Ableton Live Tutorial: Matching Clip Lengths In Arrangement View

A customer of mine recently asked how to match one audio clip’s length to another in Arrangement View. I get this question fairly often, so I put together a quick and dirty video on how to achieve this with warp markers in Ableton Live.

It’s also important to note that you can do this the old-fashioned way without warp mode by simply changing the pitch of one sound so that it’s length changes, too. Just turn off warp mode and adjust the transpose setting on the clip. Lowering the pitch will make the sample longer, and raising the pitch will make the sample shorter.

Here’s the video. My apologies for the lack of voice-over, but like I said this one is just quick and dirty:

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2 Responses to “Ableton Live Tutorial: Matching Clip Lengths In Arrangement View”

  1. Nicholas SteinAugust 23, 2011 at 3:53 am #

    If you are using beats and time stretching, do you end up with drop out artifacts?

    • NickAugust 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

      Sorry for my late reply, Nicholas. You will end up with artifacts that get more intense as you stretch the audio further from its original length. This can be remedied to a certain extent by choosing the right warp settings.

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