Sampling with Ableton Live: Exploring Polyrhythm and Interval | Music Production | Ableton | Tips

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Loudon Stearns uses Ableton Live sampling techniques to explore the strange relationship between rhythm and pitch, polyrhythm and interval. Taking a drum loop at 120 BPM and speeding it up drastically, Loudon shows how pitch and rhythm are similar: they’re along a spectrum, rhythm to pitch, and the difference is really just a perceptual boundary. If we examine the length relationship between the kick drum and the snare drum in our loop, we will see the relationship between polyrhythm and intervals when we speed it up.

About the Loudon Stearns:
Loudon Stearns is an associate professor at Berklee College of Music, as well as a course author and instructor at Berklee Online. The courses he has authored include Advanced Music Production with Ableton Live, Composing and Producing Electronic Music 1, and Composing and Producing Electronic Music 2. With Erin Barra, he co-authored the courses Ableton Live Fundamentals and Ableton Live Techniques: Sampling. Within the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee College of Music, Loudon prepares students to work as independent composers and producers in a technology-laden music industry. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production and Bass Performance from Berklee College of Music, and a Master of Fine Arts in Media Art from Emerson College.

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