Recording with Ableton Live 8 and Apogee Quartet
In this video we show you how to quickly begin recording a track in Ableton Live 8 with Apogee Quartet.
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To follow this tutorial, you need to have
Quartet, Mac OS 10.6.8 or greater, and Abelton Live 8
Open Live and create a new session.
Click on “Preferences…Audio”
Make sure driver is set to “Core Audio”
Choose “Quartet” for your Output and Input device
Click on “Input Config”
Here you will choose the inputs you want active in Live.
1-4 are the analog inputs… 5-12 are the ADAT inputs
You can choose between mono or stereo inputs.
We have activated both mono and stereo of the analog inputs.
Do the same for the analog outputs
For now set the buffer to 64 by selecting it and typing in “64”. For best latency you can set the buffer lower.
However, You may need to adjust the buffer higher depending on the size of the project you are working on.
Close the preferences window.
Their are two windows in Live. Hit the “tab” key on your keyboard to switch between the two. You will want to be in the track display window.
Click on the I-O button if the I-O section is not open.
Select “External In” and then either a mono or stereo input.
Next click on the “M” button to show the mixer section
Open Maestro 2, found in the applications folder
Click on the input tab.
Here you can select from the different Quartet input choices
+4 and -10 bypasses Quartet ‘s mic pre amps and give you a direct line level connection to the A to D converter.
“Mic” is for connecting a Dynamic, Ribbon, or Condenser Mic to Quartet.
If you are connecting a Condenser mic, you will also click on the “48” button to turn phantom power on.
“Instrument” is for connecting a guitar, bass, or keyboard to the 1/4″ instrument input.
Now click on “Output Routing”
In the Output Routing section you can select how you want to route Quartet’s eight outputs.
The headphones default to outputs 1 &2
If you would like to assign the headphones to any of the other outputs, simply select them here.
After connecting your headphones or monitors to Quartet
Click on Live’s “Record Enable button”
Adjust your input level with Quartet, or in Maestro
You should now hear the input source you have plugged in. You are now ready to record.