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A Deeper Look Inside Ableton’s Impulse Instrument

Live’s Impulse instrument is a simple drum machine, offering eight different slots to load samples into. Each of these slots give us a variety of controls to playback a sample.

The Impulse is an alternative to using a Drum Rack, but is much more limited with playing samples. We’ll cover the Drum Rack later on. In this video, we’ll learn the basic Impulse controls to shape sounds…

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If you want to learn more ways to use the Impulse instrument, check out this article that goes more in-depth with the different controls.