Ableton Live Warping – PART 1: How to Setup Warping in Ableton Live

This tutorial shows How to Setup Warping in Ableton Live.

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This is part 1 in a 9-part series.

“Warping” is one of the most important functions included in Ableton Live that lets the user time-stretch audio clips. There are several parameters and modes that can be selected in order to time-stretch an audio clip for a specific aesthetic purpose.

On this tutorial we will explain the user how to setup the preferences window of Live in order to warp audio clips more efficiently.

  1. Open or create a new Live Set with at least one audio track included:

How to Setup Warping in Ableton Live

 

 

2. Open the preferences window by typing (COMMAND)-(COMMA) on OSX or (CTRL)-(COMMA) on Windows:

How to Setup Warping in Ableton Live

 

 

3. Click on the RECORD/WARP/LAUNCH tab:

How to Setup Warping in Ableton Live

 

The functions for RECORD/WARP/LAUNCH will now be shown as:

How to Setup Warping in Ableton Live

 

 

4. Locate the Warp/Fades area of the window:

How to Setup Warping in Ableton Live

 

 

5. Make sure the options are set as:

  • Loop/Warp Short Samples: Auto
  • Auto-Warp Long Samples: OFF
  • Default Warp Mode: Beats
  • Create Fades on Clip Edges: ON

 

6. After these options have been set, the window should look like this:

How to Setup Warping in Ableton Live

 

At this point we have successfully explained How to Setup Warping in Ableton Live. The tutorial has now finished.

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