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Warping Audio in Ableton Live

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Warping in Ableton Live refers to time-stretching. While making adjustments to the pitch and time of an audio file can be a multi-step process in many other DAWs, Ableton makes it easily available and it is one of its core features. You can even time-stretch your MIDI parts! In this set of videos, we'll take a deep dive into everything you need to know to take advantage of the many warping features. This knowledge will help you work with samples that have different pitches and tempos, stretch acapella tracks and remixes to fit your productions, and enable you to make creative choices that can lead to very unique sounds on the fly, without the need to use any external effects or plugins.

Lesson topics include:

  • What is warping?
  • The different warp modes in Ableton Live
  • Warping and tempo detection
  • Creative warping techniques
  • Manual warping and tempo leader


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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