Converting Audio Drums into a MIDI track very useful for production as you can then manipulate the drum timing and velocity of each hit. You can basically use the audio drums as samples to construct your own beat. This is fairly simple to do using Ableton live.
Step 1 – Prepare an audio drum input – I am using the Korg Krome
Step 2 – Record the audio drum pattern into Ableton Live as per below. You should now see the audio track for your drums.
Step 3 – Right Click on the waveform at the bottom and select “Slice to new MIDI Track” – accept the default settings.
Step 4 – Click on the newly formed track and use you MIDI controller to play the drums as if they were MIDI. There will be drums already mapped out as MIDI which edit be edited as you please.