Ableton 10 Feature Request

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by pleaseaddthis » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:05 pm


#1 we need low latency mode like logic pro x. in ableton this is a huge problem for recording midi and ESPECIALLY for recording audio. currently we mighta as well not even bother recording audio in ableton.

this is the main feature that logic pro x has that ableton desperately needs. we need this feature to turn on, play midi without latency, and then reenable the plugins causing the latency. logic pro x does this by having the feature disable plugins and things that would cause latency. thus things might sound off while playing but thats okay because once you turn off low latency mode everything re enables.

this is a huge problem for recording midi and ESPECIALLY for recording audio. currently we mighta as well not even bother recording audio in ableton.

#2 another feature that would be amazing would be adding a take folder system to recording audio tracks just like logic pro x. this feature makes recording and comping takes super easy by letting you loop a few bars, then just collecting each recording pass into a folder that can be opened like a dropdown menu and the parts we want to keep can be swiped and spliced together, creating a master comp on top.

as a professional power user that uses multiple daws, these 2 features are the biggest reasons i cant just completely ditch logic pro x and move fully to ableton. ableton is superior in every other way, but these few problems make me unfortunately have to use logic pro x in certain sessions, like music writing creative sessions and such where I need to be able to let a musician jam out a vocal or a midi part and bust out quick demos. if we could get at least just a low latency mode, it would allow us to use abletons MUCH more powerful loop and drum system in creative writing sessions, but currently i cant load up any sort of demo session template because the fx and sounds cause latency that cant be toggled on and off when recording like we can in logic pro x because of low latency mode.


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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by S4racen » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:18 pm

Grummy wrote:
and for the Push2 - the ability to make custom banks for plugins. Sometimes on devices it makes more sense to have a bank of six encoders for parameters and then scroll to the next bank. For example having a bank of six for two ADRs on a synth, with two empty encoders. Then scroll to the next bank for just the filter parameters. Rather than have everything just strictly in order as you configure plugin parameters. For optimized Push2/plugin integration. ... g-utility/
macgregoroi wrote:Bitwig's modulation system makes Ableton totally obsolete.

If Ableton had a modulation system that was similar to Bitwig's I would "consider" switching back.

If Ableton had sandbox plugin processing and 32bit plugin bridge and a modulation system equal to Bitwig's I would switch back instantly.

Anything else?


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Integrated A/B'ing

Post by disaiple » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:20 am

A great feature would be easier/integrated A/B'ing.

For example, EQ, make crazy or subtle curve changes etc., then use a "snapshot" function built into the EQ. The first snapshot would save your current settings and the second one would save your changed settings, then maybe there is another button for the actual A/B'ing process.

Perhaps this could even scale to instrument or effect racks as well, for easier A/B'ing of changes to effects chains or maybe even whole groups of tracks to A/B entire mixes with a single button. Maybe this could even save more than just an 'A' and 'B', maybe also have 'C' and 'D' to test out a few different methods.

Currently the only way I know to do this is either ctrl+z your way back or copy your device, make changes and then set a keybind to swap between your A and B device. This can also be done with all of the above mentioned elements but can be slightly more complicated depending on what all you want to A/B. If there is a better way or if this is already implemented with the beta then please let me know or disregard.

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by OtherKenny » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:42 am

Search (Ctrl + F) within a collection

It would be incredibly useful to be able to include something such as "[1]" / "[red]" / "[collection_name]" in a search string to be able to search exclusively within the collection specified.

For example, I have all my drum samples under a collection. When searching for "bass", I could use this filtering to ensure that synth bass sounds, etc do not appear in the results when I am only looking for drum sounds.

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by summer » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:26 am

Negative Start Time on Arrangement View

But I guess that will never come since it's been request for many years

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by daveb » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:47 am

Hi, I'd love to be able to see multiple channels EQ's at the same time (maybe stacked up in arrangement view?) which would let me see all of the channels frequencies when mixing. Thanks

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by SEPAT » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:29 am

Please for the love of god make ableton remember my interface when I open it up. For the past 11 years I’ve had to pick it in the preferences page each time.

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by aethic » Fri May 10, 2019 5:28 am

More Collections!

The ability to add more collections than just 7. This feature is incredibly useful for sorting samples, effects, .alc's, etc.

Please, Ableton!!

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by PanosLa » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:58 am

MPE support! It's such a shame for a great DAW not to be able to support some of the most expressive controllers.

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request - Default Soundcard

Post by stuartharesnape » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:27 am

Let me choose my default soundcard preferences for in and out.

If Ableton starts and no soundcard is selected then proceed to defaults if it can be located.

This is useful because it removes the soundcard preferences if the audio card is switched off before ableton, which it is in my case always.

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Select All Clips Ahead (Cmd + Shift + Click)

Post by elayas » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:05 pm

Unorthodox, yet extremely effective and my personal weapon of choice, vis a vis the future, Ableton has become my film sfx + folley + scoring tool nr. 1, yet I feel that I would save countless hours of Select Clip + Zoom Out + Scroll Right + Shift + Click to select multiple clips in the arrangement view to move them further or backwards in time; a function I use constantly when timing music and voiceovers, et al. Pretty standard, yet too many commands.

Hindenburg Pro, a rather rudimentary tool for podcasters, has solved this with a mere Cmd + Shift + Click to select all clips ahead of the one being clicked. Simple enough.

That would save enormous amounts of time and the eventual carpel tunnel.

Danke fürs Zuhören!

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by hgb » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:25 pm

Implementing a way to create custom plug in names similar to Logic would be helpful for organizing third-party plugins. A lot of inconsistent and sometimes clunky naming systems going on in my plugin library.

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by jonljacobi » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:55 pm

More complexity. I think they should implement everything that everyone suggests so that it takes years to learn and takes so long to wade through options that it can’t be used for live performance anymore.

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by keepsound » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:13 am

Ext button MIDI exposed.
Apple Script enabled

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Re: Ableton 10 Feature Request

Post by justchris » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:53 am

use of windows default audio api(Wasapi)

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