Render audio in real-time

  • Live Versions: 7 - 9
  • Operating System: All


By default, Live renders audio as quickly as possible. In most cases, this is faster than real-time. In certain special cases, you may want to render your Set in real-time. Here are instructions to force Live to render in real-time.


  • Add Live's 'External Audio Effect' device to a spare audio track.
  • Within the 'External Audio Effect' device, select any channels for "Audio From".  It is not necessary to choose a channel for "Audio To".
  • Set the Dry/Wet knob to zero percent.
  • Live now renders the Set in real-time.