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How to render in real-time

  • Live Versions: 7 - 9
  • Operating System: ALL


By default, Live renders audio as quickly as possible. In most cases, this is faster than real-time. In certain special cases, you may want to render your Set in real-time. Here are instructions to force Live to render in real-time.


  • Add Live's 'External Audio Effect' device to a spare audio track.
  • Select any IN and OUT channels within the 'External Audio Effect' device.
  • Set the Dry/Wet knob to zero percent.
  • Live now renders the Set in real-time.

Related tags: audio