel like I’m not really getting the best quality sound out of the mic and based on the ...
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Map MIDI signals to play custom audio clips

I'm trying to guess how to play audio clips using a MIDI controller. My controller is Yamaha DTX-MULTI 12 (Percussion pad). I've tried with Ableton Live 9 and it does what I'm looking for but I've ...
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How do I transfer VST plugins from FL Studio to Ableton Live?

So far, I've tried creating a new folder for VST plugins and filling it with the plugins I have from FL studio, and changing the source folder in Ableton to that folder, to no avail. Any suggestions? ...
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How to crossfade between more tracks in Ableton Live?

I decided to pursue Ableton Live as opposed to the traditional Traktor / Pioneer CDJ standard, and I've been trying to find optimal ways of DJing and mixing songs, loops, and live drums. I hit a road ...
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Rearranging MIDI tracks VST development

I'm currently working on a project of a VST which should be able to rearranging several MIDI tracks. Here is a simple scheme of what I'm trying to achieve : As you could notice, this VST is not ...
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TB-03: sync issue (on Live 9)

Well, I have a TB-03 synced through Ableton. When I press "play" for the first time after opening a project, the TB-03 is correctly synced with the rest of the song, everything works perfectly...until ...
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Send slider value from python to Ableton Live

I want to send to Ableton Live float number that will set the instrument parameter from code (python). I try to edit midi remove script (no documentation and not worked). I can send note tone and ...
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mixing bass issues

I have problems mixing my bass composed by 4 notes in 4/1 (E3, B2, C#3 and A2 - scale of EMAJ) as the last note sounds much lower than the others. When I try to compress the channel that note won't be ...
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Layering and mixing synths

How do you usually layer them? I would do the following: different sound for each layer trying to use something that would occupy different frequencies in the spectrum to not over-charge the high-end ...
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Mixing advice - let me know your opinion

I'm producing a big room house track with ableton and was looking for some mixing advice: basically the different sounds don't glue together completely, like the bass and the leads are quite separate ...
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Conflict bass / leads

I have some mixing issues with my leads and was wondering if you could give some advice. I'm producing a big room house track and have a melody composed of different lead layers - when the drop comes ...
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Windows 10 crashes when producing but only in the evening [closed]

So I've just had another 2 bluescreens of deaths and one freeze trying to work on a project in Ableton live 9.6.1 but this has been happening for quiet some time now (even when I used FL studio 10 to ...
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Ableton: Why is my vectorscope showing flashes of stereo activity on a mono track?

I've placed a utility on my master track and set the width to zero. Schwa's Schope plugin (set to phase visualisation) shows the expected hairline profile, but occasionally flips out for a split ...
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Ableton CV from track amplitude? Control another track's dry / wet?

Rather than a gate's simple pass / nopass, is there a way to monitor the amplitude of a track, and apply that amplitude to another track's amplitude or dry / wet? An audio stream (track) is split ...
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How to adjust the volume level of the track when the automation points are already set?(Ableton/Logic pro)

when I do mixing in Ableton, I used to select all tracks and adjust the volume at once. Whenever I do it, all the automations are off as the below screenshot. In logic pro, I can't even adjust the ...
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Is there a way in Max For Live to actually write code that manipulates the signal?

I want to write code that gets a signal or audio samples in, manipulates them and they go to the output. I don't want to be messing with all the 'visual programming' fancy crap, unless I am in a hurry....
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Ableton sidechain track to EQ band gain?

I'm curious how I can utilize a track with kicks to duck a specific frequency band in my main track. I can split the main track with Multiband Dynamics, and duck the middle band, but is there any way ...
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Latency using guitar to USB cable increases over time

I bought a cheap Guitar to USB cable and it works fine for recording on OS X (using Ableton). But over a short period of time (5+ minutes) the latency seems starts to build up on the input and I ...
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Instrument & Drum Rack disappeared in Ableton

I was in the midst of a project and suddenly I noticed my instrument rack and drum rack and other folders are merged into an empty folder that's the name of my current project. I tried going into ...
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Latency optimization (DAC?)

My Ableton shows that I have input and output latency = 11.6ms, so in total it's 23.2 ms. I think it's too much. I'm using Focusrite Saffire 6 (usb 1.1) and I wonder if I should but sth with 2.0 usb......
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Automate MIDI pitch in Ableton w/ 3rd Party Plugin Instrument

Checked out this but it didn't help me all the way N.I. Massive assign Pitch Bend Wheel to Macro I have an ableton rack with an instance of massive. I have my MIDI clip opened, clicked the (E) ...
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Context specific MIDI routing (Ableton)

Simplistically, I have a MIDI controller with a keyboard, and 8 knobs. If I record-arm one track, the keyboard will play through that track. If I MIDI-learn a hardware knob to a software function, ...
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How I can create a spring bed sound like in the following songs?

How can I create a spring sound like in the following songs?
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How to activate MIDI controller in Ableton?

I have been having a problem in Ableton 8.2.2, when i turn on the Ableton and after that switch on my MIDI, Ableton never detect that. I have to restart Ableton and then it starts detecting the MIDI. ...
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How do I enable ableton link?

After watching this video it seems that I need to go to Preferences -> Link MIDI -> and then turn link on by pressing a button. I re-downloaded Ableton last night to get the lastest build, and I have ...
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Crashing in Ableton Live when running high resource load / UAD-2 DSP plugins

When I am designing a song in Ableton Live, I use a lot of processing and tracks. Although I have a UAD-2 DSP to run plugins on to offload processing, I still need CPU dependent plugins. The ...
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Live Keyboard MIDI Setup Ableton Live 9 [Max for live]

I'm running two midi tracks within Ableton's session view. One track is a NI Massive instrument containing the midi notes that play within the song ("LIVE KEYS BACKUP") and another is an instrument ...
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How to connect old Yamaha PRS E423 keyboards to FL Studio and Sibelius/Finale software?

How to connect old Yamaha PRS E423 to FL Studio and Sibelius/Finale software? It has USB connection, but I could not find proper instructions.
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Can I transpose a series of midi clips to a different key?

Running Ableton live 9 Suite. I made these midi clips: Is there a way to automate the transposition of these chords to another key? Ideally I would like to do this with a few key strokes if thats ...
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How would you recreate this bass kick sound?

How would you recreate this bass sounds? I wonder how he can get that wavy effect. Thank you
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Acapella for a remix - Warp or chop?

I'm trying to warp an acapella that I want to use for a remix in Ableton but I can't figure out how to do it properly. I followed many tutorials but it doesn't seem to get right. I've got some ...
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Solo Audio Track with DIfferent meter reading from Master?

So I've created and processed my own kick drum sample with a generator, bounced it to 24-bit wave file. and went to place it in my song. Now, this audio i have decided to process a little more with ...
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Ableton Live 8 Sample Timing

Hi. I'm using Ableton Live 8.2.2 to record basic band stuff: guitar/drums/vocals etc and keep running across the same problem. In the image it's the guitar (gtr 60) I'm dropping in and out for a ...
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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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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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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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Ableton Live Time-stretching Hotkey

In a YouTube-video, I saw someone stretching audio clips in ableton via mouse. He pulled on the top right corner to stretch the audiofile. It seems like he pulled the audio file the same way you ...
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Produce 'wavy' sound in pitch?

I've been trying to mimic a high-treble instrument I heard in a song where it basically goes between octaves in a wavy, smooth pattern. To do this on a piano you hit the note F3 then F4 repeatedly. ...
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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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How to create lush synth string sounds in Ableton Live?

I am new to Ableton but an old hand at Cubase. In Cubase there were a lot of great sounding lush synth string sounds out of the box similar to what you get in 1990s dance tracks.. The thing is I can'...
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Play in scale like Ableton's Push controller using a drum rack/other?

Ableton's new Push controller allows one to play only in certain scales, is this something that can be mimic'ed in a drum rack or something else? Are there any VSTs that have this ability?
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Pro Tool 10.3.4 and Ableton 9.0.4 no rewire visible

I have Pro Tools HD 10.3.4 and Ableton Live 9.0.4 and for some reason Ableton doesn't show up as an instrument at all. I can't even get so far as to have it tell me it won't work since I can't choose ...
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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 there'...
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Ableton: Record everything I do and play it back on-screen

Is there a way to have Ableton record everything I do -- where I click, what I adjust, etc so that I can watch myself later? The best way to do this might be to simply record a video of my screen ...
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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!