How to Set Up a Mic on Ableton Live

Save

Hooking up a microphone to your computer allows you to record sung or spoken vocals in the Ableton Live digital audio workstation. After you've set up a mic, you can overdub vocals on to a backing track, apply effects to your voice or slice a vocal into a MIDI track. You can also use Ableton Live's built-in Vocoder plug-in to modulate a synthesizer or carrier sample with your voice, thereby creating robotic vocals in the style of Kraftwerk or Daft Punk.

  • Plug the microphone into the "Mic" jack on your computer's sound card. Right-click the Windows Start button and then select Control Panel from the jump menu. Click Hardware and Sound, then click the Manage Audio Devices link in the Sound section.

  • Click the Recording tab. Click the icon next to Microphone, followed by Set Default and then OK.

  • Launch Ableton Live. Go to Options, Preferences and then Audio. If the sound card is not already enabled in Ableton, select it from the Audio Device drop-down menu.

  • Click Input Config. If you're using a stereo microphone, click 1/2 (stereo). If you have a mono microphone, or if you're not sure about the microphohe type, click 1 (mono) & 2 (mono). Click the OK button and close the Preferences window.

  • Click the Arm Session Recording icon, which looks like a circle inside a rectangle, at the bottom of the audio track. Click the circle icon inside the first clip slot to start recording from the microphone. Adjust the track's volume slider to change the recording level.

  • Press the spacebar to stop recording. Click the Play button inside the newly recorded clip to listen to the recording.

Related Searches

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • How to Extract Vocals in Ableton

    Ableton Live music software's built-in sequencer and instrument tools allow you to create detailed compositions for live recording as well as production...

  • How to Use Ableton Patches

    Ableton Live is one of the most intuitive Digital Audio Workstations as of 2010, for both studio production and live performance purposes....

  • How to Hook Up an MPD18 With Ableton

    Hooking your Akai MPD18 up to Ableton Live allows you to control the digital audio workstation using this USB MIDI drum controller....

  • How to Set Up MIDI Keyboards in Ableton Live

    Entering data and controlling Ableton Live with a musical instrument digital interface keyboard or controller opens up Live's Session View, permitting real-time...

  • How to Get Ableton Live to Stop Skipping

    Several factors may cause skipping when you play audio or MIDI tracks in Ableton Live. However, the root cause almost always is...

Related Searches

Check It Out

12 Tiki Essentials to Turn Your Bar Cart Into a Tropical Paradise

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!