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We’re continuing our journey through the basics of Live. Last time we talked about programming MIDI drum beats, so now it seems like a good time to look at the flip side of that: taking a source audio beat and jazzing it up, before changing it into something totally different. Hopefully we’ll be able to come back and do some more work with beats later, because there’s so much more to talk about. But for now, we’ll have to settle for some timing adjustment, some talk about groove templates, and another try with the fabulous Drum Buss effect.


We’ve provided a Live set (download from - with beats that you can use. If you use your own sample, try to choose one that needs a bit of straightening out in terms of timing, and one that has a groove you might want to ‘borrow’ for a beat of your own.

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