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Post by thestreets » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:03 pm

Anyone got any favorite sampling? Sampling that you seem to always come back to? For instance...

For me, me favorite is piano loops. Sometimes i write them then play them into my sampler. Sometimes i take them out of old song sand loop them up. I always tend to like them really high. (Think Biggie Smalls "Who shot ya"). I just love the sound of a really tingy piano sound over an ill beat. Its a sound thats always attracted me.

This is kind of a broad topic...but feel free to share some of your favorite samples you've done. Think more notes and music rather than that scary-a*s vocal loop that tallowwaters made..gave me nightmares for weeks.

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Post by hageir » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:24 pm

Random stuff, anywhere in a song..
cut up, stuttering stuff.

most of the time it doesn't work :P
but sometimes, something amazing comes up..
like the tail of a reverb, it's pretty cool.
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Post by tallowwaters » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:20 am

umm...scary vocal scraps... :lol: new one, voice dropped into bitrman's freq shift into ineko's freq shift (with real time knob twiddling) into boss rsd with shifty echo times. then of course, played down one octave or fifth.

another is takin snippets of my girlfriend's cutsie voice and pumping it through those naked girl anime vst effects (scattershot, other such names) and then chopping it up in wavosaur.

also, wavetable scans pitched down to a crawl. and, god help me, calliopes and bells.

and vocal pops with gated reverb and echo for my drum sounds.

oh h**l, this is too hard.
i do tend to prefer bizarre modulation and atmosphere to distorted grunge.
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Post by JSRockit » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:57 pm

I have sampled bjork's voice alot over the years... but outside of that...nothing too consistent really. Basically, I listen to CDs or my iPod and when something pops up I want to sample...I make note of it.
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Post by konvert » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:37 pm

My fave is vocals. And then I drive them thru DVP-1 for wackyness.
Add some delay and reverb and there you go.
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Post by thestreets » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:03 pm

Yeah JS, im with you on that. I'm always just listening to my iPod ad then i'll hear something and say oh i gotta sample that. i was listening to Sinatra on the 'pod a few weeks and got a great sample out of that.

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Post by Entropy Farmer » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:21 pm

Pitched/slowed down snare drum aka Godzilla Stomping. Granularized off-tempo percussion loops. Pitching/speeding up sounds into aliasing.

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Post by xibalba » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:07 pm

i dont really have a fave
but i do have a soft spot for

horn loops, piano loops, breaks (well who doesnt) ive sample from nada surf, 2 skinnee j's and brandston to make one track it was just a funny idea i had while i was in NY earlier this year for my grandfathers passing (it kept my spirits up knowing i could combine those three for something quite interesting, plus it was done in soundtrack pro w/ an mpc).

umm thinking of doing something with a certain video game series mainly samples etc.

but i do listen to the ipod (mostly indie or metalcore or hardcore punk) for snipps of music. i do have the ultimate 2 step/skank break ever. imho of course!!!

oh yea i also do have a love affair for anything asian (considering im half)

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Post by virtualanalog » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:41 am

Individual drum hits.

Disco strings.

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Post by wiss » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:11 pm

I really dont have a fav....I generally only sample myself, if I do use samples of someone else its dialog from obsure records or movies.

but if I am going beat diggin, hook stealing, and bass grabbbing I am not about to tell anyone who's records I am lifting from.
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Post by PitchBender » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:00 am

middle eastern instruments and vocals. especially chanting with that unique middle eastern vocalization.

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Post by hfinn » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:30 am

Muslim call to prayers that I heard while in Turkey.

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