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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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VST Plugins for creating MIDI Notes (Ableton)

I am currently using Ableton's standard piano roll to insert MIDI notes for creating my synths with Ni Massive, It does everything I want it to do but I hate the way its laid out... I would much ...
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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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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 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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Is it possible to import Ableton Live's sound libraries into Logic Pro?

I own both Logic Pro X and Ableton Live 9. I'm wondering if there is a way to use Live's sound packs/libraries in Logic. I have been using Logic since it was available for Windows; so a very long ...
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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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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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How can I change the master BPM in my song without stretching the recorded wav files?

I am using Ableton live 8. I just recorded three tracks of live audio (vocals and guitar) and did not pay attention to the BPM of the song. Now I would like to tap the correct BPM without stretching ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ableton Live - am I misunderstanding clips in the Arrangement view?

When I first saw a video of someone looping midi clips in Ableton Live's Session view and then placing them down into the Arrangement view, I figured that Live worked a lot like a 'tracker' (early '...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...