After Videosync is installed, using video in Ableton is almost as easy as using audio. But before you can use Videosync in your Ableton Live Set, we first need to follow some steps.
- A recent Apple computer.
- The latest version of Ableton Live with Max For Live, using an up to date version of Max.
Start by downloading Videosync from our download page. This will download a DMG file containing Videosync and all its plug-ins.
Installing the Control Surface
Videosync needs a ‘Control Surface’ to work. The Videosync Control Surface folder is named ‘Videosync_Control_0_4_X’ and needs to be move into your Ableton’s ‘MIDI Remote Scripts’ folder.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Go to your Ableton application in the ‘Applications’ folder.
- Right-click and choose ‘Show Package Contents’.
- In the folder ‘Contents’, you’ll find a folder ‘App-Resources’ in which you can find ‘MIDI Remote Scripts’.
- Move the ‘Videosync_Control_0_4_X’ from the DMG into this folder.
- (Re)start Ableton and select the Control Surface in the Ableton preference window.
Start by launching Videosync. In your Live Set, drag-and-drop the ‘Videosync Master’ plug-in onto your master track. The master plug-in should read ‘Connected’. If this is not the case, go to our ‘Connection Troubleshoot’ post.
Now you can use Ableton for video playback. Just drag-and-drop a video file onto an audio track and press play!