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When should you use Arrangement View vs Session View?

I've seen people use Live in so many different ways. That's one of my favourite things about it, it allows you approach things in new ways. I used to use session view mainly when I started out with it,...
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How to improve guitar tone for recording?

In addition to @frcake's excellent answer, I have a few points: I have been gigging for over 30 years and I still have trouble getting some sounds I want. One solution that most guitarists go for is ...
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How to avoid acoustic feedback when having heavy vocal effects during a live performance?

The trouble with using compressors live is that they magically transform themselves from devices which reduce the peaks of the performance into ones that turn up the quiet bits. Your three compressors ...
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How do I take a song's music and convert into single notes for a looping 3D animation video

first time even visiting here, hope I can help in some way. I first would like to clarify the meaning of a "beat". I think for most people here, a beat would first refer to the rhythmical ...
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Ableton Live: Zoom out farther than current bounds?

You can quickly drag up the left number 1 (or loop start or length) then drag up the seekbar (zoom out) This is similar to the MIDI Notes panel: Length section, which zooms at the same time
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VST Plugins for creating MIDI Notes (Ableton)

The folks at Ableton went for simplicity. This being said, it turned out to be a sane decision. If you read through the manual, you'll realize Ableton's piano roll supports step input, "draw"...
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How to improve guitar tone for recording?

As a rule of thumb, closer to the center is trebly , closer to the ring is mellower - more bassy. Electric guitar recording is a world of it's own, many people go to insane extends to hunt the tone ...
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How do I transfer VST plugins from FL Studio to Ableton Live?

Start Ableton Live and go to the Preferences > File/Folder. Put all your vst plugins in one folder and scan it, unlike fl studio that allows you to scan multiple folders.
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Add multiple kits to Drum Rack?

Other than manually adding pads in at the correct pitches I have found that you can Group 2 drum racks into an Instrument rack, and use a midi pitch effect set to -16 or +16 etc. I think this may do ...
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When should you use Arrangement View vs Session View?

The Session View makes most sense when you are using a dedicated controller like the Push in order to trigger scenes. Check out to see someone using a Push controller ...
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Ableton CV from track amplitude? Control another track's dry / wet?

What you are looking for is a side chain setup: The gate (or downward expander) is on one track, but it "listens" to key input for the theshold from another track. Take a look at this video:
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Ableton Live bypasses 3rd party plugins when exporting tracks to audio

After many headaches I finally found the answer: it has to do with a mismatch between global and export Sample Rate settings. Here is how to fix the issue: Go to Ableton Live's Preferences / Audio ...
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Does Using Mic and interface with setting device class MME reduces audio quality?

With high-end (and no so high-end) audio interfaces, you can have hardware monitoring. This kind of monitoring is very low latency, since it involves no digital path. If you use your PC to provide the ...
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How can I batch remove trailing silence from audio files

I ended up using the following piece of python code: """Bulk trim silence from all wav files in the folder of this script.""" import os, glob import numpy as np import ...
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Build My Own Sound Effects Library to Meet SMPTE Specifications

There are no standards as such for Sound Effects libraries. There are related standards around file data formats maintained by the AES but generally there is nothing required that is related to Sound ...
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How do you re-create the brightness and higher harmonics on top of a sine in this bass? (Shadow Child - 23 or AC Slater Final Fantasy)

OK I'm doing this in MassiveX. Two sine-wave oscillators running. The second tracks the first using a relative pitch ratio of 4.76 i.e. the first harmonic frequency is 4.76 multiplied by the ...
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Ableton sidechain track to EQ band gain?

One thing you could do is: Duplicate the layer you wish to do this on on one layer EQ everything EXCEPT the frequencies you want to duck on the other layer ONLY EQ the frequencies you want to duck ...
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Should each drum component be created separately when coming from a midi source, then mixed?

It depends where you're doing any other processing on the kit. By the time it's rendered (bounced to audio), CPU isn't an issue & the rendering itself is non-realtime, so it doesn't matter. If ...
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How do I fix odd waveform/playback import issues in Ableton Live?

I suspect that you have an issue with the sample format in the incoming file. WAV files are able to contain a number of different sample values, including different bit-resolutions of integer and ...
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How to crossfade between more tracks in Ableton Live?

It turns out that you can actually import Audio From another track -- using a Compressor Sidechain 'Audio From' -- then clicking the blue headphone, preview button. Not sure if there's a better way, ...
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Ableton CV from track amplitude? Control another track's dry / wet?

If Max for live is an option: The Max For Live Envelope Follower may suit your purposes if you wish to track audio amplitude for CV another controller. Envelope Follower: a Max for Live device ...
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Choose between AAX or VST

VST, Ableton doesn't support AAX https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209769405-Supported-Plug-in-formats Supported Plug-in formats VST 2 - 64 & 32-bit Audio Unit (AU) - 64 & 32-bit ...
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Is it possible to write custom Ableton midi effects?

There are actually quite a few programs that can connect to Ableton that don't require you to understand the vst plugin space. The most popular of which is Pure Data, the open source predecessor to ...
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Is it possible to write custom Ableton midi effects?

Yes, you can write processing in Max for Live. Unfortunately, that's about all I know about how to go about doing that, but it appears to be a GUI-based development environment, so perhaps it's not ...
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Reproducing effects on recorded track, in LIVE performance

Are you planning on running through a minefield with only your hands over your ears as protection, or do you want this with maximum resilience? Maximum resilience needs two identical computer rigs &...
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How to midi map device pads to drum rack pads across multiple drum racks in ableton

You should be able to group the drum racks together and use zones to control which notes go to which drum rack. https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/instrument-drum-and-effect-racks/#18-5-zones
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How to export individual channels from Propellerhead Figure to DAW?

I'm fairly certain I know what the problem was now. Figure will always export the current file, in whatever state it was last saved in. This means if you mute 2 of the 3 tracks and export, you will ...
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Multiple midi CC# on one single knob

I think you'll find this page of interest. It's a tool called "Mapulator," which I have not yet used, but which looks like precisely what you're looking for and more, although you would have to draw ...
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