How to Add Spotify to Ableton Live

By Charlie Williams

Updated on October 14, 2021

If you love music and want to play, edit or even create music, you need some software. Ableton Live is one of them. It is a professional music sequencer for Mac and PC. It is designed for real-time instrument playing, composing, mixing, mastering, and more. For its perfect combination of sequencer and live control, it should be an excellent DJ application.

Unfortunately, Ableton Live is not compatible with Spotify, the largest streaming service. Spotify provides all types of music. For music production, it may be a multiplier to import songs from Spotify to Ableton Live. But how to get Ableton Spotify to work?

Please don’t worry, here we will introduce a third-party Spotify downloader to help you. With it, we can get and add Spotify to Ableton for mixing and composing. Please read and follow this guide to make it.

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Part 1. How to Get Spotify Ableton Work – Tool Needed

We know that Spotify songs are in a unique format, which is protected by Ogg Vorbis. Thus, the downloaded songs via the Spotify Premium account are cache files. And you can’t move Spotify songs to Ableton Live and other platforms even. In this case, you have to download Spotify music tracks as local files. Then you can find them on your computer.

Ableton Live supports the most common audio formats, such as WAV, FLAC, MP3, etc. But Spotify’s audio format is not supported by Ableton. Therefore, converting Spotify audio format to plain audio format is only a necessary process. After that, you can transfer and add Spotify to Ableton.

To do that, you can get support from the all-in-one AudFun Spotify Music Converter. It is designed to download Spotify songs and convert them into ordinary songs. It can help you convert Spotify songs into MP3, WAV, and Ableton Live supported audio formats. In addition, it also allows you to convert Spotify files within a few seconds because it runs 5X faster. During this process, ID3 tags will be 100% automatically saved. All downloaded Spotify songs are of lossless audio quality.

In a word, you can use this tool to easily import songs from Spotify to Ableton. After that, you can DJ with Spotify in Ableton, or use Spotify songs to mix or compose as you want.

spotify to ableton live via audfun spotify music converter

Key Features of AudFun Spotify Music Converter

  • Convert Spotify for Ableton Live with any limit
  • Use Spotify on Ableton Live and on other DJ apps
  • Spotify songs can be converted to WAV, MP3, M4A, M4B, etc. 
  • Convert Spotify music files at 5X speed with lossless quality

Part 2. How to Download and Add Spotify to Ableton Live

Now, it’s time to show you how to download songs from Spotify and add Spotify to Ableton. Here are the detailed steps on how to download Spotify music for Ableton by AudFun Spotify Music Converter. Then you can learn how to insert Spotify music into Ableton Live.

Step 1 Add Spotify songs to AudFun Spotify Music Converter

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Install the AudFun Spotify Music Converter onto your own computer and launch it. The Spotify application will run simultaneously. Select the Spotify songs you plan to convert and drag & drop them into the conversion window of the AudFun tool. Or you can copy and then paste the URL of the song into the search bar on AudFun. Then, after clicking the “+” button, the files will be uploaded quickly.

Step 2 Set the output format of Spotify Ableton

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After preparing all Spotify audio tracks in the interface, you can set the audio parameters before converting. Select the Menu icon and then choose Preferences in the upper right corner of the AudFun page. There are six formats for you to choose from MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A, AAC, and M4B. Choose the audio format supported by Ableton as your needs. You can also reset other parameters such as bit rate, sample rate, and channel. Select the conversion speed option to make the conversion more stable. What’s more, Spotify music files can be archived by Artists/Albums or Artists.

Step 3 Convert Spotify for Ableton Live

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Click the “Convert” button and it will start downloading Spotify to Ableton supported audio format. It won’t take long to complete the conversion process. After completion, get the converted Spotify tracks via the ‘converted’ icon on AudFun. Next, you can add music from Spotify to Ableton Live, and use Ableton Spotify without any limit.

Step 4 Add Spotify to Ableton Live

1. Open Ableton Live on your computer.

2. Click the “File” icon in the Ableton Live menu. Then hit the “New Live Set” for the new project.

3. Click “File” > “Open”, and choose the folder where the existing project is located.

4. Select a file and choose it, and then touch “Open”.

Now, you can use Ableton Spotify and play Spotify on Ableton Live.


Part 3. In Conclusion

In this post, by using the AudFun Spotify Music Converter, you can easily get Ableton Spotify to work. With this tool, you can also keep all the information of Spotify songs, so you can quickly find the songs you need. Then you can play, control and mix Spotify in Ableton.

By the way, you can use Spotify music on any other DJ software and other devices. Now, just start your music journey with Spotify music and DJ apps.

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