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    A tip for samplers...

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    Ok... I'll admit it. I'm selfish when it comes to my sampling secrets/tips but I'm feeling generous. Some experienced samplers might already know this. To get a nice rich and thick bass.... sample from "Live" records. Example: Donny Hathaway - These songs are for you, Live. If you have cool edit... put the FFT filter on it. Pick the preset "only the subwoofer". Then compress it and get the volume back up. And surpise! You got a nice, thick, Just Blaze rocfella type bass. You can do it with any record.... but "Live" records are the best.
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    thanks good tip jigg
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    thanks
    i already used to do that but in a different way.
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    Good tip, thanks.

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    No problem. Let me know how it works out for you.

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    i use this technique to bring out basslines in my samples but this is a great tip ur probabaly talkin for samplin multiple songs together too i dont think many cats here sample 2 or 3 songs together i know i cant do it lol

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    an equally good tip is to have a sine wave along with your tools for sampling- layer that an octive below your bass and have the same envelope on it... people's families will vibrate for generations b/c of that bass

    also consider splicing the front of a bd onto a basstone...compress... and you'll find that sound making its way into a lot of things you touch

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    Originally posted by Lodger
    an equally good tip is to have a sine wave along with your tools for sampling- layer that an octive below your bass and have the same envelope on it... people's families will vibrate for generations b/c of that bass

    also consider splicing the front of a bd onto a basstone...compress... and you'll find that sound making its way into a lot of things you touch

    -lodger
    thanks, i'll try that when i have the possibility, but only thinking about this makes me understand the logics of it..

    i can imagine that you can get some nasty results of the layered-lowered sine wave together with the bass

    this should sound like some of those subbasses

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    another cool technique for bass sounds:

    say you have a vinyl record (for the sake of vinyl warmth) that has an open guitar sound (no other sounds on top of it) and the guitar sound is just one held-out note. sample that to your keyboard sampler, maybe use a tuner to find out the root note. then go down to the keys in the bass range and play your bass down there. to shape the sound to your liking, run the sampler through a resonant lowpass filter (with the resonance turned up a good bit, experiment to find the right cutoff).

    some samplers might let you loop up the end of the sample so the note can be held out indefinitely, and then you can put your own amp envelope on the sample to shape your own dynamic. if you compress the sample the right way, THEN loop up the end of the sample, the looping might sound a bit more smooth.
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