How to Play One-Shot Samples with the Ableton Live Drum Rack


show more Using the drum rack to play one-shot samples provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Yeuda Ben-Atar as part of the Ableton Live 9 for Live Performance show less
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Using the drum rack to play one-shot samples

To add even more character and creativity to your DJ set, I'd like to show you how to use samplers. A sampler is a tool that allows you to play back any short or long audio files that you might have on your computer. This might be vocal samples, music samples, special effects, or even instruments. Most samplers give us the feature such as ability to change pitch, change length, looping, adding affects such as filters, and using synthesis tools such as Envelopes and low frequency oscillators, or LFO, for modulation.

While there is a place for third-party hardware or software samplers, Ableton Live samplers are very powerful and CPU efficient, because they're built in. Let's see how to use them. As you can tell, I also added colors to Audio Effect Rack just to keep everything nice and neat, and it also helps in scenarios where you play in the dark space like clubs and parties. First, we need to do is to add a new track, in this case it's a MIDI track, because we're going to use...

Using the drum rack to play one-shot samples
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Using the drum rack to play one-shot samples provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Yeuda Ben-Atar as part of the Ableton Live 9 for Live Performance

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Audio + Music
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Ableton Live
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