A Controller For Ableton and Setup Question

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Brazzo
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A Controller For Ableton and Setup Question

Post by Brazzo » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:52 pm

Hi There

I am fairly new to Ableton 10 having installed the trial version 3 months ago. I have created a song structure in session view and been able to create a few tracks currently I am just using keyboard and mouse on my Mac as money is tight. I have recently got into clip launching using Live as DJ tool.

I started at first using clips and creating loops which I have been doing, but recently I have tried dragging in completed tracks and clip launching them along with my loops, works pretty well and everything seems to synch quite well. Want I really want is a controller that has faders on it but want I really want as well is to monitor the channels like you would do with a traditional DJ mixer. Heres the Novation XL

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Novation-Launc ... th=1&psc=1

But this doesn't seem to have monitor buttons to preview the tracks - Is there a controller on the market which caters for this as I want to hearing what I am about to put up next in the mix like you would DJing.

Also I have bought Active Speakers - I need a reasonable spec mixer and interface. Bit of a newbie question again but what would you recommend and how would I connect my laptop up to the mixer (via USB or RCA or another method) I'll use XLR for the Active Monitors (KRK) but I am unsure how a laptop links up to a mixer/interface - suggestions please?

Thanks in advance

Brazzo

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Re: A Controller For Ableton and Setup Question

Post by S4racen » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:03 pm

"But this doesn't seem to have monitor buttons to preview the tracks - Is there a controller on the market which caters for this as I want to hearing what I am about to put up next in the mix like you would DJing."

YOpu can have a Cue mix with live but it's only possible if you have a Soundcard that has multiple outs.

The Solo Buttons then turn into Cue button s which allow you to audition your mix.

Cheers
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