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整合五金工具,在Ableton Live和影响
Rory Dow on Mon, February 20th | 10 comments
Despite the flexibility of software, there's no denying that using hardware instruments and effects is still hugely popular. Rory Dow shows how to get the best of both worlds in Ableton Live.

尽管大量的软件的影响和文书,一个真正的文书的性质和触觉接口的东西,总是会吸引音乐家。幸运的是,Ableton现场是能够整合他们。在这篇文章中,告诉你如何。


基本要求

在现场使用外部硬件效果或文书的最重要的要求是一个多输入/输出的声卡。每一个信号,需要取得或活需要自己的专用声卡输入或输出。让我们看看在一个简单而典型的设置:

All hardware must be connected to the soundcard before it can be used in Live.

所有的硬件​​都必须连接到声卡才可以在现场使用。


在上面的例子,我们有4个单声道输入和4个单声道输出,鼓机,混响单位和一双显示器声卡连接。橙色线代表一个音频连接和箭头指示方向的音频。绿线代表一个MIDI连接。你有越多的齿轮,你需要对你的声卡的输入和输出。


设立现场

假设是正确的硬件连接到位,有几件事情要检查Live本身。前往偏好'

Audio inputs and outputs must be enabled in Audio Preferences.

音频输入和输出必须启用音频首。


You can choose to use inputs and outputs as mono or stereo pairs.

你可以选择使用单声道或立体声双输入和输出。


通过MIDI连接任何合成器和鼓机将需要在首选项“的MIDI选项卡中启用有关MIDI端口。

Enabling MIDI hardware ports.

启用MIDI硬件端口。


这里我们可以看到启用两个端口。最左边的ON按钮可以使用MIDI输出端口。 ON按钮的中间是用来发送MIDI时钟信号的输出,这是任何仪器可以同步时钟,如鼓机,有用。


创建自定义设备

现在,所有相关的音频和MIDI端口被启用,让我们看看几个简单但非常有用的现场设备,将得到任何外部乐器和效果,在现场工作。这两种设备的优点是,正确安装时,他们将允许硬件工具将下降到一个项目中作为母语的现场设备完全相同的方式,或插件的VST /非盟的作用。


外部仪器设备

首先是两个设备的外部仪器设备。头直播设备浏览器,打开工具文件夹和外部仪器设备拖动到一个新的MIDI音轨。

Live’s External Instrument device.

住外部的仪器设备。


它的工作,你可能已经猜到了,是要处理所有的音频路由和

  1. In the “MIDI To” chooser, select the MIDI port to which your instrument is connected.
  2. With the port selected a new chooser will appear underneath to select the MIDI channel.
  3. In the “Audio From” chooser, select the audio input channel(s) to which the instrument is connected.
  4. The “Gain” knob can be used to adjust the level of the signal. I recommend leaving this at 0.00dB and adjusting the Gain on the instrument itself to get the perfect level.
  5. Use the “Hardware Latency” slider to compensate for any latency introduced by the instrument.

它的那么简单。纪录臂MIDI音轨和弹奏乐器,无论是从仪器本身,或从连接的MIDI控制器。

因为从仪器的音频处理通过直播频道,它可以像对待任何其他的音频通道。尝试插入效果或发送总线添加一些混响或延迟。你甚至可以冻结就像一个软件乐器轨道!

最后一步是保存您的新设备。打在设备的顶部狈保存预设的图标,并将它命名为生命的浏览器。现在,每当你想再次使用该合成器或鼓机,你可以将它拖到一个空的MIDI音轨。


外部音频效果器

第二,我们的两大法宝设备外部音效装置是外部效果,如混响,延时,合唱,失真等负责人到现场设备浏览器,打开文件夹的音频效果和外部设备的音频效果,拖动单位音轨或返回轨道。

Live’s External Audio Effect device.

家住外部音效装置。


有一些更多的选择去通过外部音效装置,但再次易于安装:

  1. In the “Audio To” chooser, select the audio output channel(s) to which your effect is connected.
  2. In the “Audio From” chooser, select the audio input channel(s) to which your effect is connected.
  3. The two “Gain” knobs can be used to adjust the level of the signals coming in and out of the soundcard. 
  4. Use the “Dry/Wet” to mix between the Dry signal (before it goes to the effect) and the wet signal (after it comes back from the effect).
  5. Use the “Phase Invert” button to invert the phase of the signal coming back from the effect.
  6. Use the “Hardware Latency” slider can be used to compensate for any latency introduced by the effect.

记得保存你新创建的设备,让您可以在将来使用它没有再次通过此设置。

所以我们现在有一个外部硬件设备,完全像一个软件效果。您新创建的设备放在任何音轨,使用它作为一个插入效果,或把它返回轨道,用它作为发送效果。

硬件效果的单位将单位本身往往有一个干/湿参数。这是最好的所以设置这个100%的湿,然后用对生命的干/湿旋钮的外部音效装置来控制混合。

正如你可以看到,即时融入外部仪器和效果相对比较简单。 。这个世界没有很喜欢玩一个真正的仪器和调整真正的旋钮,直接和触觉界面是软件只是不能复制的东西。最好的,你可以相信,Ableton现场没有大惊小怪,他们将整合。


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  • Tejyryy
    hi, is it possible that MPV does the same kind of tutorials but with logic and/or some others daws , in case they can use the full potential of a hardware synth ? thanks a lot
    • 7 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Gaby, Hope these 2 articles for Logic help: http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/logic-pro/setting-up-external-midi-instruments-in-logic-part-1 http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/logic-pro/setting-up-external-instruments-in-logic-part-2 :)
    • 7 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • shuckinfit
    it only has 2 outputs can i still use this to integrate hardware instuments into live?
    • 7 years ago
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  • shuckinfit
    sorry...what i meant to post: I have the original Apogee duet, it only has 2 outputs can i still use this to integrate hardware instuments into ableton live?
    • 7 years ago
    • By: shuckinfit
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  • Vovivee
    shuckinfit - Yes you can use your Duet for instruments. Just not for effects (which need additional outputs and I assume you're using the two Duet outputs to connect to your amp/speakers. Just connect your instrument to either a mono or stereo input and follow the instructions for the External Instrument Device.
    • 7 years ago
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  • shuckinfit
    is it possible to just monitor with headphones and use the duets 2 outputs for effects?
    • 7 years ago
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  • Vovivee
    shuckinfit - I don't think so. I'm not an expert on the Duet, but with most audio interfaces, the headphone output simply mirrors the main outputs.
    • 7 years ago
    • By: Vovivee
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  • Shuckinfit -- you can create a aggregate audio device that uses both the onboard soundcard and your Duet, in which case you can use your onboard soundcard as the main out, and your duet for the effects loop. Here's a video that shows you how to make an aggregate audio device. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g348K6aSCmk&feature=related Once you've created the aggregate device, just tell Live to use it in the audio preferences. I use this feature of OS X to wire together two firewire interfaces for 32ch i/o
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  • Ishbubba
    Hi Rory, I have the Duet 2 with 4 outputs and replaced my Apogee One with the Duet2 specifically so I would be able to route audio and soft synths from Ableton, etc. through external hardware and pedals to warm them up, have more natural delys, et. al. It seems like this should be possible with the Duet2's 4 outputs, but I have not been able to figure it out after hours of trying, google'ing, and following this article. Please let me know if you have any insight into how I might be able to do this. Am I doing something wrong, or is it not possible? Thanks and Best, Michael
    • 6 years ago
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  • Vovivee
    Hi Michael, The Duet 2 should be just fine. Connect outs 3 & 4 to your hardware effects and connect the output of the effects to Duet inputs 1 & 2. Assuming that the Duet is sending and receiving signals ok from the effects unit, the only remaining step should be to setup the Ableton External Effects device as described in this article. Oh, and don't forget to enable all the Duet's inputs and outputs in Live's Audio preferences. Hope that helps. - Rory
    • 6 years ago
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