is there a way to auto split and export an audio file into separate bars/loops (and into Sampler)?

Hello.

I'm remixing a track. I've loaded in a single 5 minute audio file. I've set up warp markers.

Now I want to export the audio file as separate 1 bar long samples to load into sampler.

Is there an easy (automated) way to do this in the arrange view? Or  should I load the entire audio file into Sampler and somehow automate the splitting there?

Help greatly appreciated,
thanks!

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Vastik 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • juanlittledevil
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    I'm not 100% sure I follow your question, but I'll assume you want to be able to split a clip into intervals, then have those each loaded into a sampler so you can re-arrange those parts.

    You can use the slicing function in the scne in the session view. To do this, right click on the clip to bring up the contextual menu and select slice to new midi track. This will bring up a window with some more options. One of them is how you want to split the clip, with transients, markers, or intervals. Of course if you want to be precise you have to put those markers on the clip first. The second option is which slicing preset to use. There is one in there that will split it up and set up a sampler for you. There are many presets and you can use your own preset also.

    When you use the slicing function a new track gets created, the midi clip that get created has each key played at the intervals which you setup. So all you have to do is move copy the clip the arrangement view and edit your heart away.

    I have an example in on my blog of how I to make your slicing presets, here's the link:

    http://bit.ly/jJtZFk

     

    cheers,

     

    Juan

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • vitaminB
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    You can do this manually in arrangement view using the split function, Intro included. 

    Zoom the track in arrangement view so you can see the first few bars, and unfold it so the waveform is visible.

    • Quickest way to get the song into 1 bar sections is to start by selecting the first bar and making it into a loop (cmd-L).
    • Click the loop brace so that the whole bar is selected and use the split function (cmd-E or Edit > Split).
    • Next consolidate the clip by pressing cmd-J or Edit > Consolidate; This trims the sample down to just the section within its start and end points.
    • Press the up arrow on your keyboard to move the brace one bar to the right. Split and consolidate the track again and repeat until you get to the end. I like to pass the time by pressing the keys in a funky rhythm, but I'm easily bored ;)

    Now you have a load of clips which you can drag into Simpler (drag them all over to session view first). If you have Sampler (not in standard Intro) you can either drop them individually, or in groups for multi-sample mode in which you can assign different samples to different notes. Fun :)

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • ansolas
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    How about Slicing to Sampler and NOT a Drum Rack ?

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • cheakywillie
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    @MFR- it should be as they implemented the function in earlier versions of Live

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Vastik
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    Thanks for the answer, sounds like what i'm after.
    Unfortunately im only using Live Intro which doesn't appear to have this function so i'll have to do it the manual way for now.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • MFR
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    Is the slice function available in Ableton Live Lite 8.2.2? Cuz I don't see it.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • juanlittledevil
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    This I do not know sorry. I use the full version. :/

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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