In certain scenarios you may want to route your samples from BATTERY 4 to separate tracks in your host software. This allows you to apply different send and insert effects or use your host's volume and panorama controls for each drum sound individually. This article explains how to route BATTERY 4 Cells to separate audio tracks in Ableton Live.
BATTERY 4 Setup
- Load BATTERY 4 as a plug-in in Ableton Live.
- After loading a BATTERY Kit, select and right-click the Cell you wish to send to a separate audio output. A drop-down menu will appear.
- Scroll down to Output and choose Direct Out, to route the audio to a separate audio output channel. In the below screenshot a Cell has been routed to channel St 3/4.
Note: By default, all Cells are routed to the Master channel (St 1/2).
- Repeat the above step for all the Cells you wish to send to separate outputs.
Ableton Live Setup
- Create a dedicated audio track in Ableton Live to receive audio from the previously configured Cell. In this example the audio track is named Bass Drum.
- In the Live Mixer configure the Bass Drum's input to receive audio from 1-Battery 4.
- Set the input channel to B4 St 3/4/-Battery 4.
- Lastly, change the Monitor to In on the audio track.
Now when you trigger a Cell in BATTERY 4, the Cell's audio will be played back through its respective audio track in Ableton Live.