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Roulette round 1

By ahhsumx on July 8, 2018 11:17 pm

This week I wanted to get back to samples, so I played a bit of rhythm roulette with my record bin. I pulled 3 records at random, and tried to sample from each to make a beat.

record 1: weather & water sound effects - https://www.discogs.com/Giuseppe-Coter-Burundi-Music-From-The-Heart-Of-Africa/release/1181307
record 2: burundi (music from africa) - https://www.discogs.com/Giuseppe-Coter-Burundi-Music-From-The-Heart-Of-Africa/release/1181307
record 3: watto sitta - https://www.discogs.com/Mandingo-Featuring-Foday-Musa-Suso-Watto-Sitta/release/1102537

Watto Sitta had all sorts of amazing sample material on it, and Burundi had a good bit of stuff that was useful as well. Weather/water I tried several chops of, but ultimately failed to include on the final beat unfortunately. In the process of digitally chopping a whole bunch of samples from Watto Sitta, I screwed up saving them all and ended up with nothing when I went to use them. So, I spent a 2nd day looking for just enough samples to create a beat with, and I still pulled the most from Watto Sitta, including the kick, snare, toms, and some percussions used in the beat. There are virtual instrument cymbals used, however. There is also a virtual instrument bass, and synth used (the chord played). The other "instruments" were created from Burundi samples (flute, string-like sounds, 'talking' strings).

I'd say I got pretty lucky in finding the drum pieces because that's pretty rare usually, and I quite like the weird "instruments" I was able to create from the Burundi chops. Ultimately a win in my book, though I'm disappointed I wasn't able to include something from all 3 records I pulled.

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July 9, 2018 9:10 am

Ha, nice idea to make your own rythm roulette.
This is a beauty... i dig that flute!!! And i love that percussion...
That rythm is a real headbanger...

July 9, 2018 8:41 pm

Outstanding journey through the samples. Would have been interested in how you might have used the weather effects.

July 10, 2018 7:26 pm

This is awesome!  Yeah, also curious about the weather record.  Some cool records you have, I might want to try an experiment like this one day.

The clap-snare you have is really pretty.  The flute is also killer.

July 12, 2018 10:02 pm

A valiant attempt either way. Well done.

July 15, 2018 9:34 pm

Turned out great, hate it when stuff doesn’t save, I tried this once with my records after watching rhythm roulette, it didn’t turn out well

July 16, 2018 4:37 pm
theGuen wrote:

Ha, nice idea to make your own rythm roulette.
This is a beauty... i dig that flute!!! And i love that percussion...
That rythm is a real headbanger...

thank you! i am a little obsessed with rhythm roulette, probably going to continue the trend for awhile big_smile


Jim Wood wrote:

Outstanding journey through the samples. Would have been interested in how you might have used the weather effects.

orangedrink wrote:

This is awesome!  Yeah, also curious about the weather record.  Some cool records you have, I might want to try an experiment like this one day.

The clap-snare you have is really pretty.  The flute is also killer.

thank you! i still haven't thought up a way to sneak the weather in there, maybe i'll revisit it some day though hmm


Devieus wrote:

A valiant attempt either way. Well done.

thanks for listening!


Jason Nijjer wrote:

Turned out great, hate it when stuff doesn’t save, I tried this once with my records after watching rhythm roulette, it didn’t turn out well

thanks! my records are pretty random to begin with because i buy them all just for sampling, which I think gives me an advantage when drawing them randomly ha (but also a disadvantage when i pull out weather sound effects...)

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