Questions tagged [ableton-live]

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

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Can I map coarse and fine tempo control to a single MIDI controller in Ableton Live?

One of the nice features of Ableton Live is its quick MIDI mappings. I can enter MIDI map mode and quickly assign an interface element to a knob or slider on a MIDI controller. I am trying to map ...
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Mapping Mod and Pitch bend controls to a knob in Ableton?

I'm in between full sized MIDI keyboards at the moment and picked up an Akai MPK Mini to use for the time being and as a travel controller. I love it but it's missing the mod and pitch wheels that ...
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Thoughts on Ableton Live?

Anyone using Ableton for their sound designing and other audio editing needs? I also use PT8, but as of late, I've found Ableton to be a much more intuitive and streamlined DAW that allows to to do ...
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Ableton Live synths: Analog vs. Operator

I've been researching Ableton Live 8, and I'm wondering, what is the main difference in sound and limitations between the Analog and Operator instruments? I'm looking for an industrial rock type synth ...
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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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Sequencing with VSTs - does 64bit matter?

I'm wanting to get into digital music production and so I need to get a 'DAW' package. I don't want to get into a debate the pros and cons of different packages, but I'd narrowed down my selection to ...
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Exporting Logic to Ableton?

I write/compose all of my music in Apple Logic and I would like to use Ableton Live to sequence different scenes of audio from it. What is the best way to export? I am familiar with bouncing stems ...
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Ableton Live - Editing / Moving multiple envelope points at the same time as your note data?

When you view CC or other data (such as volume, pan etc) in the Envelope section of your clip window, you can easily select a single data point by clicking on it; you can select multiple points by ...
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Ableton Live - viewing / editing CC sostenuto data

Hey guys, hope someone knows the answer here. Unable to locate anything in the docs about it. If I record a piano track complete with sustain pedal, and the. Later in the MIDI editor I move the notes ...
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Ableton Live - record midi CC data during a live performance?

I'm really struggling with one little aspect of Live that has got me stumped. Suppose I've mapped a number of instrument parameters (LFOs, freq / filters, FX etc) to any number of dials, sliders or ...
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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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Ableton Live / Osculator / TouchOSC: Send all values to remote control device

I'm using TouchOSC on an iPad to remote control many values in an Ableton Live Project. To translate between OSC (TouchOSC) and MIDI (Ableton Live) I'm using OSCulator. Now when I startup TouchOSC on ...
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Tree Grown Sound Effect (Tree Ents in LoTR)

Hey there, First time here :D I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on achieving the tree 'grown' sound used on the Tree Ents from Lord Of The Rings and World Of Warcraft. The sound is like a ...
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How can I qualify differences between compressors?

When A/Bing different models of compressor (usually DAW plugins since that's what I generally have access to), I can tell that different compressors with similar settings have a somewhat different ...
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Adjusting MIDI latency in Ableton Live

When I record MIDI tracks in Ableton Live, is there any way to adjust it so the MIDI notes I record are automatically shifted to their correct positions, correcting for the lag time on my MIDI adapter?...
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Digital Mixer for unique art/performance space

I would deeply appreciate some advice for a mixer for our new art/performance space. we have the capability to have 12 inputs into the system, and 12 separate speakers. We would like a mixer that ...
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Would Ableton/NI/Max For Live be considered as professional choices for sound design?

I'm curious to what peoples opinions are on using Ableton software for professional sound design. I'm a budding sound designer and I want to let my imagination go wild with creating and designing ...
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Using Arduino sensors & Max to play & control instruments in Ableton Live

I just did the tutorial "How to Set Up Arduino with Max/MSP". I’m new to Arduino and Max but I’ve used the tutorial to get digital inputs into max working – great start as I failed with several other ...

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