(Modulate This) Synth: Ableton Sampler

Video: Time stretching “Granular Synthesis in Ableton Live’s Sampler” by Nathan Harmer @deadfliessound


I did a talk on Ableton Sampler at the Boulder Synthesizer Metup last month to help spread the word about some Sampler’s great features. One topic I covered was modulating parameters such as “Sample Offset” and “Loop Start” using LFOs, Envelopes, and MIDI.

I was poking around YouTube and bumped into this excellent video by Nathan Harmer called “Time stretching & Granular Synthesis in Ableton Live's Sampler by Nathan Harmer” that does a great job of illustrating some these concepts.

All of you own Ableton Suite you already  have Sampler so I encourage you to explore it more deeply if you haven’t done so. I consider Sampler and essential instruments – so if you can’t make the leap to Suite you can pick up Sampler separately for $99 bucks here

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Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO (meetup)

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