warp function used to sync .wav file with drumcomputer

hi,

 

i am new to ableton and i tried to use the warp- function on one recording.

i recorded "money runner"from q.jones, because i want to remix it for training purposes.

 

so i set the speed to 125 bpm, imported the .wav- file, switched on warp in the audio track and set it to 125 bpm as well.

when i add some drumkit and give it a kick on each 1/4, the first runthrough is fine, but the longer the loop is runnung, the more difference is between the beat in the wav and the drum kit´s beat. 

 

what might be wrong?

 

thanks, markus

 

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MarkusBü 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    There could be many things wrong with your clips or your settings.

    If the drum kit is literally lagging behind or ahead on a global one bar loop, then you definitely have a problem. If your track is recorded in arrangement view and you are looping the drum kit over the length of the entire song, then you might be experiencing an unequal length drum loop, or one that is not a full bar or full 4 bars long. Sometimes, we will start with a loop that seems to be the right length, but it will be less than 1/64th too short or long. The way to alleviate this is to go into the midi drum loop and fix the length of the loop to exactly 4 bars, 0 beats and 0 16ths. Also, check that your loop starts at 1.1.1 because this can cause the exact same problem.

    If, however you used session view to record your tracks, then it is definitely possible that other factors are contributing as well, such as clip quantization, global clip quantization, or others. Your problem seems to be one of these things. Message back with your results.

    If you are using a drum machine, it is definitely possible that the bpm is not exact, in that it is not exactly 125bpm when the audio comes out of the drum machine. If you can, I would definitely suggest syncing your ableton set with the machine and sending midi clock to it using ableton preferences.

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  • MarkusBü
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    thanks for these hints, i will answer asap.

    some more hints:

    the drum machine is not a hardware one but the 909 in drumcomputers in ableton :-)

    and the loop is almost 2 bars long (about 1/16 missing) but i dont know how to stretch this loop to fit it into the 2 bars exact. this might be a good solution, hmmm? but how to? this whould not really effect phe pitch of  my loop but make it better usable....

     

     

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  • david_morin
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    make sure your warp markers are bang on he beat

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    If you are in arrangement view, you can just make sure the clip is exactly 2 or whatever number of bars, by selecting 2 bars on the track with the midi clip in it and pressing command or control + J to consolidate the clip.

    But definitely check the length of the clip if it is in session view, often a number in the loop or length section will be a different color than the other ones if it is not a complete 16th. Definitely check back.

    You can also check the speed of the actual clip, if you are in Live 8 in the clip overview section on the left.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • MarkusBü
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    well guys- thanks for your advices, i´m apporoaching my goals.....

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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