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    One Sample Dare #45

    your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to make a coherent piece out of the following sample of a door creaking:

    as always, should you or any of your fellow forum posters be caught using other samples, the administrators will disavow any knowledge of your cheating.

    this challenge will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2...

    if you decide to accept this challenge, you must follow the rules below:


    the idea of the contest is to create ambient track using only one sample.

    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 the 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. participants should disclose the formula for winning track for the benefit of community.


    good luck! | |

  • #2
    Cool, this should be fun to play with.
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    • #3
      Nice. I'll give it a shot.
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      • #4
        Gonna try my best to give this a go... first time I have caught this at the beginning- thanks for the heads up Dave!



        • #5
          One for Halloween...

          Achieved mainly by feeding the sample into my favourite two playthings, a demo copy of the Mangle and ambient v.3, and then cutting up and playing with the results.

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


          • #6


            • #7
              sevenism - get back safely

              another one where i didnt listen to the sample beforehand! in live 8 i ran the sample as 3 oscillators at dfferent octaves thru the protoplasm tsm synth.
              this was routed thru podfarm2 with the following chain:
              class a15 amp > analog square chorus > analog chorus > sine chorus > random chorus > echo platter > ping pong delay > reverse delay
              then thru ddly delay and neutrino
              i played the sample as one note and pushed other keys a bit throughout
              recorded in audacity a bit of eq'ing at 2.5khz and 3.15khz, amplified +4db
              soundcloud | bandcamp | infinite colors label | new weird ambient group | hearthis


              • #8
                Here's my response to this dare;
                I used 3 instances of the sample; 1 full length (stretched a little), 1 half length (reversed) & 1 quarter length
                I then ran the 3 instances through a carefully moulded combination of Melda's multibandgranular, looperator, turnado & Fabfilter timeless 2


                • #9
                  I hope convolution reverb is acceptable. If so, then this is my entry:

                  (withdrawn version)

                  I cut a piece with speech from the beginning, slowed that down 5 times, looped it, and dropped the pitch, then mangled that thru NastyDLA and Fog Convolver. I duplicated that track at an offset and a different pitch drop for a second, similar drone, with some volume automation.

                  I cut two other pieces for rhythmic content, looped those, and used Frostbite and moodal on the third track, Sanford Reverb on both, then volume automation and PanCake on the the fourth track. I cut a few "signal" fragments to intersperse throughout, with some reverb again.

                  I played for a while with the levels, and I'm pretty happy with the result.
                  Sentient Plasma
                  Last edited by ablaut; 10-23-2016, 02:07 AM. Reason: withdrawn version


                  • #10
                    Here's my effort. I basically recorded the sample playing at a slower speed while sweeping a high and low pass filter across it. I added reverb and a leslie effect to that. I then chopped out a couple of noises that I liked, glued 'em together, put some echo and reverb on here and there, reversed one noise, put them in in places that amused me and voila.

                    Astral Traveler
                    Last edited by YnotB; 10-22-2016, 11:44 AM.
                    Bandcamp / Soundcloud / Website


                    • #11
                      Hey ho :D

                      My submission is called Noodles, after our dog, who's name is actually Molly, but she gets called all sorts, like Noodles, Princess and Moo.

                      Iris 2 is the only tool I use for handling the original sample.

                      I use Tantra for the "beats."

                      Adaptiverb is in there to, cos I lurve it.

                      When I get more time (or if I win) I will post screenshots and give a full and detailed description of how I created this amazing tune...


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                      • #12
                        Listening to my track the next morning, I wasn't happy with the mix, so I redid my track:



                        • #13
                          Got that ablaut


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                          • #14

                            Here is my submission.
                            This one was very simple. Only 4 tracks. Each track is a loop made from 4 select areas of the sample.
                            Three of these remain as per the sample with no editing or filters at all except for automation.
                            The fourth track has been slowed down, changed pitch, and added delay and reverb. That is it.
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                            • #15
                              The Din Of Waiting

                              Eight tracks in this piece. Seven of them were variations of the sample run through Ambient_v0.3. Made in Logic Pro.
                              1 & 2 - two tracks - the main looping sounds and background were made will just the opening section - before the elevator comes in. The second is a copy of the first, but it had Audacity Noise reduction applied and Valhalla Room. The first panned slightly left and the 2nd slightly right.
                              3 & 4 - two tracks of the full sample both panned to the left, but not quite together. The second had its pitch set down 13 cents, then the changing of the # of cents was automated throughout the second half of the piece.
                              5 - Track #3 pitched up a seventh
                              6 - Another Ambient_v0.3 version, but with more manipulation of the settings on the fly, and done at a different pitch. Essentially a flat 7th to tracks 3 & 4.
                              7 - The second half of track 3 played backwards and pitch down an octave. Plays through the 2nd half of the piece.
                              8 - The elevator bell. In Audacity, cut out the bell and applied Noise Reduction, then played it in Iris 2. Three notes played. Main note, octave down and up seventh from the main note. Voxegeno OldSkoolVerb.
                              - EQ applied where needed to dampen some unruly harmonics.
                              - Very small amount of compression from Logic Classic VCA on the Mix Bus.
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