The Alesis V Mini is a powerful, intuitive, and portable MIDI controller that lets you take full command of your music software. This article walks through how to setup the Alesis V Mini with Ableton Live Lite.
Now the V Mini is ready to use with your Ableton Live Lite software
Before scanning the plugins into Ableton Live Lite, make sure that they are fully authorized and ready to go. The plugins will install a software called the iLok License Manager that will help keep track of your plugins and allow you to move the authorizations later on if necessary. Here's a quick and easy way to Authorize your plugins by using the ilok License Manager.
Note for Windows users only: If you have difficulty locating your plugin in your Plug-Ins category within Ableton Live 9 Lite, be sure Ableton Live 9 Lite is reading plugins from the correct location where your plugin is installed. To do this:
Select Live > Preferences
or use the key command shortcut - [Command + comma]
Select Options > Preferences
or use the key command shortcut - [Control + comma]
Choose the File Folder tab
Under the heading Plug-In Sources:, toggle On the button next to Use VST Plug-In Custom Folder. Then choose Browse next to VST Plug-In Custom Folder and browse to the appropriate plugin folder on your computer.
Note: AIR Xpand!2 Default Installation Locations:
32-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\VstPlugins\
64-bit: C:\Program Files\vstplugins
(AU): Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plugins > Components
(VST): Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plugins > VST
Within the Ableton Live 9 Lite Session View, under the Categories heading, choose Plug-Ins.
In the right-hand column next to Categories, click-and-drag Xpand!2 onto a MIDI track to load the plugin to your Ableton Live 9 Lite session.
The Xpand!2 virtual instrument interface will now open and you are good to go!
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