What is Gate Remixing?

Gate Remixing is a workflow we created for remixing loops really quickly. Instead of editing parts by chopping them up, you can play the edits. Playing is also how you change the edits. In fact, coming up with quick changes and variations is a huge part of what make this technique so fluid – overall it feels a very “musical” way to work.

Gate Remixing is a great tool when writing music, and it’s excellent as a live performance workflow. You can program it with a mouse or using a keyboard, drum pad or Ableton Push. And it’s very different to sampling, as we’ll see in the classroom footage below…

How it works:

Where to get Gate Remixing templates and packs?

Visit our Packs Shop for custom loop packs, for genres such as Lo Fi House (free for a limited time) and Broken Techno. Each loop pack has its own custom Gate Remixing template.

 

Detailed Tutorials

1. Making the trigger clips

2. Quick ways to make variations

 3. Push & MIDI Keyboard control

4. Audio effects

5. Exporting and resampling

 

…and for the more tech-minded, here’s how to edit and customise the Gate Remixing template.