Ableton Live 9 Quick Tips: Multisample Instrument Without Sampler

This tutorial is a tip for everyone who doesn't have Sampler, but would like to create their own multisample MIDI instruments in Ableton. It's a simple, but effective workaround I used myself for years.


Anything to ask or add? Let me know in the comments.

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Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.


  1. Matej July 6, 2015 at 20:30 - Reply

    Hi Madeleine!

    This way of using simpler as a sampler is wonderful. I wanted to ask you about a chains. Or to start .. I should add an empty instrument rack and than make many chains, on which I put one note per chain. Is that correct? Or in other way, did you make any example rack for this tutorial, so I can change just the samples ?

    thank you, Matej

    • Madeleine Bloom July 7, 2015 at 16:51 - Reply

      With Simpler you can only add one sample per Simpler preset. If you have samples you want to add, add an Instrument Rack to a MIDI track, make sure the chains are visible and then simply drop all your samples in. This will create as many chains as samples with Simpler presets containing the individual samples.

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