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Ableton is a digital audio workstation and sequencer.

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What would cause Ableton Midi driven Audio recording Latency to be different across multiple synths?

What would cause Ableton Midi driven Audio recording Latency to be different across multiple synths? I have a setup with my Edirol UA101 USB Audio interface sending Midi on channel 1 to a passive ...
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Live control of rewired application parameter using MIDI controller in Ableton

I am running Reason rewired through Ableton Live. I would like to be able to control one of the parameters of a Subtractor Synthesiser within Reason whilst rewire is active. The actual parameter is a ...
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Multiple loop phrases in Ableton looper?

Using my floorboard controller and vanilla Ableton MIDI mappings, I've managed to figure out a way to juggle two phrases with loopers. However, the MIDI assignments are a pretty clunky. The basic idea ...
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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 multiple on the same ...
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How to make the Muted guitar preset from nexus in another synth?

In Nexus VST, there is a Preset called Muted Guitar, its used by many producers out there, specially in the Nu Disco Subgenre. However I cant buy Nexus at the moment, I have Serum, Spire, Sylenth and ...
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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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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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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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What exactly does it mean to normalize a track/how it is done?

When exporting a song I was working on in Ableton I decided to export it as an .aiff file for the first time, just for kicks I guess, when I noticed some options that I had never really paid attention ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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why is higher sample rate changing the sound for the worse? I think its changing the pitch

I'm working on a current song which I posted an example of a while back when asking about why low frequency sawtooth oscillators change the sound. Since then I changed the base of the synth from NI ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Solo a track with a gate sidechained to a grouped track?

Assuming I have two tracks, Track A and Track B, where Track A is a group of tracks, how do I solo Track B if it has a Gate effect with a sidechain that targets Track A? An example of this situation ...
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How do I map a second MIDI controller to act as a “reset” button in Ableton Live?

I am in the process of creating an experimental liveset where I manipulate the pitch of the loops in realtime. I have mapped a knob on a MIDI controller to change the pitch of the sound, which is ...
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How do I sync a Mac and Windows laptop running Ableton Live?

A friend of mine and I want to jam together on our laptops using Live. I've got a Mac, and he's got a PC running Windows 7. Using MIDI to sync the two laptops is very unreliable; even with Live 8, ...
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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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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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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 ...