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Ableton Live - Pro Tools - Rewire Workflow
Old 19th December 2019
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Ableton Live - Pro Tools - Rewire Workflow

So I've been an Ableton user for the last few years, I love it for generating ideas quickly in the Sessions view with my Push, but the Arrangement/Mixing view is limiting (no solo safe wtf????) and I want to use Pro Tools for mixing and arranging. Rewire seemed like the perfect solution, the problem is Ableton won't let you load plugins when it's in Rewire Device mode.

All my synths are in software, so this basically renders this setup useless, but want to see if anyone has figured out a way to make this work. Seems like such a ridiculous limitation to the entire setup.
Old 19th December 2019
Lives for gear

So, I figured it out. Going to add here if anyone needs it in the future.

All you need to do is freeze the tracks in Ableton and it will still send over audio from the plugins even though the plugin doesn't load. So my workflow will be:

- Create ideas in Ableton
- Freeze the tracks
- Record audio from Ableton into Pro Tools through Rewire
- Mix, arrange and design in Pro Tools
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