How to Mix Apple Music with Ableton Live

Posted by Adam Gorden on Sep 27, 2019 5:05 PM
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Ableton's name is always on the lists of the best DJ software, whether it is Ableton Live9 or the newer Ableton Live. So, there is no doubt that Ableton is one of the best DJ software you can find in the market. Unlike some home-use DJ software, Virtual DJ for example, it focuses more on live performance and that's why we call it "Ableton Live".

When you embark on your music mixing career, you will realize that it's impossible to buy all the songs from iTunes because that can cost you more than what you spend on the DJ software. Songs from Apple Music are at the same high quality. If you are interested in how to import Apple Music to Ableton Live 10, you'll need a DRM removal solution – TunesKit Audio Converter is the one. TunesKit is designed for converting Apple Music to non-DRM format, but it also converts Audible audiobooks and iTunes audiobooks.

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How to Load Apple Music into Ableton Live 10

This section is mainly about how to convert Apple Music to MP3 format and add them to Ableton Live 10.

Step 1 Add Apple Music to the Converter

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First, download TunesKit DRM Audio Converter from the above link and please guarantee that you've authorized your computer to stream Apple Music songs. Then launch TunesKit and from the main interface, you will see three icons on the central top of the main screen. Here's what they for:

1) This Music Note button is for importing DRM audios to the Converter.

2) This one is to add non-DRM audios to the Converter.

3) This is the "Converted History". When the conversion is done your converted files will be placed under this catalog.

Most of the Apple Music songs are DRM-ed, so you should click the Music Note button to import them to the converter. Or directly drag files from the Apple Music media folder to the TunesKit.

Step 2 Set Output Format and Output Path

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When you finish the step 1, open the "Format" panel to select an output format for your audio files. TunesKit allows you to convert DRM audios to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC, which means that you can choose any one of them as your output format. We recommend MP3 but you can make your choice depends on yourr own need. Right next to the "Format", there is the Output Path option. Click on to select a file destination for you converted songs.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music to DRM-free Format

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Once you are done with all the settings and editing, you can take up the conversion by hitting on the "Convert" button. Wait for a few minutes until the conversion finishes, then you can locate the DRM-free audio files in the folder you've selected. If you don't remember which folder you choose, you can go to the Converted History and use to find them.

The Bottom Line

After the Apple Music songs are converted, they will be available in Ableton Live 10. You can now add them to Ableton Live 10 for mixing. Don't forget that TunesKit can also convert Audible and iTunes audiobooks. Just try it!

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