Hey everybody, Merlyn Silva is back with part two of our investigation into the recently updated Simpler.

Continuing with the track that was worked on in the first video, Merlyn will now show you how you can use Simpler’s One-Shot Mode to quickly resample parts of your tracks to generate new ideas.

Taking a quick snippet of our lead synth, we use the various features of One-Shot Mode to build a drum rack featuring new and interesting versions of the sound, and then proceed to jam out a new section of the track. This is a great trick for making the most out of the loops, and utilizing existing sounds for new sections of your tracks, without adding new material to the arrangement.

Once again, the project file is available for free so you can have a closer look at the technique and add Merlyn’s sounds to your libraries.

About The Trainer

wa-merlyn-silva-profile-picMerlyn Silva is a musician, educator and sound artist living in Aarhus, Denmark. Cutting his teeth as a guitarist in the early 2000’s touring with a string of rock and dub groups, Merlyn later took a left turn at the crossroads and enrolled to study theatre in 2006. Shortly after, he stumbled into Ableton Live whilst working on a production, in a search for a more elegant backing-track solution than a CD. He has been mesmerized with the software ever since.

In addition to releasing a stream of glitched-up, psychedelic bass music, producing for singers and creating installation pieces, Merlyn has undertaken extensive research and practice in the areas of motion-capture technology, interactive musical systems and contact microphones.

Merlyn’s academic history includes a Bachelors degree in Theatre from the University of Exeter (UK), and a Masters degree in Electronic Music from the Danish Royal Academy of Music (DIEM), where he is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma. After 10 years of using Live, Merlyn became an Ableton Certified Trainer in July 2016. Merlyn currently divides his time between teaching, performing, and promoting niche electronic music concerts in his adopted Scandinavian hometown.


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