Very inspirational tutorial on how to use simpler and sampler in Ableton Live=
- Use sampled melody in a Simpler chopped up and put an arpeggiator in front.
- Or sample a sine wave and use Sampler
- Or put all the same key samples accross the keyboard of the sampler and use arpeggiator to trigger them for some neat effects.
Why bother with simpler/sampler when you can just drag and drop audio straight into Ableton Live? Well, today we talk about the simpler and sampler and some of the lesser known features, tricks and tips you can do with them! You cat get very creative with just a sine wave inside a sampler.
If you loose inspiration, try this for new perspectives:
- Combine two tracks from different genre together.
Use sensitivity of Simpler to create other grooves from same sample.
To be different, instead of using a snare roll to go towards a breakdown or break-out, use instead of a snare an analogue sound or FX, make a simple one note melody / rhythm with it and then pitch bend from 0 to 24 over the rhythm. Put some reverb on it at the tail.
Want to create an alternative swirly Reverb effect at the end of of melody to kill it off into a break. Follow these steps:
- Place a long reverb (> 20 sec) on a Send / Return track
- Put an EQ after the reverb
- Automate the EQ to cut off low frequencies more and more
- When melody finishes playing, start the automation that kills the low frequencies of the reverb more and more…
Voila, a nice swirl effect.