Ableton Serato The Bridge

Ableton and Serato bridge the gap between music production and DJing with The Bridge. The Bridge requires Serato Scratch Live 2.1.1 and Ableton Live/Suite 8.2 or above. Open both programs at the same time with Rane hardware attached to activate The Bridge online.

Remix Your Own Tracks Live

The Bridge gives you turntable-style control of your own multitrack productions. Simply drag an Ableton Live Set to a deck in Scratch Live and use your turntables or CDJ to control the transport. Scratch Live enhances your productions with deck control, mixing, nudging and DJ style looping, while you can remix, mute/solo tracks, use virtual instruments, change drum patterns, manipulate audio, tweak effects and launch loops on the fly in Ableton Live.

Welcome To The Next Level

Apart from your Scratch Live hardware, using an additional dedicated controller such as Akai Professional APC40, APC20, or Novation Launchpad opens up your game for more mixing, effects handling and for triggering clips.

Learn How To Set Up Your Gear

If you're just getting started with Ableton Live, you'll want to go through the Ableton Live lessons, located inside the program in the Help View

The World

Behind the scenes, Ableton and Serato have implemented a two-way communication link to connect the programs. The timing is tight and it doesn't matter which program you open first.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Learning Push Ableton 9

Check out the entire series HERE. We are still waiting to see for the compatibility with the bridge and mixtape. You can still use ableton 9 and scratchlive the old fashion way. Meaning you have to mix with your ears and not depending on syncing. This has been done for years before the bridge and is still done today. But keep in mind that the itch users have been waiting for years and still is :(.

The Bridge offers Scratch Live users the "Ableton Live Panel " and the "Mixtape" feature.

Ableton Live 9 has just been released and things have changed slightly for Mixtape users. Users of the Mixtape feature will find they receive an error message when opening saved mixtape files created in Scratch Live (.als format), when using Ableton Live 9. You can workaround this issue by following these steps: 1. Save your mixtape as .als format in Scratch Live. 2. Open the .als file in Ableton Live 8. 3. Now, from the toolbar, select "File" and then select "Save Live Set" 4. Close Ableton Live 8. Your Mixtape should now launch correctly when opening the file in the 32 bit version of Ableton Live 9. We hope to resolve this issue in an forthcoming release of Scratch Live. NOTE: This method only applies to the 32 bit version of Ableton Live 9. The Bridge does not work at all with the 64 bit version of Ableton Live 9.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

DJ Mr. Nice Ableton Bridge Rane 62 Hold Effect

Live routine using Serato + Ableton's 'The Bridge' on the Rane 62 and it's built in effects.
 music: baauer 
video by: filmed at Dj Warewhouse

 This is part B of Mr. Nice explanation of the routine.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Whats New In The Beast

Serato DJ, the newest DJ software from Serato offers the best feature set for all-in-one controllers and sets a new standard for controller DJs. With many new features including amazing new FX Powered by iZotope, MIDI mapping and a brand new user interface, Serato DJ delivers the most powerful all-in-one DJ solutions.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ableton Push

See Ableton Push in action. Push is a new instrument that solves an old problem: how to make a song from scratch. With hands-on control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds, and song structure, Push puts the fundamental elements of music making at your fingertips - and it fits in a backpack alongside your laptop.