MPC style sampling in Ableton Live Part II

A lot of you still come to this website to learn how to do MPC2000 style sample playback with Ableton Live.

While you can still do the slicing method like I wrote in this article a few years ago, we made things a lot easier with Ableton Live 9.5 and above.

Basically everything you want to do can be done in Simpler, or in a drum rack that has Simpler in it.

Simpler has a new one shot mode which plays the sample through after hitting it:

The slicing mode is a lot of fun for automatic and manual slicing of samples. By default, they ‘choke’ each other in Mono mode. And you can convert your chops into a Drum Rack if you want to for instance add effects to each slice.

There’s a lot more you can do with it, I’m more than a little biased when I say this is a lot more fun to do with Ableton Push 2…there’s a lot of videos on Ableton’s YouTube channel and here’s my presentation from a few years back (the Push and Simpler part start at about the 3:20 mark).