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Learn to Sample for Hiphop in Ableton Live 10

Be able to professionally sample from any genre of music in Ableton Live today
Mikiel Chas Cordell
1,061 students enrolled
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The knowledge to warp and sample music in Live
Utilize Ableton Live's Simpler
Sample drums to create own custom drum racks
Mix, arrange and finalize a sampled project
Different ways to use effects to make mixes sound professional

This course will teach the audience how to sample in Ableton Live 10, which is a software for music production and is a DAW for OS X and Windows.

Ableton Live is one of the most utilized software-based digital audio workstations (DAW) available at this time. This software fulfills the need of professional producers and home recording users alike, employs advanced audio technology, and is available for Windows and OS X.

Upon completion of this course, participating will possess a working knowledge of constructing hip-hop style music within Ableton Live, utilizing the default tools that are included in the program. These methods with be largely applicable to previous versions of Ableton as well.

What can you expect from this course?

In these lessons, you will gain a deep understanding of Ableton Live 10 (or previous versions) so that you can use the default tools to build your very own sampled hip-hop beat.  The course strives to improve your hip-hop production, editing, and songwriting, abilities. This course will go over topics such as:

* Sampling from older styles of music

* Warping any song you want so that the music is on time

* Creating melodies from your samples

* Using tools such as Simpler to morph your samples into what you want

* Sampling from professional sounding drums loops to create your custom drums

* Mixing and Arrangment

* And more

I look forward to seeing you join and hearing about your progress.

Thank you,

Michael Marino



A brief introduction on How to Sample Ableton Live 10 to Create a Hiphop Track.

Finding Music and Preparation

Browsing Youtube to Discover the Right Music

A technique to finding the perfect song to sample from.

Sampling from "The Fragrance of Dark Coffee"

I will be sampling from "The Fragrance of Dark Coffee" by Godot.

Finding the BPM and Importing into Ableton Live

We will find the BPM of our music and then import it into Ableton Live.

Warping the Music

I will breakdown how to warp the music correctly so that it is on time in the DAW.

Making a Melody

Exporting the Audio into MIDI to Craft a Melody

We will export our sampled audio into Midi so that it is easy to craft an original melody.

Adjusting Samples in Simpler

We will use Ableton's Simpler to adjust our samples.

Drums and Percussion

Creating Drum Patterns Part 1

You will learn how to sample from drum loops to make your own drum pattern.

Creating Drum Patterns Part 2

We will add more to our drum pattern and tweak the patterns in Simpler/Drum Rack.

Layering Drums

This video will show you what you need to know to layer your sampled drums.

Making A Drum Buss

We will create a drum buss to mix our drums and also take a look at Ableton's new Drum Buss VST.

Adding Effects to the Music

Adding Effects

We will add some effects to our music and drum patterns.

Adding a Bassline

Adding a Sub Bass

We will design a simple sub bass in Ableton's Operator.


Making an Intro

We will create an introduction to our track using audio from the original music.

Creating a Chorus/Breakdown

I will now add different parts to our sampled track.


Now we will add automation to our track to blend each part of the arrangement.

Arrangment Effects

We will use effect plug-ins as we arrange the track.

Adding an Outro

We will now create an outro section for our track by adding instruments, adding effects, and automating.

Mixing the Music

Mixing Sampled Drums and Bass

I will teach how to mix our drums and bass using EQ's and compression.

Mixing the Sampled Music

We will mix the sampled music in Live using EQs and compression.


Thank you!

Lets listen to the final track. I have attached the final WAV version, stems and also the full project folder. Thank you for taking this course!

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