Advanced Performance & Sampling Techniques in Ableton Live with Atropolis

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Join us for this fun in-person workshop in San Francisco! Sampling is a powerful technique that can inspire an entire song, it can help you achieve the sound you are looking for, it can also make or break a track.  This workshop will explore the various tools in Ableton Live that will help you control your samples, giving you more creative freedom.  A brief history introduction will start the workshop to help define its roots and applications in music.  Next up, a discussion on where to find samples, and the legality behind clearing samples vs. royalty free samples will open up the endless sources of sampling. Following, Live’s sampling tools, simpler, slice mode, slice to MIDI, and others will be discussed in great detail.  Various examples of sampling will be demonstrated in the process of starting a song to help inspire real ways of adapting these tools into your own production’s.  New features of Live 10 will also be explored in reference to the art of sampling.This workshop will cover the following:

Understanding formats and terminology
Recording sounds
Importing into Ableton
Editing audio creatively
Manipulating & warping
Layering sounds
Using effects racks
Achieving a professional sound
Countless tips & tricks
And so much more...


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