Sidechain Functionality with 3rd Party Plugins in Ableton Live

Ableton Live 8 has native sidechaining that only works with the native Compressor plugin or any other possible Max4Live devices. Steinberg’s VST3 specifications include functionality for VST3 compatible plugins to allow external sidechain signals but Live does not yet support the VST3 protocol. In this tutorial I will explain how to set up a third … Read More

1001 Uses of Ableton Live’s Utility Device – Part 2

In Part 1 of this tutorial we had a look at the very useful Ableton Live Utility device and also at a few examples of its use. In this part we are going to look at some more involved uses of the device that may come in handy in your production. Tutorial available in Audio … Read More

1001 Uses of Ableton Live’s Utility Device – Part 1

At the bottom of Ableton Live’s device list lies the Utility device. At first glance, the device doesn’t seem to be so useful to users compared to other Ableton Live devices. The truth is, thought, that the Utility can perform some very useful tasks, indeed. Let’s have a look at some of them. Tutorial available … Read More

Exporting Your Mixes for Disc-at-once Gapless CD Authoring – Part 2

In Part 1, we examined one way of preparing a mix for Disc-at-once gapless CD authoring. We exported our mix from Ableton Live. Then, we imported the mix into Sony Sound forge 10 and used the software’s professional tools to author a professional CD ready for sending it as a premaster to a duplication house, … Read More

Exporting Your Mixes for Disc-at-once Gapless CD Authoring – Part 1

Let’s say you created your mix in your favorite sequencing software. You’ve laid out all tracks with crossfades, filter and effects automation and you would like to burn the results onto a CD for distributing to record labels, duplication houses or your friends. I am going to show you a great, streamlined way of achieving … Read More

Organize Your Warped Playlists with Shortcuts in Ableton Live

Let’s say you’ve warped a good amount of tracks that are scattered around in your hard drive. You’ve meticulously added your warp markers for each song and .asd files at the same directory where each track is located. It would be desirable for you to have access to those files from one place and not … Read More

How to Create Custom Traktor Pro Mappings for Numark Omni Control

With the plethora of free and paid plugins currently available on the market, chances are that you already have access to a few of them. It might get intimidating trying to organize these plugins in a logical and understandable structure in your hard drive. Ableton Live has some nice organizational features that can make your … Read More

Plugin Organization in Ableton Live

With the plethora of free and paid plugins currently available on the market, chances are that you already have access to a few of them. It might get intimidating trying to organize these plugins in a logical and understandable structure in your hard drive. Ableton Live has some nice organizational features that can make your … Read More

Multimixing

It’s true that long mixing sessions can create a degree of ear fatigue. That can lead to a number of undesirable things like making bad mixing decisions. It’s always a good idea to take small breaks to clear up and relax your ears. On top of that, there are various monitoring plugins or spectrum analyzers … Read More

Enhance your Ableton Live Experience with MIDI Remote Scripting

In this quick tip, I am going to show you a great MIDI remote script which I found that can greatly enhance your Ableton Live experience both during production and live performance. MIDI Scripts are compiled Python scripts that provide custom support for various MIDI controllers by allowing you to map MIDI note, Control Change … Read More