Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

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Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by gwp99 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:08 pm

Hi - very new to Live (8)...for an app that started out as audio, the midi is exceptional.

I had a short audio track with 5 Warp Markers and applied Slice to New Midi Track, creating a new midi track containing 4 midi slices and each play their respective audio clip.

I want to be able to get these 4 midi slices into the Session View, as individual audio clips to trigger each of them from there.

How do I complete this last step?

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by infernal.machine » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:39 pm

You don't need slice to midi for this.

Go to the original audio clip in arrangement view. Place the cursor over the places you wish to slice and hit Ctrl+E (or CMD+E on a mac). This will split the audio. Once the audio is split into the four pieces you want, highlight all the clips, drag them to session view (or copy/ paste) and wa la. You're done.

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by gwp99 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:09 pm

Thanks. I should have guessed it would be via audio. :oops:

Is there a "Split At All Transients within Track/Selection Area" when there are many transient markers?

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by gwp99 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:37 pm

nudge...

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by boderekstits » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:21 am

Yes, right click on the audio (with warp markers in place), choose Slice to MIDI track, and then Live will create a Drum Rack with each of the pieces sliced to their own MIDI Clip

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by gwp99 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:46 am

but after that, I want to turn these midi slices into audio clips, so I can then trigger each in the session view

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by antarktika » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:54 am

gwp99 wrote:but after that, I want to turn these midi slices into audio clips, so I can then trigger each in the session view
any particular reason why you want to do this?

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by gwp99 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:03 pm

funken wrote:...drag each chain into Clip Drop Area.
I have tried this but I don't get individual audio clips for each slice.

To clarify, where there is say, 4 Midi Clips resulting after "slicing to midi" and the Chain View lists Slice 1, Slice 2..., do you mean drag each "midi slice/clip" in the Chain View into a "Clip Slot" in the Session View of a new Audio Track?

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by merges » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:50 am

Tom Cosm to the rescue. This should give you an idea of how to do it:
http://vimeo.com/8208829

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by merges » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:52 am

Which is to say, if you want to do it for more than 5 slices... Or n slices, where n is a number greater than would indicate a reasonable amount of manual labour. I have a live set with the mapping set up per Tom cosm's example.

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by gwp99 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:07 pm

funken wrote:...Of course it's much easier to just chop it up in Arrange and drag the clips over.
Well, for me, I think this is the answer. Perhaps after working with Live for a while, I'll revisit this thread and see if I can make anymore headway.

Thanks to all for the replies. :)

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by ian_halsall » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:35 pm

gwp99 wrote:
funken wrote:...Of course it's much easier to just chop it up in Arrange and drag the clips over.
Well, for me, I think this is the answer. Perhaps after working with Live for a while, I'll revisit this thread and see if I can make anymore headway.

Thanks to all for the replies. :)
Once you get the hang of the control-e it won't seem so bad at all!

Or Just highlight your audio in arrange and control -c.

Switch to session view using tab key and control v.

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by garyboozy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:06 pm

if you have Sampler:
'slice to new midi track' (slicing preset: slice to single Sampler)
then open the zone editor in the newly created Sampler, select all zones, and right-click > crop sample
that will create all your individual slices as separate audio files.
save the project and your files will be in the project's samples folder under /processed/crop

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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by darkenedsoul » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:54 pm

Why not after slice to MIDI you freeze the track? Shouldn't that create the audio clips and then you just need to find them (wherever your track/project is pointing to in a subfolder below that, forget what it gets named, recorded?)?
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Re: Midi Slices to Individual Audio Clips?

Post by infernal.machine » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:55 pm

garyboozy wrote:if you have Sampler:
'slice to new midi track' (slicing preset: slice to single Sampler)
then open the zone editor in the newly created Sampler, select all zones, and right-click > crop sample
that will create all your individual slices as separate audio files.
save the project and your files will be in the project's samples folder under /processed/crop
Cool idea, never thought of that. I can think of a bunch of other applications for this too.

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