What is the Sampler in Ableton?

Sampler is an Instrument that allows users to import audio and manipulate the key, timing, and playback of the audio sample. It is one of Ableton’s most advanced Instruments and has a profound amount of capabilities and options for sound design.

Common uses of the Sampler include;

  • Playback of one-shot samples and loops while manipulating the sounds of the sample being performed in the desired key/ pitch.
  • Altering the original sound of the audio sample for a unique effect or specific sound.
  • Layering multiple samples together to interact together

The Sampler includes several modules within it that allow you to alter the sample using Filters, Modulation, LFO’s, Oscillators, MIDI routing, Envelopes, and much more.

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