Sampling ambient sounds is a great way to come up with really unique loops, textures and even instruments that nobody else has. The ease and high quality of field recording with modern equipment, and the power of audio editing tools and instruments like Elektron's Digitakt mean that turning sampled sounds into music is easier than it's ever been. In his latest video, Dave Mech visited London and did just this. Here's what he told us about it.
"I went to London and oh my, what an epic city! Definitely going to visit it again sometime. In this video I explore the city to find inspiration and most of all sounds to record. These sounds I use in one of my tracks within my live-set. After the London trip I'll show you via a tutorial just how I use these recorded samples in a track."
As you can see and hear from the video, getting out of the studio to find sounds and then turning them into music using sampling hardware (or software) is both fun and really creative. Check out Dave's channel for more videos, and to learn more about sampling and recording, use the link below to visit the Ask.Audio Academy where you'll find hundreds of video courses to help you sharpen up your production skills.
Dave Mech on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNnbaIN0UUPu77_11LJ6A9Q
Learn more about Elektron gear and sampling: https://ask.audio/academy?nleloc=category/audio/application/elektron