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

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Vocal recording difficulties with certain frequencies

I've been trying to record some vocals for a song on my laptop. It's the first time I've ever recorded vocals with my own laptop, and I've run into some problems. I used two different mics to test my ...
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Can you trust the sample rate of a recording?

Say for example your DAW (in this case ableton live) was set to 96khz, but the macos settings for the capture device were set to 44.1khz. Is there any chance the software would just spit out a file at ...
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How to unlink notes from each other?

I'm using Ableton Live 11. I've used the piano roll to create a bass line, but even though notes are (seemingly) unlinked from each other, the sound is played continuously and only its pitch changes ...
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How do I take a song's music and convert into single notes for a looping 3D animation video

I have this sound track that I want converted into single notes so that it can fit with my 3D looping animation: I just want the whole track converted into notes without ...
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Smart way to disable instruments in ableton

So I found this tutorial on creating seamless patch transitions in Ableton using the chain selector to change patches. I am worried about the fact that every Instrument on a track remains active (and ...
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How can I batch remove trailing silence from audio files

I'm working on a sample pack of small audio files. I create & record the samples into Ableton Live & for most of them that works fine as they are tied to the BPM, so I can just cut them to the ...
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How do I halve the BPM of a project without messing up the timing on everything?

I'm brand new to producing and have been messing around with a song in 160 BPM, but it's unfortunately double-timed to what I actually want the song to be. How do I change my song to 80PBM without ...
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How to avoid acoustic feedback when having heavy vocal effects during a live performance?

I recently had to perform a live an EP of electronic (experimental/neo-classic) I released. Vocals are being radically altered through an FX chain. Despite that I did some tests in my home studio ...
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Does FM Synthesis have some real OSCs and the rest of the [fake] OSCs are just LFOs which modulates the frequency?

FM Synthesis is very confusing to me as I am a beginner. I'm just started learning ABLETON's OPERATOR, which I assume is an FM synth. The first OSC works which I am sure but cannot figure out if the ...
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Pause recording and continue from where left off in Ableton Live 11

While recording a song, sometimes we want to listen our recordings and then we want to continue the recording from where I left off. And while recording the next part we need to play the previously ...
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Does Using Mic and interface with setting device class MME reduces audio quality?

I am using Ableton Live lite 11 with rode NT1 & AI1 interface. Now the problem(and this is my question also) is I don't have pairs of studio monitors and studio headphones which needs to be ...
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Ableton Live 9.5 MPD32 Drumpad control

I want to control Live 9.5 with the MPD32. Would be great, if I could control the whole interface, but for me its most important to be able to change the following on an already selected drumpad midi ...
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How can I "divide " song into instruments in Ableton? [duplicate]

I was searching for answer but I cannot find one (maybe I missed). Is there any way to "divide" song into instruments (parts)? lets say we have song X which has- drums, lead guitar, rhytmm ...
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How to launch clips from instrument in Ableton Live to USB audio interface for recording

I am trying to record for YouTube and a podcast with a dynamic mic plugged into a 2-channel Presonus USB audio interface. I would also like to launch audio clips from a Monome grid 64-key controller ...
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Minimizing interface noise floor

I use Ableton, and when using a focusrite interface, without having anything connected to it, I can hear noise if I increase the volume. I don´t know exactly what it is, but I would like to reduce it ...
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What is the lifetime of a music plugin like Ozone or a DAW like Ableton?

I am an aspiring music producer (I do music as a side gig, although I am committed to it), so I record mix and master my own songs. I am considering investing in some software that would allow me to ...
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Ableton Live bypasses 3rd party plugins when exporting tracks to audio

I am trying to export groups of tracks (and single tracks) to audio from Ableton Live 10. I noticed that whether I try to export using "Selected tracks only" or by soloing the track and then ...
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max4node max device not returning sound back to ableton? (Ableton Live 10)

I have found a library called max4node, which connects nodejs code to Ableton Live via Max4Live. Fantastic... and it works somewhat on and off... while I am debugging that, I want to fix the Max ...
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Build My Own Sound Effects Library to Meet SMPTE Specifications

I'd like to start build my own sound effects library from the ground up for the use in motion pictures and gaming. When building this library, is there a standard from SMPTE to meet? Are there better ...
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Chip32 AU plugin not recognized by Live

Mac audio question... So I downloaded what is supposedly a superbadass 8-bit synth: Chip32 But Live ain't havin' it. I'm pretty sure I installed it in the right place: Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/...
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How do you re-create the brightness and higher harmonics on top of a sine in this bass? (Shadow Child - 23 or AC Slater Final Fantasy)

On the bass patches for both Shadow Child - 23 (around 1:30) and AC Slater - Final Fantasy Original Mix(from the beginning) they have a clean bright harmonic I'm having trouble recreating. How do they ...
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Add multiple kits to Drum Rack?

How can I add multiple drum kits to a rack? It looks like I could just drag/drop over a section of the "keys", but it keeps dropping over the "default" C Scale...How can I drop ...
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Should each drum component be created separately when coming from a midi source, then mixed?

So like render the snare to audio, render the kick, etc. and then mix them all. Would that then reduce CPU usage?
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How do I fix odd waveform/playback import issues in Ableton Live?

I recorded a few tracks in Ableton Live for a client, then exported them so he could have a friend pitch correct them using Melodyne. After getting the tracks back and importing them into Ableton ...
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Using Ableton, how can I replicate the synth used in this song?

Heads Will Roll by the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs features a synth that sounds like a mix of a number of instruments. Perhaps a stringed instrument or a wind instrument, among others. This question is ...
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How to improve guitar tone for recording?

first post: I've been recording/producing for 4-5 years but I've always struggled to get electric guitars to sound the way I want them and I'm wondering what I can do to improve that. (also done ...
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Choose between AAX or VST

I am getting a plugin for Ableton Live named Spire which is a synthesizer. Should I get the AAX or VST version if I use Windows 10?
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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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How would I route iPhone vocals into my DAW?

I have an iPhone 6s Plus with a cool vocal effect app. I also have a "Blue" condenser microphone, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, and I'm using Ableton as my DAW. What adapters and/or ...
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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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How to export individual channels from Propellerhead Figure to DAW?

I've recently begun playing with Figure again and want to import into my DAW for further refinement. Unfortunately it appears that Propellerhead have removed the ability to export only the unmuted ...
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Multiple midi CC# on one single knob

I have an issue with my Yamaha DX200 and Ableton midi, I spent hours looking on internet and trying to find a way, but nothing worked. So I basically want to control the DX200 as a soundmodule on ...
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Midas MR 18 OSX 16 track 24bit 44.1khz 4-second-long random dropout issue

Weird issue recording 16 tracks at 24bit/44.1kHz on a Midas MR 18 connected to Ableton Live on OSX via USB. Within a period of about 4 seconds, there were handful of missing parts on each track ...
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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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Logic Pro X wont work as Rewire slave to Ableton

I have Ableton running and when I enable Rewire in Logic Pro x, apply changes and reload it I get an dialog box saying a Rewire host is already running... I have tried both settings but cannot get it ...
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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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Ableton 9.5 -- custom Simpler slice markers?

The sensitivity knob adds slice markers automatically I see that double clicking adds grey slice markers, and that I can drag the grey slice markers. How do I create orange slice markers?
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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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When should you use Arrangement View vs Session View?

I recently got Ableton Live, and I really really love it. The clean UI, the instruments, it just all feels very intuitive. Though I have one major problem that I just can't work at all because of it. ...
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Question on re-creating a sound I heard in a pop song on the radio

This is my first time on this site, and I hope I'm posting to the right place. I'm looking for some help on how I can re-create or find a similar sound from the song "Don't Let Me Down" by the Chain ...
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Ableton Live: APC40 toggle Midi map states?

There are a lot of mappings I want to use, but I don't want to override the default APC40 setup. I'm curious how you can manage different Midi maps using Ableton Live or external software. Thanks
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Ableton Live: Zoom out farther than current bounds?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a quick way to zoom out: farther than the current bounds. Sometimes I want to place a clip past the current view, and it's frustrating that the zoom caps out unlike ...
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Ableton - How to preview browser clips and instruments?

I was frustrated that I can't preview instruments using computer keys, but I found the workaround (see answer)
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How to fade to silence in Ableton Live?

What is the recommended way to fade to silence in Ableton Live? Automation of Track Volume is not recommended, because you lose the ability to adjust the overall volume of the track. Automation of ...
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Is there a function to randomize the volumes of a MIDI Clip on Ableton Live?

I'd like to know if there is a function to randomize the volumes of a MIDI Clip on Ableton Live in order to simulate a human playing. I can do it manually (It's what I do all the time), but as you can ...
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Can I setup my Scarlet 18i20 this way?

I just purchased a new 18i20 and I am hoping to reduce some of the equipment to simplify my setup. I have a Broadcasting machine with 8 HDMI inputs that I broadcast game tournaments from. This is ...
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Will this setup do the trick?

I'd like to start making electronic, instrumental music on my PC. Being a bit of a newbie in terms of the technical aspects involved, I've done quite a bit of reading, but I'm still not quite sure ...
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