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ironbut

Active Member
One of my hobbies is fooling around with reel to reel tape. I have a collection of pre-recorded tapes that I listen to.
From time to time I record tracks into one of my machines for either tape compression or mangling.
One machine, a Technics RS1500 is modified with wide band 1/2 track heads with an all tube output amp.
The other is an Ampex ATR700 with a variety of headstacks. One is a worn out mono/full track head that makes some great sounds when overdriven.
Between the 2, I can have some Frippertronics/Stockhausen/delay fun but it does take a lot of effort and I haven't done it in a long time.
 
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christianhenson

christianhenson

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I've also had a lightbulb moment regarding tuning samples down, and why they sound better when you do...


Someone said that I probably wouldn't experience this effect if the sample is recorded at a higher SR say 96k are they right? I suspect not somehow but don't know why, maybe I'll try it this week to see.

and finally I talk about legal crap:


Have you got any horrors to share?
 

rottoy

Plebeian
I've also had a lightbulb moment regarding tuning samples down, and why they sound better when you do...


Someone said that I probably wouldn't experience this effect if the sample is recorded at a higher SR say 96k are they right? I suspect not somehow but don't know why, maybe I'll try it this week to see.

and finally I talk about legal crap:


Have you got any horrors to share?
What happens if IP freely?
 

Bear Market

Member
Hi all! I'm a total neophyte when it comes to YT compared with Christian! But I'm going to start popping things up here as I complete them - hope some of them will be of interest to some of you. In the meantime here are a few of my faves so far
Hi Paul,

For what it's worth, your YT videos have been of tremendous value for a composing neophyte like myself! I'm very grateful for the content you are putting out.

And thanks for teaching me a new word!

All the best!
 

paulthomson

New Member
Hi Paul,

For what it's worth, your YT videos have been of tremendous value for a composing neophyte like myself! I'm very grateful for the content you are putting out.

And thanks for teaching me a new word!

All the best!
Thanks Bear and glad they are coming in useful! Maybe we should have a new word of the week..
 
Tongue slightly in cheek - but a few tips in there as well ...

I know I said this in the comments on YouTube, but for those of you even considering picking up Spitfire Studio Woodwinds, you should watch this.
In my opinion this video demonstrates the sound of the library even better than the official walkthrough, and it sounds pretty damn good.

Not to mention the whole "how not to use samples" thing which I'm pretty sure was Paul's point in the first place, I guess ;)
 
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christianhenson

christianhenson

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For me as a musician pads are like soup, whilst a Heinz tomato will always warm you up, a home made broth will be the one that makes you cry:


What are your fave time stretching apps/plugs/algos? Ok so lots of links to cool stuff down below:

Fore more info on Pianobook go here: https://www.pianobook.co.uk/
That Mandolin sound: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/mandolin-swarm/
That Marimba: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/marimba-swarm/
That free "MVP" Piano: https://www.pianobook.co.uk/news/2019/2/15/mvp-prototype
That Olafur Arnalds sample: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/olafur-arnalds-composer-toolkit/
That free "Triple Felt Piano": https://www.pianobook.co.uk/triplefelt

...and the three mediocre Piano Pads I made today: http://bit.ly/2ThhzAe
 

LinusW

Active Member
I used my own tools to make two piano pads out of the same sources: https://bit.ly/2HkFNT2
EXS24 (Logic) and NNXT (Reason) formats for now. Easy to map in any other sampler, just set root key, enable loops on all samples and adjust softer attack/release.
 
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rottoy

Plebeian
For me as a musician pads are like soup, whilst a Heinz tomato will always warm you up, a home made broth will be the one that makes you cry:

I'm fairly certain that I've developed a Pavlovian response to all the food analogies in your vlogs,
because I always put them on when I'm eating something.
 

LinusW

Active Member
@christianhenson I'm interested in your comment on paying musicians for sampling right. What's your opinion on studio musicians playing for small rate+royalties or higher rate but no royalties? How much higher is the rate for sampling rights?
 

ironbut

Active Member
That last newsletter was fantastic! I thought the stuff on Eskmo and Drum and Lace were very inspiring and worth digging deeper into their online assets.
Please thank Loren.
 
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