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.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Scratch Live 2.3.3 Now Available

Full list of changes:

Playback and file management fixes

* Total rewrite of all metadata/tagging read/write of all MPEG-4 files. This includes .mp4, .m4a, .aac and many .mov files.
* Potential fix to seemingly random crashes during playback of files decoded by Quicktime libraries (mac).
* Fixed bug where autoplay was enabled after hot-plugging hardware.
* Fixed bug where some MPEG-4 files were being incorrectly marked as corrupt.
* Fixed bug where some files were not relocating after using 'relocate lost files'.
* Removed video file filtering. This means Scratch Live can now play audio from video files without having to have Video-SL installed.
* Fixed potential crashes when relocating lost files.
* Fixed MIDI mapped SL4 THRU button still triggering even when 'Lock Playing Deck' is in effect.
* Fix for Grid Edit keyboard shortcut not cycling through the SL3 Aux Deck.
* Fixed Relocate Lost Files not finding files in some cases and sometimes losing information.
* Empty crates are saved to the root drive's subcrates dir to allow the user to prepare a crate structure. NB: Empty crates are never saved to external drives.

Hardware related fixes

* Fixed bug where if SSL was started with the TTM 57 plugged in, it would increase its gain level if it was unplugged, then plugged in again.
* Fixed the TTM 57 B1-B6 button mapping so that their states match the state of the Scratch Live function to which they're mapped to.
* CDJ-900 loop editing now works on deck 4.
* Fixed bug where some midi controllers wouldn't display in the MIDI panel of the setup screen. Affected devices include the NI Kontrol X1.
* Fixed issues with the Pioneer MEP-7000 pitch and velocity controls.

GUI fixes

* When 'lock playing decks' is in effect, the thru mode button is now disabled.
* Fixed bug where the waveforms were rendered a little low (horizontal mode).
* Fixed incorrect spacing for + pitch amounts on the GUI's velocity sliders.
* Fixed bug where the bpm couldn't be doubled/halved without the edit box seemingly clearing all text upon a key release.