How to record live DJ sets in Ableton

I just had someone ask me a good question related to DJ’ing with Ableton.

He was routing ableton from his soundcard into a DJ mixer
(audio 1 – out 1/2, audio 2 out 3/4). and was interesting in recording
his DJ set as audio so all his mixing and eq’ing would be recorded.
If he were to record from the session window to the arrange window,
it would only record the launching of the clips but not any of the mixing
done on the DJ mixer.

Here is how you would set up Ableton to record your live DJ set as audio:

1. You should have a monitor output or tape output on your mixer. Send that to an unused stereo input on your soundcard.

2. Create an audio track,

3. Choose “audio in” from whatever input youve got the mixer
routed into.

4. Make sure on the audio track to turn monitor to off.

5. Arm the audio track to record

6. Launch a clip..

This will record your set.!

You can also use this technique to record loops and mix it
back into your set. For more on that watch the video below.

“Recording on the fly”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncsqwLacIPU

Til next time.. Happy music making!

Jason

 

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