How to make a beat in Serato Sample


In this video I’m going to talk you through
a beat I’ve made with Serato Sample I’m using Ableton Live but Serato Sample
also officially Supports FL Studio, Maschine, Logic, and it should also work with any other
DAW that supports VSTs or AUs. Alright, for this first beat, I decided to
use three of my favorite tracks “Golden” by Jill Scott, “Ain’t No Sunshine” by
Bill Withers, and “Think” by Lynn Collins. I really like the chords in the Jill Scott
track and wanted to use them as the base for my beat. For the first instance of Serato Sample, I
loaded up the “Golden” track and set my master BPM in Ableton to 101. Serato Sample is in SYNC mode so it plays
“Golden” at the same BPM. I like the chords in the beginning of the
song, but I only wanted certain parts in between the drums. So I used Set Slicer to get 16 chops. Once I was good with the slices, I created
Favorites for each pad I wanted to record in MIDI. I also changed the global key for the track
down by -7 semitones to adjust the sound and feel of the chord slices. I then recorded playing the Cue Points on
my MIDI controller into Ableton. Then I quantized the MIDI notes and went back
to Serato Sample to make adjustments to the Filter and Release. I also changed the play mode from Hold to
Trigger. With another instance of Serato Sample on
a MIDI track in Ableton, I loaded up “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Because these two tracks are not in the same
key, I transposed “Ain’t No Sunshine” by changing the global key to be the same
as “Golden”. Then I used Find Samples to see what Cue Points
it would give me. It found a couple of things i liked so I made
sure to Favorite them.. One of the favorites was a small vocal part
that I wanted to use in the beat as texture so I adjusted the Filter and the Release to
give it the sound I wanted. I also found a nice bass note in the track
that I wanted to use to create a bassline. I created some different Cue Points on the
same bass note and used the Key Shift to pitch the individual Cue Points to match the key
of the “Golden” track. I used my MIDI controller to record my playing of Cue Points into Ableton and quantized the notes. With another instance of Serato Sample, I
loaded up the “Think” track. With this track, I knew I wanted to use the
tambourines and a small vocal part. I used my MIDI controller to record me playing of Cue Points into Ableton and quantized the notes. And with all of these parts I began to sequence
the my beat. If you want to learn more, go to support.serato.com