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.
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.
Out of inspiration for techno drum patterns?
Use the Max for Live Mono-Sequencer which comes standard with your Ableton Live set-up.
Create 4 tracks:
- One for Kick drum: load a drum rack full of kick samples
- One for Snares: load a drum rack full of snare samples
- One for Hihats: load a drum rack full of hihat samples
- One for Percussion: load a drum rack full of percussion samples
On each of the tracks you add the Mono-Sequencer Max for Live device.
Randomise on the pitch and octave of each tracks mono-sequencer and click PLAY.
A cool beat will pop-out.
To make it maybe less experimental unclick the “blue bars” at the bottom of the mono-seuqencer to indicate which of the steps must be played by the sequencer.