How to install Ableton Live on Ubuntu

Ubuntu is my OS of choice, for more than one reason. With one of my hardware purchases (Korg Kaossilator 2s), I got a copy of Ableton Live 9 Lite. Running Qtractor, Sequencer64, and Harrison MixBus 5 on Ubuntu, I was wondering wheter it was possible to run a beautiful product like Ableton Live 9 on Ubuntu. After some fiddling around I’ve found a way to get it working. In this article I’ll explain how you can install Ableton Live on Ubuntu.

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Using the KORG nanoKONTROL 2 in Qtractor

As a musician and part time audio engineer I recently bought myself a bright white KORG nanoKONTROL 2 USB controller as an addition to my mobile Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) setup. Setting it up and running it within OSX went smoothly, but I prefer Ubuntu Studio as Qtractor is my DAW of choice. So I connected the nanoKONTROL to Qtractor using Jack. I clearly saw midi events coming in, but nothing happened. This is where I started my search for enabling the nanoKONTROL in Qtractor. After reading many articles and blogs (special thanks to Jeremy!) I was able to reconstruct a working Qtractor control file (a .qtc file :-).

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