I’m using 64-bit WIndows 10 + latest builds of Dorico 5 & Ableton Live 11.
I’m trying to export a complex composition – 16 minutes long, 11 players, additive meters, etc. – from Dorico into Ableton Live. The goal is to add a live percussion part in Ableton, using an Ableton drum kit, and then master the piece in Ableton.
Ideally, I’d do this by exporting each Dorico player to Live as a discrete audio file.
However, so far, we can’t even get a stereo mixdownto import into Ableton correctly. We’ve correctly specified sample rates, etc., in Ableton, but the file still arrives in Ableton with incorrect parameters, like tempo, bar boundaries, or meters. No matter what I or my collaborators (one of whom is a very experienced Ableton user) try, Ableton simply can’t find the information it needs in the Dorico audio output.
This piece has been meticulously arranged in Dorico, using score notation and NotePerformer , so I can’t export a MIDI version to Ableton for obvious reasons.
Has anybody successfully accomplished this seemingly straightforward task in the past? We’ve tried everything we can think of and a deadline is looming. Ableton Support has not yet responded to my help requests, but in the past, it’s responded to other queries with the statement that Steinberg will only help with bug fixes, not “usability” problems.
To put this into perspective, despite being relatively new to Ableton, I have decades of experience with music software, going back to Intelligent Music’s M/PC and the original beta version of Finale. If this was an easy problem, I wouldn’t be begging for help here. I’m out of ideas.
Thank you for any insight you can provide.