How to Mix Apple Music with Ableton Live

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan 11, 2022 2:05 PM

Ableton's name is always on the lists of the best DJ software, whether it is Ableton Live9 or the newer Ableton Live. So, there is no doubt that Ableton is one of the best DJ software you can find in the market. Unlike some home-use DJ software, Virtual DJ for example, it focuses more on live performance and that's why we call it "Ableton Live".

When you embark on your music mixing career, you will realize that it's impossible to buy all the songs from iTunes because that can cost you more than what you spend on the DJ software. Songs from Apple Music are of the same high quality. So, is it possible to import Apple Music to Ableton Live? The answer is yes. If you want to know how please follow this article.

Apple Music to Ableton Live

Part 1. The Tool You'll Need for the Conversion
Part 2. How to Load Apple Music into Ableton Live 10
For More: How to Export MP3 from Ableton Live 10

The Tool You'll Need for the Conversion

Ableton Live has not supported Apple Music. Due to the encryption of apple music, you are not allowed to use apple music outside its app. If you want to mix apple music with Ableton Live, you will need to convert the apple music to a supported format of Ableton Live, such as MP3 or WAV.

If you are interested in how to import Apple Music to Ableton Live 10, you'll need a DRM removal solution - ViWizard Audio Converter is the one. ViWizard is designed for converting Apple Music to non-DRM format, but it also converts Audible audiobooks and iTunes audiobooks.

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ViWizard DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Remove DRM from Apple Music for Ableton Live
  • Convert DRM M4P to MP3, WAV, FLAC and etc
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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How to Load Apple Music into Ableton Live 10

This section is mainly about how to convert Apple Music to MP3 format and add them to Ableton Live 10.

Step 1. Add Apple Music to the Converter

add apple music files

First, download ViWizard DRM Audio Converter from the above link and please guarantee that you've authorized your computer to stream Apple Music songs. Then launch ViWizard and from the main interface, you will see three icons on the central top of the main screen. Here's what they for:

1) This Music Note button is for importing DRM audios to the Converter.

2) This one is to add non-DRM audios to the Converter.

3) This is the Converted History. When the conversion is done your converted files will be placed under this catalog.

Most of the Apple Music songs are DRM-ed, so you should click the Music Note button to import them to the converter. Or directly drag files from the Apple Music media folder to the ViWizard.

Step 2 Set Output Format and Output Path

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When you added the Apple Music to the converter, open the Format panel to select an output format for your audio files. ViWizard allows you to convert DRM audios to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC, which means that you can choose any one of them as your output format. We recommend MP3 but you can make your choice depends on your own need. Right next to the Format, there is the Output Path option. Click on to select a file destination for you converted songs.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music to DRM-free Format

view converted apple music

Once you are done with all the settings and editing, you can take up the conversion by hitting on the Convert button. Wait for a few minutes until the conversion finishes, then you can locate the DRM-free audio files in the folder you've selected. If you don't remember which folder you choose, you can go to the Converted History and use to find them.

For More: How to Export MP3 from Ableton Live 10

Before Ableton Live 10, if you want to export the audio in MP3, you have to use a third-party tool to convert the output WAV or FLAC to MP3. But now Ableton Live 10 has supported exporting audios in MP3 format.

Step 1. Open a saved or a new project on Ableton Live

Step 2. Click the File option on the menu bar.

Step 3. Choose Export Audio/Video, the export audio window will pop up.

Step 4. Scroll down and turn on the MP3 button. It will export a 320kbs MP3 file as defult.

export MP3 from Ableton

Step 5. Tap the Export button on the bottom. Then choose the location of the output audio and click the Save button.

Step 6. Wait for a few minutes, you will get MP3 audio on your device.

The Bottom Line

After the Apple Music songs are converted, they will be available in Ableton Live 10. You can now add them to Ableton Live 10 for mixing. With the help of ViWizard Audio Converter, removing DRM form Apple Music is no longer a difficulty. It can convert and download Apple Music to MP3 and other open formats within simple steps. Don't forget that ViWizard Audio Converter can also convert Audible and iTunes audiobooks too. Just click the link below to have a try!

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