We love Ableton – but their Audio-to-MIDI is a very different product to Dubler Studio Kit.
First things first, Ableton audio-to-MIDI isn’t live. You have to record the audio and then post process it. With Dubler you control all samples, synths and effects in real-time.
Then there are the actual capabilities. Ableton Audio-to-MIDI pitch recognition actually works pretty well. They also take velocity information. But, that’s where the similarities end.
With Dubler Studio Kit you can control all sorts of effects and controls using all the qualities of your voice. Pitch bend, envelope following and multidimensional CC value control. So with Ableton if you go “la la hmmm dee da da” You’d get exactly the same output as if you went “la la la la la la”. But with Dubler Studio Kit, the way you make the sound can control the qualities of the synth, selection of the synth and effects applied to the synth. Making it a far more expressive tool.
Then there is the sample triggering and selection. If you select “drums” as the output for Ableton Audio to MIDI it will attempt to break up the input into drum rack triggers, but it only does it in a basic way. It’s also limited to hihat, kick and snare. With Dubler you can accurately trigger up to 8 different samples. Our software learns your voice so it will always trigger the right sample instead of just guessing based on frequency.
Final thing, with Ableton audio to MIDI you have to choose— drums or melody. With Dubler Studio Kit, you can do both at the same time.