Tempo sync Ableton Live with Ion?

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Tempo sync Ableton Live with Ion?

Post by Jaxamillian » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:43 am

Hey all,

I've been trying to figure out how to sync the tempo of Ableton Live to my Ion,
so that I can use the Ion arrpegiators and they will be in time with my song.

I have a MIDI to USB cable, and Ableton is reading the MIDI notes that I play on
my ION, but I can't seem to figure out how to sync the tempo to my ION.

A step by step idiot proof guide would be very welcome.

Thanks friends.

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Re: Tempo sync Ableton Live with Ion?

Post by th0mas » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:05 pm

I'm not going to post a step-by-step guide but the basic idea is:

- configure your Ion under it's MIDI settings to listen to an external clock
- go into Ableton's preferences, MIDI settings, and in the bottom of the config page find the listing for your USB->MIDI device's OUT device, and enable "Sync".

That should be it!

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Re: Tempo sync Ableton Live with Ion?

Post by melee » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:12 pm

That "sync" button above can be a tricky one. Enable it and you should be good, I had my ION working with Ableton for awhile.

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