Questions tagged [ableton]

Ableton is a digital audio workstation and sequencer.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
340 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
479 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Transpose a track 6 octaves in Ableton Live in realtime

The "transpose" knob in Ableton Live 9 only allows transposing down 48 semitones, which is 4 octaves. In order to best approximate what a bat hears, I'd like to transpose down 6 octaves, which is 72 ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

Ableton Live 8 Sample Timing

Hi. I'm using Ableton Live 8.2.2 to record basic band stuff: guitar/drums/vocals etc and keep running across the same problem. In the image it's the guitar (gtr 60) I'm dropping in and out for a ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I mimic the audio synthesis layers from Kraftwerk's “Tour de France Etape 3”?

I'm currently trying to achieve a similar sound from "Tour de France Etape 3". Specially the intro of the song. The same sound can be heard across the whole Tour de France Sountracks album. From ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Amplitube VST won't respond to MIDI PC messages from Ableton Live

I have been dealing with this problem for a few months now without any success and I was wondering if anyone has ran into this issue. The scenario I'm about to describe used to work flawlessly ...
3
votes
2answers
568 views

Samples clipping in Ableton

When I slow down the tempo of a song that has samples in it (samples cut from other songs not loops) the samples start to clip. Shouldn't changing the tempo of a sample just change the pitch? Is ...
4
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
442 views

Ableton Live Time-stretching Hotkey

In a YouTube-video, I saw someone stretching audio clips in ableton via mouse. He pulled on the top right corner to stretch the audiofile. It seems like he pulled the audio file the same way you ...
3
votes
2answers
662 views

Produce 'wavy' sound in pitch?

I've been trying to mimic a high-treble instrument I heard in a song where it basically goes between octaves in a wavy, smooth pattern. To do this on a piano you hit the note F3 then F4 repeatedly. ...
2
votes
1answer
898 views

Equivalent of Logic's Flex Mode in Ableton Live 9

In Logic, I use flex mode to stretch or condense a track into a certain area. So if it is 1.5 bars I can stretch it to two bars to fit my drum pattern. I know Warp mode in Live 9 can edit clips ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

How to create lush synth string sounds in Ableton Live?

I am new to Ableton but an old hand at Cubase. In Cubase there were a lot of great sounding lush synth string sounds out of the box similar to what you get in 1990s dance tracks.. The thing is I can'...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

How to record audio in Ableton?

How do i record audio from mic with Ableton Live? Mic is connected to Line-In port of external audio card, card itself is recognized perfectly as i can hear VST's and such;
1
vote
1answer
260 views

Play in scale like Ableton's Push controller using a drum rack/other?

Ableton's new Push controller allows one to play only in certain scales, is this something that can be mimic'ed in a drum rack or something else? Are there any VSTs that have this ability?
5
votes
2answers
91 views

Does buying Komplete 8 help me at all if I already own Ableton?

Don't yell at me for asking a stupid question if this is dumb. I just started making music and I have been using Ableton the whole time. I was going to buy a Maschine controller so I can stop using ...
0
votes
1answer
881 views

Pro Tool 10.3.4 and Ableton 9.0.4 no rewire visible

I have Pro Tools HD 10.3.4 and Ableton Live 9.0.4 and for some reason Ableton doesn't show up as an instrument at all. I can't even get so far as to have it tell me it won't work since I can't choose ...
3
votes
1answer
179 views

Ableton: Record everything I do and play it back on-screen

Is there a way to have Ableton record everything I do -- where I click, what I adjust, etc so that I can watch myself later? The best way to do this might be to simply record a video of my screen ...
4
votes
6answers
182 views

Fl Studio replacement

I've worked in Fl Studio up until now. As a result of a lack of learning material I want to switch, but to Ableton, Cubase or Protools and why? This arguments never seems to be firmly settled. People ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

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?...
14
votes
6answers
24k views

Setting up ableton live as a live looper?

I have seen that it is possible to set up Ableton to work as a live looper How is it done?
2
votes
1answer
11 views

How to set “Follow Action” in thirtytwos? (Ableton Live)

When trying to set "follow action" to next loop, there isn't an input field for thirtytwos. (Time signature is 4/4, grid is 1/32) Thanks!
5
votes
2answers
3k views

How to “Insert silence” - in session view (Ableton Live)?

How can one "Insert silence" in session view - to the loop itself? (Guess there must be an easier way than re-recording). Thanks
2
votes
2answers
359 views

Control Ableton Tempo from MaxMSP

My question is firstly- is midi cc information integer only. 0 - 127, but not 5.55 The reason I ask is that I'm trying to control the tempo in Ableton Live from MaxMSP Patch (not Max for Live). I ...
6
votes
1answer
4k views

Ableton: How do I automatically make a Clip “on beat”?

I can record a Clip from my MIDI keyboard and hit Play to hear it looped. But it's difficult to hit the Record and Stop button at just the right time so that my Clip has a consistent, say, 4/4 rhythm ...
1
vote
2answers
598 views

What causes the 130-133Hz hum in my KRK VXT6 monitors?

I bought a new pair of KRK VXT6 monitors last week and I think they sound amazing, but upon listening to some songs, I hear a weird noise specifically in the bass. I decided to analyze the weird ...
6
votes
2answers
8k views

Ableton Live Instruments and Effects Have Disappeared From The Library…How to get them back?

I opened Ableton Live (6 LE - Mac Version) last night and none of the instruments or effect presets were in the Library pane. The instrument and effect unit names were there, but when I click on the ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

How to manually change BPM of part of clip in Ableton

How do you take from point A to point B inside a warped clip, and change it's BPM from 120 to 140? Reason is I need to sync a video track with a audio track, video has music with not a constant BPM. ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Audio editing benchmark software

A while ago I used some software on my laptop to test the hardware limitations that might create bottlenecks in audio production, I've started using my desktop machine which should have more than ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Rendering vs. recording in ableton live?

In Ableton Live, it seems like I get better (clearer, louder, better dynamics) results when I route and record my master track to an audio track instead of using the "render-to-disk" function. Has ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
211 views

how to lower CPU usage in Ableton Live 8 in Mac OSX 10.6.8

While running Ableton Live 8 after a project gets to a certain size, the audio starts to get a bit choppy and distorted. My levels are fine and is not the cause of the lag and chop. I have samples ...
1
vote
2answers
663 views

Sound stopped in Ableton Live after 3rd party program Hear was installed

Just reposting this question from Reddit trying to help this dude out I recently downloaded a program called Hear (http://hear.en.softonic.com/mac). It boosts many things like bass and ambiance in ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

In Ableton, how come cropped samples aren't cropped as much when imported later?

I've been trying to archive my samples for later use. Assume I have a sample cropped perfectly in drum rack and I've verified that the sample is how I want it. I've then stored the .wav for the ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

How to make visualisation syncronized with ableton live

I need to make visualization which will be played live using Ableton. What software do you recommend to use, and how to synchronize music with visualization? I know a little bit of Processing.org, ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

Soundcloud Dropbox linked to Ableton/Max4live

I want to build a self-generating audio installation with Ableton Live 8 & Max4Live which is fed by audio snippets via a constantly updating Soundcloud dropbox. Basically, I want Ableton/...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

Gear needed to support Ableton or other software

I am interested in composing electronic music using a program like Ableton Live. The array of choices in terms of midi interfaces and audio interfaces is overwhelming. Here is what I would like to ...
6
votes
13answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
497 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
316 views

Audio Interface from Laptop to Monitors/etc

Here's the set up I'm going to have for a little while and would like the to figure out what to buy to fit "in the middle". My best understanding is a mixer of some sort, but I'm not sure what. That's ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Recording heavy metal guitars with almost zero budget

Long story short: I've been producing electronic music for a long time now, so I have a very good amount of knowledge on mixing, special effects and mastering, but I have never EVER recorded anything ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Recording with Ableton - good or bad idea?

My band has a pretty 50/50 combo of organic and electronic (programmed) elements. I know someone who records everything in Ableton. We have been using Logic, but I find the Rewiring to be a little ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
8answers
2k views

Advice for a beginner. (I know, I know..)

Sorry for another newbie thread, guys. I've read other threads with similar questions but couldn't seem to find exactly what I was looking for, so here goes: I've wanted to work in film post/sound ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
12 views

Is there a way to see the samples used by Ableton's Impulse instrument?

I'm running Ableton Live 8, and I've got a few Live Packs that have given me some nice presets for Ableton's Impulse drum machine plugin. However, I prefer their Drum Rack feature (due to the easy ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

How can I record with Ableton Live ? My setup seems to be missing just one part at this point.

Objective I am trying to record my MPC-1000 as just a raw audio to Ableton Live through my MBox, But my output monitors are not picking anything up. Equipment I use an mBox. I downloaded the stand ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

timestretch/flextime in Ableton Live

might be a lazy question but i'll give it a try anyway: what is the Logic Flex Time Editing equivalent in Ableton Live? is there any convenient built-in feature within Live for changing the duration ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How do i create rap beats like the LA Beat Scene?

I have been recently following the LA Beat scene (Flying Lotus, Nosaj Thing, etc.) and am trying to figure out what methods they use to create their unique sound. What effects (reverb, sidechaining, ...

1
2