|Originally posted by SystematicX1 |
Ah yes...to sample or not, that is the question.
Starting out, highly suggest it but you need quality samples and not just from anywhere. Loopmaster,Cymatics (highly recommend)Splice all have really good samples.
For me however, after awhile I started wanting to learn sound design.
Found out that a simple Square wave is how a kick can be created and started messing with that.
Now days, screw that..lol I want instant sounds and tones. I have mimicked and understood how to create a kick but I spent to much time fidgeting instead of creating a track.
The benefit behind doing some sound design earlier on, I managed to pull out some interesting kicks and used them in tracks.
However, Now I have also amassed a fairly large library of one shot kicks of all octave ranges that all I need to do is small tweaks as I recognize the tones now and how to tweak them to my liking.
On a side note, take notice that I mentioned one shots. This is vs Loops.
I used to use loops but once you start learning more you find out that really you are at the mercy of that mix.
It combines elements of snare,kick,cymbals and misc percussion that all have their own (or at least "should")EQ settings.
As well, you have little to no control over that loop. It may be a cool sounding 4 bar pattern but that is all you get,unless you start stacking loop over loop...then you just start sliding down hill.
With one shots, you can control everything about it.
Pop it into your DAW drum rack and start playing.
Thanks. Percussions are not my bright side. I'm far better in synth melodies than drum tracks. Sure, you have better control with one shots than a loop - if you know what your'e doing . I have no formal musical education, and that does not bother me with melodies, it comes natural to me but drums are somehow different to me. I can feel them, but can't really produce interesting drums section. Some theory would help there for sure, if anyone knows a good book please recommend. Thanks for sample sources!
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