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Name/Version: Audio Routes 1.0.4
Author: cycling74  
Description: Max for Live devices and example sets that greatly enhance the audio routing capability of Ableton Live 10. Created by Manuel Poletti and Cycling '74, this system allows users to create new effects routings, side-chain effects and even support surround systems with up to 32 channels. By using the new routing functions in Live 10 and Max for Live, users can create additional aux busses (beyond Live's 12 sends), complex switching matrices or step-sequenced multi-channel panning.

In v1.0.4, Devices sending remote audio (Panner, Rand Panner, Step Panner…) now have a solo feature, and respond to solos from other tracks before sending their multichannel audio - which recently became possible in the Live API.

You can learn more about the Audio Routes system at .

Device Details

Tags sequencer, effect, utility, other, push
Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 8.1.0
Date Added: Nov 12 2019 16:33:49
Date Last Updated: Feb 11 2020 17:28:07
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): None


That's really great ! Thanks a lot Manuel.

wahou !! Thanks

very useful

yeah! fantastic ! this is what I've looking implemented for since ages. Thanx !

thanks c74, ableton, and manuel, so much to enjoy here.

A must-have, the perfect tool box for audio routing. Thanks.

This kit once more reveals the behind the scenes power of M4L within Live. Great! Many thanx to the developers!

BAM! Very cool.

Very cool,using Audio Send Receive is there a way to have the receiving track solo with the original?

thanks so much everyone for the kind words and warm welcome for this toolkit!

@brodiem, if I'm understanding you correctly, you can use the Audio Sender and Audio Receiver devices to send your signal on one track to any number of destinations, from anywhere in the track's signal chain. please email if you have any further questions!

Unfortunately the devices appear to crash Live when loading an .als file or a Live Clip that was saved with one of them in it. I tested Audio Sender and Audio Routing Example. This occurs even when saved in their default state i.e. no routing assigned.
Recalling a Rack containing the devices seems okay.
OS X 10.13.6
Live 10.1.3

I just discovered all the Ableton CV Tools, which use "routing_manager1.58.maxpat" suffer the same problem as Audio Routes which uses "BrowseRouting.maxpat".

I've been playing with the pack for a bit, and there's a use case that I haven't quite been able to make work with these devices. I'm looking for a way to make audio tracks that would output individual IEM mixes for different members of a live band, or perhaps just to mix signals per output. The closest workaround I could put together was to lay out several Audio Receivers and use their gain knobs to mix, but I envision something far more integrated. Maybe you could add as many lanes in your "bus" as you wanted, use a dropdown for each lane to choose your input signal, mix the levels of each lane with a meter, solo/mute/pan, etc. Would you consider adding a device like this to the pack, maybe call it something like "Receiving Bus"? I've been searching for something like this for a long time, and it would make running and mixing a live set entirely in Live far more practical.

Amazing devices! However, any/all of the .als files crash my live set if I drag/drop them from the Ableton Browser onto the top of the tracks area (where the mouse allows you to load an als inside another set). Tried on 10.1.9 Suite and 10.1.13b Beta.

The .als files load fine if you do not have Ableton running and you just load them by double clicking them to invoke Ableton Live to start up.

The .amxd's will load just fine on their own within an existing set.

Pointing this out in case anyone else ran into this issue!


These devices are great ! Thank you very much for posting...
It will be priceless regarding to live performing for theater and dance shows...

Anyway, I wanted to know if inside the "audio matrix" it would be possible to make routing changes on the fly automatable and then recordable.

Actually for live purposes it's great to change the routing content of a preset on the fly but theses changes are not midi recorded in the arrangement view (at least it's possible to record receiving tracks in audio but then the timings and routing actions are fixed...)

Or maybe there's a trick to somehow do the same with another technique ?

This is a great plugin anyway, I'l make good use of it !!


@Krabmi : save presets in the audio matrix, then automate them. If 10 are not enough, edit the device to add some more.

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