Ableton Setup (Windows)

Modified on Wed, 28 Dec, 2022 at 8:47 AM

Difficulty: Moderate

1. Load a VST.


  a) If you have VSTs installed but none are showing up, see below for troubleshooting steps.

  b) If you don't have any VSTs installed, SynthMaster is a good one to start with.

2. Connect the Nova with the included USB cable.

3. Open Ableton preferences by going to "Option" -> "Preferences..."

Click the "Link Tempo Midi" tab, and make sure "USB A" is present, and has the "Track" and "Remote" boxes checked, and that *no* control surface is set.

4. Play the Nova by holding a button down on the fretboard, and tapping the touchpad at the same time. Notes should now play through the loaded VST.


  a) For the lowest latency, download and install ASIO drivers and select in "Preferences" -> "Audio".

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  b) See SynthMaster Windows for an example of how to map the Nova's touchpad to a VST.



If no VST plugins are shown in step 1.

Go to:

Option -> Preferences... -> Plug-Ins

Your VST Plug-Ins should now be visible:

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