The first thing you sampled

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The first thing you sampled

Post by cornutt » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:40 pm

When you got your first sampler (whether hardware or software), what was the first thing you sampled? Mine was a piece of crystal being struck with a fork.
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by organsymphony » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:22 am

Never owned a hardware sampler, its on the list though :D

With only having a software sampler i never really used it that much other than the stock samples that came with logic.

However, a friend asked me to do the soundtrack to a horror/comedy film we made, and i thought, i really fancy using my imagination on this, and that's when i got into sampling creatively :D

So the first thing i sampled was me whacking a radiator with a belt (metal buckle on impact). This gave an awesome sound to use for the sudden revealing of the... erm... killer trilby :oops:

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by monolith » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:55 am

My first venture into sampling was a boss DSD-2 pedal. First up I sampled an 808 style 'boooom' kick drum from the SH-2 to make my Dr.110 sexier.
I've since realized that sampling is serious business, so I've upgraded to a Casio SK-1 8) :oops:

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by premieklovn » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:56 am

David Letterman introducing Bloc Party.

"..Making their network television debut; BLOC PARTY" and then I used to loop the word "party". Partypartypartypartypartypartypartypartyparty untsh unt sh unt shutnsfsvvbcb :mrgreen:

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Christopher Winkels » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:53 am

Rather arrogantly, I thought I could sample myself going "AAHHHHHHHH" and loop it to sound like Peter Gabriel's trademark vocal samples on Security and So.

I was very quick to find out it's harder than it seems, especially if one can't hold a note's pitch or amplitude very well.

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by aeon » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:25 pm

The sampler was an Akai S950. The year was 1990. The first three things I sampled were a female friend of a friend doing some "aah"s and "ooh"s, me playing a cor anglais, and water-tuned edge-rubbed wine glasses.

I'm not counting things I sampled with a Macintosh years earlier.


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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:51 pm

My voice
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by matia » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:48 pm

When I was younger I would generate sine waves and combine them with the sounds of my then parakeets in Sound Edit 16. This was shortly followed by sounds of beating the living h**l out of metal oil drums with a hammer and copper rod.

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Yoozer » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:02 pm

If the answer is not burping or farting you don't have a sense of humor.



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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:01 pm

We wanted to get some breaking glass samples into the ol' fairlight, so we took a tape recorder and a mic down to a car junk yard, and recorded me smashing various car windows and tvs with a sledgehammer.. Bloody good fun.

oh, wait...
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by matia » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:49 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:We wanted to get some breaking glass samples into the ol' fairlight, so we took a tape recorder and a mic down to a car junk yard, and recorded me smashing various car windows and tvs with a sledgehammer.. Bloody good fun.

oh, wait...
PETER?!!!???!!?

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by tallowwaters » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:56 am

aside from the sk-1 burp - 19 radios configured in a circle with a microphone going through about 7 pedals in the middle of the circle, which was then blended with the Friday the 13th video game theme.
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Big Gnome » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:35 am

Sir Ruff wrote:We wanted to get some breaking glass samples into the ol' fairlight, so we took a tape recorder and a mic down to a car junk yard, and recorded me smashing various car windows and tvs with a sledgehammer.. Bloody good fun.
That one TV gave you a h**l of a difficult time, didn't it?
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:44 am

tallowwaters wrote:aside from the sk-1 burp - 19 radios configured in a circle with a microphone going through about 7 pedals in the middle of the circle, which was then blended with the Friday the 13th video game theme.
man, talk about removing the learning curve.. ha.. Was the game volume controlled by hand, or with a remote?
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:46 am

Big Gnome wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:We wanted to get some breaking glass samples into the ol' fairlight, so we took a tape recorder and a mic down to a car junk yard, and recorded me smashing various car windows and tvs with a sledgehammer.. Bloody good fun.
That one TV gave you a h**l of a difficult time, didn't it?

hey, what can I say? I've got a studio tan and a studio build! Phil was always the muscle in the band :lol:
Do you even post on vse bro?

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