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Deep Dive Into Sampler

Learn How To Use Ableton’s Sampler To Manipulate Sounds

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In this set of videos we’ll take a deep look at how the Ableton Sampler device works. Sampler is one of two software sampler instruments developed by Ableton - the other is called Simpler. While sampling traditionally allows you to store audio recordings (like keystrokes from a piano, chords from a guitar, or 808 bass drum one-shots, etc.) and assign them to keys on a keyboard for playback, Ableton’s Sampler has a lot of features that enable easy sound mangling and manipulation. You can sweep the pitch of sounds, modulate and overdrive the built-in filter, loop bits of audio, and much more. You’ll learn all about these powerful features in the following lessons.

Lesson topics include:

  • Introduction to Sampler
  • Key Zones
  • Velocity Zones
  • Filter Drive and Waveshaper
  • Layering, Looping, and Tuning Melodic Samples
  • Sample Selector Modulation
  • Pitch:Osc Section
  • Modulation and Expression Controls

  • Your Instructor


    Thavius Beck
    Thavius Beck

    Thavius Beck is an electronic musician, producer and performer that's worked with countless musicians including Nine Inch Nails, Skylar Grey, Saul Williams, The Mars Volta and many more. Thavius is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer and has instructed hundreds of Live students through teaching courses at several music institutes, giving one-on-one lessons and holding dozens of Ableton Live workshops throughout the country.


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