Digital Duct Tape. Max for Live is a visual programming environment that allows users to build instruments and effects for use within Ableton Live. Often times advanced users will create brilliant solutions to common problems such as, BeatSeeker, which allows Ableton’s global tempo to be synced to the average rhythmic audio timing. https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/beatseeker/ The growing […]
Ableton Live Suite versions include a free download of Max for Live. in Live 9 Suite, you can login to your account on Ableton.com and download Max for Live, or purchase it if you have a lesser version than Suite (such as Standard or Intro). Ableton Live 10 Suite automatically has Max for Live included […]
When you freeze a track, the track will appear greyed out. To freeze a track simply right click on the track and click freeze. Live will make reference audio files in your project’s folder both for session and arrangement view midi and audio clips. Because the track is frozen and is now playing audio files […]
To unfreeze a track simply right click on the track and click unfreeze.
Warp Markers are the yellow notches above audio clips when warping is enabled. You can create new warp markers by clicking anywhere above the waveform. These serve as a way to snap or pin the audio to specific time based intervals. Live will also show grey arrows where potential warp markers could be. This is […]
Warping is the way Live will stretch audio to a specific grid. The best analogy is this…You have a ruler, a rubber band, and some thumb tacks. The ruler is a timed based grid of evenly spaced intervals. The rubberband is the audio clip. It can be stretched or shrunk down to a specific space […]
Ableton Live allows you to have up to 12 return tracks; Send/Return Tracks A through L.
Ableton Live allows you to bus audio out from multiple tracks (say vocals, drums, lead synth, and pads) to a single track that has FX on it (for example reverb). This bussed track is only for FX. You can independently dial in how much volume from each track will be sent to this FX track. […]
Ableton Live has 3 different options to monitor a track; Auto, In, and Off. “Auto” will allow you to hear the audio input (post fx) of a track only if the track is record armed. “In” will always allow you to hear the audio input (post fx) of a track regardless of whether the track […]
Ableton Live will work with any midi controller, however here are 10 really good ones that we love. Ableton Push 2 Novation Launchpad Pro Akai APC40 MKII Akai Professional Advance 49 Arturia Keylab 49 Akai MPK Mini MKII 25 Native Instruments Machine MK3 DJTechTools Midi Fighter 3D DJTechTools Midi Fighter Twister Novation LaunchControl XL