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Ableton is a digital audio workstation and sequencer.

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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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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;
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Why is learning how to use DAWs appear more difficult than Video editing programs?

Between some friends and me, we are finding it evidently more difficult to learn how to use DAWs than to use video editing programs like Sony Vegas and Premier. We are trying Roland CakeWalk Sonar 8, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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, ...
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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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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/...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 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, ...
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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?
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What is the best way of dealing with latency in Ableton?

I have a Lexicon Lambda which I use in Ableton and Audacity. Latency is hardly an issue in Audacity, but I can't seem to get it down to a manageable state in Ableton, no matter how many different ...