In this video, I give a few tips for picking the right samples to use in your beats.
Feel free to drop a comments below and share your experience.
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Video Transcript (after intro):
So what I have opened is a session from a recent beat I released on my website, entitled “City of Darkness”. In this track I use five of the vocal samples that are included in this kit. And I kind of want to explain some of the different ways you can use these sounds.
In the hook of this track, I use Vox 34 *previews sound*, Vox 38 *previews sound*, and Vox 57 *previews sound*. Now that’s how they’ll sound when you get the kit. What I did for this particular beat is also experimented with panning, delay, and transposing the samples.
I’m going to play the hook through so you can hear how the samples were used, and then I’ll break down what additional processing I did to each one. *Plays Vox Sample Demo w/ Beat*
So you can probably notice the delay that was added to each sample, just to kind of fill in the extra space.
For the first sound, Vox 38, you can notice that there are actually three distinct pieces of audio in that sample – but I only used the first part. I also added a basic delay as well as panned it slightly left so it would sit well in the mix *Plays Vox 38 w/ processing*
For the second – Vox Sample 57, I also added basic delay and panned it slightly as well. *Plays Vox 35 w/ processing*
Now, for the third sound, Vox 34, I did the pan and delay, but I also manipulated the pitch using the transpose function. The reason I did that is because the vocal sample didn’t match the key of my beat. So you can see that I pitched it up +4 half steps. *Plays beat demo while transposing Vox 34 pitch*
And later in the beat, I used two more vocal stabs – Vox 10 *plays preview* and Vox 66 *plays preview*. And here’s how they work with the beat *Plays beat demo w/ vocal stabs*
So as you can see, there’s a lot you can do with these samples. The beat playing in the outro will also demo some more sounds included in this collection.
So that’s all I have. Thanks for watching. Peace!
I was digging through some soul records and found this dope Motown sample. This beat has boom bap style drum work with my own flavor on the sample chops.
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Here is the Part 2 bass line tutorial as promised. Instead of this being two-part series as I had first mentioned, I have included extra info in this tutorial to help you in preparation for recording your bass line and Part 3 will cover the final recording process.
This tutorial covers:
Filtering the Sample using a High-pass Filter (HPF): By applying a HPF to your sample, you will be removing some of the lower (bass) frequencies and allowing room for the bass line you are going to compose. As I mention, I usually set my filter threshold at around 200-300 Hz. If you don’t apply a filter to your sample, you may run into problems with the low-end frequencies clashing during your mixing process.
Picking a Bass Sound: Picking an appropriate bass sound really comes down to your personal preference and the track that you’re working on. I highly recommend Spectrasonics Trilian if you are looking for a solid bass virtual instrument to use with your DAW. There are a ton of awesome presets and the patches are pretty easy to tweak if needed.
Finding the Key: Having some music theory under your belt (as I talk about in the Bass Line Tutorial Part 1) is very helpful when trying to identify the key of your sample. BasicMusicTheory.com has some good information to get you started.
Transpose the Bass to a “Playable” Key: For those of you who aren’t fluid at playing the keys, this step should help you out. This will help you transpose a key like C#m:
and transpose it into a more “playable” key like Am, where you are only playing white keys:
Hopefully this offers you some more insight into the process I go through to create a bass line for a sampled beat. If you missed the Part 1 tutorial, you can watch it here.
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