Sampling Steely Dan and other Possibly Bad Ideas

More messing with audio production this weekend…

The idea below was made while trying to learn how to organize and chop up samples. Got a new audio interface and record player just to start learning these sampling techniques.

Of course, Steely Dan is always groovy… Caught a few clips from “Gaucho” and started adding some kick drums.

I’m happy with how this one turned out. Digging how it easily goes from grooving to housey. I added some weird out Olivia Tremor Control loops at the end and a “How to stop Smoking” record samples for the vocal. Automate some filters and BAM. You get this…

Glad to get a second song up on soundcloud within a week of the last one. Instead of dropping a bunch of cash on new software that I didn’t know if I would use, I decided to give myself a challenge.

I told myself. “Put up 3 tracks on soundcloud during the 30 day demo period and then you can buy the full software.”

Well, my demo is just about over on Ableton Live. Will I get that last track on soundcloud? Stay tuned to find out.

Any requests?