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Drumming question (Dilla style & Grid) + Session view...

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:01 pm
by octo
In Live 6, how do I change the grid in Impulse. Might be a noob question but it´s just recently I´ve found out how great Live is.

Also how do I make those J Dilla style drums? When I had an MPC I could just change the swing, but it seems a bit difficult in Live. Hip Hop heads out there know what I mean...

And finally, is there a way I can just plug my clips into the session view instead of recording my clips "Live"?

Re: Drumming question (Dilla style & Grid) + Session view...

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:30 pm
by Machinate
octo wrote:In Live 6, how do I change the grid in Impulse. Might be a noob question but it´s just recently I´ve found out how great Live is.
I think the function you're looking for is outlined in chapter 26.16 in the Live 6 manual. Basically it's ctrl+1,2,3,4 to change it up.
octo wrote: Also how do I make those J Dilla style drums? When I had an MPC I could just change the swing, but it seems a bit difficult in Live. Hip Hop heads out there know what I mean...
Top left corner, next to the time signature numerator. It's a little number box showing the percentage of swing. Also, for each clip, in clip view, you can select either 16th or 8th note swing
octo wrote: And finally, is there a way I can just plug my clips into the session view instead of recording my clips "Live"?
Again, I'm not quite certain what you mean, but double clicking in an empty clip slot creates an empty 1 bar midi clip, ready to loop.

Cheers,
Andreas

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:22 pm
by longjohns
but more than applying swing to a quantized drum program, i think you should look at recording with the quantization off, or intentionally moving the midi notes a bit

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:41 am
by John Sweet
Warp Dilla beats and play along to loops of them without using quantize. Look where in the grid yr snares & kicks are when you're done recording, & that's the secret to that groove. In other words, use Dilla as the grid.

Re: Drumming question (Dilla style & Grid) + Session view...

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:01 am
by milka
Machinate wrote:Again, I'm not quite certain what you mean, but double clicking in an empty clip slot creates an empty 1 bar midi clip, ready to loop.

Cheers,
Andreas
is it possible to create longer than 1 bar empty clips the fast way like double klicking?

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:17 am
by John Sweet
If you have a MIDI knob assigned to loop length in the clip window, you can crank it up immediately following creating the clip. Or select the loop brace & press ctrl/cmnd+up.

Re: Drumming question (Dilla style & Grid) + Session view...

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:07 am
by Freekster
Machinate wrote:
octo wrote: Also how do I make those J Dilla style drums? When I had an MPC I could just change the swing, but it seems a bit difficult in Live. Hip Hop heads out there know what I mean...
Top left corner, next to the time signature numerator. It's a little number box showing the percentage of swing. Also, for each clip, in clip view, you can select either 16th or 8th note swing.
Cheers,
Andreas
That's one of the biggest flaws in Live. MPC swing is not quantized to be 16th or 8th. That's why it's so groovy. There's a huge difference in quantized and non-quantized swing. In logic you can import MPC groovefiles and use those as a quantize templates. In Live there is no such possibility.

To re-create the groove by trying to copy the hit's, you need to go at least 128 or higher grid.