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Problems with audio on Ableton

Postby Violababe » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:12 pm

Hi there,
I am a complete newbie to all this. Just bought gear last week.
I have a Roland Rubix24 with Ableton live lite 10 and a sEx1 S mic.
I installed Ableton onto my Dell PC and plugged in my interface. Then I plugged in my midi keyboard. I don't have an audio monitor yet and although I think I can plug my speakers into the interface I hadn't done it. But everything was playing nicely through my Dell screen monitor anyway. I haven't been able to use my headphones yet as the jack is the wrong size. A converter should be arriving tomorrow.
Then I plugged my mic into the interface and and all the sound went off Ableton completely. Not even the samples would play. You can see that everything is working but there's just no audio playback at all anymore. I've tried all sorts, all the advice given in youtube videos and in the Roland manual but it seems that something has changed and I don't know what it is so I can't fix it. I wondered about uninstalling Ableton and reinstalling it but it is a free version with my interface and I only get two downloads so I don't want to waste it. Any ideas from anyone pleeeeseee!!! Cath
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Re: Problems with audio on Ableton

Postby blinddrew » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:15 pm

Hi Violababe, welcome to the forum. Sorry no-one's picked up your query yet.
I'm not familiar with Ableton but some DAWs have a feature where they will cut the audio output completely if the signal is suddenly overloading. I've done this myself a couple of times when I've accidentally routed an output back to its own input and my software has thankfully intervened.
It would help therefore if you could let us know exactly how you've plugged the microphone in (what kind of cable), and exactly how you've got the various front and rear controls set.
Cheers
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Re: Problems with audio on Ableton

Postby Guest » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:31 am

ableton has unlimited installations,.
that should be no problem if you think that will work for your issue.
did you solve the problem yet?
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Re: Problems with audio on Ableton

Postby ScottV » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:41 pm

I purchased the focusrite scarlet solo that included ableton live 10 lite. I connected everything up proper using powered speakers too. But when I attempt to use ableton software and record. The sound doesn't go to my powered speakers. I have my pc speaker output to focusrite speakers.
I hear a low sound from pc playing the recording. I can use amplify studio and everything works fine. Could this ableton be corrupted? Or else something in the software is not setup right. I would appreciate some help?
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Re: Problems with audio on Ableton

Postby Arpangel » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:02 pm

ScottV wrote:I purchased the focusrite scarlet solo that included ableton live 10 lite. I connected everything up proper using powered speakers too. But when I attempt to use ableton software and record. The sound doesn't go to my powered speakers. I have my pc speaker output to focusrite speakers.
I hear a low sound from pc playing the recording. I can use amplify studio and everything works fine. Could this ableton be corrupted? Or else something in the software is not setup right. I would appreciate some help?

You need to go into Ableton audio and Midi settings, not the PC audio settings, make sure that the Focusrite is set as your input and outputs, and make sure they are selected.
You’re PC audio settings should automatically be showing your Scarlet as the audio output, not the PC speakers.
Also, make sure direct monitoring is tuned off on the Scarllet when playing back from the computer.
This video may help...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_f43Is3Q8k
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