Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ableton to Serato

The Bridge provides Ableton Transport Control (ATC), a whole new way to DJ Live. Control Ableton Live with a turntable, CDJ or ITCH controller. Scratch Live or ITCH provides deck control, mixing, nudging and DJ style looping; Ableton Live lets you remix multitrack files, mute/solo tracks, use virtual instruments, change drum patterns, manipulate audio, tweak effects and launch loops in real time.
Mix your beats into your DJ sets. Stay ahead of the competition with the freshest re-edits. Audition new productions. Change your mix or add effects in real time. Whether you're performing, backing a vocalist, MC or playing with a live band, you can manipulate your multitrack sessions in Ableton Live on the fly using your decks to control Ableton Live's transport - see what makes your crowd move.

A Window into Live

Activating the "Ableton View" in Scratch Live or ITCH opens a representation of Ableton Live's Session View, where you can launch clips and scenes, control instruments and devices, mix, mute and solo - all from within your ITCH or Scratch Live user interface.
The Ableton View displays critical information from your Ableton Live Set, including:
  • Clips, including clip name, color and play buttons
  • Clip progress
  • Track levels
  • Level meters
  • Sends A and B
  • Device control for effects
  • Track solo, arm and mute
The Ableton View can be customized to show 4, 5, or 8 scenes, and 4, 6 or 8 tracks. You can always switch to the full Ableton Live application for in depth control.

Put Ableton Live Sets into your Serato Mix

When both programs are open, an Ableton Live transport track appears in your Serato library. Drag this onto a deck in Scratch Live or ITCH, then use the deck to control Ableton Live's tempo and playback.

Manipulate Ableton Live's Tempo with ITCH or Scratch Live

All the controls in the Serato user interface apply to the Live Set. Change the tempo of your Ableton Live Set, nudge the transport position and loop Ableton Live's transport, all from the comfort of your Scratch Live or ITCH interface.

See your bars and beats

When ATC is active, Serato's Main Waveform Display gives you a visual indicator of bars and beats, so you can correctly line up the downbeat of your Ableton Live Set to a track playing on ITCH or Scratch Live's Virtual Deck.

Locked to the Groove

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Turn Ableton Live into the ultimate synchronized loop player for Scratch Live or ITCH. Assign the special "Ableton player" to a deck and the Live Set is automatically locked to the groove of the track on that deck. Effects and start points stay in time with the track you're playing - essential for dropping in spot samples, one-shots, additional instrumentation and for vocal drops over your DJ set. The Nudge function allows you to make additional fine adjustments to the timing.

Play Hard(ware)

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Using an additional dedicated controller with Ableton Live opens up your game for more mixing, effects handling and for triggering clips. What's more, you can customize the Ableton View in Scratch Live or ITCH to match the grid size to your dedicated controller. If you're using an Akai Professional APC40, APC20, or Novation Launchpad, the grid in the Ableton View resizes to match your controller grid. Scratch Live and ITCH hardware control Ableton Live as if it were a regular audio file.

Tight Communication

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Behind the scenes, Ableton and Serato have implemented a two-way communication link to connect the programs. ATC’s timing is ultra tight, and setup is as easy as dragging the Live Set onto a deck. Plus it doesn't matter which program you open first.


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