Question on tempo/sync when working in ableton?

Ok i am still new to ableton. I created a basic house beat in ableton and set the bpm to 128. Everything sounds good but I opened up Massive and created like a house synth lead. When I added that lead to my basic house beat it sounds somewhat off tempo. I am not sure what I am doing wrong? I tried to quantize the lead but it didn't seem to work. I am not sure if I'm suppose to do 8th, 16th note quantization? The house beat I made is all audio from drum kits I had preset. Its all set in 4/4 time. Massive is the only midi. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


antjitsu 5 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Funk N. Furter
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    16th note quantisation is normal in clips, basically it is whatever the grid size is. The global quantisation at the top is for launching clips so is usually a bar. Your midi should therefore be straight forward. Check the global quantisation is a bar. I assume the rest is loops so they should be straightforward as well.  

    5 years ago | 1 comment
  • cygnal
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    Depending on your default project template, you might need to load quantization presets into the project first. They are found in Browser, under Library.Grooves. All those presets are supposed to be groove templates, except the ones that are used for quantizing are perfectly straight. (quantization as a subset of groove templates)

    Your drum loop may be wrong, make sure it is warped, but not quantized. Quantizing audio is not so simple.

    Finally, make sure all your clips are cut to exactly the number of bars (you should use the launch feature to cut them by default, or you can manually edit this in clip view, under Length)

    5 years ago | 0 comments

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