I did a talk on Ableton Sampler at the Boulder Synthesizer Metup last month to help spread the word about some Sampler’s great features. One topic I covered was modulating parameters such as “Sample Offset” and “Loop Start” using LFOs, Envelopes, and MIDI.
I was poking around YouTube and bumped into this excellent video by Nathan Harmer called “Time stretching & Granular Synthesis in Ableton Live's Sampler by Nathan Harmer” that does a great job of illustrating some these concepts.
All of you own Ableton Suite you already have Sampler so I encourage you to explore it more deeply if you haven’t done so. I consider Sampler and essential instruments – so if you can’t make the leap to Suite you can pick up Sampler separately for $99 bucks here https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/sampler/.
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