The first thing you sampled

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Yekuku » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:17 am

Actually the first thing I tried to sample was thunders and I failed miserably.
The dynamic range was so huge that the audio clipped even when I had the record gain way down.
I ended up having a wet microphone and some cool rain samples that i used in some early tracks. :D
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by DX » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:21 am

My voice into a Casio SK-1
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by tallowwaters » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:44 am

Sir Ruff wrote:
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 diezdiazgiant » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:16 pm

It was with an sp202, and I would plugin some audioline splitter from radioshack into the headphone out on my tv one signal went to my stereo while the other went into the 202. The source was a dvd filled with cheesy horror movie trailers from 60s to the 80s. The levels were always f**k up, and I had no idea how to get different tempos to mash up.
Fun times. Eventually I got sick of this and started sampling bits and pieces using soundforge. Spent way too much time chopping audio in that damn program before throwing it onto the 202
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Ashe37 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:48 pm

My voice, or my friend's voice- on the Yamaha competitor to the sk-1

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Synthaholic » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:33 pm

I don't remember now, even though I remember getting my Motif XS and installing DIMMs in it.

I know I got a few of my cats' meows into it, and a purr or two, but only one of my cats. The others would run away as soon as I got the microphone near them. :confused:

The next thing I did was load a bunch of Halloween sound effects WAV files I had on my 'puter. Used them in a Halloween CD I made in '07.
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by DeFex » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:43 am

A pringles can on an ensoniq mirage.

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by hollandturbine » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:16 am

I beat boxed into the SK-1 (OK...I might have done a raspberry into it first) then I plugged it into my RadioShack mixer and sampled a beat from some record from my Technics SL-D2, eventually I discovered the tuning trim pot on the bottom of the SK-1 and I wired a larger trim pot on the end of a wire and taped to the top of the SK-1, it looked kind of ghetto but it allowed me to change the pitch.

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by gcoudert » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:54 pm

My very, very first sampler was one of those Boss Digital Delay half-rack boxes, which could sample about 1 sec in lo-fi. The memory was volatile so to use the one and only sample live, I had to carry an old mono cassette player around and sample the sound before the gig! I could trigger it via a filtered sawtooth wave patch from the Juno 60. The first sound I sampled on that was the Fairlight Orch5 hit from an Art of Noise LP. Does anybody remember what Boss delay model this was? DD something?

My first proper sampler was a SCI Prophet 2002 rack. I got it for £400 in September 1990 from a second-hand music shop down in Brixton. It came with a few useless floppies; I didn't know where to get 3rd party samples for it (this was before the Internet) and I really wasn't creative enough so it went back to the same shop 4 months later for less than half the price I'd bought it for. I do remember sampling the first sound heard on the extended version of "One Small Day" by Ultravox, from the Lament CD, i.e. Midge Ure singing "ooh-one".
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by divineaudio » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:50 pm

tv news clips.

sat my sp202 down right in front of the speaker, rewound the tape to the part i wanted and sat there with my finger on the record button. tedious i know, but i got a lot of cool samples that way.

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Vxster » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:24 pm

The sound of a Mac SE/30 ejecting a floppy disk onto a Yamaha VSS200

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by iProg » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:31 pm

I used a portable tape recorder and put it in front of a beggar downtown who couldn't stop saying chaka khan.

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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Spadz » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:13 pm

A toilet flush into a brand spanking new Roland S-10 I had rented to see what sampling was about.
Makes a nice thundery sound when down pitched 2 octaves.
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Sir Ruff » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:12 am

iProg wrote:I used a portable tape recorder and put it in front of a beggar downtown who couldn't stop saying chaka khan.
LOL :lol:
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Re: The first thing you sampled

Post by Dj Pound » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:58 am

James brown......The drums during the intro of "black and proud". :lol:

I was trying to be like pete rock :mrgreen:
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