Using Ableton Operator to Generate Fixed Frequencies To Tune Samples by Ear


I’ve finished programming the racks for the upcoming sound library. I’m going through each instrument and tuning any samples that have pitch to concert pitch. I like doing a first pass by ear which requires a reference pitch.

A quick way to do this generate a fixed pitch for reference is to use Ableton Operator.

  1. Click the Fixed button for Oscillar A
  2. Turn the Freq knob to the desired pitch. Mouse over the number below the knob and type in the frequency you need.
  3. I then create a midi clip that plays a note. I start the clip, then can navigate away to other tracks.

Here is a handy article on Wikipedia for Piano key frequencies.

Mark Mosher

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