Ableton Tutorial – Tech Tip 13 – Drum Rack Tips & Tricks

17 04 2011

http://www.sonicacademy.com In this Tech Tip we take a look at the features of the Ableton 8 Drum Rack. The Drum Rack allows you to load up samples and trigger them as and when you want, but it also has a few other features which aren’t immediately obvious such as internal send return tracks and grouping capabilities. Don’t forget to check out our website http://www.sonicacademy.com for more free tutorials! You can get access to ALL of our interactive video tutorials (100+ and counting; plus sample packs, resources etc) including all of our exclusive Tech Tip Project files and samples, when you become a subscriber to our website for only £59.99/0 for a FULL year!
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17 04 2011
biggtimemusic

using return chains in drum racks disables return on the actual track that the drum rack is on.. which is a huge bummer 😦

17 04 2011
DJPETE2010

Thanks some good tips, been using impulse until now. Nice one.

17 04 2011
Dizzy1234567

Hi ! Great tips here.. thank You .. but I also have this question :
is there a way to split the drum rack tracks into seperate, regular channels ..
I know I know .. You’re asking yourself .. well what do You need the drum rack for in the first place ? .. well the only problem with the drum rack is that when I work in the session view .. it won’t allow me to control the single drum rack parts for the scenes .. I hope this makes sense … can anyone help me out on this ? peace 🙂

17 04 2011
DjPaulGFusion

at around 40 seconds while searching through the folder how did you do that quick search woithout clicking on the sample?

17 04 2011
andrewisontop

very nice video i have the trigger finger and every time i switch an instrument it stops working even when i relock it onto that instrument would you know why?

17 04 2011
cchockey4723

where did you get your drum samples?

17 04 2011
SonicAcademy

@MigoiMusic Yeah you can sidechain in a drumrack… each of the drum channels works exactly the same as a normal channel.

17 04 2011
MigoiMusic

can you side chain internally ? i.e. have everything side chained off the kick drum?

and also side chain all other channels off that same kick drum ? – I know you can side chain from a channel but not sure if you can do this from a kick drum within a drum rack ?

17 04 2011
divakaneva

Thank You finally a tutorial that explains this for the noob

17 04 2011
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17 04 2011
141710

thanks a lot for the tutorial… it covered all the questions i had about the drum rack. 🙂

17 04 2011
KoolaidDRINKER94

pretty cool!!

17 04 2011
williamparlier

@SkrefaOfficial To get velocity on your drumrack, select the sample that you want to be velocity sensetive and double click it so the edit section shows up for the sample, and on the far right of that under volume and such there should be a little area that says velocity. Raise the precentage on that and the higher that precentage, the more sensetive that sample is to velocity.

17 04 2011
SkrefaOfficial

can you help me? i love ableton but the one thing really bothering me is velocity doesn’t seem to work on the wav samples i put in the drum rack. Is this just how it works with the drum rack or is it me?

17 04 2011
Pelican54

@abletonrookie

don’t know if it can be done with preset ableton sounds, he’s probably got some wav files because it can be done with those. annoying i know.

17 04 2011
spiderrichard

wow you’ve just saved me a load of time thanks.

17 04 2011
abletonrookie

how were you able to audition different sounds without dragging the drum sound to the actual drum rack? is that a preference setting?

17 04 2011
Morylory

thanks a mill man.. excellent

17 04 2011
lorne1200

awsm. …thx

17 04 2011
DeadMethod

This is so helpful. thank you!

17 04 2011
Crowmusicuk

@JoshWiniberg It’s good to see the flow, sure (eg for routing to external instruments/rewire), but this is effectively teaching people a slow and cumbersome way to achieve a simple goal, in a software which has been explicitly designed to be ergonomic.

17 04 2011
Crowmusicuk

@dpdilla Agreed. It kinda makes you lose faith in a group that seems to expect people to pay for their ‘expert’ tuition when they don’t even implement basic things direct from the user manual. RTFM, people! Watch Ableton’s own vids, they’re much better, or better still, learn from a certified Ableton educator (I see no mention of this qualification on Sonic Academy’s website.)

17 04 2011
JoshWiniberg

Great, I love your tutorials! I’m learning a lot 🙂 Thanks!

17 04 2011
JoshWiniberg

@Crowmusicuk That sounds much better 🙂 Nonetheless, since these are tutorials, it’s good to know how the flow works, and there’s no better way to learn than to create the flow manually. Still though, this shortcut should be tought once peope know how it works.

17 04 2011
dpdilla

Yeah I’m with crow, there are easier ways of doing this like pressing cmd+G to create a group

17 04 2011
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17 04 2011
pleasantlimbo34

You can just go to the file menu and select “New”.

17 04 2011
overtexpenditur

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17 04 2011
wretchedbarrel1

can u make a video with dremweaver?

17 04 2011
weaktailor3

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17 04 2011
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17 04 2011
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17 04 2011
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17 04 2011
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17 04 2011
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17 04 2011
peacefulfuel6

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17 04 2011
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17 04 2011
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17 04 2011
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18 04 2011
politicalkit49

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18 04 2011
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18 04 2011
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18 04 2011
wearysolace18

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18 04 2011
forgetfulocclus

AWESOME!! THANK YOU!! I LOVE THE FACT YOU DONT TALK SHIT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE AND JUST GET TO IT!! NO FUCKING AROUND BRILLIANT!!

18 04 2011
tightcluster96

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18 04 2011
punyvirus18

hey Josh,,,

18 04 2011
ovalcomedian78

thank you josh.

18 04 2011
noxiousvoodoo71

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18 04 2011
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18 04 2011
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