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  • The first thing you need to do is make sure your audio preferences are correctly configured. If you have an external sound card, make sure the device is properly connected and that all necessary drivers are installed before opening Ableton Live.
  • Open the Live menu at the top of the screen and select Preferences.
  • Click the Audio tab if it is not already selected, then choose the appropriate drivers, input device and output device for your system.
  • For more detailed instructions on setting up audio devices, go to the help menu and select Help View. Here you will find detailed information on setting up your audio interface, as well as a selection of interactive lessons to help you get started with Live.