How to Import Spotify Music to Ableton Live

Updated by Adam Gorden on Aug 25, 2021 3:35 PM.
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Ableton Live is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows. In contrast to many other software sequencers, Ableton Live is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering. Ableton Live is one of the best DJ software for all DJs, so much so, it is branded rather explicitly in its name.

Ableton Live is not a traditional DJ software that aims to emulate turntables and a mixer. It's a much more flexible and unique live performance environment, and all DJs would be remiss to exclude it in their list of DJ software to consider. Music streaming has become a hot market and Spotify is one of the leading names in that market. If you have lots of preferred playlists on Spotify, you would prefer to mix Spotify music with Ableton Live.

So, how to load Spotify music to Ableton Live for composing and mixing new tunes? You would say you just need to import Spotify music into Ableton Live. However, Spotify is only playable on limited software. Ableton Live does not support Spotify music format. To add Spotify to Ableton Live, you need to turn to a third-party tool and download Spotify music to Ableton Live supported formats. Go ahead to see more details.

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Part 1. What Formats Does Ableton Live Support
Part 2. Tool You'll Need to Use Spotify in Ableton Live
Part 3. Tutorial on How to Convert Spotify Music to Ableton Live
Part 4. How to Load Spotify Music into Ableton Live

What Formats Does Ableton Live Support

Since we need to convert Spotify songs to formats that are supported by Ableton Live in order to transfer Spotify to Ableton Live. A significant step is to make it clear what formats are supported by Ableton Live. Generally, Ableton Live supports WAV and AIFF (AIFF-C). If you choose other formats, you need to perform external decoding. Ableton Live supports audio files with 1 or 2 channels, with a resolution of 8, 16, 24, or 32-bit, and any sample frequency which can be up to 192kHz.

Tool You'll Need to Use Spotify in Ableton Live

All music from Spotify is streaming music not available on any other programs except for itself. However, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter could let you download and convert any Spotify tracks, albums, playlists to common formats such as WAV, AAC, MP3, FLAC. This Spotify music converter supports batch conversion and 5X converting speed. What's more, you could customize Spotify music on ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. ViWizard Spotify Music Converter free trial version is open to be downloaded from the Download link below.

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  • Convert Spotify music to various DJ software like Traktor DJ
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Tutorial on How to Convert Spotify Music to Ableton Live

Download and install ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your personal computer at first. With the installed Spotify converter, you are able to follow the guide to get Spotify on Ableton Live.

Step 1. Import Spotify Playlist to ViWizard

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Launch ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and it will start the Spotify application automatically. Then find the playlist you want to save on Spotify and directly drag and drop it to the main interface of ViWizard.

Step 2. Configure Spotify Music Parameter

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When the playlist is successfully uploaded into the main home of ViWizard, you are prepared to configure the audio parameter for the output playlist. You could set the output audio in the format of WAV. Besides, you could also set the bit rate, audio channel, sample rate and others.

Step 3. Start to Download Spotify Playlists

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Once all setting is done, you could start to download and convert Spotify music to Ableton Live supported formats. Just click on the Convert button at the bottom right. You could find all your downloaded Spotify music by going to Converted > Folder. Then you can import songs from Spotify to Ableton.

How to Load Spotify Music into Ableton Live

Now I believe that you have got the converted Spotify music. The last step to use Spotify in Ableton Live is importing these songs to Ableton Live. This is a quick guide for this operation.

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Step 1. Fire up Ableton Live on your computer.

Step 2. Click File from the Ableton Live menu, and then click New Live Set to start a new project.

Step 3. Click one of the 3 file browser icons which are located on the left panel.

Step 4. Tap the triangle next to a folder at the file browser window. Then locate the folder that contains your Spotify music.

Step 5. If you touch the Preview button, you can preview these Spotify songs to make sure they are what you want.

Step 6. Simply drag the songs into the track of Ableton Live main screen to play Spotify on Ableton Live.

Summary

In fact, in addition to Ableton Live, other DJ software such as Virtual DJ and even other any software is available for your converted Spotify music. You can try to import the converted Spotify songs to any app and you will find the magic happen!

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