Where does everyone get new sounds/kits from?

  • I'm talking bout new drum kits, horns, anything really....also what are people's go to's for beat making?

  • @MHousel52 i've been trading with other producers i know. theres some places such as flstudio music (i think it is now) i use to get sounds and such from.
    I hear kontact is the shit (id have it but my computer not about that life) but as of late i've been going for rhodes, 808 kit basics, sub bass and pads or strings.

  • Kontakt is pretty good. As far as drums go, you should probably start chopping some up and adding your own style to 'em.

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    I often grab some obscure sounds from http://freesound.org, mostly things to use as percussion. @Spaceman has the right approach, chopping and layering various drum sounds you find appealing elsewhere is a great way to build a drum sample library. As for other sounds I recommend learning synthesis, it's not the most immediate approach, but it is by far the most rewarding.

    The most used and easiest is subtractive synthesis, you can make nearly any sound you can imagine.

    Quick rundown of Subtractive Synthesis - http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1351

    Classic go to articles for synthesis -

    Excellent book on synthesis, it will definitely set you on the correct path - http://www.amazon.com/Welshs-Synthesizer-Cookbook-Programming-Universal/dp/B000ERHA4S/ref=pd_sim_b_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0Y8J8CAQET3E4QWSM3E1

    That knowledge put in practice with a cheap analog or digital synth and you're golden. You'll be making sounds that no one else has.

    Alternatively you could use Soft synths and tweak presets you like. I particularly dont use soft synths but I hear http://www.spectrasonics.net/products/omnisphere.php and http://www.u-he.com/cms/diva are really good.

  • this is all great stuff, thanks

  • Yeah! See if you can get your hands on some old hardware too! Like the JV 1080 or 2080. They run to 150 to 200. Got some pretty cheap sounds on it but there's still some sounds that you can use.

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    Mari is the king of sounds. Any good track i've made (not many of them) have been because i used sounds recorded or designed by Mari.

  • see i've come to realise that how i process shit is wayyyy more important than the sound i start off wtih. like i'll hear a sound in my head that i don't know how to replicate with samples so i just record it and process it to sound like a synth or like a background effect. try running sounds through shit that normally doesn't make sense like guitar pedals. idk hope that helps~

  • @axele i like your style

  • Yeah what these other people have been saying, just get good at synthesis and you can create any sound that comes to ur mind. Other than that I haven't needed any additional sounds because there's so many options with en logic that it's almost unnecessary

  • @mari send me some of dem sounds breh~

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    @Mari do you still have the desk kit and stuff? I have a new dropbox now... can you share all that stuff again? (and your new songs and a full version of flower rust)

  • I like a lot of the Kong drums in Propellerhead Reason - but I often have to pitch, layer and EQ them to make them sound like I want.
    I don't have the patience to listen to old records for drums to samples so I rather chop drums from various rex loops, and them layer them with other sounds. The modern beats kits are great to use together with rex loops.

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    @axele sure thing. hit me up with a PM

    @Mavis I think the desk kit is still in the old dropbox, i'll reinvite you to it. send me your email in a PM. new EP stuff soon!

  • @Mari oh shit i was joking but will do!

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