Tutorial: Granular Synthesis in Ableton Live

Quick tutorial on how to make some neat-o granular synth sounds out of virtually any sample you’ve got.

When I did this in class, my favorite demo was taking a sample of a student saying the word “beef” and making it sound like an organ.  I then played a phrase from a little known Bach chorale: “No. 92 Das Rindfleisch”

Author: Will Kuhn

I teach music technology to high schoolers. I do some other stuff too. @willkuhn on Twitter.

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