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.