Nate Bunnyfield (natebunnyfield) wrote,
Nate Bunnyfield
natebunnyfield

Strictly for the samplergeeks...

PART 1: TAKING THE BEST POSSIBLE SAMPLE

GENERAL TIPS
  • Live sampling: Sample "live" whenever possible, rather than recording a sound on tape then sampling from the tape.
  • Beware of overloads: The SP-1200 is a digital recording device. Unlike analog recording devices, distortion does not increase slowly past a certain level; rather, it increases rapidly above the overload point, and produces a "non-musical", splattering type of distortion. Monitor your levels carefully.
  • Maintain the instrument to be sampled: Tune your instrument if applicable, and check that the instrument doesn't have any loose parts that rattle, squeak, or make other noises.
http://www.emulatorarchive.com/assets/PDF/SP1200%20User%20Manual.pdf

Now, it just doesn't get funnier than that. Every sample-based recording I've listened to for the last ten years has made a point of breaking every one of these "tips".
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