TB-3: Sequencing in Ableton

Tags: ableton,aira,tb-3,sequencing

Equipment Needed:

  • 1 TB-3
  • 1 USB cable
  • 1 Computer with Ableton Live

Prep for Sequencing:

  • Ensure latest drivers are installed: http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1313/downloads/
  • Connect the TB-3to your computer via USB
  • Open Ableton Live
  • Configure TB-3 as Audio Input Interface (more info here: http://www.rolandus.com/support/knowledge_base/view/53735517)
  • NOTE: TB-3 does not need to be clocked to Ableton for this example. 
  • Under Ableton Preferences ->MIDI->Output: TB-3, switch Track to ON. 

Track Setup:

  • Create 1 Audio track and 1 MIDI track
  • Set the input of your MIDI track to a controller of your choice (NOT TB-3)
  • Set the output of your MIDI track to TB-3, Channel 2 (default)
  • Set the input of your Audio track to Ext 1/2
  • Set the output of your Audio track to Master

Your track setup should look similar to this: 




From here you can manually program your synth lines, or use an external controller of your choice.