Screenshots in this guide are using the latest current iteration at time of writing, of Ableton Live 10.1.9.
- Make sure that you've installed Serato Sample, as per the Installation Guide
- Open Ableton Live
- Open the preferences menu for Ableton Live, then go to the 'Plug-Ins' preferences menu. If you have installed Serato Sample as a VST; turn on 'Use VST Plug-In System folder' (if you have a custom location for VSTs turn on the 'Use VST Plug-Ins Custom Folder' as well) or turn on 'Use Audio Units' if you have installed Sample as an AU plug-in.
NB: If you are using Ableton 10.9 or below, these plugin options will be located in the 'File/Folder' tab of Ableton's Preferences menu.
- Go to the Plug-Ins list and select Serato Sample, if you're loading a VST, first go to 'local' and then select 'Serato Sample', for Audio Units go to 'Serato' and then select 'Serato Sample'
- Insert Serato Sample to an empty MIDI track
- Load a sample either by clicking 'Load' or drag in a sample
- (If necessary, ensure Computer MIDI Keyboard is enabled by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + K, or checking it's enabled under Options --> Computer MIDI Keyboard)
- Press the letter Z twice on your keyboard to have the computer midi keyboard in the correct octave range (By default, Ableton Live will be set to C3-D4, while Serato Sample sits on C1-D#2) the cues will now start from the letter A on the keyboard, for 16 sequential pads.
NOTE: If you're using a MIDI keyboard controller, make sure to change the octave to C1 for the range is between C1 and D#2
If you use Ableton Live in conjunction with the Ableton Push or Push 2, please refer to this article about setting up Sample with the Push/Push 2 controller.
For further support using Ableton Live please visit the Ableton knowledge base here: https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us