Voxvoa C60 Ableton tutorial – connect, setup & midi map

The Voxvoa C60 is a highly versatile midi controller and is a powerful instrument when used in combination with Ableton Live. This midi DJ controller has a great selection of features that make it perfect for your Ableton Live setup.

In this tutorial you will learn everything you need to know about using the Voxvoa C60 with Ableton Live. including how to connect, setup and midi map the C60.

Article Contents

  1. Does the Voxvoa C60 work with Ableton Live?
  2. Does the Voxvoa C60 come with ableton Live included?
  3. How to connect the C60 to ableton
  4. How to midi map the Voxvoa C60 in Ableton Live
  5. The Limitations of midi mapping the C60
    1. Saving your C60 Midi Mappings is cumbersome
    2. Ableton MIDI mappings are one-to-one
    3. Limited Ableton parameter options to map to
    4. A great solution to these problems
  6. Why can’t I hear my Push in Ableton Live?

Does the Voxvoa C60 work with Ableton Live?

In short, yes, the Voxvoa C60 is compatible with Ableton Live.

The lack of a MIDI remote script in Ableton Live does not restrict users from midi mapping the C60 to multiple functions inside the program.

All versions of Ableton Live, from Intro to Suite, are able to be utilized in collaboration with any equipment that sends MIDI data. This is applicable to all releases of Live, such as 9, 10, and 11. As the C60 is a MIDI enabled tool, it will be completely compatible with Ableton Live.

You can create your own Ableton midi mappings with ease, giving you the power to control many of the features of Ableton Live with your C60.

Does the Voxvoa C60 come with ableton Live included?

The C60 doesn’t come with a copy of Ableton Live Lite, so this would need to be purchased separately.

Ableton Live has 3 main versions, Intro, Standard and Suite. Whilst Intro and Standard are very capable pieces of software, the Suite version packs more in, such as over 70GB of library sounds compared to Standard’s 10GB.

For those who want to guarantee they have access to the largest selection of Audio and MIDI effects, we suggest investing in Ableton Live Suite, as it has a much larger selection than the Standard edition.

How to connect the C60 to ableton

Linking the Voxvoa C60 to Ableton Live is a simple process, and when you have them connected you can control the software’s parameters from your midi DJ controller.

1. Connect the C60 to your computer via USB.
First, connect the USB cable to both the C60 and your computer.
2. Launch Ableton Live and open the MIDI preferences.
Double click the Ableton Live icon to launch the software. Then, in the top menu of Ableton, go to the Preferences menu by opening the ‘Live’ menu and clicking ‘Preferences’.
3. Select the C60 from the list of available devices.
Click the the MIDI Sync tab, make sure that Input and Output for the C60 are checked.
4. Ensure that the proper ‘Track’, ‘Remote’ and ‘Sync’ boxes are checked for both input and output.

  • Track: When checked, this allows MIDI notes and CC messages to be sent/received.
  • Sync: This option enables MIDI clock syncing between Ableton live and the external device.
  • Remote: Allows external MIDI controllers to remotely control parameters within Ableton Live.

In the ‘MIDI’ section of this tab, make sure the ‘Track’ and ‘Remote’ boxes are checked for both the Input and Output of the C60 (Sync can also be optionally checked).

The C60 will now be setup and ready to use with Ableton Live.

How to midi map the akai mpk mini in Ableton Live

After successfully connecting the Voxvoa C60 to Ableton live following the steps above, you can now MIDI map the physical knobs, pads, keys etc on the device to functionality within Ableton Live by doing the following:

1. Select the MIDI Map Mode button in the top right corner of the Live window. The button should turn orange, indicating that the MIDI Map Mode is enabled.
2. Select the parameter you wish to control in Ableton by clicking it with the cursor, the parameter will become highlighted.
3. Move a control on the C60, such as a knob or fader.
4. The parameter you selected is now mapped to the physical control which you moved on the C60.
5. Moving the physical control on your C60 will now move the position of the corresponding parameter in Ableton.
6. Repeat steps 2 – 4 for any other parameters you wish to map.
7. When you’re finished mapping, press the MIDI Map Mode button again to disable it.

The Limitations of midi mapping the C60

Ableton’s midi mapping system is a great solution for quickly mapping your C60, however, you must take into account some potential limitations…

Saving your C60 Midi Mappings is cumbersome

Saving your mappings can be a problem as mappings are saved with an Ableton session, so if you start a new session you will need to re-map your controls again.

Ableton MIDI mappings are one-to-one

Through a one-to-one MIDI mapping, each control on your C60 can only be assigned to 1 parameter in Ableton Live.

Limited Ableton parameter options to map to

Unfortunately, Ableton’s internal midi mapping mode does not provide every control option, so options such as controlling the selected track or selected device aren’t possible. A full list of Ableton midi mapping options can be found here.

We have a great solution to these problems

If you’re looking to get the most out of your C60, our Ableton Midi Script Creator tool ‘Control Surface Studio‘ is exactly what you need!
With it, you’ll be able to:
– save and re-use your C60’s mappings across all of your Ableton Live sessions,
– map multiple Ableton parameters to a single control on your C60,
– access many more Ableton parameter controls for your C60, than Live’s internal midi mapping mode allows.

Learn more about Control Surface Studio and see how it can help you by clicking here!

FAQ / Troubleshooting

Why can’t I hear my C60 in Ableton Live?

There are several possible causes:
1. Make sure that the C60 is connected properly to your computer via USB and that the cable is not damaged.
2. Make sure that the C60 is selected as your audio input and output device in your audio settings.
3. Make sure that the correct driver is installed for the C60.
4. Make sure that the C60 is selected as the input device in Ableton’s MIDI Preferences.