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Post by tallowwaters » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:10 pm

Spike Vincent wrote:
tallowwaters wrote:some other great stuff is the old medical records that doctors used back in the day

'here we have an example of aspiration by an individual with long latin term'

Where can I get stuff like that?

I'm currently sampling Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.It's my Cold War project.
I used to have a bunch from my friend's pop, but i gave them all away. I would check ebay and local thrift stores (if you folks have them) or google search 'vintage medical records' or something...
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Post by diezdiazgiant » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:08 pm

im a fan of 78's. certain elements are pretty easily isolated, most are public domain or on the verge of being so and there are certain tones that i like to turn into textural loops.
other then that its whatever i can find at the thrift store pre 1970.
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Post by thestreets » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:18 am

do you dig for anything specific

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Post by TrondC » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:28 pm

I have a DVD box with "50 Sci-Fi Classics" (that contain almost no classics, but a bunch of VERY crappy 50's sci fi) that I recorded the one week I had my hands on a mic :)

my track "Information is non-existant" (on myspace) is completely based on vocal samples from one of those sci-fi movies. I prefer sampling spoken word or drum loops, so far I've only sampled my own drum loops.

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Post by thestreets » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:34 pm

I'll have to check that out. I'll dig it later tonight.

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Post by pricklyrobot » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:27 pm

Yoozer wrote:Once one can get rid of the ideas that

- samplers are only useful for certain musical genres
- samplers may be useful for everyone else but you
- samplers should only sample sounds synthesizers can't recreate
- samplers should only sample "dry" sounds

things start to look better. They're amazing tools - even without all the filters and modulations - to free up synths with. They'll enable you to use synthesizers for percussion - in a more serious and useful way.
Actually, I'm pretty sure samplers were created specifically for the purpose of creating that dogs barking Jingle Bells track. Anything else is just a bastardization of the creators' intentions.
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Post by thestreets » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:53 am

I've found that I can get 10 times more creative and interesting on a sampler than I can on any other instrument or piece of gear. Anybody else feel like this too?

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Post by Architecture » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:41 am

One things for sure, I want another sampler.

I got an S-950, S-612 and an MPC2000XL. The only thing Im lacking is a sampler that can act as a kick butt synth as well. Yea I know there is the Kurzweil synths, but thats a bit too deep for my tastes, and Id need a computer editor to get deep into that one.

Ive seen Akai S6000 lately with USB for 525 dollars, and an Emu 5000 Ultra, but the Ultra is a bit lacking on the output side of things.

Im getting really into Ken Ishii/Detroit techno like stuff, and I figure a more powerful sampler would get me there.

I hear lots of good things about the Yamaha A4000-5000 range, but the crappy faders, and the hard to find expansion board for expanding outputs puts me off once again.

Any suggestions?

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Post by tallowwaters » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:49 am

If you hate hard to find expansion boards then you are SOL on expansion boards, boyo.

There is always the upper end E-mu range.
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Post by thestreets » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:51 am

Just found a Cheech and Chong record in my dads collection. "Um dad....what have we here?"

It's great though. They just talk out these dumb skits. I have my eye out for a good one. I definitely want to loop one under a track.

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Post by Borgol » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:39 pm

i like the talky bits in records where it stops the music and the guy just shouts or whatever, that's always a laugh
i stole some really heavy metal from a friend and theres a load of cheesy but insanely cool clips in really gruff voices before all the songs.

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