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  • Making Samples?

    Just a curious question for all the sample building audiophiles out there.

    When creating your samples do you use a "Dead Room" and record each piece separately so you can add other FX to them after? To me this sounds like it would make the samples more versatile and able to be used ANY environment rather than having a pre-recorded "ambiance" or "room" or having pre-recorded bleeds from other kit pieces.

    Please explain how you create your samples from raw live sounds and the gear you use. Thanks.
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  • #2
    Recording your sample-source 'dry' is definitively a good idea, if simply to have the most 'scope of action' later!

    You don't even need a 'Dead Room' for it either: some acoustic-absorbing blankets and bog-standard 'close-miking' will do.

    Use a good-quality condenser microphone!
    A small-condeser for percussion stuff, and if you need low noise and distortion-values, an external mic-preamp, and you may don't even need the acoustic-absorbing bit!
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    • #3
      I record full acoustic kits. My room is dead but a good live room is best. I found that a dead room is better than a bad live room. The close mics should have direct signal either way. I find that the only way snares sound great is to have at least top,bottom and overhead mics.