Ableton Live Ableton Push Musique concrète Synth: Ableton Sampler

Manipulating a Percussive Soda Can Sample using Pad Pressure on Ableton Push #MadeWithLive


I recorded the sound of a pen striking a half-full soda can. I loaded this into Sampler and went to the MIDI panel and mapped "Aftertouch" (pad pressure) to "Loop Length" with a value of -100. Now pad pressure modulate the loop length.


Here is a video of this sound design work in progress –


Mark Mosher 
Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO (meetup)

(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.