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

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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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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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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 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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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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How can I use automation on Ableton Live unit by unit?

Frequency shifters are sensible beasts. When I grab one little "dot" and push it just one "unit" down, it goes all the way from 0 to -303 Hz, and when I hold down left ctrl, it changes by 15 Hz ...
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Ableton Live and Reaktor snapshots overwrite

So I built my custom synth with Reaktor. Being used to produce several drum sounds, I have usually different instances of it on different Ableton Live tracks. The problem is snapshot saving. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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