ImpulseDuo: Drag & Drop Impulse to Drum Rack

A while ago I posted a video explaining how you can quickly convert an Impulse preset into a Drum Rack. Eric, on the Ableton forum known as 8MoreBits, has shared his workaround with me. ImpulseDuo is a Drum Rack that wraps two instances of Impulse that can simply be dropped into the chains.

While my method requires some more mouse work, his is a little more taxing on the CPU, but undeniably faster.

How to use ImpulseDuo:

  • Download ImpulseDuo.adg or ImpulseDuoLabeled.adg.
  • Drop an ImpulseDuo Drum Rack into a MIDI track.
  • Drop your favourite Impulse into the "Impulse 1" chain (make sure to leave the Scale device in the chain). This will be the top half of the 16 pads.
  • Drop another Impulse into the "Impulse 2" chain (make sure to leave the Scale device in the chain). This will be the bottom half of the 16 pads.

Download ImpulseDuo for free.

By |2017-02-02T20:17:08+00:00January 24th, 2014|Freebies|2 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. Tonwelle January 24, 2014 at 17:46 - Reply

    Thanx! A nice an very helpful tool.

  2. Jared April 17, 2018 at 00:20 - Reply

    Does anyone have an updated link for ImpulseDuoLabeled?

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