Ableton Live Performance Tip: Dummy Clips for Quantized FX

Dummy clips, despite their name, can be intelligently used in Ableton Live. Let me show you how to use them to add variation to drum & synth loops by syncing them to tempo and quantize parameters.


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In this tutorial, I will show you how to set up a set of dummy clips that, when triggered, will affect whatever audio is being routed to it and will shut off on beat when you want it to—synced to your project’s tempo and global quantize parameters.

This technique is great for adding a bit of variation to drum or synth loops, while requiring very little in terms of attention and care. Perfect for live performance situations.

The Full Tutorial — Ask.Audio/DummyClips

*this is an excerpt of my article on Ask.Audio. Copied here with permission.

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Author: Joshua Casper

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