To use source material from a classical MIDI file to generate ideas for a new track.
(Note that this download has two files, a left and right hand, for piano.)
For ideas on how to work with MIDI files, watch the tutorial below:
Here's what we made:
How can I turn some audio I already have into a MIDI file to work with? With this technique you can use any pre-recorded loop to create a new MIDI file to manipulate and turn into new ideas.
What else is possible with a MIDI file? Listen to Jamie Lidell's fabulous podcast Hanging Out With Audiophiles and his great segment on using midi, from 2:20 below:
I don't know where to start, give me some inspiration...
Editing MIDI clips in Ableton:
Fun with MIDI...
For a more detailed explanation of the various Convert To MIDI modes in Ableton, check out the online Ableton manual here: https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/converting-audio-to-midi/
For help with getting started with your DAW and more, click on one of the tags on the right for links to more tutorials.