Sup producers,I'm new to music production and I want to focus on sampling but have no idea where to start from or to even find records.I use fl studio 10 and i would like some advice and tips.Thanks
As for the records, hit up record stores, thrift shops, and good will. I go for funk, jazz, instrumentals, and honestly anything with a crazy cover haha. If you get lucky and find any drum breaks chop em up! it took forever for me to find any drums so i sampled from youtube, i am also a drummer so i sample my own drums a lot.
ive never sampled with fl, but im sure theres tons of videos online. Happy digging!
Go to your local record store, thrift store etc... A local record shop near me puts out scratched records every Monday morning for free. I grab the crate, dig and find samples. Don't be scared to get a scratched old record for cheap.
A short story: I had a really scratchy record, but loved the sample. Made the beat. And it ended up selling for $600. I was going to replace the sample with a non scratchy version and he said "Don't touch it! I love the scratchiness!" - the scratch became apart of the song's vibe.
But ya, Dollar bin is the way to go.
p.s. If you want quality hard hitting sounds, DO NOT sample from youtube. The quality sucks and you will wonder why your stuff doesn't sound like the people you listen to.
Last edited by Tim Sonik Loops; 11-26-2012 at 07:38 PM.
Find records from anywhere you can think of, what the two people above me said is good. If you aren't sampling from vinyl, at least sample from .wav format sounds.
FL is great for sampling but only if you know functions. I hate the sounds FL comes with, so all my sounds have been found and chopped from various prog-rock, jazz, funk, soul, classical, and foreign records. For drums, I often mix chops of prog-rock, funk, and mickey mouse club (forreal, i found some good shit in there lol).
I guess a simple blueprint would be:
-Load a song in edision or seperate adobe editors (I know people use to do that in previous versions, not sure how much different or better/worse the process would be than edison)
-Highlight your chosen parts: I recommend it being in 4, 8, 16, or 32 Bar highlights. But it can be however you want it to be. Experiment with whatever editing tools in edison you want or not before you're ready to do something with that.
-drag your highlights to loaded slicer or slicex channels, and figure out how you want it to be chopped. From there, if u want certain fractional chops of your sample to have its own channel, you can drag the little wave picture that is shown in the properties window onto a sampler channel to be further edited. I would give you a link, but this is only my second post. Search "NFXBeats Slicer" for a good tutorial on slicer.
This is just a brief overview though, I don't know how familiar you are with FL, so I hope I helped. If not, let me know more in depth about what you need to figure out. NFXbeats on youtube has pretty good tutorials to help you out.
Hit-Boy and Chase N Cash uses FL as well.
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Well like everyone else said hit the thrift shops, record stores and any older people you know. As for sampling into FL its pretty simple you can either just record the sample into another DAW and then drag and drop the sample into FL. I started off just looping samples but eventually got bored an moved onto sample chopping to create a whole different type of song.
I get a lot of samples from dads old records. If you know people who used to be into collecting. I'm sure they will be okay with you borrowing them
If you're looking into sampling records FL is not your best option, look into an SP 303, 404 etc..
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