Beginner Ableton Questions? We all start somewhere
Warp Markers are the yellow notches above audio clips when warping is enabled. You can create new warp markers by clicking anywhere above the waveform. These serve as a way to snap or pin the audio to specific time based intervals. Live will also show grey arrows where potential warp markers could be. This is Live’s suggestion on warp marker placement based on transient peaks.
Warping is the way Live will stretch audio to a specific grid. The best analogy is this…You have a ruler, a rubber band, and some thumb tacks. The ruler is a timed based grid of evenly spaced intervals. The rubberband is the audio clip. It can be stretched or shrunk down to a specific space between intervals. The thumb tacks are Warp Markers. These serve as a way to snap or pin the audio to those specific intervals.