samples are simply the most effective tools for most of my composition. making everything from scratch is ridiculous when there's so much noise already out there for the taking.
― TOMB07 (trm), Monday, 12 February 2007 20:08 (fourteen years ago) link
― nklshs (nklshs), Monday, 12 February 2007 23:07 (fourteen years ago) link
Tom I'd actually agree with you there, I find that I enjoy adapting a noise for my own purposes rather than making something afresh. I suppose that it's mainly to do with the fact that I was never taught how to program an actual sound formula into soundforge or similar.
At the moment I'm using Reason quite a lot because even though the sound is not great (read: tinny as fuck) it's really simple to tweak. I was shown a bit about Cubase but unfortunately not enough to use it unsupervised! I've been told (and shown) that used properly it is a beast of a program.
― kv_nol (kv_nol), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 09:41 (fourteen years ago) link
this is better than nick's!!! argh korg fanboy argh really though it has the tr-style 16 beat buttons on the bottom which makes it awesome, plus ridiculous knobs and effects and really bizarre anti-aliasing artifacts from its nonstandard 32khz sampling rate.
I would just take cassette recordings or anything else I could feed into a 1/4" with a couple of adapters and male-to-male cables lying around and put snippets in, then program them as a loop. Endless fun to be had by all.
― TOMB07 (trm), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:39 (fourteen years ago) link
― kv_nol (kv_nol), Friday, 16 February 2007 10:04 (fourteen years ago) link
― buns of steel magnolias (m bison), Friday, 16 February 2007 18:11 (fourteen years ago) link