FREE goodies from our friends over at Samplephonics
Some time ago we gave away some deliciously tasty drum one shots that had been processed with some gorgeous analogue tube saturation. Since then, the Samplephonics community has grown dramatically and we thought it would be a shame to deprive all of our noobies from the tube goodness!
We hope you enjoy this gift and turn these little beauties into something special. Send what you create with them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time!
– The Samplephonics Team
Roland TR-8 overview with TB-3 and VT-3 VIDEO
Sam Ash Huntington hosts Roland’s Demo Day as Dave Dickerson stops by to run through the features of the new AIRA line. TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline and VT-3 Voice Transformer.
Studio AVX and the Roland TR-8
Sound examples from the Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer
Kit samples captured through USB. Elements normalized and fed into Propellerhead Recycle 2.2.4 and exported as individual slices.
Drum kits were left at default positions with no additional tweaks.
Some sounds, including High, Mid and Low Toms are excluded.
Sound Manipulation Examples :
Tuning a Kick
Kick sample is started at 0%, 9, midnight, 3 pm and 100% or 6
Decays a Kick 1 and 2
Tune 12 O’clock
Attack at 0%
Compression at 12o’clock
Snare Tune + Snare Snaps
Taken through six positions and captured
Tune and Compression at 12. Decay at 0
Tune, Compression and Snap at 12.
Taken through six positions and captured
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Producer’s Edge XC Subscribers have been sent a package containing all the audio samples and kits.
Check your email for download links.
Look and Listen! More lunacy with Loops
We have two articles on this subject already, but new questions about using royalty-free samples in the production system have come about. And so, how many samples may you sample before your song is no longer a song, but instead a series of samples? And more importantly, why does any of this matter?
Well this whole idea is personal and totally subjective. There is a reason each individual makes their own bar for considering when their art is their own.
I don’t walk down the purist path because there is always someone more PURE than you. And if you believe more pure is better than objectively, factually someone will ALWAYS be better than you. Even if their output is horrible by your own standards. It’s putting the Process before the Product.
For drums….we can create a line of thought that gets ridiculous but makes logical sense.
Guy A uses a step sequencer loaded with samples to make his drum pattern.
Guy B says A is not as good because he uses drum pads and really finger drums.
Guy C says B is not as good because his electronic drum set is more real playing than cheating with pads.
Guy D says C is not as good because he plays a real acoustic drum set.
Guy E says D is not as good because he samples real world noises and natural sounds and is more original than using something as limited and boring as a drum set.
Guy A loads D’s samples and creates a drum pattern…and somehow he’s the fake-est for doing so.
Think of all the reasons for NOT using construction kits/samples/presets/templates etc……
1. Someday someone might use the same sound.
2. Someday someone might recreate my song on youtube and make it look easy.
3. Someday someone might sampleID one of my tracks
4. Someday someone might have a beat/track/song that sounds like mine.
And now deal with the reality that ALL of these are based on FEAR.
Afraid of how someone who is meaningless to you will think about you and your art.
This is a self-esteem issue when you only have imaginary confidence -based on what you think *might* happen in the future over your music.
As opposed to dealing with the reality of whether or not it’s WORKING FOR YOU.
Make music for money, hope it makes you rich.
Make music for fun, hope you’re having fun doing so.
Make music for no other reason than you are driven to do so, then I hope enough of the two previous reasons happen to sustain your desires.
This (PURITY) is IMPORTANT as an INDIVIDUAL CHOICE is- it may well decide how far and how seriously you take your music.
If you INVEST yourself heavily (Money, Emotion, Time, and Effort) in your music, you are more likely to take your ambition to an end result.
Not saying the end will make you rich, famous, popular but it’s harder to walk away from something you care about.
And if your music is YOU, then you will care enough to do something with it.
Anyone can noodle, move some sounds around…press some buttons, slap some keys…
Mixdown, limiter, upload and post on a profile/forum.
Anyone can tear down that process. Criticize, belittle, analyze it…
What they can’t discredit is the effect and impact your music has on others.
That’s the part that isn’t subjective and determined by a peers opinion.
If you can accept that idea then you will realize the importance of picking a creative workflow and ethic that TOUCHES YOU FIRST so that you are inspired, no – DRIVEN to give your music a chance to touch others.
Griffin Avid is a Media Editor for Producer’s Edge Digital Magazine.
Production related videos http://www.Youtube.com/GriffinAvid
Previous articles dealing with using loops and samples in your music.
Hip Hop Composer – Music Producer Contest
Pretty much everyone that enters gets something. This is a brand new company offering sounds for your beat making pleasure.
They even have FREE refills on their site that you can get access to with just one Tweet.
Let’s gets those beast workin