Why do previously recorded clips get affected in simpler when Sampling

I'm new to Ableton and I am sampling a song using Simpler. Once i sample a piece of the song i then record it to a clip. Now i want to sample a different part of the song and also record it to a new clip in a different scene. However when i try and do this the previously recorded clip is affected. Why is this and is there anyway to make it so this doesn't happen?

I would like to record to separate clips using the same song and simpler but different parts of the song without both clips being affected. 

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butch1022 10 months ago | 0 comments

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    Could you elaborate on what exactly you are doing, why you are doing it, and where you are running into your problem? I am having quite a bit of trouble understanding what you are trying to do in the first place.

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  • butch1022
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    I am creating an original song using ableton and i want to sample a piece of a song which i have saved as an mp3 file on my computer. I opened the simpler instrument in ableton and dropped the mp3 file into simpler. I am using simpler to chop up the song and record the chopped up pieces to clips. I changed the start and end point in simpler to the part of the song i wish to recored and recorded it to a clip.

    Now i want to move the start and end point to a different part of the song so i can record a different part of the song to a new clip, however when i move the points to record the different part of the song  the start and end points of the previous recorded clip move as well.

    I want the clips to work in a way that they are completely independent of each other and the changes made to one do not affect the others. So i can recorded different pieces of the song to different clips.

    Is there any way this can be done?

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    Just some terminology, in case you get confused, I use clips to refer to any piece of audio, be it in an audio track, in any instrument such as sampler or simpler. or a drum rack.

    Ok, so If you want to do this, I would suggest doing it a much more efficient way. That is, using drum racks with simplers inside of them, or by using the sampler.

    I am quite keen on using sampler because of all of the modulations that you can do to specific clips, but it seems like you would benefit from the ability to switch between different clips quite quickly.

    In order to do this, save the set you were working on before, open a new set and place into a midi track, a drum rack. Next, place the song into one slot of the drum rack. This should create a simpler with a sample inside of it. After you do this, copy it a whole bunch of times to various other drum rack slots and then go into each simpler resizing the clip, and cropping it to various length based on your needs. You will then be able to trigger each sample based on the midi note it corresponds to. (to me) this is the way to go about doing this. If you want some more experimental, stuff such as modulation and FM effects, I would definitely go with simpler, but for your purposes, this will work just fine.

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  • butch1022
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    Great! Thank you for your answer, much appreciated. 

    10 months ago | 0 comments

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