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.
Use sensitivity of Simpler to create other grooves from same sample.
Need of some inspiration. Want to have immediate access to live audio effects on your session view. Use Dummy Audio Clips. Here is how:
- Create an Audio Track in Session View
- Record any short clip of audio.
- Set the Audio Track Monitor feature to “In” and route all the other session view tracks you want the effect to trigger on to the DUMMY audio track.
- Put the volume of the audio clip to zero by opening up the clip (double click on it and select Envelope and set volume to zero.
- Add an audio effect rack on the audio track.
- Add various effects in the audio effect rack
- Select “chain” in the audio effect rack and give each effect in the device a chain number.
- Copy paste the dummy audio clip as much as you want in the audio track session view
- Open every dummy clip, select the envelope and set automation on the envelope to trigger the “chain” number of the audio effect you want to use for each live effect.
Play the session tracks and trigger the dummy audio clips to activate the effect.
- Use follow actions to go after each dummy effect played back to a dry mode.
- Select various drum loops and send them through the dummy effects:
- Set follow actions Any on the drum loops with legato on (so that the drum clips when triggered continue on the bars being played instead of each time going to one again).
- Set the follow actions on the dummy audio clips.
- Record the outcome as new wonderfull beats.
- Additional tip:
- Copy paste the drum clips and set them with a transpose higher and lower to trigger as any as well. New beats gallore.
Let Ableton Live decide for you which parts goes together to make a great song.
If you are unable to decide how to have the arrangement of your song, use Follow-Up Actions of Ableton Live.
- Basically load on every channel variations of a 4 bar loop.
- Make sure to put a few empty clips between the clips that contain sound to allow Ableton to sometimes put off the channel. The more empty clips, the more chance the sound will not be played, and vice versa.
- Select all clips and choose Follow-Up Action “* Any”
- Press record and launch your clips
Listen in arrangement view to the best parts and put them together for your song.