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Flip Turn

Live performance enhancers for your sets

Flip / Turn are two handy devices that elevate your Ableton Live performances when using sequencers like Flow in your live sets.

These devices automatically mute any input when no clips are active in the Session View, granting you greater control, precision, and seamless integration of your sequencer patterns with your live set — without any unwanted sounds or timing issues.



Live performance MIDI gate

Flip serves as a MIDI device that intelligently blocks MIDI input when no Session View clips are currently launched on its track. Simply insert it after your sequencer in the MIDI rack, and it will handle the rest.

MIDI sequencers always start playing as soon as you trigger the Play button — regardless of whether there are active clips on their respective tracks. They just keep going until you stop the global playback.

While this behavior is suitable for most scenarios, it poses a challenge during live performances in Session View. In a live setting, you may prefer your sequencer patterns to start and stop in sync with the Session View clips on their corresponding tracks.



Live performance audio gate

Turn functions as an audio effect designed for use with sequencers that generate audio signals.

It operates similarly: just place it after your sequencer on the audio rack, and it will block audio input if no clips are currently launched on its track.

Turn offers two additional settings that you can tweak: Attack and Release. They determine how quickly the gate opens or closes for the audio signal. You can use them to make smooth transitions and prevent clicks.



  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 / macOS El Capitan 10.11.6
  • Ableton Live Suite 10.1+
  • 64-bit Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1280x720 display resolution


  • Windows 10 (Build 1909 and later), Windows 11 / macOS High Sierra 10.13 to Ventura 13
  • Ableton Live Suite 11+
  • 64-bit Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD multi-core processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1920x1080 display resolution

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Flip / Turn seamlessly integrate with Flow — make sure to check it out as well!