The first step of course is to download the universal orchestral template for Ableton Live and the performances. Save the project file and performances to a location of your choice.
Open Divisimate and navigate to the “Perform” Tab. Open the menu on the upper left and click on “Manage”.
In the Performance Manager you can now import a performance including all of its presets. Click on “Import…” at the bottom right, navigate to the folder where you saved the downloaded files and select the first downloaded *.dpfe file.
Repeat this process for any other Performances that you wish to use in Divisimate.
Now you can load your Performance of choice and use all included presets in Divisimate.
Open the file Universal Orchestral Template.als in Ableton Live.
You will find individual instrument tracks for every instrument that are receiving MIDI from the correct Divisimate Ports.
All of these instrument tracks are empty, so in order to produce sound, virtual instruments have to be inserted.
Follow the naming of the tracks and load your instruments of choice into each of the instrument tracks.
Now record enable all the instrument tracks, load a preset from one of the dedicated Performances and start playing!
You can now customize the template to your needs – the only thing that is important are the input routings and instrument assignments of the 32 instrument tracks. You can create folders, to group routings, or add more tracks to the project to work with them in bypass mode and of course mix adjust all the mix to your needs.
This template is only a starting point for your journey with Divisimate.
Learn more about working with Divisimate in Ableton Live in our Quickstart Guide.
Windows Only: On Windows, most MIDI Devices can only be used by one application at a time. Your Divisimate Ports may be used by a different application that initialized them before Ableton could get to them. If you have another application running (like another DAW or MIDI Utility) that is using any of the Divisimate Ports, these ports can not be used at the same time in Ableton Live even though everything looks just fine in Ableton Live. Make sure to close this application or at least disconnect the Divisimate Ports.
After you have done that completely close Ableton Live and open it up again.
Since keyswitches are very different between different brands of virtual instruments, this template does not offer dedicated keyswitch-triggers or ranges.
You can however modify your the presets from the template to use keyswitches with the instruments of you choice.