Ableton: Creating Beats


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Chop drum samples, edit and program beats with Live and Live’s Impulse drum machine. Get free trial version at http://www.ableton.com/downloads.


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  1. Bryandbuds said on September 15, 2013 1:25 am:

    How do i take the pattern that i make and turn it into a clip that i can
    access later?

  2. Hip Hop Samplez said on September 22, 2013 8:37 am:

    Thanks for sharing this video! Hip Hop Samplez

  3. joelwedd said on October 15, 2013 5:25 am:

    wow I actually had to watch it 20 times and try to follow it either you
    guys are fng geniuses or I have a handicap or both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  4. Chijioke Ezeh said on November 16, 2013 7:32 pm:

    Thisreally video helped alot ..One Love

  5. Allan Cerf said on January 15, 2014 7:37 am:

    this ISN’T a bot. it’s a normal human with a normal voice. come on guys
    ease up.

  6. TheFunksen said on February 4, 2014 11:24 am:

    haha 7 years old and looks almost exactly the same ;)

  7. Jamie Wetzel said on March 23, 2014 11:40 pm:

    TIP: if, at 2:35 when the narrator states to push the “down arrow on your
    computer keyboard” to select the Midi track while keeping the sample
    selection in the audio track, that does not work for you while using
    Ableton Live Lite (8), try clicking on the “track name” field of the midi
    track then follow the steps from that point on to get samples into impulse.
    that worked for me when the down arrow method would unselect my sample
    selection in the audio track.

  8. Godfrey Low said on April 30, 2014 3:55 pm:

    Spectacular video. Sorry for doing this but it is difficult for a new DJ to
    get views on here particularly with the new commenting system. This isn’t
    spam. I wish to tell you my story. I am a music producer. After extensive
    research I am glad I found what seems to be the #1 beat making program for
    2014. You can find a link to this music production software on my channel.
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  9. Linus Martin said on May 12, 2014 7:15 pm:

    Morgan Freeman does Ableton tutorials?

  10. 9eleven beats said on July 31, 2014 10:38 am:

    Pretty nice! I like it! If you ever need beats or know anyone who does
    check out Thanx!

  11. Ivo Vas said on August 22, 2014 6:36 pm:

    Mad Zach you are awesome.You can work on any product,you just blown my
    mind.

  12. Tom Goodson said on January 19, 2015 3:54 pm:

    At 2:35, shift down arrow also works.

  13. autocrow said on January 19, 2015 10:31 pm:

    Why are you showing us the hard way to do it? You need to simplify these
    tutorials for those with little to no experience using digital audio work
    stations. “We could use a ready made drum beat, but we’re’ going to make
    our own, etc…..” That should be another tutorial for advanced users.

  14. Chris Charleston said on March 6, 2015 8:38 pm:

    My Ableton 9 Questions: PLEASE HELP.
    1.) Difference between midi tracks and audio tracks?
    2.) How do I load sounds? Is that what drum rack and impulse is for?
    3.) How do I load Samples?
    4.)How do I sync and Play my Maschine Mikro with ableton?
    5.) Once I HAVE gotten all of my parts of a song played in/loaded in the
    arrangement view (say like 2-4 bars for each section of my song) how do i
    stretch them each to make a complete song of like… a few minutes? I just
    need to duplicate? Correct?
    6.) Can’t I just record directly into the arrangement view?

    Thank you so much. I use Ableton 9 suite. And have a maschine mikro. 

  15. Chris Charleston said on March 6, 2015 10:16 pm:

    ALso, I get that impulse is used to sample percussion sounds, but what can
    I use to sample other sounds? Like Pads, synths, etc. ? Thanks

  16. Cameron Brown said on April 22, 2015 4:49 am:

    this was incredibly helpful, and you sound 80% like will smith.

  17. Johnny Jawbone said on June 15, 2015 3:01 pm:

    Why is my sample faded out? It plays, but doesn’t look ‘active’. When I try
    dragging selections from it into Impulse, I keep getting the same bass
    drum?!

  18. KV Music Beats said on March 3, 2016 12:26 pm:

    9 years ago…

  19. SW15H said on April 3, 2016 2:04 pm:

    Hey I followed this tutorial to make a tune. Im not sure if Im allowed to
    post links here but if you go to my page and look for ‘release’. Let me
    know what you think : )

  20. therealdjsmuv said on April 25, 2016 1:11 pm:

    whutchu use to make this on bruh, dis hot?