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ABLETON LIVE 8.

Alter a clip’s groove by applying a groove template.
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Apply different grooves to audio or MIDI clips

OBJECTIVE
Alter a clip’s groove by applying a groove template.

BACKGROUND
Groove templates alter velocity and timing within a clip, thus giving it different possible “feels.”

Step 1
In Live’s Library, open the Grooves folder.

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Step 2
Open a folder containing the kind of groove you want, then drag the groove on top of a clip to impart its feel to the clip.

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Step 3
To audition grooves quickly, first click on the clip’s Groove Hot Swap button in Clip View.

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Step 4
A “hot swap” button shows up next to the selected groove in the Grooves folder. Click on the button to select the groove.

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Step 5
For even faster auditioning, use the computer keyboard’s Up/Down arrow keys to step through the grooves; hit Enter to audition the selected groove.

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Step 6
To write a groove’s characteristics to a clip, click on the Commit button.

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TIPS

¦ Step 5: You can also open and close folders within the Grooves library using the Enter key.

¦ Step 6: This affects only the instance of the clip in the project, not the original clip stored on disk.