Setting the key of a sample...

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Daniel_S
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Setting the key of a sample...

Post by Daniel_S » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:45 pm

Have I got this right before I get carried away...

I sample a sound/beat/etc, run it through Mixed In Key (which I already own for DJing) to find out what key my sample is in.
Then when importing the sample into Sampler, I change the Key section to whatever key Mixed In Key detected the sample to be.

I know this sounds pretty straight forward but wanted to make sure I was right before I start creating and labelling many samples :)

Ta

be tonal
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Re: Setting the key of a sample...

Post by be tonal » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:53 am

Yes

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Re: Setting the key of a sample...

Post by square7 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:15 am

But if you loaded the sample wouldn't it already be in the key it was originally?
Mixed in Key doesn't change the key it just renames the file. Confused

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Re: Setting the key of a sample...

Post by be tonal » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:43 pm

Setting the key in sampler to the key detected allows you to play a C on your keyboard to hear the sample in C (if the detection was correct and your sample has a fundamental frequency)

Be wary of smaller detuning though.

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Re: Setting the key of a sample...

Post by Daniel_S » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:05 am

be tonal wrote:Setting the key in sampler to the key detected allows you to play a C on your keyboard to hear the sample in C (if the detection was correct and your sample has a fundamental frequency)

Be wary of smaller detuning though.
This is what I wanted to make sure happens - thanks for clearing that up :)

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Re: Setting the key of a sample...

Post by ian_halsall » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:08 pm

watch out for the shortening/lengthening effect that pitching up/down will cause.

because Ableton Sampler cannot do time stretching

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