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How to adjust the volume level of the track when the automation points are already set?(Ableton/Logic pro)

To move the whole automation, you have to select the entire area of the automation first, then move it. BUT.. This is a common problem, that pretty much everyone solves the same way. Do not under ...
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Conflict bass / leads

What you describe sounds like Buss/Master/Group Compression gone wrong. This effect sometimes appears when you have a compressor set to affect both the bass and the lead (via any of the Buss/Master/...
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How can I change the master BPM in my song without stretching the recorded wav files?

Put the clip in session view, otherwise the playhead will skip around Turn off warping and Play from a chosen loop start point Tap tempo for the master bpm to get a rough estimate of song's average ...
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Why is learning how to use DAWs appear more difficult than Video editing programs?

DAWs are not intrinsically harder to use than NLEs. The thing is that most people really don't know their NLE either. Most consumers and beginners don't use many advanced features of their NLE. ...
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Amplitube VST won't respond to MIDI PC messages from Ableton Live

I might have an actual answer this time. Be sure you are doing a "Save As" a preset (not a patch) after assigning the program change number to your preset. This seems to have been the last piece I was ...
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Recreating a synthesizer

I'm not familiar with Live, but here is my guess: It's square because it sounds 'empty' to me. Saw OSC has much more details. It's distorted. This contributes a lot to the sound and of course will ...
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Acapella for a remix - Warp or chop?

Warping acapellas can be a little difficult because you don't have an obvious rhythmic reference like drums. Ableton's warping interface is based on placing markers within a recording, and ...
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Can I transpose a series of midi clips to a different key?

A midi transposition effect should do exactly what you're after. I am pretty sure its parameters can be controlled via automation. https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/live-midi-effect-reference/#pitch ...
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How to activate MIDI controller in Ableton?

In Ableton Live 8, you can't plug and play MIDI devices, you have to connect them before lauching the software. In Live 9 it's ok.
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Context specific MIDI routing (Ableton)

If you are using Suit download MAX4Live. Under Live API, the parameter called selected Device is what you need to tap. So essentially you'll be making one max patch to which u'll hard map your ...
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Instrument & Drum Rack disappeared in Ableton

In preferences, make sure you look at the library folder. Ableton is library oriented, so make sure you don't put the library in the external hard drive. Also, do not move folders that relate to ...
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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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Mixing advice - let me know your opinion

Firstly, align your mixing environment to a technical level using pink noise and a sound pressure level meter. There are various articles on how to do this .... for example. Secondly, listen to lots ...
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mixing bass issues

This is actually a classic mistake most people do. And it really affects the outcome. Most of the times it's the plugin , the harmonic content added by the plugin OR the beef in that particular Hz ...
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TB-03: sync issue (on Live 9)

I finally found the solution, hope it will help someone if I share it, here is what I have done: update the 03 firmware driver (Roland.com website) then some new Input/Output Midi Ports "TB-03" have ...
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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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Conflict bass / leads

You might need to filter some of the hi-mids out of your bass...it really depends what kind of bass it is (sub-bass, mid-bass, etc). Also, make sure you're EQ-ing your lead layers. If you have the ...
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Windows 10 crashes when producing but only in the evening

I'm unable to comment, so I'm giving a few suggestions here: Most importantly, my first suggestion is that this be migrated to SuperUser as that is a much more appropriate place for this question. I ...
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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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How to adjust the volume level of the track when the automation points are already set?(Ableton/Logic pro)

The best way to move all of it would be to select all of the nodes within the automation. I don't know if there is a shortcut for that but if you hold shift and click and drag, you can select ...
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Is there a way in Max For Live to actually write code that manipulates the signal?

Max has Gen which allows writing code for more low-level DSP operations. I'm also going to push for SuperCollider, because it exactly fits your descriptions -- in particular your disdain for visual ...
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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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Latency optimization (DAC?)

All the ultra-low latency DACs are either Firewire or PCI, not USB. Completely by coincidence, I was looking at Gearslutz yesterday & came across this Audio Interface - Low Latency Performance ...
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Context specific MIDI routing (Ableton)

What I ended up doing for this is a bit hacky, but it works great. I counted how many synth plugins I needed to run at any given time. In my case, it's 3. I counted how many midi knobs I had to ...
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How I can create a spring bed sound like in the following songs?

For Madonna you can check this tutorial which pretty much explains the basis of how to make this type of sound which is by the way a, let say, "Brass Trap" sound more than a spring sound. Pay a ...
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Live Keyboard MIDI Setup Ableton Live 9 [Max for live]

To "mute" a track when there's audio coming out of some other track, you can use sidechain compression. Here's how to do it: Insert a Compressor on the "LIVE KEYS BACKUP" track Select the "LIVE KEYS" ...
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How would you recreate this bass kick sound?

LFO! Low Frequency Oscillator. I don't know what synth you're using so I can't help you on the process of getting the LFO working with your bass sound. You will need to use the LFO on your cut-off ...
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Acapella for a remix - Warp or chop?

Warrior Bob covers the basics pretty well...Music theory comes in handy even in the highly automated world of music production today. I'll just add, to my ears, TAKE it apart is the beginning of ...
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Solo Audio Track with DIfferent meter reading from Master?

Okay i'm a jerk :p I just realized that i had left a 3 Band EQ on my master for when I was trying to see if i had enough presence in each 3 bands in my song. even though each band was at unity gain ...
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