Topic: How to cut up samples from a song

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First, let's say I want to cut some samples from a Skrillex song. Go to iTunes and find the song. Make sure that Live is still visible in the background:

http://i.imgur.com/2rIdrBh.png

Okay, now, drag the clip from iTunes and put it into a slot in Ableton Live. Example:

http://i.imgur.com/2yPuxsn.png

Second, now that you have the song in iTunes, there are different ways you can chop a song, but let's just talk about the best option:

Choping Samples Up Manually)

Okay, if you want to chop up certain parts of a song then keep reading:

1. Make a MIDI track

2. Go to Instruments>Drum Rack

http://i.imgur.com/yEzlvkY.png

3. Drag the drum rack into the midi column. You'll see this:

http://i.imgur.com/yED8HlB.png

4. Now, click on the song you want to cut up, you'll see this:

http://i.imgur.com/7OT5xbR.png

See those arrows at the bottom near the start and end of the song? (Look at the waveform)

Drag those to whatever part of the song you like. Example:

http://i.imgur.com/QTvf9HS.png

Now, assuming you want to play these clips in user 1 mode:

5. Double click the drum rack

6. Then drag the song clip into the drum rack. Make sure to put it in one of the spaces below:

(Note - You can also just put the sample into an audio rack then move the arrows and then drag it into the drum rack)

http://i.imgur.com/WkX4oGX.png

Okay, I hope this helped! Have fun! big_smile

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Re: How to cut up samples from a song

Thank you , pretty useful for me !

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Re: How to cut up samples from a song

well, or you just simply move the start and end marker right in your sample and save a ton of time. if needed add a suitable filter and reverb to generate a tail and you're done (faster) + this can all be done directly in the drumrack.

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Going to sticky this if you don't mind. smile

add more reverb

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DuckyOnMoo wrote:

Going to sticky this if you don't mind. smile

+1

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thank you very much!

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Awesome thanks!

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Re: How to cut up samples from a song

Very nice ty. Im new at doing things with ableton and launchpad. So this is just perfect. (Found it nowhere else)

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Thank you!

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Thank You !
This helped me a lot !

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Re: How to cut up samples from a song

You help me a lot because i cut songs for hours with a mp3 cutter...
Thank you...;^)

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You need ableton live 9 full or works with lite too?

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mihtitan wrote:

You need ableton live 9 full or works with lite too?

I'm pretty sure that this will still work with lite. Not positive, but pretty sure.

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Re: How to cut up samples from a song

Works for Windows 8?

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svetozarmilchev wrote:

Works for Windows 8?

pretty sure it does

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Do you have to own the song in iTunes, and if you dont, then how do you put it on the side like that? It doesnt allow me to drag it for some reason

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svetozarmilchev wrote:

Do you have to own the song in iTunes, and if you dont, then how do you put it on the side like that? It doesnt allow me to drag it for some reason

You don't need to own the song it itunes. Just have it in any folder on your computer. Even songs from a youtube to mp3 converter will work.

All he did to have itunes on the side like that was move the sliders at the edge of the window.

However, the slice to midi track method won't work in Live Lite (at least it didn't for me) but it should work on any other version on windows 8.


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add more reverb

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http://i.imgur.com/61d5UsD.png


I love this ^^

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Re: How to cut up samples from a song

Nice post, i didn't know that methods smile
I usually move the start & end faders of the midi clip and then save as sample or even better when i have a lot of samples to cut i use fl studio with slicing tool smile

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Monoduck wrote:
svetozarmilchev wrote:

Do you have to own the song in iTunes, and if you dont, then how do you put it on the side like that? It doesnt allow me to drag it for some reason

You don't need to own the song it itunes. Just have it in any folder on your computer. Even songs from a youtube to mp3 converter will work.

All he did to have itunes on the side like that was move the sliders at the edge of the window.

However, the slice to midi track method won't work in Live Lite (at least it didn't for me) but it should work on any other version on windows 8.


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Re: How to cut up samples from a song

What about ableton live 9 trial? :3

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i cant see the "slice to new midi track" part

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Baturkan wrote:

i cant see the "slice to new midi track" part

You have to buy *cough,lol* Ableton 9 suite that's why you cant see the " slice to new midi track" function wink

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Re: How to cut up samples from a song

Brilliant, helped me no en, great stuff!

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Re: How to cut up samples from a song

This is awesome thanks.

Is there a way to quickly chop a song into a pre-determined amount of equal (or manually set) "parts" which can then be assigned to each button on the pad?

This guy here took a song (Alan Walker - Fade) and did just that it seems to me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-KgQzPhcQQ

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