Exporting an Ableton Set from your iOS app
- Live Versions: 9.1 and later
- Operating System: All
It is now possible with many iOS music apps to export your song as an Ableton Live Set (.als) file. This option is accessible from the file management menu of the app.
Depending on the app, there can be a variety of ways the file would be transferred from your iOS device to your computer.
iTunes: this will store an Ableton Live Project, containing the Live Set (.als) file and all necessary audio files, directly on your mobile device. Next time you sync your device with your computer, you can access the Project via iTunes. Save it to a location on your computer first before opening the Set in Live.
Dropbox: this option requires a Dropbox account. It will store an Ableton Live Project, containing the Live Set (.als) file and all necessary audio files, inside your Dropbox folder. To open this Set in Live, retrieve it from your Dropbox folder the next time you are on your computer with Live installed on it. Please refer to the Dropbox online resources for more information on sharing files.
There may also be other possibilities, such as Airdrop. Please check within the file management system of the iOS app you are using.
If you don't have a Live license already, you app may offer you a free Lite license directly in-app. Then download Live Lite and install it on your computer.
Are you an iOS developer?
Interested iOS app developers can apply to receive access to the Ableton Live Export SDK. Go to our GitHub page and use the ‘Request SDK’ button.