Simpler workflow question - Samples, PUSH2

I am a little confused after watching the videos and reading the manuals.  It seems as if he loads a sample and it automatically ends up

If I have a full length song MP3 and I want to extract a section to use as either a drum or a sliced sample what is the best what to do this? 

Do I drop the mp3 into an audio clip slot and then "slice to new midi track"? 

Can you only convert a sub part of the sample/mp3 instead of the whole thing?

Or should I edit them outside Ableton and only bring in shorter cropped clips?

In the browser what is the difference between a "clip" and a "sample" ?

Finally, should I drag the mp3's I am interested in using into a new folder in the "places" section?


neokruncher 2 months ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    You can edit everything inside Live. Manually, or with a Simpler to be able to slice. If you only need a small part of a track, simply remove what you don't need an crop the sample. After that you can load it into a Simpler or edit some more. Whatever you like.
    A sample is a short piece of audio. A clip can be more than that: looped/warped to your liking. Just load some of both types and see the difference.
    Finally: you can leave the original file wherever you want, as long as Live can access it. If you edit the part you like and want to make sure Live saves all necessary files, use the 'collect all and save' function and choose what you want to save within the project. If done right, the whole project will become self-sustaining and all the used samples/clips/edits will be saved within the project folder.
    I suggest reading the manual on these items too, because there is a lot of useful info there. Hope this helps you on your way.

    1 month ago | 0 comments

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