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spendthrift2
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Postby spendthrift2; Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:42 pm How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

I just finished my free trial, so I don't really have access to a hands on experience, but I'm wondering if anyone can explain. What does Sampler do?

Thank you for any information. I tried searching the ableton knowledge base and putting a thread on their forum without desirable results. More specifically, I asked what the Templates within Sampler do.

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Postby spendthrift2; Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:18 pm Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

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Postby thecontrolcentre; Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:30 pm Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

I use Sampler mainly for building instruments from my samples (stuff I recorded myself). It does what samplers do ... :)
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Postby spendthrift2; Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:42 pm Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

I guess I don't know what samplers do. I've never used it before. Do you record, like, with a microphone to create a sample?
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Postby shonky; Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:55 pm Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

If you mean "what does it do that I can't do with Simpler...?" then I'd say it gives you a lot more modulation sources and targets, frequency modulation, velocity layers, various syncing types for envelopes, and easy conversion back to Simpler if you decide different slicing options are more appropriate amongst others.

Although admittedly, it would be nice if they added the new simpler options from 9.5 to Sampler too.

You don't record into it but you can just record audio on another track, create new midi track, drag audio to the instrument space to create a simpler, right click header, select "simpler>sampler", so not really more than a few seconds work.
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Postby deastman; Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:59 pm Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

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Postby spendthrift2; Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:12 pm Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

I found this video somewhat enlightening...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgpZWVFdoWQ
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Postby mholloway; Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:14 pm Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

spendthrift2 wrote:I guess I don't know what samplers do. I've never used it before. Do you record, like, with a microphone to create a sample?


...dude is literally asking "what is a Sampler"

if you're smart enough to make an account and post here, you're smart enough to google Samplers and figure out what they're for :tu:
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Postby chk071; Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:17 pm Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

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Postby thecontrolcentre; Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:41 pm Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

spendthrift2 wrote:I guess I don't know what samplers do. I've never used it before. Do you record, like, with a microphone to create a sample?

You can do that, or record any other way ... doesn't matter. Abletons Sampler can load most formats (wav, mp3, etc).
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Postby spendthrift2; Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:22 am Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

thecontrolcentre wrote:
spendthrift2 wrote:I guess I don't know what samplers do. I've never used it before. Do you record, like, with a microphone to create a sample?

You can do that, or record any other way ... doesn't matter. Abletons Sampler can load most formats (wav, mp3, etc).


Thank you! This in addition to, believe it or not, the Ferris Bueller video helped me to determine how to use sampler. I will have to fool around with the Templates and see what they are good for. It's possible that I wouldn't even use them, but I was curious so I thought I'd ask.

Thanks everyone! :phones:
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Postby Delta Sign; Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:27 am Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

Samplers are devices that play back any sort of prerecorded audio like .wav files.

Somewhat unrelated: I can't believe the sampler in Live still doesn't read loop points from files. It was a very basic must have feature like 30 years ago already.
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Postby spendthrift2; Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:26 am Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

Found an example I liked.

I don't know if this would be simpler or sampler. I'd have to review my notes. She uses a sample of herself singing "down" to create a melody for the chorus. I've queued the song to a place where its easy to see what I'm talking about in case anyone is curious.

I only wish I knew whether it were more of a sampler or more of a simpler...
The video below didn't take the queue that I embedded but the link here does.
:arrow: https://youtu.be/DpMfP6qUSBo?t=2m19s
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Postby thecontrolcentre; Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:54 am Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

You can do that with Live's Sampler or Simpler or indeed any other sampler.
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Postby spendthrift2; Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:56 am Re: How do you use Sampler in Ableton Live 10 Suite?

thecontrolcentre wrote:You can do that with Live's Sampler or Simpler or indeed any other sampler.

Thanks!

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