Quickly looping a sample?

This is kinda hard to explain but here it goes.

I was experimenting with samples the other day and remembered a video i saw of swedish house mafia (don't judge) in which they explained that for a bass synth in one of there songs, they used a quickly repeated kick drum. The general idea is that the faster the sample loops, the higher the pitch of the note. I am wondering whether this is possible in live? Im guessing you would have to do something with re-triggering? And if it is possible, could you be able to control how quickly it repeats and/or midi automate it in an arrangement view?

Its a weird question i know, but id like to hear peoples ideas and suggestions as i am yet to think of anything. Thanks!

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BaileyWyatt 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Eppe
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    Hi!

    It's not a weird question I think, I've done this before, or maybe that makes me weird? ;)

    Anyway, here's how you do it: put a kick sample in Drum Rack (or Sampler), click on it to see its parameters, turn on the 'Loop' function and adjust the loop length (make it shorter). You'll see as you do this the looping becomes so fast it starts to get a pitch. You can play around with the start, loop and fade parameters as well to adjust it to your liking (or even automate them). The reason I like to do this with Drum Rack is you can put a whole bunch of samples in there and tune and organise them according to pitch and then play them like you would play a synth. The downside is you don't have a legato option that way, if you want that you'll have to automate the loop length for every note you want to play which is a bit of work but it is possible.

    Have fun!

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Eppe
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    I just thought of something, you can also use the transpose (transp) function of the sample in Drum Rack to manipulate pitch, less hassle :)

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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