Make the most of Ableton Live’s Sampler

Get your head around how to manipulate your samples, share them with collaborators and make your sampled drums sound clean – and dirty.

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Samplers have been responsible for the birth of countless genres, thanks to allowing users to load in and record sounds and recontextualise them into something new. Fortunately, Ableton Live features two modern-day sampling devices within the DAW, namely Simpler and Sampler.

In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you how to load in sounds to these devices and play them with your MIDI controller. Liam also explores root notes, key zones, one-shot drum hits, how to share your Sampler instrument with friends, plus applying distortion, modulating sounds and making use of envelopes.

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Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.

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