Category Archives: Written Tutorials
check out this great tutorial from Steven Campbell of AbletonOp.
Campbell talks about a great way to increase workflow and enhance production by created your own custom templates in Ableton Live.
Working with sampled drum loops is a lot of fun, but some times you may find you want to change or enhance the individual sounds of the drums in ways that is not possible with a single wav file. Another issue could be that you found the perfect beat but there is no clean drum break in the source so that you can just sample a clean drum back. What you can do is manually extract the beat into a midi clip then use what ever drum sounds you want to layer with the original sample or just use the midi file on its own.
Basic drum programming with Ableton Live .
by Jimmy Allison
Austin Ableton Tutor
This tutorial is an introduction to midi drum programming using Ableton Live and Drum Racks. To start off we will be making a basic 1 bar drum loop, and then quickly expand the basic drum loop to dynamic 32 bar drum pattern.
The first thing we need to do is open Ableton Live and load a drum rack into a midi track.
To load a drum rack Open the live browser, select the live devices, open the instrument folder, open the drum racks folder, open the kit folder, and select a drum kit.
Setting Tempo Automation with precision in Ableton live can seem impossible because there is no way to manually enter the exact tempo value into the automation break points. One of the ways I have found is to use the upper or lower limit to set the ceiling then drag the break points against the ceiling. The break points will not go passed the ceiling if you’re dragging them with a mouse.