SAMPLING

hey all.

how can i chop samples to map them to my pads?

 

i have an akai mpd32 and ableton live lite 8 (8.0.9)

im getting everything i can from everywhere but im still having some trouble, or confusion.

im pretty sure i can do this, maybe with some vst's?

any help is appreciated, thanks!

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bio92 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • cutwithflourish
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    If you want to take a sampled loop or phrase and trigger it using pads on your MPD you have two options as a Live Lite user:

    Trigger them as drum hits with Impulse, which is good if you don't want to sync the samples to the tempo of the track. To do this you should follow funken's advice to chop your sample into slices on a track in the arrange view using cmd or ctrl E. You then need to load the Impulse onto a new track. Drag each of the slices you want into a cell in Impulse (to drag from Arrange to Session you can hit tab to switch between view while dragging). Lastly you need to make sure that your pads on your MPD are sending the right MIDI notes to trigger the cells in Impulse - I don't have an MPD so I'm not sure how this works, but I can see that for me the first cell in Impulse defaulted to C3.

    The other option is what a few other users mentioned, which is creating clips in the session for each of the slices - handy if you want to loop or warp them in time with the track. In this case, slice them up in Arrange view as with the first option, but instead of creating a new track with Impulse, create one (or more) new audio tracks and drag the slices into clips instead of into Impulse. Then set Live to MIDI map mode (the "MIDI" button in the top right corner next to the CPU meter) and select a clip then hit the pad you want to use so Live can learn which MIDI note to use.

    Both methods work well in different situations, and there are some more advanced techniques you can also use if you want to play clips chromatically, but I'm guessing this is enough info for now.

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  • Funk N. Furter
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    Drag the audi into Arrange to chop it up. Unfold the track so you can see the wave form. Select the area you want and hit cmd E or ctrl E to chop. Then drag the chunks back to Session.

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  • eBrown100
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    Load up two tracks in Arrangement View , an audio track and a midi track. Put your sample in the Audio Track and an Impule Device in the Midi Track. Highlight with your left mouse button the part of the sample that you want to trigger. Then hold down the left mouse button continuously as you drag that highlighted portion of the sample over to the right side of the screen where the Impluse device is listed. Continue to hold down the left mouse button and you will see the Impluse device pop up at the bottom of the screen. When the Impule Device pops up drag that the sample that youre holding with your left mouse button over to Impluse and drop it into one of the cells designated for holding audio samples (there may be 8 in all i think). When you have all your cells filled, make sure that your midi controller is set up to trigger notes in the C SCALE ONLY (I think C2, the 2nd octave but I'm not sure). Make sure the Impulse track is 'armed' and you sould be able to play your chopped sample in Impulse. Let me know if this worked for you.

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  • Funk N. Furter
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    Can't the Akai trigger audio tracks in Session? Seems odd. I assumed it worked like a Launchpad. 

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  • Funk N. Furter
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    Why can't you trigger your audio clips? Surely the MPD can do that? To play them on a midi track drag them into a Simpler and make a C3 note in the editor. What kind of audio is it? How long are the bits you have chopped up? Obviously the notes need to be long enough.

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  • bio92
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    hey thanks so much for the answer, really.

    i chopped what i wanted then dragged back to session but how can i play these on my pads? the chunks are in an audio track. how do i get them onto a midi? when i try and drag them on a midi track it converts to audio.

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  • Mixter-T
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    Select the section (highlight it with your mouse curser). Then right click and select "chop to midi." Then go into the midi clip that appears, and arm it (hit the red midi-looking button on that channel in session view). It should work fine, but you might have to adjust the midi range on your MPD 32 to find the right notes...

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  • bio92
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    well, that's the thing. on the lite version, i don't think we get that feature. i've tried it before and im pretty sure it's a known characteristic of lite. im trying to find another way to do it.

     

    thanks though

    1 year ago | 2 comments

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