how come my beats I get on the internet sound choppy and low-quality

i get beats on the internet and they sound great on my ipod and itunes,but when i put it on live and try mixing it with my music, the beat sound choppy and low-quality, can i fix that????

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mokerecords 2 years ago | 1 comment

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  • cutwithflourish
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    It could be that the beats are being warped to a different tempo using beats mode (check the clip to see if there being warped and what the original tempo is) - if there's large difference this can affect quality.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • scottiedo
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    It's the warping. 2 places it could go wrong.

    1. The warp markers are in the wrong spot. To fix this, get the session tempo as close to the audio before importing it. This way Ableton will be able to warp at the original tempo.

    2. Check the warp mode. Using beats on a sample that has notes and pitch will make it sound like crap. I use complex pro by default.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • TallestTowers
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    Not sure why it would change but you might want to try making sure your project sample rate is at 44.1K. That's most likely the sample rate of the beats you're getting off the internet.

    Also, verify that the clip isn't being warped just to make sure that can't be the culprit. Lastly, make sure that it's not your audio interface if say, you listen to music on your iPod or iTunes on a different computer then come home to your studio and play them back in your project through an audio interface. try to play them through the speakers on your computer to test.

    Try to drop other wav or aiff files into your project to see if they exhibit the problem as well. If not, what's different about them? Is there DRM on the files?

    Just some things to check...

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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