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Old 02-03-2014, 09:05 PM   #1
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How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

Is the way I do it most effective?

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(Just created a simple drum loop for demo reason)

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

Yeah, that is one way. If you prefer working with samples for every single hit that's the best way.

If you would like using midi you can just stick a drum rack on a midi track.
Both have their own pro's and con's.

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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

I prefer putting the samples in a drum rack, that way you can play the beat instead of manually doing it. Plus you can layer samples based on different stuff (velocity for example). If you are really in need of manipulating the sample after you played it, you can bounce that specific bus (be it kick, snare, etc.) or all of them and manipulate which ever way you want to.
It's not like you lack variation with the drum rack, there are like a million pads to it.

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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

Drum rack > sampler slots for layering and group the bus. Your method only works right if you enable loop mode and keep them consistent, otherwise it's just a huge unneeded hassle.

If you want to do it all in plain audio, loop everything accordingly and group all of the audio tracks together into a bus so you still have the control you need.
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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

I do it the same way except I keep things on the same channel unless I add some sort of effect to it
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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

I do both, but drum rack seems to be easier for me.

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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

Unless you need to change envelopes and warp point on each individual sample your method is not much time-effective, just use drum rack...

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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

Drum Rack....
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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

OP your way would take WAY to much time for me. i throw it in a drum rack and bang it out on my lpd8 unless i need to click it in for some reason.
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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

Ableton has built-in tutorials. Try one of those.

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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

Yeah, don't ask a friendly community about, you know, anything
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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

Hmm? I wasn't being snarky. Ableton's built in tutorials are fantastic.

I swear, if you don't put a smiley in your post, people think you're being a grump.

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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

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Hmm? I wasn't being snarky. Ableton's built in tutorials are fantastic.

I swear, if you don't put a smiley in your post, people think you're being a grump.
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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

i actually think recommending the tutorials was the best advice in the thread.
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Re: How do you create a drum track in Ableton?

Just use drum rack with sampler slots. Works 50% of the time, everytime
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