How to Import Spotify Music to Ableton Live

Posted by Adam Gorden on Oct. 10, 2019 3:35 PM.
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Ableton Live is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows. In contrast to many other software sequencers, Ableton Live is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering. Ableton Live is one of the best DJ software for all DJs, so much so, it is branded rather explicitly in its name.

Ableton Live is not a traditional DJ software that aims to emulate turntables and a mixer. It's a much more flexible and unique live performance environment, and all DJs would be remiss to exclude it in their list of DJ software to consider. Music streaming has become a hot market and Spotify is one of the leading names in that market. If you have lots of preferred playlists on Spotify, you would prefer to mix Spotify music with Ableton Live.

So, how to load Spotify music into Ableton Live for composing and mixing new tune? You would say you just need to import Spotify music into Ableton Live. Sure, indeed, you could use Spotify music with Ableton Live but your action would be interrupted by the commercial limitation. You need to turn to a third-party tool and download Spotify music to Ableton Live supported formats.

Tool You'll Need to use Spotify with Ableton Live

Ableton Live only supports the import of physical audio files while all music from Spotify are streaming music not available on any other programs except for itself. However, TunesKit Spotify Music Converter could let you download and convert Spotify music to common formats. What's more, you could customize Spotify music on TunesKit Spotify Music Converter.

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Highlights of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

  • Rip MP3 from Spotify for mixing Spotify with Ableton Live
  • Get rid of various format limitations from all Spotify music
  • Convert Spotify music to various DJ software like Traktor DJ
  • Work at 5× faster speed and preserve lossless quality audio
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Tutorial on How to Upload Spotify music into Ableton Live

Step 1. Import Spotify playlist to TunesKit

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Download and install TunesKit Spotify Music Converter on your personal computer at first. Then launch TunesKit Spotify Music Converter and it will start the Spotify application automatically. Then find the playlist you want to save on Spotify and directly drag and drop it to the main interface of TunesKit.

Step 2. Configure Spotify music parameter

set output format

When the playlist is successfully uploaded into the main home of TunesKit, you are prepared to configure the audio parameter for the output playlist. You could set the output audio in the format of MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. Besides, you could also set the bit rate, audio channel, sample rate and others.

Step 3. Start to download Spotify playlists

downloading spotify music

Once all setting is done, you could start to download and convert Spotify music to Ableton Live supported formats. Just click on the 'Convert' button at the bottom right. Wait for a while, and TunesKit moves Spotify music to your computer. You could find all your downloaded Spotify music by going to 'Converted > Folder'.

Step 4. Load Spotify music into Ableton Live

Fire up Ableton Live on your computer. Click 'File' from the Ableton Live menu, and then click "New Live Set' to start a new project. Click 'File,' then click 'Open.' Click a folder that contains an existing project, then click a file to select it, and then click "Open."

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