Vocal manipulation with Ableton Simplers.

Vocal manipulation with Ableton Simplers. from wiretotheear on Vimeo.

There are thousands of ways to mangle audio in weird and wild sound. Here’s a screencast of a trick I sometimes put to work. Here is the end result (4 samples are loaded in this player):

Here is the original sample I used:

The technique uses multiple Ableton Simplers in a Device Group. If your an Ableton wizard you will know this stuff  but if your not a regular user of Simpler and Macros you will learn something.

Sample credit: Incarnadine

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Oliver Chesler

"Hello my name is Oliver and I'm going to tell you a story." I have been recording music since 1989 under the name The Horrorist. I have released over 60 singles and 4 full length albums. To hear my music please go to: thehorrorist.com

11 thoughts on “Vocal manipulation with Ableton Simplers.”

  1. Thank you very much! Very inspirational!

    Actually, this inspired me to try the “tip & trick” on the puremagnetik site for using the Live 7 “slice to new midi track” feature to chop up a vocal sample. I recorded myself reading a short passage with a pause between word (to make it easier to identify individual words) and then set a warp marker at the start of each word. Next, I sliced to a new midi track with the setting “Create one slice per warp marker”. This filled up a drum rack with all the individual words, which gives me a lot to work with.

  2. Hi Oliver, thanks for the tutorial. I was trying to do this in both simpler AND sampler… but I couldn’t get the samples to play back for me! Could you help? Thank you.

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