How can you apply swing to a delay?

I've heard this effect in certain tracks, and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to do it with Ableton's built-in delays. I know that the delays have a "sync" control, but I haven't been able to get that to produce a true tempo-synced swing effect. Is there any way to do this?


djphenaproxima 6 years ago | 1 comment

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  • Carlosnik
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    One time I imagined I could apply a Swing to the Post Processed Track, with delays and reverbs, but i didnt know how to do this without affecting the clip itself.

    I routed the audio from the midi or audio track into another Audio Track, IN mode with the Effects Chain in it, then i Recorded in Audio the process from that tack, and finally applied to the Audio result the Groove from the Groove Pool.

    It s a little messy, but good for experimentation.


    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • [mlp] Ableton staff
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    The Simple Delay effect has a +/- 33.3% "Beat Offset Percentage" control (to the right of the Sync toggle) that you can use to do this. If you are looking for applying swings from the Groove Pool however, then I'm afraid you're out of luck.

    6 years ago | 1 comment

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