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Re-slicing Audio In Ableton Live

Ableton Live Tips & Techniques
Published November 2017
By Len Sasso

1: Notes beginning with C1 trigger Simpler slices at the Start marker and active (orange) transients. The resampled audio clips at the right show the effect of playing the two Simplers with the same MIDI clip.1: Notes beginning with C1 trigger Simpler slices at the Start marker and active (orange) transients. The resampled audio clips at the right show the effect of playing the two Simplers with the same MIDI clip.

We examine the creative possibilities of Re-slicing audio in Ableton Live.

This month we’ll have a look at Re-slicing, a process featured in the Ableton One Thing video by Ben Casey (ableton.com/one-thing). The ‘one thing’ is that changing the Transient Sensitivity of a Simpler in Slice mode changes which slices of audio are triggered by a MIDI clip, while preserving the rhythm with which the slices are triggered. Applied to a sliced drum clip, for example, you might get different kit pieces playing the rhythm of the notes in the MIDI clip. Re-slicing is useful for most kinds of material — it doesn’t...

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Published November 2017