Learn how Ableton Live’s Impulse device can be achieve creative results

There's more to this classic device than meets the eye.

As Ableton Live’s first MIDI device, Impulse can often be overshadowed by the more complex devices in Live’s arsenal. Of course, there is more than meets the eye with Impulse. Despite its basic approach to sample manipulation, Impulse can be creatively used to garner some nuanced results.

In this Ableton Live tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you how Impulse works. You’ll learn what each of Impulse’s features can do and how they can be manipulated creatively. Liam shows you how velocity and randomisation can be used to inspire new ideas, and he also teaches you the multiple ways to output Impulse samples, such as using the Drum Rack device.

Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:

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Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.

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