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Tutorial For Sampling Field Recordings

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  • Tutorial For Sampling Field Recordings

    Hey everyone - I just made a video tutorial on sampling field recordings to make unique synth patches, pads, etc. I hope it's helpful, and if you have any questions, let me know!

    Here's the

  • #2
    Well done, Matthew! i'll have to try these techniques out the next time I'm in the studio. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!
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    • #3
      Finally got the time to finish watching this video...what can I say?


      Just watching you go through your process the first thing that came to mind is how "organic" the whole process actually is. Those pads you created were such ear candy...seriously? A grocery store?! Come on!!! So awesome man. Your methods? Totally sound. The result? Absolutely fantastic!

      You call yourself a sound designer first...but you're truly an artist Matt. Don't ever forget that. This is art to me. No matter how technical it gets...what eventually comes out of it is pure poetry.

      Can't wait for all these "upcoming releases" I keep hearing one purchases for me!!!

      S1gns Of L1fe
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      • #4
        Thanks mate, great tutorial!


        • #5
          Nice one. I have been using the almost same approach to make sounds on the opposite end of the spectrum, namely glitchy stutter effects and weirdly warped ambiances
          Sonic connoisseur and explorer of aural dimensions


          • #6
            This is really inspiring, how a regular field recording turns into a really cool pad. What are the non-Ableton environments where similar things could be done?

            I've accumulated some field recording now and I'm just getting into this sort of thing. I don't know exactly what to do with them, I have some Reaktor ensembles that can mangle sounds and I just also bought Loupe 2. I have other samplers like Geist. Right now, my idea is to boost the gain in my field recordings and select shorter bits to crop in Audacity and then load them up into these devices and play around.


            • #7
              You could probably benefit from looking into "audio editing", which means working with the wav/aiff file directly... a lot of cool stuff can be done this way.. it is my main way of working ;)

              here are a few videos for inspiration

              Sonic connoisseur and explorer of aural dimensions