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Member Since: May 04, 2003

how do you use these

what are they actually?
I'm thinking of writing a song with a friend of mine... that probably wont be the biggest problem
but i really want it to sound "cool" :D
and i heard that samples add alot to your recording

can anyone explain this to me please


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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jun 04, 2003 07:20 pm

Samples are recording of sounds, instruments, voices, soundfx, whatever. These "samples" can be used in music. For example, I went to a friends house and recorded each drum in his drumkit one by one. I chopped them up into individual drums, I can now use those drum samples in any PC-based sequencer and tell each sample when to play and make beats out of his drum samples.

Does that make sense?

Cone Poker
Since: Apr 07, 2002

Jun 04, 2003 10:30 pm

Heres a simple description of a sampler. It is an effects unit that takes a sound going into it and records a small fraction of it. They usually have several "banks" which samples can be stored in. When you trigger it it will play back the sound recorded, or if you have a better one it will play back a sequence of samples taken from the bank. Some are midi so that you can use a controller to trigger what sample plays when. They also sometimes have filters and other neat knobs on them to change the sound and modulate it.

Cone Poker
Since: Apr 07, 2002

Jun 04, 2003 10:31 pm

one more thing, a sampler can be hardware or software, as I use Wavelab a lot to cut songs and other sound sources into small samples to use in my sequencer. Basicly a sampler is anything that takes a small portion of a sound, records it and play it back... basicly it takes a "sample" of the original audio... like when you go to barnes and noble and run a CD through the thing and it plays maybe 5 seconds... that's a five second sample.

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