Programming Beats in Ableton Live


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  1. corndogers564 said on May 29, 2008 4:54 pm:

    WOW! Thats sounds nice!

  2. mightymellow01 said on June 28, 2008 11:29 am:

    is that the snare from ‘protection’ by massive attack? sounds exactly like
    it to me, and you mentioned “trip hop”..

  3. Jozef Fekiač said on August 31, 2008 12:54 pm:

    i think so… with a little reverb in protection

  4. RedRavenRuler said on January 18, 2009 10:32 am:

    straight tupac style

  5. brokeass89 said on January 20, 2009 6:39 pm:

    i just started uing abelton and i havent even touched oporator or simpler,
    its pretty cool to see what they can do, im gonna start messing around with
    them

  6. LilBMANUTD7CRONALDO said on March 7, 2009 12:25 am:

    but i dont get how do u control how long the beat is u know like make the
    little box longer or wider

  7. BRAKESUK80 said on March 13, 2009 6:13 pm:

    iv been using reason for the last few years and have just got ableton 7 but
    havnt dove into it yet.hmmmmm,might have a lil tweak now?

  8. bearup99 said on April 22, 2009 12:06 pm:

    nice

  9. jimixdnb said on May 25, 2009 1:22 pm:

    if you want to change the length of the beat you can 1. change the lengths
    by simply draging the mouse on the and of a note and move the mouse to the
    left or right (hold the mouse at the same time). 2. you can also manipulate
    the lenghts by changing “start” and “stretch” in the impulse-view.

  10. EEZAL said on July 10, 2009 1:57 am:

    yeah same with me but ableton is different m8 hopefully in a good way . i
    like reason tho so i might still sequence beats in that . i cant seem to
    get a beat to quantize right in ableton it actually makes it less in time
    …… also cant zoom in on my midi recording it stays small as so i cant
    fix anything.. like i said its different…

  11. Scotty Russell Music said on July 27, 2009 11:47 pm:

    nice wee lesson dude.Concicse 🙂

  12. demonskate182 said on August 12, 2009 9:36 pm:

    also, if you want to make the beat less than a 16th, use the alt key and
    drag

  13. J Brook said on September 27, 2009 10:19 am:

    incorrect ableton has a VERY good 40 odd gb orchestral instrument plugin,
    also ableton can be used very effectively to use samples of your own and
    other peoples, and you can use external VSTi instruments.

  14. RoC1909 said on October 13, 2009 10:45 pm:

    Well, it is BERKLEE. Unfortunately, they are not going to give you much for
    free. They want you to pay 1,000 bucks for the info. What you will get from
    that 1,000 bucks is what counts though. Berklee is one of the top music
    schools in the World. Bar none.

  15. Domagoj Kučko said on November 23, 2009 10:39 pm:

    nice beat 🙂

  16. vanzahn said on January 27, 2010 1:44 pm:

    I am adept with cakewalk, cubase and Logic but given that i can’t get
    anything out of this so-called ‘easy and intuitive’ software do you think
    my copy may be corrupted? If i have no luck over the next week i may have
    to ask for my money back, which would be a huge shame as i hear nothing but
    good things about Live.

  17. pixieking1987 said on March 6, 2010 5:21 pm:

    seen the comments n my vote is ableton with rewire and reason, combination
    of good synths and samples with abletons features is a must 🙂 ask Prodigy

  18. mrklp said on May 24, 2010 3:29 am:

    @pixieking1987 Prodigy doesn’t use Reason’s synths on their albums. They’re
    all replaced by hardware and VST instruments run through ProTools. Liam
    uses Reason as a “sketchpad” to get basic ideas down quickly. Reason isn’t
    used for the final product.

  19. YesDimda said on November 16, 2010 9:15 pm:

    @iluvtrance69 “If you are using a Virus Refill with nice sounds, who is the
    artist?” Unless you’re using precomposed loops, you’re still the artist. If
    it’s just a sound setting like in a typical VST, there’s nothing wrong with
    using it. That’s like pointing at every rock band out there and saying “Hey
    man, you didn’t make your amp nor did you make the guitar, you’re not the
    real artist here.” It’s just how you use it.