Tag Archives: sampling

Buliding a Soundfont in Linux with Swami

I used these tutorials for learning how to create a soundfount in Linux enabling my MPD 24 to work great with Linux and Jack! Thanks so much to Linux Music for making these!

If you’re looking for a great ableton drum rack replacement that is open source, this will do the trick!

Korg nanoPAD2 performance with Ableton Live Intro – Geeky Gigs #6

This time for Geeky Gigs I used my new NanoPAD2 and my older nanoKONTROL with Ableton Live Intro with some samples I beat cut from an old Lo Borges LP using Waveosaur.

I’m not an expert at pad playing, but kept practicing all day and finally got something decent enough to post. I really dig it though since I’m a drummer, I can do this in my apartment and it doesn’t wake the neighbors!
If you want to know how to slice samples in Wavosaur like I did for this song, check my blog post here http://demonicsweaters.com/2015/03/chop-to-midi-workaround-for-ableton-live-intro-sample-chopping-tutorial-mpc-style-beat-slicing/

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Great and funny how-to video on chopping loops in Ableton Live

Some people find this talented tuber’s videos obnoxious, but not me. I think he’s great. Teaches well, knows his shit and you can really learn something. Check it out! The funniest thing about this vid to me, is I really do have an Uncle Joe.

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Rare 1988 documentary about sampling from Australian TV!

Very cool piece of sampling history here. This 1988 documentary explores the ethical implications of sampling. Funny how this was made so long ago and this topic is still as heated as ever. My personal thoughts are if you take the sample and make it into something of your own, that’s no different than using a square wave on a synthesizer as your starting point of a synth patch. However, if you use an entire chorus or hook of a song and do nothing to it but slow it down, or just loop a 15 second unchanged clip over and over again, it’s theft.

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