How to use Cue Mode to audition audio in Ableton Live

Line up your next track in a set or create a new instrument part to introduce into a performance.

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The clue is in the name with Ableton‘s music-making software – Live 10 has features that are ideal for live performances. One of the most convenient of which is Cue Mode, allowing you to audition the next track or musical element before you bring it in for your audience. In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane explains how to set up Cue Mode, how to assign channels to Deck A and Deck B, how to route your mix to a Cue bus and the different ways Cue Mode can assist you when jamming out.

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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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