Having to do a remix where the original track has been recorded live with no sort of click track, I’ve been doing a bit of research on how to do warping across multiple stems in ableton live.
Yesterday I had found this pretty good video summarizing what I knew about selecting multi tracks and applying warp points on all of them at the same time. I was already happy but I had a feeling there had to be a way to first concentrate only on the drum track, do all of the warps and then “‘apply them” to the other stems. It took me a bit of time to understand how but this great summary (points 1-7) made it all obvious.
The beginning is simple:
1- Find a rough tempo of the original song
2- Import the drum track with warp off
3- turn warp on
4- Tune the warp locations to sync your drum track
Here you got your drum track running nicely alongside the song’s metronome… all we need to do is to apply the same warping points to all of the other stems. To do so:
5 Make a copy of the drum track
6 Select the clip containing the copy
7 Drap a new stem into the clip display at the bottom
Bingo, it changed the wave file but none of the warp settings leaving you with a perfectly sync’ed stem ! Repeat.