First set-up on Mac

Conductr Server software set-up on Mac:

  1. Go to
  2. Download the server software “CONDUCTR OS X SERVER” on your computer.
  3. Double-click on “ConductrServer.dmg”.
  4. Double-click on “Install Conductr Server”.
  5. The installation assistant will guide you step by step.
  6. During the installation process, the assistant will automatically locate your Ableton Live software in order to install the Conductr scripts. You can install them in all the Ableton Live versions you have.


  7. The installation wizard will ask you if you want to enable automatic updates.
  8. During the installation process, the assistant will ask you if you want to automatically launch the Conductr Server each time you boot up your computer. If you do not want to, remember that you will have to launch it manually each time you use Conductr.

    Dialog message Conductr Server autostart on OSX

Conductr set-up on Ableton Live for Mac:

  1. Launch Ableton Live.
  2. Open up the preferences panel (on the menu bar: “Live” > “Preferences”).
  3. Search for and select Conductr in the pull-down menu that will appear when clicking on any empty cell in the “Control Surface” list.
    Control Surface (choose Conductr).
    Input (choose ConductrLive).
    Output (Choose ConductrLive).


    Also, go down to the section for MIDI Ports. The Input and Output ports for Conductr should be selected by de facto. If not, please make sure you select them ON and turn OFF the Traktor ports.
    MIDI Ports:
    Input: Conductr Input (ConductrLive) / Track (ON)
    Input: Conductr Input (ConductrTraktor) / Track (OFF)
    Output: Conductr Input (ConductrLive) / Track (ON)
    Output: Conductr Input (ConductrTraktor) / Track (OFF)


Connecting your iPad to your Mac

In order to use Conductr, you must connect your iPad and your computer to the same WiFi network.

Conductr works with a regular WiFi network, even with an Internet connection.*

For a more stable connection, we recommend you create an Ad Hoc connection between your computer and your iPad. In order to do that, you must create a network with your computer and then connect the iPad to it.

* NOTE: If you are using a domestic WiFi network, you will probably have to disconnect the preset firewall provided by most telecom companies.

Ad Hoc network set-up on Mac.*

  1. Click on the WiFi icon (upper right on your OS menu bar). A menu will pull down. Select “Create network…”
  2. Name your network, choose a channel and add a password (optional).
  3. Select your new network on your iPad (“Adjustments” > “Wi-Fi”).

Once Ableton Live is running with Conductr as the selected controller and the server is enabled, you can run Conductr on your iPad.

* NOTE: You will probably have to disconnect the preset firewall provided by most telecom companies.


The USB connection currently works for Mac OS X (10.7 or higher) users only.

  1. Connnect your iPad to your computer with the iPad cable BEFORE selecting the server.*
  2. If you want to make sure that the USB connections is running, click on the server icon in your computer and select your iPad name.

    OSX Server dialog

* If you connect the cable after selecting the server, you have to refresh the servers list and select it again.

NOTE: If you disconnect the USB while running the app, it may not detect the wifi connection when returning to the Set Up screen. If this happens, shut down Conductr and relaunch it.