Setting up with Ableton Live

In this page we’ll be getting Dubler 2 set up in Ableton.

First make sure that you have the Dubler application open, and that you’ve followed the in app steps to calibrate a mic. If you need, we have set up guides for calibrating your mic on both Mac and Windows.

Once this is done, open Ableton Live’s Preferences then head to the Link MIDI tab. In the MIDI Ports section make sure the Track and Remote switch is set to On for the Dubler 2 input port.
Once this is done you can now navigate to the Audio tab in the preferences. Here we can set our output and adjust the buffer size to 128 Samples or below in order to ensure the latency is as low as possible when using Dubler.

IMPORTANT: If you're on windows and you don’t have an audio interface that comes with it’s own ASIO drivers you'll need to use ASIO4ALL as your output in Ableton in order to get low latency. You can find out how to set up ASIO4ALL here. Once your audio driver is selected make sure the buffer size for the driver matches the buffer size in Ableton
You can now exit the preferences.

On the channel you want to control, select Dubler 2 from the MIDI From drop-down menu.
Below this you can select the MIDI channel you want to receive information from. 
By default Channel 1 receives MIDI information from the PITCH side of Dubler
Channel 10 receives MIDI information from the TRIGGERS side of Dubler
You can change which MIDI channel each section of Dubler is outputting to via the Assign tab in Dubler.

After this, make sure the track is armed and Dubler is now ready to use with the selected MIDI channel.

MIDI Capture

Dubler MIDI Capture is an instrument plugin in Ableton that works alongside our standalone application. You can see the full tutorial on what the MIDI capture plugin does here

Dubler is a VST3 plugin. So to make sure its visible in Ableton head to the plugin tab preferences and make sure ‘Use VST3 Plug-In System Folders’ is switched on. If you’re still unable to see it, you can select ‘Rescan Plugins’ at the top of the tab.
Within Ableton, on the left hand side select ‘Plug-ins’ and open the drop down menu ‘VST3’ → ‘Vochlea’ and double click or drag Dubler MIDI Capture into a MIDI track.
(NOTE: Dubler MIDI Capture is an Instrument plugin not a MIDI or Audio Effect)
In order for MIDI Capture to work it must be connected to the Dubler 2 app. You can do this by selecting ‘Open Dubler 2’ in the VST. Once Dubler is connected it will display ‘Connected to Dubler VST’ in the app.
It’s also important to note that for MIDI Capture to work smoothly, you must be in a Key Lock and have the Play tab open in the Dubler app.
MIDI Capture will reflect any changes or settings that you have selected in the Dubler app such as Key Restrictions. Once connected, you’re ready to record.

You can set up a separate track with any sound you want to control, and arm it to receive MIDI info in real time from Dubler 2 as per the instructions above. The track containing MIDI capture does not need to be armed or have the input set to Dubler2.

All you need to do is then press the spacebar to start recording with MIDI Capture. You do not need to press record in Ableton, unless you also want to record your idea in real time as well.
The recorded clip will be visible within MIDI capture which you can click and drag into Ableton Live.
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