Join J. Scott Giaquinta for an in-depth discussion in this video Incorporating samples and accapellas, part of DJing with Ableton Live.
- Another great reason to use Ableton's DJ…is the fact that you can add all kinds of other sounds…over the top of your tracks.…I'm gonna show you some sounds here…that I've loaded into our template,…so that you can get an idea of what I'm talking about.…So you'll notice that I have six new channels…to the right of our two main mixing channels.…Vocals, which are short vocal phrases like these.…- Clap, clap your hands.…Don't stop the body rock.…- Impacts, which are just that,…impact sounds like explosions or crashes.…(impact sounds)…One shots, which are percussive sounds…only meant to happen one time, like these.…
(sound effects)…Drum loops, which are short drum patterns,…which are designed to repeat indefinitely.…(drum beats)…Sweeps, which are noises that are…well-suited for transitions, like a swish sound.…(swishing noise)…And acapellas, which are vocals without music.…
And I'll show you some of those in just a minute.…I've already gone ahead and mapped these…to my controller using the other six columns…to the right of our track mappings.…
Scott next introduces some performance tricks to wow your audience, by integrating loops, samples, and FX. He also provides a demo of alternative controllers that can make your performances more dynamic, including a Wiimote, joystick, MIDI keyboard, and live vocoder. Finally, he discusses methods to record your live DJ set and fine-tune it after the fact.
- Setting hardware, software, and templates
- Configuring your MIDI controller
- Importing tracks
- Keying and warping tracks
- Cueing music
- Harmonic mixing
- Transposing tracks
- Changing tempo
- Working with alternative controllers
- Recording your set