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curious about samples/loops/programming


I am very interested incorporating some samples into our bands set. How do I do it? What software(s) do I need? I am completely clueless as to where to begin. Any one in a band that uses various loops/samples in their music. Maybe not just in their songs, but used to fill dead air in between songs.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Mercy's Craft
November 20, 2008 @05:51pm

This is my main function within my band... I use a multitude of devices.. (I should point out I am also a DJ so some of this might not apply to what your wanting to do)
1. MPC 500/1000 or beyond would be a worth while look

2. Roland SP-555

In addition to units like that I am also using a laptop and Torq Software and a Trigger Finger to trigger our samples. Built into Torq is a 16 pad sampler and its easy to load up 16 samples and save them and load up the next batch for the next song.
Check out some videos @ http://www.torq-dj.com/videos.php (If your not into the DJing aspect of this you can still use this program as a sound mixing and sound triggering program)
The Trigger Finger would be ideal for use for what you want to do if you went with a computer based system:

November 20, 2008 @09:16pm

Thanks for the details!!!
November 20, 2008 @09:29pm

In addition to the hardware mentioned above, Ableton Live is amazing for this type of thing. If you have a computer (laptop would be best), Live and a MIDI controller would give you tremendous options.
November 20, 2008 @09:49pm