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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

3 Steps to Using Sample Packs

Recording and music production is a lucrative undertaking if you have the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools. Sample packs come in handy when recording and producing music. They act as the building blocks or backdrop of many recordings in various music genres. It is often the case to hear some mix of sounds behind most recordings. Thus, it is vital that you learn the ropes of using these sample packs to stand out from the rest. Here are 3 simple steps you can use sample packs effectively.

1. Blend Samples with Effects
Samples are instrumental to any music production work. Since most if not all producers use samples, you might end up with sounds similar to other producers. If you want to create your own unique sounds, using audio effects can help you put a different touch to your music from the rest. Basic effects such as tremolo, delay and reverb can transform your samples and bring out something unique and special. It is effortless to use these effects, as you simply load your samples to your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), then tweak your audio effects to match up the samples to your desired taste. Even if you have already begun your track, you can still use the audio effects to fix in desired samples and get a smooth rhythm. This process is also possible with tracks you have already finished if you want to make some changes.

2. You Can Chop Single Hits and Loops
Most sample packs feature loops as well as single hits and one-shots. If you want to really create a unique track, you can manipulate the single hits and loops to create a different sound. Utilize the editing tools that come with most DAWs and the sampling hardware to chop, stretch, collapse and arrange loops to your liking. You can even borrow different sounds from the same various loops while maintaining the same key and rhythm and create a completely different sequence. If you take the provided loops and customize them depending on what you intend your final product to sound, you can manage to get stunning and unique tracks.

3. Make Use of Virtual Studio Technology
You really don’t have to go through the difficult process of recording different sounds using hardware instruments and waste so many hours and money on just one track. Instead, you can use VST, an audio plug-in software to help you work on your samples and effects and same a lot of time. With a quality VST software, you will not require to use sample hardware that comes with most DAW. It is far much easier and better to use a separate VST sampler. VST assist you to easily and efficiently tweak envelopes, pitch properly, filter and control how you arrange you loops among other multiple functions. Choose the right VST samplers depending on your taste and the type of music you want to produce. Most, though, can perform multiple functions to get you through.

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