If you are keen on music and want to play and edit songs or even compose, you will need some software. Ableton Live, a professional music sequencer for both Mac and PC is one of them. It is designed for real-time instrumental performance, composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering. Due to the perfect combination of audio sequencer and live control, it's a wonderful DJ app.
But it's a pity to notice that Ableton Live is not compatible with the biggest streaming service, Spotify. Spotify provides all types of music. For music production, importing songs from Spotify to Ableton may be a multiplier.
Fortunately, with the help of a third-party Spotify downloader, we can record Spotify into Albeton for mixing and composing. If you're interested in this topic, read and follow this tutorial to achieve your goal.
Part 1. Import a Song from Spotify to Ableton Live - Tool Required
Spotify tracks can not be taken away from the Spotify app. Because Spotify songs have their own unique format, protected Ogg Vorbis. The downloaded tracks are cache files with your Spotify Premium account. So you will fail to locate them locally. Let alone drag Spotify tracks into Ableton Live. In this case, you need to download Spotify songs as local files that you can find on your computer.
Ableton Live can support most of the common audio formats, like WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, M4A, and more. But the special Spotify format is not in the compatible audio list. Thus, format conversion is only a necessary process for moving Spotify tracks to Ableton.
Instead of using two tools, you can draw support from the all-in-one AudFree Spotify Music Converter. It's well-designed to download and convert Spotify songs to common audio tracks. It helps you convert Spotify songs to Ableton Live supported MP3, FLAC, WAV, and M4A. Besides, it makes you get the converted Spotify files in a few seconds as it runs at a 5X faster speed. In the process, the ID3 tags would be 100% saved automatically. All downloaded Spotify tracks are lossless.
In short, with this tool, you can easily import a song into Ableton from Spotify. After that, you can DJ in Ableton using Spotify, or mix or compose with Spotify music.
Part 2. How to Record Spotify into Ableton Live
It's time to show you the tutorial on recording songs from Spotify to the Ableton window. The following are the detailed steps on how to convert Spotify songs for Ableton and how to insert music from Spotify into Ableton Live.
- Step 1Import Spotify Songs to AudFree Spotify Music Converter
- Install AudFree Spotify Music Converter and open it. The Spotify app will run at the same time. Select the songs you plan to convert and drag them to the conversion window of the AudFree tool. Or you can paste the URL of the song into the search bar. Thus, the files would be uploaded quickly after clicking the '+' button. Besides, you are able to send music from Spotify to Ableton in batch.
- Step 2Set the Output Preference for Ableton Live
- After all Spotify tracks are ready in the interface, you can customize audio parameters before conversion. Choose the "Preference" icon on the top-right of the interface. There are six formats for you - MP3, FLAC, AAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. Pick the one that meets your needs. Here, we highly recommend you set the output format as MP3. It's simple to import MP3 into Ableton Live 9.
- You can also personalize other parameters, like bit rate, sample rate, and the channel. Tick the option of conversion speed, you can make the conversion more stable. In addition, the Spotify files can be archived by Artist/Album or Artist.
- Step 3Convert Spotify Tracks for Ableton Live
- Hit the "Convert" button, it will start to record Spotify into Ableton supported files. The conversion process only takes you a little time. When it finished, get the converted Spotify tracks in the history folder. Next, you could insert music from Spotify into Ableton Live and use Ableton and Spotify together.
- Step 4Drag Spotify Tracks into Ableton Live
- Launch Ableton Live on your computer so you can connect Spotify to Ableton Live. Hit the "File" icon in the menu of Ableton Live, then set up a "New Live Set" for a new project. Click "File" > "Open", and select a folder where the existing project stays. Choose a file to select it, and press "Open". Now, you can control Spotify with Ableton or directly play Spotify through Ableton.
Part 3. By Verdict
Use AudFree Spotify Music Converter to record Spotify songs. You can import a song from Spotify to Ableton Live with no limits. All information about Spotify songs is reserved so you can find the songs you want quickly. You can play, edit, mix Spotify music in Ableton.
By the way, converted Spotify files are not only available for Ableton but also for any other DJ software. Start your music trip with Spotify music and DJ apps.