Best way to slice up an entire song

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antkn33
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Best way to slice up an entire song

Post by antkn33 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:34 pm

New to Ableton. Using version 9. I have a single drum track as a wav file. I would like to slice that up into sections of the song. I would like to end up with separate audio files for each section. Simpler seems to be more for beats.
What would be the best way of doing this?
Thanks

ecuk
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Re: Best way to slice up an entire song

Post by ecuk » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:48 pm

You might want to use a true audio waveform editor such as the cross-platform, free and open source Audacity. It might not be as pretty as some others, but it will get the job done.

Live isn’t really intended to be a waveform editor, but it does allow you to specify an external ‘sample editor’—such as Audacity—in the file and folder preferences.
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Re: Best way to slice up an entire song

Post by jeblo05 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:20 pm

Check GlyphX pro. The following video explains how to (starts @15:30)
https://youtu.be/EBAglKYTOe0

It‘s equal slices, though...

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Re: Best way to slice up an entire song

Post by S4racen » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:56 pm

I was going to say that!

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Re: Best way to slice up an entire song

Post by pepezabala » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:52 pm

is the audiofile warped correctly? Does it play along to the click or to other loops correctly, in time?

If not, learn about warping first.


If yes, I would drop the file into arrangement view, cut it into sections. Then select them all and drop them into session view. Then select all and consolidate them. This will write a new audiofiles for each of those clips into a folder in your project.

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Re: Best way to slice up an entire song

Post by antkn33 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:07 pm

pepezabala wrote:is the audiofile warped correctly? Does it play along to the click or to other loops correctly, in time?

If not, learn about warping first.


If yes, I would drop the file into arrangement view, cut it into sections. Then select them all and drop them into session view. Then select all and consolidate them. This will write a new audiofiles for each of those clips into a folder in your project.
Yeah warping needs a little help. But this sounds like what I was looking for. Thanks.

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