How can I put an MP3 track into Ableton Live Lite?

I am trying to insert an MP3 track to work with into Ableton Live Lite; unfortunately I cannot figure out how to do this at all.  Can someone help?


jrosssmith 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Otz
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    The link is dead. Is there still a free upgrade to Live Lite 8 / Live 8 APC and does it work with Live Lite 7 APC?

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • Dianimal
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    Not an answer but just a further comment/observation - when I've dragged MP3s of a previously recorded track into Ableton, it will try to match it to the BPM in the upper window. If you look down below on the specific track info, it has usually figured out the correct BPM, but you must then set the other value to be the same, or it will try to speed up/slow down the music to whatever BPM was already in the window (default is 120). Also, I've noticed weird sound quality, juddering issues. Not sure this is a good method for importing recorded music into Ableton....

    2 years ago | 2 comments
  • [stm] Ableton staff
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    Hi there, 


    Are you using the latest version of Live Lite 8? MP3 support was unavailable in earlier versions of Live Lite. An upgrade to Live Lite 8 is free for all owners of Live Lite and you can get it here:



    Once you have Live Lite 8 installed, you can simply drag the mp3 file into a free slot on an audio track from the Browser, Windows Explorer or Finder.

    4 years ago | 2 comments

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