How to use external sample editors within Ableton Live
Enhance your Ableton Live workflow by integrating powerful sample editing software.
Ableton Live has an impressive toolkit for editing audio samples, with warping, reversing, slicing and more. But there are some seriously powerful pieces of software out there that can give you more control over your audio, whether you’re just cleaning up some vocals or completely transforming the timbre of a sound. Still, wouldn’t it be better if you could integrate the software into Ableton Live?
In this Ableton Live tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you how you can add external sample editors into your Live workflow. You’ll learn how to set them up in Live, and how to move files from Live into the external editor. You’ll also learn how to overwrite the unedited audio files and how to make copies of an edited audio clip.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Random MIDI device
- Exploring Phaser-Flanger
- Live’s Audio Limiters
- Introduction to Electric
- Building engaging arrangements
- Using Corpus
- Create, store, browse and load templates
- Create polymeters and automating tempo and time signature
- Creative Sidechaining
- Shaping sounds with Multiband Compressor
- How to use Operator
- Saving CPU
- Master Macro Variations
- Grain Delay
- Scene Follow Actions
- Spectrum and EQ Eight analyser
- Velocity MIDI Device
- Making the most of Tuner
- Intro to Phaser-Flanger device
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.