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Drum Samples VS Synthesis

Post by SaveMidnight » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:42 pm

Do you guys prefer using drum samples/breaks or synthesis?

Like if you had to only do one or the other forever?

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Re: Drum Samples VS Synthesis

Post by _Agu_ » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:04 pm

I do both, but if I had to choose, it would be samples. Unless they invent a synth that really sounds like an acoustic drum, I can't figure how I could deal with only using synthesized drums. I would need to probably switch into minimal house & techno or something.

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Re: Drum Samples VS Synthesis

Post by test_recordings » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:33 am


Sounds way better imo, a lot easier to make it sound good

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Re: Drum Samples VS Synthesis

Post by ThisIsSovereign » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:39 pm

Definitely samples, I like to grab about 16 or so samples that I like and make a kit out of them in Battery 4 then spend a decent amount of time making beats with them. I wouldn't want to bog myself down with synthesizing 12-16 different percussion sounds every time I want to make a tune. Would just make the beat making process take wayyyyyyy longer, and I already spend a pretty good amount of time creating beats with samples. :Q:

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Re: Drum Samples VS Synthesis

Post by Alexthegr81 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:46 am

I like samples more because its just easier to drop in a finished product that doesnt need much tweaking, so when my creative juices get flowing, I dont get stuck.

That being said, I like to synthesize and layer samples in their own project and then bounce them to .wav to use in my music.

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Re: Drum Samples VS Synthesis

Post by mks » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:20 am

There can't really be an either or, but real drums all the way. With 808's on top.


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