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, July 23, 2012

Ableton Live Scratch Techniques

The free Ableton template is available for download on this page HERE. In this episode of "In the Studio," our resident sound design guru, Mad Zach, walks us through three incredibly fun scratch-style macros for Ableton Live. Turn white noise into an expressive scratch sound, move seamlessly through scratch-able cue points on an acapella, or turn a basic sine wave into an engaging variable tone that can be scratched for hours.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Gotye - The Human Factor

After composing and arranging his songs in Ableton, Gotye now takes them to the stage with the aid of Live. The congenial shooting star and his bandmate Tim Shiel strike the perfect balance between spontaneity and attention to detail.

Read our interview with Gotye at