What is a sample and how do i use a one? In this blog post we will be answering these two questions and going into depth about how you can edit and manipulate a sample to help you get your sample to your preferred sound.
First of all, what is a sample? A sample is a piece of audio that is taken from another source, like one of our sample packs, and used in a new piece of music. This can be anything from a drum beat, to a vocal phrase, to a musical riff. Producers often use samples in their beats as a way to add unique sounds and textures to their music. For example Kanye West, or Ye, is known for using a wide variety of samples in his beats, ranging from obscure vocal samples to classic soul and funk tracks. He often combines these samples with his own original instrumentation and production to create a unique sound that is all his own. By using samples, musicians can create new music by combining different sounds and elements in unique ways, while also removing any creative block they might have.
To incorporate a sample into your beats, you will need to first identify a piece of audio that sparks inspiration. This could be anything from a snippet of a vocal performance to a sound effect or an instrumental passage. We recommend purchasing a sample pack for the preferred genre you are trying to create. There are three advantages to this. Firstly. it saves you money on royalties if you are trying to monetize your beat. This is because most sample packs are 100% royalty free after you make the purchase. Secondly, it will save you the time and pain of trying to get a sample cleared. And lastly, you will save money purchasing samples in a pack as you generally get better value than if you buy them individually. Our website, www.rebornsounds.com is a great place where you can purchase these sample packs for a very affordable price. Once you decide upon a sample you are going to use in your beat, you should form an idea of how you are going to use it.
There are Infinite ways you can use a sample in a beat. Some common examples include:
As the main melody or beat of the song: In this case, the sample is the primary musical element of the beat, and it forms the foundation of the song.
As a layer of texture: In this case, the sample is blended in with the other elements of the music, adding depth and character to the overall sound.
As a transition or bridge: In this case, the sample is used to link two different sections of the song, creating a smooth and seamless transition.
As a source of inspiration: In this case, the sample is used as a starting point for the creation of a new beat, with the producer using the sample as a source of inspiration and guidance.
Once you have decided upon how you are going to use the sample in your beat the next step is to manipulate the sample to work with the other elements of your beat. Manipulating a sample is a crucial step in the music production process, as it allows you to shape and mold the sample to fit your desired sound. Here are some basic tricks to use when manipulating a sample:
. Import the sample into your digital audio workstation (DAW) software.
. Use the trimming and slicing tools to cut out any unwanted parts of the sample, such as silence at the beginning and end.
. Use the gain tool to adjust the overall volume of the sample, as well as the EQ to shape the frequency spectrum.
. Use the time-stretching tool to change the tempo of the sample, without affecting its pitch. This is useful for fitting the sample the specific BPM of your beat.
. Use a pitch-shifting tool to change the pitch of the sample, without affecting its tempo. This is useful for creating harmonies or changing the key of the sample.
. Chop the sample into smaller pieces, if necessary. Depending on the sample you are using, you may want to break it up into smaller segments so that you can rearrange the sample to create your beat.
Once you have edited the sample to your liking, you can start adding effects to it. Effects are a great way to add texture and character to a sample, and can be used to create a wide range of sounds. Some common effects that are used on samples include reverb, delay, and distortion.
Remember to always experiment and have fun with your samples, as there is no right or wrong way to process and manipulate them. With time and practice, you will develop your own unique style and sound.
Once you have your sample arranged and processed in the DAW, you can add other elements to your beat, such as drum sounds, bass lines, and synth melodies. By combining these elements with your sample, you can create a unique and interesting beat that showcases the originality of your sample. To do this do the following steps.
. Add drums and other percussion to your beat. Use drum samples or synthesised percussion sounds to create the rhythm and groove of your beat.
. Add additional instrumentation and effects to your beat, if desired. You can use synthesizers, guitars, or other instruments to add depth and texture to your beat, and you can use effects such as EQ, compression, and reverb to shape the sound of your beat.
. Arrange your beat into a song structure. Use your DAW's arranging tools to arrange your beat into a song structure, with verses, choruses, and other sections as desired.
The final step to completing your beat using a sample is to mix and master your beat. Do this by using your DAW's mixing tools to balance the levels of the different elements in your beat, and use mastering tools to give your beat a polished and professional sound. Once you've finished your beat, you can export it as an audio file and share it with the world. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your beat featured on our social media platforms.
Overall, using samples is a powerful way for musicians to create new and exciting songs and sounds. By finding the right samples and manipulating them in the DAW, you can create a unique and original sound that showcases your creativity and musical abilities. We hope that this blog post has inspired you to create your own beats using our samples from Reborn Sounds or others. Happy Producing!