The steps outlined in the article below are the same steps that are covered in the video above.
I’m going to walk you through how to set up your SL MKIII with Ableton Live 10. Please ensure that your SL MKIII is connected to your computer and powered on.
If you are using a Mac, go to Preferences > Link MIDI. Then, select the SL MKIII as a control surface, and select the input and output to Novation SL MKIII (InControl).
If you’re using a PC, go to Option > Preferences > Link MIDI. Then, select the SL MKIII as a control surface, and select the input and output to Novation SL MKIII (MIDI2), which is how the InControl mode is displayed on PC.
To use the SL MKIII to control Ableton, configure the Track, Sync and Remote settings that you see on screen. For more information on these settings, we have linked to Ableton’s resource here, which walks you through the MIDI port settings: https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209774205-Live-s-MIDI-Ports-explained
Once you’ve selected the InControl mode, you can control the following functions in Live 10:
- Sessions view clip launching
- Volume faders
- Mute, solo and pan
- Record enable
- Ableton device control
- Capture (New in Live 10)