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« on: November 19, 2006, 19:41:59 »

i've reached a frustrating point in my tracking as my sampling methods aren't up to par with what i'd like them to be. i'll usually either just record somthing or or rip somthing from somwhere or use samples from somone elses track. the samples i select with these methods always "do somthing" for me aurally at the time of the rip, though im not sure what.  ill put them aside until they can be used in a project.  
and for that reason, among others that i dont know, these samples rarely turn out to be perfect becuase of the haphazard way they found themselves to my song.
i was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on the topic of making samples that are exactly what you need when you need them.
or refer me to any essays, faq's or tutorials concerning the topic.
or stuff about anything you might think be relevant: equalizers, blahblahblah
thanks alot, i appreciate it
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006, 11:02:58 »

Making samples is a complicated topic for sure. I don't know where to get started, but I think you should get a good sample editor (I use CoolEdit96, it's old but it's still as good as most other sample editors). There are a lot out there, although many are expensive. I believe Jojo has a good sample editor he could recommend.

What you should learn first is the characteristics of the sine, saw, square and triangle wave and the white, brown and pink noise. Then you should experiment with things like amplify, distortion, stretch, frequence filters, resonance, reverb and decay. It takes time and lots of work, but eventually you'll be an audio technican of elite caliber. :)

If you'd like, I could attempt to write a tutorial in sample making. The stickies in the Tracker forum contains older tutorials that I have written, maybe this one could be of use...

http://www.modarchive.com/db/boards2/viewtopic.php?t=139

Although it's about fixing your samples IN the tracker and not about _making_ them. :|
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006, 21:29:56 »

thanks man
good stuff fer sure
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006, 21:33:40 »

Eagle's right, I made some kind of sample creator, it isn't that large yet (more features are planned) but you can create simple "chip" samples .... have a look at it at http://sagagames.de/download.php?file=vchip .
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2006, 03:51:33 »

i did get that when you first posted it
and that shit is dope  
but yea ima go mess round with it now
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2006, 08:52:41 »

Jojo: I was more thinking about some sample studio you used of which I've forgotten the name of.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2006, 20:21:52 »

you mean wavelab? by steinberg?
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2006, 14:44:45 »

Yeah, that is the one. :)
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