How to connect External Hardware Effects in Ableton Live

Are plug-in effects not satisfying your sonic needs? Let us show you to route your sounds to external effects.

Thankfully, we live in a world where your laptop running Ableton Live can easily communicate with hardware audio gear. Now that we know how to connect external instruments, we can look at doing the same with external audio effects. In this week’s Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you how to set up external routing in Live 10, how to compensate for latency, recording the external processing and more.

Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:

Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.

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