Ableton Scene Issues at 1000 Scenes??
on Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:18pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:18pm

Hey everyone! I just ran into an issue the other day with my growing Ableton set. I have been working on an extensive set with all of my worship songs loaded into one set with follow actions so that I can be spontaneous in worship. I am right at the 1000 scene mark. When I select a master scene over #1000, it will play the scene, but will not highlight it. Another strange thing I noticed is that if i double click a midi track to insert a midi scene, it will not insert the clip into Scene 1006, but will insert it into Scene 1000. I thought that Ableton with the Standard and Suite versions does not have any limitations with this many scenes. I have a link to a short Youtube video to demonstrate this. I created a default Live set to show this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Staff
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:13am

Hey Jared,

I did some digging and found that Ableton is limited to 1000 scenes. It is mentioned in a few forums and on this page
You can create more, but like you said it won't let you do as much. You may want to reach out to Ableton to see if there is a workaround.

Hope this helps!
-Derek, The LC Team

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:35pm

Thanks for checking into that for me Derek! I recently found a solution that works for me. There is a max 4 live device called "clip loop monitor".
I have a cue track that I can monitor now with this device as a visual, and also have the in ear cues.

  • Staff
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 12:08pm

Awesome Jared! Glad you found a solution.

Thanks for being a part of the community!
-Derek, The LC Team