Apply different grooves to audio or MIDI clips
Alter a clip’s groove by applying a groove template.
Groove templates alter velocity and timing within a clip, thus giving it different possible “feels.”
In Live’s Library, open the Grooves folder.
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.
To audition grooves quickly, first click on the clip’s Groove Hot Swap button in Clip View.
A “hot swap” button shows up next to the selected groove in the Grooves folder. Click on the button to select the groove.
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.
To write a groove’s characteristics to a clip, click on the Commit button.
¦ 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.