So what is sampling and how does Ableton’s Simpler sampler work? Well, let Laura Escudè show you!
In this “sampling-for-beginners” tutorial renowned violinist and electronic music performer Laura Escudè takes you through the very basics of sampling using Ableton Live’s stock sampler, Simpler. She starts you off with an overview detailing the history of audio sampling from it’s nascent beginnings with the famous Fairlight CMI through to software samplers of the present day.
From there you’re off to a zoomed-in, zoomed-out look at the Simpler Plugin that is included with every copy of Live. Laura takes you through all of Simpler’s parameters from envelopes to LFO’s showing you how they work and how she uses them in her music. She discusses the differences between Simpler and Live’s premium instrument, Sampler ... and also shows you how they work together!
Finally, Laura, includes a few “workshops” where she divulges the arcana behind her “Cello Wobble” sound and how to use Simpler in an Instrument Rack. Laura then puts it all together with a triptych of videos showing how she uses Simpler in her live performances.
So if you’re new to sampling and want to know how to use Simpler - or if your just want to learn some cool sample playback techniques - “sample” this tutorial by Laura Escudè: Live’s Simpler Sampler!
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jeanrobert wrote on August 6, 2013
Masterful development of another course. This will be enlightening to both the novice and veteran audio engineer alike. Cheers to you MacPro -- wishing you my continued support and much success.
Carrion Fowl wrote on May 21, 2013
Pretty thorough look at Simpler, though at times delivered a bit coldly. But v. impressed with the track at the end produced solely within Simpler! Shows that even this instrument can be powerful!
Burchill wrote on May 15, 2013
This is a very well thought tutorial designed to teach you the intricacies of Live's simpler instrument. Even if you have been using the device for years, you should discover something new here.
T2C Scott wrote on May 10, 2013
Really Enjoyed the tutorial section on creating the "Wobble Bass" with a cello using the SIMPLER good stuff.
Geovannim wrote on April 3, 2013
excellent way to begin learning the basics of sampler, simpler is just as powerful tool as many high priced samplers out there. This tutorial takes you from being a novice to being very proficient in the instrument.
ekkomouse wrote on March 22, 2013
Very clear tutorial, covered all the parts and shows how to use simpler in different scenarios, I recommend it!
Fernando Martinez wrote on March 13, 2013
Awesome Tutorial! Very easy to follow. Also very entertaining. It is awesome to see how everything is put together in the demo song at the end.
Thanks Laura and macprovideo.
Marco Mejia wrote on January 19, 2013
Great Tutorial! She really explains everything on Simpler, and with an excellent course structure. If you are looking to learn about Simpler without having any previous knowledge, this is your course. And I really enjoy the last video, where she shows how she integrates Simpler to her real job. Pretty cool and inspiring!
Pravin wrote on November 30, 2012
Great Work !!! She has explained Simpler's all
Parameters in details giving thorough knowledge and explanations how to work with them and how to use them in making ones own music. And, this
she has shown in her last video tutorial in this course how she uses in her live performance.
She has also presented this tutorial in very good style and touching language that I feel to listen again and again. Tutorial is Excellent.
SirSignify wrote on June 27, 2012
thnx Laura :)
this is the basic knowledge I needed; thorough and informative presentattion; all the detailed explanation :)