Our Products are generally provided as Zip file downloads which in all cases will need to be extracted and saved to your hard drive prior to installation. Details on the different file type provided and what to do with them are below.
.alp Files – These are Ableton Live Packs and will install directly into the Packs Section of the browser of Ableton Live. When you double click on them you will see a pop up window asking you to confirm that installation is ok as the files are described as “Legacy”. This is fine and you are ok to proceed, the packs are created using the format for an earlier version of Live and so remain compatible with the current version.
.amxd files – These are individual MaxforLive Devices and can be stored anywhere on your hard drive. We’d advise creating a folder for them and then adding that folder as a location within the Places section of Lives Browser.
Control Surface Scripts – Please refer to the individual User Guides provided with your download, an abridged version of the installation will be shown further down this page.
ClyphX Pro – Please refer directly to the manual and installation video for this specific product.
Novation Circuit Packs – These are provided as individual Sysex Files and as a complete bank file. All are to be installed using a version of the Circuit Editor and not via Novations Components back up utility.
AbleSet uses the cues or section clips of your Ableton project to create your setlist. Use the setlist notation to define songs and sections, add comments, loops, stop points, and more.
Just press CMD+P in AbleSet’s setlist view to print a simple version of your setlist.
In addition to jumping to the cued song or section directly or when the current section ends, AbleSet 2 can now wait for the current song to end or for playback to stop before jumping. This is handy for cueing the next song you want to play without having to make changes to your setlist.
AbleSet 2 allows you to create guide tracks that automatically get muted when you cue a section that is not the next one, to not confuse anyone on stage. Additionally, you can create a loop guide track that only gets unmuted when the current section is being looped.
Quickly reorder and exclude songs from your setlist, without needing to touch the Ableton session. AbleSet calculates the total duration and lets you know how long your set will take.
Every artist needs different information on stage. The new customizable performance view allows you to choose exactly what you want to see per device, so singers can see the song title and lyrics while your MD can see the current timecode and quick play buttons to jump to sections.
The performance view gives you all important information about your setlist at a glance. Quickly see the current and next song, work with notes, and control playback in a minimalistic interface that’s perfect for on-stage tablet use.
Quickly create synchronized lyrics for your songs using MIDI tracks in Live. AbleSet 2 has support for multiple lyrics tracks, chords, and custom formatting, and comes with a handy tool to synchronize lyrics to your songs without having to manually create clips for each line.
If you’re running a redundant playback system with two or more computers, AbleSet can control them all simultaneously through AbleNet. No matter which of your machines might crash, your show will keep running.
If you’re using a PlayAUDIO12 in your redundant setup, AbleSet now displays its current status in the setlist and performance view and allows you to toggle between your main and backup computer quickly.
Since AbleSet runs in the browser, it can be used on any device that’s in the same network as your computer. This doesn’t require an internet connection. Want to use AbleSet on multiple devices at the same time? That’s no problem. Everything happens in real time.
MORE ABLESET 2 FEATURES!
CONTROL ABLESET WITH YOUR MIDI CONTROLLER OF CHOICE
If you prefer to control playback from your MIDI controller instead of your phone or tablet, AbleSet ships with a Max for Live device that allows you to do exactly that. You can also combine both methods to create the setup that suits you.
AbleSet 2 can be completely controlled via OSC. This allows you to build your own custom controls and automate your playback setup using TouchOSC, Open Stage Control, or any other tool that supports OSC.
AbleSet 2 allows you to split your session into one Live project per song. This is useful if you don’t like using one big project file containing all songs.