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Learn how to make a Latin pop track with Ableton Live and Amadeus Code

Learn how to make a Latin pop with Ableton Live and Amadeus Code

Amadeus Code is an artificial intelligence powered songwriting assistant.  Create inspiration, song, and melodies instantly and infinitely.  In today’s demo, we learn how to make a basic Latin pop track with Ableton Live by importing MIDI files from the Amadeus Code app.

With Amadeus Code, the creation process starts within the app (until we release our VST/AU plugin) but can easily continue in Ableton Live by exporting MIDI files from the app.

Let’s get from this:


to this:


in just a few steps!

First, Open Exported MIDI Files

Exported files from Amadeus Code

Here’s what you’ll see in the exported folder.

  1.  Harmony MIDI
  2.  Melody MIDI
  3.  .m4a Audio

To import the MIDI files to Ableton Live, create a new song and drag and drop the 2 MIDI files onto the song.

Import MIDI to Ableton Live

Fire up your favorite synth or keyboard and assign it to the melody and chord tracks.  We chose a piano from for the harmony track.

Import MIDI and select an instrument


Editing Harmony MIDI

Since you have the chord MIDI file, you can easily edit notes to create a pattern.  In our case, we took the top 3 notes and edited the chords into an 8th note based pattern.

Next, add some bass

Your bass track also can be made with the harmony MIDI file just by creating a new track from the lowest note of the chord.

Making the bass line

We added the 3rd of the root note, lowered the entire part an octave and changed up the rhythm a bit to match the Latin feel we’re going for.

Here’s the bass synth we used, by the way.

Lastly, let’s make a beat loop.

and check out these breaks that play really well with the melody.

And that’s it!

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