Although Parallel Harmony does not follow traditional rules of music theory and harmony, it does produce some interesting results. This can be a real time saver. I loaded up a Simpler piano preset, switched to Classic Mode, and enabled Warp. Live 3 introduced the ability to have multiple plug-in windows open with their own standard interface. It makes things fun and quick.
Simpler presets can be converted to Sampler presets and vice versa. Also, you can replace samples by dragging in a new sample, or by activating the Hot-Swap button in the lower-right corner of the waveform display. Meef Chaloin wrote:well thats a real shame for drum racks, thought that would be quite an important feature of a slicer You are so right. There's also saws and fm since electric guitars will see that that sounds like that's loud. A good rule of thumb is: the lower the sensitivity, the longer your slices are.
I just want something that can get me going quickly and easily and this sounds pretty good. Doing so allows you to create the slices you want to use. Ableton have cleverly allowed each instrument to convert to the other, which blurs the boundaries and most importantly, allows Sampler users to share their work with those who only use Simpler. The Sample Tab Over on the Sample tab you will find a selection of parameters to control the playback characteristics of individual samples. Things get more lively when you put Simplers inside an instrument. Its been said, and I agree, that Sampler may be most powerful and versatile instrument in Live.
The two controls that I use the most on are the volume fader and the transpose knob. The various choices include; Trigger, Gate, Toggle, Repeat, and Loop. Before we quantize the pad sample, lets set the quantization grid. For instance, you could take a drum loop and mangle it with say, a granular synthesis based effect to give it some melodic quality. You can also do this by right clicking on a clip.
It is clearly laid out with the Clips in block form and they can easily be moved, cut, copied, and pasted to re-arrange your sequence. This helped to tighten things up a bit Check out the results below! It represents the linear timeline of the loops, when they start, change to another loop, or end, for each individual channel. Now that a new scene has been created you can trigger that improvised groove of multiple clips with the press of a single button. I'm doing research now on it, leaning towards it as I rarely go over 16 and while simpler is powerful and can do it all, my biggest gripe is it's not really meant for this so you have to do more work which kills my flow and sometimes I lose my idea. Getting the best from Simpler: step-by-step 1.
Clips individual loops , are stacked vertically with the mixer channels into tracks, while Scenes groups of clips , are arranged horizontally. Amplitude, filter frequency, and pitch modulation are all modifiable by toggling their respective buttons in the envelope section. With the latter method one challenge is to keep loops repeating without sending more notes. This feature is extremely useful for choking open hit-hats by triggering closed hi-hats to simulate a real drum kit. I also write a blog about new releases in electronic music: www. Firstly, it now does warping within the device! Any brand, trademark, artist and label names are for description purposes only and are properties of their respective owners.
This to me is when Push most feels like a standalone hardware device. Simpler allows you to treat just one sample as a source from which to branch out in many different ways. You can also copy an audio region and paste it elsewhere on the track, or on a different track. Playback Modes The most important parameter that determines how Simpler will treat samples is the Mode Switch found on the left side of the Sample tab or along the bottom of the expanded Sample View. I could go in there manually plug these work markers in but actually looks like abel since made some really good guesses about where the transients are and I'm pretty happy with that so I'm just going to use the transients and here's my sampler here's actually buy tow to that was the name of the precept that I just dropped in there so if I selected that one it will slice this out into a multi sampler ah and so we can go in here to the zone and you can see that it actually put it across our two octave range automatically for us and it also mapped the route as well so um works really great and sit can save you a ton of time and if you want you can even go in here and make it a some player ah ah and uh now it you know this is the way for more show up anymore it'll just say multi sample mode and basically you can't dio you can't can't edit it the same way you can a simpler if you just started without but this does a lot for multi sampling which simpler doesn't so if you have a friend that doesn't have the full version of sweet or you want to just use or you want to simplify the processing power you're trying to save some cpu you're building a live set you can convert everything to a simpler and save yourself some uh some processing power um and it's got tom's a great features so um it's it's usually more than enough okay, well, now that we're here in simpler ones we'll talk about it um like I said, this is my go teo device for for for playing with sounds so one thing I love about it is if I have an empty midi track aiken drag a piece of audio straight in and it'll create so I've got that audio and I'm dragging it into the device here and when I drop it in there it actually makes a sam a simpler for me automatically and you don't have to actually go to the the you know your browser and an openness a simpler you can just drag the audio straight and don't make one for you and uh this device is super cool it runs on thin air as I say often and it's ah it you can run tons of these things and not worry about eating your your cpu and um it's got a fairly simple section there's there's three menus for uh for a tactic a sustaining release volume filter and pitch and you can loop this file you can loop the sample and cross fades hee hee and you can you can even zoom in uh and you can get down all the way to the zero plan take a look at that um the trough and crest of the wave form and e it's it's super detailed if you if you dive in um now as far as the routing goes, um it's it's fairly straightforward um the by default the lfo is off so you can turn it on and that will modulate your filter if you so choose and you can also transpose the pitch lfo here um and the um all of these are obviously mini map a ball so um simpler and usually I don't I don't I'm usually just triggering sounds most of the time with this device I'm not I don't do a ton of um I don't use the l f o and it may be if I'm doing a riser or something that I'll always a pitch envelope um I do use the filter pretty often aa lot of times I use a high pass filter to cut the base or to just kind of do my e queuing in that way I don't even end up adding any e q or filter any like anything like that I'll just cut the base directly in simpler with the high pass filter so what I hear when cool thing is the pitch envelope so if I go here to pitch and I turn it on and I can bring this up for our actives it's a really neat way tio to generate a riser sound there's something called single cycle wave forms and single cycle wave forms are basically these tiny little blips of of audio data and essentially, they there's there's a single crossing over this zero point here, and recently I discovered a treasure trove of these action kid wave forms, and basically, I found thousands of of tambor's online where and they're very short, you'll hear is just a little blip, probably about a tenth of a second. The Great Debate of Sampling There are many divided opinions about creativity when it comes down to using sample libraries during the songwriting process. Works really well though and you can still use it as well for your own samples of course.
Say you load up a bunch of different samples and the groove you like has clips from different scene levels —instead of having to physically move the clips to one single scene to trigger all the clips at once, this command does it for you in an instant. It would be a daunting task to adjust the volume for every chain. Making use of tabs and a fold out Zone Editor. Line them both up and try different placements until you find something you like the sound of. Here we will adjust the Volume Envelope to tighten up the sound by decreasing the Sustain amount and shortening the Decay. You can map pads to a controller and trigger them manually instead of drawing notes in the Note Editor. In addition, each filter can be switched between 12 and 24 dB slopes.
The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. Resequencing the Slices If we play the clip Live created after converting the audio it will playback chromatically the same pattern as the original sample. The envelopes can be controlled by adjusting the Attack, Decay, Sustain, and Release controls. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. The idea for 30 seconds video came to me when I was struggling to find a function in Ableton and I was not patient enough to get through 10 minute long tutorials on youtube.