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Pro Toolkit Now Available For Download Featured

The Pro Toolkit is a collection of 19 tools that hack the way Ableton Live works.

  • Producer Chat - This logs you into an IRC server/ chat room where you are instantly connected with anyone else who has the device open. There’s a bot currently set up that spits out random Ableton tips and facts, and it also throws out trivia questions about Ableton Live, production, theory, music history etc… just type the answer if you know it and if correct, the bot will tell you and give you some points, adding you to the scoreboard.
  • Work Timer - This keeps track of how much time you’ve spent on the current project, for both your current session and overall time.
  • Multi Parameter Curve - Let’s you draw your own envelopes for how a Dial controls a parameter (up to 5 times). Select 1-5 from the side, the click to add points. You can hold down option key to create curves. Move the master Dial and the parameters will follow the curves you just created.
  • Logarithmic Curve - Let’s you drag a big curve slider to create one big curve. Map it to any parameter, change the curve value then move the “Input” dial.
  • 8 Button Slide -r Let’s you map to any parameter, which splits the min/max up with 8 separate buttons (8 absolute parameters). Great for just using the computer keyboard as virtual faders/sliders. Click on Map, set the min and max values, then hit the colorful buttons. You can do this 8 times.
  • Clip Colorer - This single button module will recolor all the Clips the same as the Track color in Session view, for every Track.
  • Metronope - Let’s you specify a bar number for when the Metronome gets turned off. Pick the right time signature, change the “Metron Stops @“ Value, then turn it on.
  • Locator Trigger - Scans and populates the fields with your Arrangement Locators. You can then trigger them, or move through them how you like.
  • Up At The Downs - When you move the master Dial up, one parameter moves up, when you move it down, another moves down. Map both sides to two different parameters, then move the “Up At The Downs” Dial.
  • Master Save - Continuously saves a .wav to your hard drive with a live feed of what’s playing out the master. It overwrites itself over and over at a time you specify. Super handy for live jamming in case you do something amazing but didn’t record it. Click “Set Destination”, select a folder, enter a file name, set a time for how long the capture time should be and hit start.
  • Timed Tempo Jumps - Allows you to enter 8 seperate BPMs. When you click "Go!" the project will move to that BPM over a time period you can specify.
  • Save Reminder - Regularly plays a sound out the master after however long you specify (to help to remind you to save!). Set how often you want to be reminded, load a sample from your computer, then turn it on.
  • BPMz  -Set of tools that allow you to double, halve or decrease/ increase the BPM at an increment you specify. Self explanatory!
  • Multi-Stage Dial -  Let’s you assign a single Dial to 5 different parameters, giving the master Dial “zones” so you can do a sweep with one Dial, yet sweep 5 at once. Map your 5 parameters, set the zone split points (or choose from one of the presets) and turn the master Dial. Turn on snapping if some of the parameters aren’t behaving.
  • Auto Solo - Allows you to choose a single Track, then use automation for the Solo (not currently something you can do). Select the Track for which you want Solo Automation, then automate the “Solo Off” button.
  • Master Chain - Select Let’s you quickly jump between Chains in a Rack, great for A/B/C/D/Eing different mastering configurations. Select the Rack you want’s Chain Selector, and hit the buttons to jump to those individual Chain Selector points. You can also set a Monitor Track, which changes the Master Chain Selector if clips with numerical names are fired.
  • Multi Waveform Display - Let’s you view two waveforms playing in Session view at once (made with DJs in mind). List the Tracks where each of the two tunes you want are playing, enter the right BPM of the tunes, then hit reset. Note that if bpm of the tune is in the filename, it will automatically change the BPM for you. Hit Reset again if it isn’t displaying right.
  • Dual Toggle - With Dual Toggle, you can map two parameters to a single button, giving a low and high value for each parameter. When you hit the toggle button, the two parameters will jump back and forth between the two values. This is great for quickly bringing down the Volume, while turning up a Send at the same time. Just map the two parameters, enter the two values for both and hit GO! You can do this 12 times.
  • Quantize Automation - This will allow you to record quantized automation segments, rather than smooth curves, like you were drawing points using the Draw tool. Map this to whatever parameter you want, select the quantization you want, turn Quantize On and start moving the tweak me button. You can then hit Record, and the parameter you mapped will move at the quantization you selected rather than smooth.

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