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Drunk on the Roof, Summer '99

By roboctopus on February 7, 2016 11:01 pm

I was inspired by Ipaghost's entry last week, conquering an old sampler (actually it was laguna...be careful uploading and drinking!). I also have an old sampler, a Zoom SampleTrak ST-224 - a standalone sampler from 1999. I've had this thing for years, and mostly just used it to chop up samples. It has limited memory and it's lo-fi sample rate give samples a gritty, interesting quality. (I've used it to chop samples, then exported those samples to computer and loaded them onto LSDJ, surely one of the most asinine workflows possible.)


So this track isn't very exciting, but it is 100% created on the SampleTrak. I sampled some 70s Japanese jazz straight from YouTube, because I'm all about quality. I sampled some of my own guitar playing and some Gameboy for the bass. This was an interesting process. You can only use one effect at a time on the SampleTrack, so if you want more than one, you have to add the effect and resample. The high pitch-bendy sound toward the end took about 4 resamples to get.


The SampleTrak's effects section is surprisingly musical--you can sync most of them to the BPM for some fun stuff. On the whole, I learned a lot about the unit, and I think I'll try to use it more in the future. Thanks, WeeklyBeats.

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February 8, 2016 12:28 am

Nice and chilled, love the lo-fi drums, they give the piece a really cool vibe. Awesome job!

February 8, 2016 12:32 am

Holy crap this is awesome!! Love this.

February 8, 2016 12:42 am

You have a really good instinct for fleshing out the full sound spectrum, even with such limited equipment. Good vibes.

February 8, 2016 1:43 am

Hahahaha.... I have a ST-224 too!!!  I heard that warbling and thought "oh man, someones made a plugin that does the old zoom effect".  But it's the real deal!!  Nice work.... you certainly captured it's sound!  I was always surprised how easy it was to use with just it's single low-digit segment display.

February 8, 2016 3:32 am

such a nice vibe to this beat. love the somewhat janky feel the analogue sampler gives it. that bendy vocal sample in the second half is so so so good. loving this piece! def should do more hip-hop style sampling stuff!

February 8, 2016 5:11 am

shoutout to ridiculous workflows to get 100% jankity sounds.

love the snare and the EQ cut out sections.  nice job smile

February 8, 2016 5:29 am

This is the kind of chill I like - nice work.

February 8, 2016 5:29 am

BTW: Came for the user name, stayed for the music smile

February 8, 2016 8:21 am

heart That crazy stepped flangery instrument towards the end is pretty wild, haha.

February 8, 2016 4:58 pm

This track has such a unique quirky sound, really like what you did here!

February 9, 2016 12:58 am

I'd hate to give the impression I conquered anything, old samplers or otherwise!
But this is a dope track! I love that warble effect too!

February 9, 2016 1:34 am
Ipaghost wrote:

I'd hate to give the impression I conquered anything, old samplers or otherwise!
But this is a dope track! I love that warble effect too!

Well shit, it wasn't you, but laguna! I is embarrassed. I'll let the mistake stand, as a monument to posting WBs while drinking.

And...do you have a .gif for everythging?!?

Martiln wrote:

Nice and chilled, love the lo-fi drums, they give the piece a really cool vibe. Awesome job!

Sam&Janx wrote:

Holy crap this is awesome!! Love this.

license wrote:

You have a really good instinct for fleshing out the full sound spectrum, even with such limited equipment. Good vibes.

orangedrink wrote:

shoutout to ridiculous workflows to get 100% jankity sounds.

love the snare and the EQ cut out sections.  nice job smile

r2me2 wrote:

This is the kind of chill I like - nice work.

hypnogram wrote:

<3 That crazy stepped flangery instrument towards the end is pretty wild, haha.

LydiaPrimate wrote:

This track has such a unique quirky sound, really like what you did here!

Thanks guys and gals!



cTrix wrote:

Hahahaha.... I have a ST-224 too!!!  I heard that warbling and thought "oh man, someones made a plugin that does the old zoom effect".  But it's the real deal!!  Nice work.... you certainly captured it's sound!  I was always surprised how easy it was to use with just it's single low-digit segment display.

It is not surprising that you have a SampleTrak as well! Yeah, it's a surprisingly easy to work with unit. I'd like to hear you put yours through its paces!  Also, that warbling Zoom effect is still cool. I had a zoom guitar pedal that did that same thing XD



Parallelis wrote:

such a nice vibe to this beat. love the somewhat janky feel the analogue sampler gives it. that bendy vocal sample in the second half is so so so good. loving this piece! def should do more hip-hop style sampling stuff!

That "vocal" sample is actually a saxophone or something. I re-sampled it in the unit like four times adding pitch bends and weird things and it ended up like that. Pretty pleased really!

February 9, 2016 2:16 am
roboctopus wrote:
Ipaghost wrote:

I'd hate to give the impression I conquered anything, old samplers or otherwise!
But this is a dope track! I love that warble effect too!

Well shit, it wasn't you, but laguna! I is embarrassed. I'll let the mistake stand, as a monument to posting WBs while drinking.

And...do you have a .gif for everythging?!?


February 9, 2016 8:23 pm

Pretty darn chill and I, too, say something like "work that vintage gear"!

February 10, 2016 2:16 am

yes, extremely enjoyable and kinda odd. Thanks!

February 10, 2016 11:11 pm

This track is really dope, Roboctopus... And I'm honoured to hear my work inspired somebody. Props to you, man. You really squeezed some sweet juice from that Sampletrack.

This very afternoon I picked an Emu e6400 for 80 euros so... maybe we could start some retro-tech funny duel here on WB? Your track really inspired me to dig deeper.

Respect!

February 11, 2016 1:43 am
laguna wrote:

This track is really dope, Roboctopus... And I'm honoured to hear my work inspired somebody. Props to you, man. You really squeezed some sweet juice from that Sampletrack.

This very afternoon I picked an Emu e6400 for 80 euros so... maybe we could start some retro-tech funny duel here on WB? Your track really inspired me to dig deeper.

Respect!

Thanks! And...Daaaamn an Emu! I've been wanting to pick up an old Emu sampler for years.

Re: retro-tech duel, I mean, I'm going to mess with the sample track more for sure!

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