Chopping audio

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supahd
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Chopping audio

Post by supahd » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:41 pm

Is there a way to quickly chop audio into equal time divisions in Ableton? Say I have a region that's 4 bars long and I want to mangle it in 16ths, is there a way to quickly split the region into 16ths or do you have to manually split on each 16th?


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Dave

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Re: Chopping audio

Post by circuitslave » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:56 pm

Are you referring to the slice to midi function?

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Re: Chopping audio

Post by Angstrom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:05 pm

depends if you have a Push or not ( I don't) but essentially dragging a sample or clip onto a Simpler device and switching it to "Slice" mode on the left hand side

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Re: Chopping audio

Post by supahd » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:18 pm

Maybe I'm going about this in the wrong way? Say I've recorded a guitar part that is a few bars long but want to stutter edit some parts.. reverse some parts.. transpose a couple.. all in 16ths for example. In Logic I can use the scissor tool and chop the part into 16ths with one click if quantize is set to 16ths then process as I want. Make sense?

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Re: Chopping audio

Post by Angstrom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:06 pm

If you want to do it automatically, the low effort version is to use beat repeat.
If you want to do it manually, like I do, drop the audio into arrangment and use ctrl & e to split the clips where you want to do the edit. Each sub section then can be edited separately, reversed, pitched down, stretched differently etc.

Unfortunately there's no way to do this sort of micro-editing in session. There was a guy on the forum who suggested they add that facility, it was over 10 years ago and rumour is that this same guy remains as handsome and sexually potent today as he was back then. But Ableton remained unconvinced. Bitwig however, they were convinced.
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Re: Chopping audio

Post by Shift Gorden » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:47 pm

Angstrom wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:06 pm
If you want to do it automatically, the low effort version is to use beat repeat.
If you want to do it manually, like I do, drop the audio into arrangment and use ctrl & e to split the clips where you want to do the edit. Each sub section then can be edited separately, reversed, pitched down, stretched differently etc.

Unfortunately there's no way to do this sort of micro-editing in session. There was a guy on the forum who suggested they add that facility, it was over 10 years ago and rumour is that this same guy remains as handsome and sexually potent today as he was back then. But Ableton remained unconvinced. Bitwig however, they were convinced.
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And there goes coffee out of my nose.

supahd
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Re: Chopping audio

Post by supahd » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:39 pm

Haha, thanks for the info.

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