Warping Ableton Dictionary - Warping Terms and their definitions
First of all its important to ensure you understand exactly what we are talking about before you order the service, so lets start by trying to define some of the terms commonly used in this web site.
The Definition of warp, warping and warped music
Lets start by defining what is meant by warp, warping or warped music. When you load an audio file into Ableton Live you have the option to warp or not warp the audio. When you don't warp the audio Ableton Live will play the file in its natural state, however when you choose to warp the file you are able to give Ableton Live an in-depth understanding of the tracks speed so it can synchronise the track perfectly with any others you load into your set. Warping music, refers to going through this process of telling Ableton Live all the information it needs to synchronise your full track perfectly. Warping even allows you to synchronise tracks with many timing imperfections.
What do we mean by music time correction?
This is a different process! When you warp music for Ableton Live it produces an asd file. That files holds all the information the program needs to load the track exactly the way it was left when we finished warping it. When we refer to time correction, we are referring to our process of physically reproducing your music file. The new music file we reproduce is identical but without the timing imperfections it had before we worked on it. This means when you receive it, it will fit neatly within your beat grids or other syncing functions on your DJ software.
OK, so what is Ableton Live?
Its a studio quality sequencing program, but with a twist. Its functionality has revolutionised and often divided the global DJ community. Its unique warping feature provides the chance for music producers and DJs to work with recordings that are full of timing imperfections, in the past these were much more difficult to work with!
So which service should you choose, warping or time correction?
The answer to this really depends on how you want to use your music. If you are going to DJ using Ableton Live then select the warping service, if however you wish to use a program other than Ableton Live such as Traktor, Mixvibes, Virtual DJ or any other DJ software then you really need the time correction service.