electro-music.com   Dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic
and electronic music
 
    Front Page  |  Articles  |  Radio
 |  Media  |  Forum  |  Wiki  |  Links  |  Store
Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
 FAQFAQ   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks
 RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in  Chat RoomChat Room 
Live streaming at radio.electro-music.com

  host / artist show at your time
  mosc Back on the air tonight - Twyndyllyngs
Please visit the chat
 Forum index » How-tos » Production - engineering/mixing
Samplers for Ambient and downtempo
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [5 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
Winterbound



Joined: Aug 06, 2010
Posts: 80
Location: N. Ireland/Lisburn
Audio files: 1

PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:05 am    Post subject: Samplers for Ambient and downtempo Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey guys,

A question for my fellow Ambient producers about samplers. Does anyone know what would be the best one to use for Ambient music? I produce both dark and uplifting Ambient pieces and was wondering what would be the best sampler (software) for Ambient music and also for downtempo electronic?

Thanks in advance for all replies.


Darren.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Winterbound



Joined: Aug 06, 2010
Posts: 80
Location: N. Ireland/Lisburn
Audio files: 1

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The samples being my own of course that I have created for each new project.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
v-un-v
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: May 16, 2005
Posts: 8932
Location: Birmingham, England, UK
Audio files: 11
G2 patch files: 1

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hello Darren Smile

Any sampler can be used for 'ambient'. Remember, it's not the sampler that creates the music, it is YOU! A sampler is just a tool!

My old sampler was an E-mu e6400. Really great for pads and stuff (modular-like modulation matrix and powerful filter/ envelope options), not so great on timing, Akai and Roland are far, far better for that. These beasts also have better "weight" to their sound, than the crappier (but still very wonderful) Yamaha counterparts. The older Roland (and Emu Emax) samplers, especially the 12bit ones, have a lovely fuzzy sound- which almost creates new sounds when layered with other samples.

hope that helps Smile

_________________
ACHTUNG!
ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENPEEPERS!
DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKSEN.
IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS.
ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER BLINKENLICHTEN.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Winterbound



Joined: Aug 06, 2010
Posts: 80
Location: N. Ireland/Lisburn
Audio files: 1

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:20 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cheers V-un-V that was helpful indeed dude. Many thank yous. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
BobTheDog



Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 3861
Location: England
Audio files: 32
G2 patch files: 15

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

If you are after software then Kontakt by NI is good, I think they have a demo available for download?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [5 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » How-tos » Production - engineering/mixing
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
e-m mkii

Please support our site. If you click through and buy from
our affiliate partners, we earn a small commission.


Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © 2003 through 2009 by electro-music.com - Conditions Of Use