Learn how to find the root key of audio files in Ableton Live
Whether it’s a one-shot sample, a loop or an entire track, Liam O’Mullane shows you how to find the root key using Live’s tools.
So you’ve got a sound or sample that you know you want to use in your track. But now you want to start adding extra instrumentation over the top – how do you ensure that these new elements are in key with the sample? Fortunately, Ableton Live has a few tools that can point you in the right direction, although some of them may not be immediately obvious.
In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you how to find the root key of any audio file, from one-shot sounds to an entire track. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to mix tracks together without any tonal conflict and cleanly integrate samples into your music. You’ll also learn when to use detune and how to deal with clashes.
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- Understanding Warp Modes
- Slicing audio clips to MIDI
- Gating and sidechaining
- Auxiliary effects understood
- Creative Sidechaining
- Saving CPU
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Using Drum Rack
- Instrument, MIDI and Audio Racks
- Understanding Reverb and Convolution Reverb
- Arpeggiator MIDI effect
- Clip envelopes
- Understanding Echo and Delay
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.