Ableton Live Warping – PART 6: How to use Re-Pitch Warp Mode in Ableton Live

This tutorial shows the user an in-depth explanation of How to use Re-Pitch Warp Mode in Ableton Live

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This is part 6 in a 9 part series.

On a previous tutorial we explained the basic theory behind warping in Live. We also applied warping using Beats, Tones and Texture mode. On this tutorial we will explain the user the possible configurations included in Re-Pitch mode in order to operate it properly.

 

As mentioned before, Re-Pitch Warp Mode does not really time-stretch the audio clip, instead it adjusts the playback rate to create the desired amount of stretching, emulating the method DJ’s use to stretch audio to sync two records with variable-speed turntables.

 

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

For the purpose of this tutorial, the audio clip is a vocal sample.

PART 6: How to use Re-Pitch Warp Mode in Ableton Live

 

 

2. Locate at the Warp Mode area and make sure the Warp Mode is set to “Re-Pitch”:

How to use Re-Pitch Warp Mode in Ableton Live

 

 

The Re-Pitch mode does not really have any other controls that the user needs to manipulate in order to use it.

 

3. Create the new warp markers and apply the necessary warping to modify the audio:

How to use Re-Pitch Warp Mode in Ableton Live

 

 

If the user plays back the warped audio, the audible effects are obvious. Once the playback rate has been modified, the pitch of the clip changes drastically. This method is specially useful when looking for aesthetic effects. The tutorial has now finished.

 

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