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Edit the SUCK Out of Your Drum Samples

April 8, 2010

I’ve seen a lot of drum samples. Sometimes, people giving them away or even selling them disregard some very simple things and wind up giving out completely useless samples. Here’s some tips to make sure your drums samples don’t suck it.   Advertisements

Exporting Regions from Edison for EasyMakeSamples

March 6, 2010

Edison’s ‘Export Regions’ function is so useful, I’m angry that I never knew about it until five minutes ago. In a nutshell, if you make a bunch of drum samples or loops or whatever and record them all into Edison one after another, splitting up each loop or sample with a marker and choosing export regions will […]

Harmonic Filtering in Edison

February 20, 2010

Sometimes, you come across a nice sample and think, “Woo! I’m going to rip out that long, sustained saxophone and free it from this boring-arse ambient relaxation music.” But then you notice all the other trills and runs and bird chirps that occupy the same frequency range. Thankfully, Edison’s equalizer is great.

Ring Modulation

January 31, 2010

Ring Modulation is  a strange effect where two audio signals are multiplied together, instead of added together. It sounds friggen weird. Sadly, most VST ring modulators suck.

Making Your Own Cheesy Robot Drums

December 29, 2009

A lot of people use drum machine samples for drums in their music (TR-909, 808…) and stress out because their 808 kicks aren’t phat enough and stuff. But really (really!), everyone has heard these sounds, and it might be fun to make your own new and unique drum cheese sounds. If being new and unique […]

32-bit Audio is Cool, Sometimes

November 30, 2009

I haven’t posted anything in a while, so to start things off again, let’s talk about something that’s pretty dull, but has huge implications. The importance of 32-bit audio. To make it better, there will be probably be a sheep metaphor. This won’t be an incredibly in-depth article, but I’ll let you know what you need […]

Atonality n’ Stuff

November 17, 2009

One day, a long time ago, I was listening to podcast about synthesizers because of some school assignment or something. It was a couple of guys talking about ‘The Greatest Presets Evar’ or something like that, going through their favourite demo sounds on various synths and songs that they were in. Eventually, as they were […]

Lo-Fi Crunch

November 6, 2009

Today I was chopping up beats, rearranging, resampling and generally messing with them. Eventually I thought it might be neat to double the speed and pitch of a beat, record it and half the pitch of the recording. That sounds sort of redundant, and all that really happened is the sample rate got chopped in half. I […]

Moved

November 6, 2009

Well, I decided to move my blog over to wordpress, eventually my ‘real’ website will have wordpress, so I might as well not delay it. I kind of miss blogger. wordpress doesn’t allow you to change anything, and it’s kind of freaking slow. The neat Yahoo media player won’t work here, sadly, because again, wordpress […]

Thanks, Blogger (and Google)

November 4, 2009

In my quest to find a suitable way to embed audio files in this blog, I thought that soundclick would be the best way. Blogger told me that I could upload video and image files, but not audio, and that I’d have to find somewhere else and probably pay out the nose to host my […]