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  • One Sample Dare # 15

    when i was in my early 20s ( more years than i care to remember ) i remember reading the future music magazine which had a section on sampling . i think it was the group Yello who did the article . there was a challenge to use the sample recording of making a cup tea , titled.... " storm in a teacup " so i thought how can i take this idea and make it my own ? without further ado i give you ............................." fancy a coffee ? " :razz:

    sample can be downloaded here :-

    HAVE FUN !!

    Rules are:

    1. Additional samples, soundfonts, synths, samplers are NOT permitted (except instruments which will use only given contest sample loaded). Any other processing of contest sample is permitted.

    2. You can use as many copies of original sample as you want, each processed with respect to Rule 1.

    3. Time for submissions is 16 days, counted to midnight, UTC, of 16th day.

    4. Submissions should be uploaded to place available for all AO members. Links should be posted in thread dedicated to given round. Please, do not use hosting with countdown, CAPTCHA and other obstacles.

    5. Sample is provided under CC0 (public domain) license.

    6. Winner of contest is chosen by votes of AO members.

    7. Winner of contest chooses sample for next contest.

    8. Winner SHOULD disclose the formula for winning track for the benefit of community.
    Last edited by shaun rylands; 04-08-2014, 02:53 PM.

  • #2
    Nice one! Got to get busy early this time...
    Only dead fish go with the flow.


    • #3
      I remember that edition of Future Music! Don't remember Yellos involvement, I've a feeling Spooky may have been though on the back of their Found Sounds CD (neat listen if you can find it). Whatever, inspired me to get a sampler and play around (oh to have even the simplest of todays DAWs back then... )
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      • #4
        Well, there goes another weekend...! I have to jump on this one! :eek:
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        • #5
          WELL Here's mine . looking forward to what you guys have done with it

          sample chopped up in audacity

          2 parts stretched in paul stretch

          all other parts loaded and played in Iris

          added fx


          • #6
            Here we go...


            Rhythm track pieced together using various noises lifted from throughout the sample with EQ, stretching and pitchshifting applied.

            Pads and bass created from the final loud noise on the sample, which was stretched, reverbed and had several different delay settings applied to find a suitable rhythm. Pads made with vocoder effects and layering, bass made by simply shifting down an octave and then moving up and down to different notes.

            Atmospherics created from the various watery and stirring sounds, with reverb, delay and stretching.


            • #7
              Stayed out waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too late lastnight, woke up waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to early, drank 2 cups of black coffee back to back.. and sat down and created!

              I present to you "Black as Midnight, Bitter as Regret":


              Host: Tracktion 5.2.4 (I love me some Tracktion action!)

              Track 1: Original sample x 2 - one clip normal, the other reversed. Hit with Camelspace, with a send to Track 6.
              Track 2: Original sample x 2 - one clip reversed, the next normal. Mangled with Metallurgy 1.5.
              Track 3: Original sample x 2 - one clip normal, the other reversed and pitch-shifted up an octave. Worked over with Zebrify and a send to Track 6.
              Track 4: Original sample x 2 - one clip reversed, the other normal but pitch-shifted down an octave. Abused with NF Echoes and Audio Damage Filterstation.
              Track 5: Original sample x 2 - the first timestretched by +50% and shifted down an octave, the second time-stretched -20% and pitchshifted up an octave. Beat up with Melda MMultibandHarmonizer and Xils Labs RAMSES.
              Track 6: Effects send! WOK PITCHD pitch-shifting delay and my fave reverb, Audio Damage MANGLEVERB.

              Master Bus: Melda Productions MMultibandDelay, then Tone2 Akustix, and finally NF MAGNETIC II.

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              • #8
                O-kay, posted this while having my first coffee of the day! :biggrin:


                It was supposed to come out as a serene ambient drone, but plans can be flexible, no?:cantlook:

                The sample was granulated in ambient v.3.5. This runs through most of the track and can be heard as creaks, voices, swamp noises etc. A small section was stretched and turned into 3 very different drones of different lengths, which were further (mis)treated using Audacity plugins.

                A couple of Shaun's "clunks" were cloned into a "rhythm" track. This was copied twice, each was treated differently and laid slightly out of phase. My favourite is the one that sounds like a lightly hammered zither.

                A section of the granular track was copied and modified, then phased in near the end.

                And now I need another coffee.:hypnotized:

                I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes -- Jimi Hendrix


                • #9

                  Preprocessing: Removed silence from original sample.
                  This version became "no-silence version".

                  Layer 1: Original sample repeated, routed through
                  FX chain of Delay8 -> Boids -> SparkVerb.

                  Layer 2: Reversed original sample repeated, routed through
                  FX chain of BitSpeek -> ValhallaRoom

                  Layer 3: Original sample and its no-silence version processed
                  in M-RGT Ambitron

                  Layer 4: Original sample and its no-silence version processed
                  in M-RGT PsyBox+

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                  • #10
                    Well, here's my take on it... lots of iterative processing, and automation of parameters based on audio input. The breakdown would be very lengthy, but will happily answer any questions folks might have:

                    PS will comment on others' tracks, just later when more sleep allows actually meaningful strings of words ;)
                    "Critics can’t stand these records, by and large, because in their search for eternal adolescence, they still want it all to be spunky and manic and witty."
                    -Brian Eno


                    • #11
                      Okay, this is my second piece using Renoise. Still learning. Shouldn't have started with a beta version. It crashed, I lost the whole thing and had to recreate it. So many years writing code to know better, but too engrossed to think about Ctrl-S. Auto Save should be a requirement.


                      - Eight tracks
                      - The first four were made from two short segments (5 - 10 seconds), which were PaulStretched 20 to 50 times (various lengths) then took roughly 5 1/2 minutes from different parts of each track.
                      - 1, 2 - PanCake2
                      - 2, 3, 4 - Ambience (Reverb)
                      - 2 - Spectral DroneMaker, ColourEQ
                      - 3, 4 - BC Triple EQ
                      - 5, 6 & 7 are the short percussion sounds at the beginning and end made from two other segments. PanCake2 and Ambience on all three.
                      - 6 - Spectral Granulation
                      - 8 - The drone (low rumbling) at the beginning and end. Took a short piece of some of the 'in between' sound from the sample and made a drone with Ambient_v3.0. Used PanCake2 on it.
                      - Various automation on the EQs, etc... in Renoise.
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                      • #12
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