Building with the Impulse virtual instrument


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Building with the Impulse virtual instrument

One of the benefits of owning and using Ableton Live is the instrument devices that come packaged with the various versions of the program. Let's take a look at Impulse, a simple, yet surprisingly powerful drum machine that is included in all versions of Live 8. So on this first track, I've got an Impulse preset loaded, and down here in Device view, you can see the actual device. Now the way this works is that there are eight sample slots across here, and each hold a sample for different drum. And those are, by default, mapped to C3 through C4 on your keyboard.

So if I press C3, we will get this first slot, D the next one, E the next one-- the white keys only on your keyboard. Over to the right, we have three parameters that the global, and then underneath that all of these parameters can be set independently for each sample. So as I clicked the Snare slot, you'll see these parameters change. Percussion change again. The slots themselves have a Preview button. If I click on that, ...

Building with the Impulse virtual instrument
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Building with the Impulse virtual instrument provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Rick Schmunk as part of the Ableton Live 8 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Ableton Live
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