I found that this isn’t an issue if you stick to the original BPM you used when you sliced the breaks up in Ableton. Once you start adding swing or slowing the tempo then slices will have a space at the end, causing stuttering. You could get round this using the OT’s timestretch mode but you sacrifice audio quality a little.
Increasing the BPM isn’t so bad but the waveform will be jumping, sometimes drastically between slices so you can get varying amounts of clicks depending on BPM/luck. You can get round this by putting a very slight attack on each trig.
I’m a fan of staccato / garagey / transient shaped drums so I mainly use the 64x16 technique to sequence the Kick / Snare / Hats / Ghost Snares from classic breaks with pretty tight decay envelopes and then use the crossfader to cut between them etc. I often use a very mild dose of short reverb to fill out the hits a little too.
I’ve also recently used the technique to chop up phrases / syllables from similar acapellas (all in the same key thanks to MixedInKey) and then chop between them Todd Edwards style. Its a total sample-clearance nightmare but sounds pretty good live.
Thanks for the tips. I guess it’s barely audible with staccato (short decay) drums. I’ll mess around with the settings and see where I’ll end up. At least I know, that you hear it as well.
And thank you for the funk breaks Lemajik. I’ll have a little session with them tonight
Hey there, I think I have a case that is close to this one :
I have 12 loops of 4 bars that I sliced as, well, 12 slices.
My pattern is 4 bars long and I’d like to use the crossfader to jump from one slice to another.
If I understand correctly the matrix chain, I should in fact cut every slice into 16 slices, thus cutting my original loop to 12 x 16 = 192 slices.
And then I would have a trig at each step to trigger the slices, the CF would work correctly.
But I feel this is quite a pain, so far I just have one trig for the first step that play the current slice between the 12 available.
I would like to jump directly from one to another without cutting further the original wav.
Is that possible ?
Has someone discovered a trick to do something like the matrix chain without having to cut the wav into 192 slices/steps ?
;Revive this topic? Yes !
Thanks to @wascal , it’s the most powerfull trick I know !
Who is practicing this trick ?
I succeeded to do it in OT only, I mean created the matrix chains, kind of automation project and I would like to share it with a special project you would download.
The tuto would be for 8 samples on 1bar first, to understand it, 16x16 after.
Anybody interested in ?