SAMPLING FOR BEGINNERS

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A lot of people have asked exactly what the sample packs Zoolon Audio sells are all about.  For the uninitiated in musical composition the answer is, as defined pretty well on Wikipedia, “In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording.”

Basically, with Zoolon Audio I create the sounds other musicians, electronic musicians and sound artists, across virtually all genres can manipulate and work with. Being sold on a royalty free basis the purchaser doesn’t have to worry about any legal issues once he/she has downloaded my sample packs.

Having just updated the website, www.zoolonaudio.com it is now possible to listen and download, at no cost, a range of free ‘taster’ samples. There is even, under the tag ‘LEARN’ a beginner’s guide to sampling as well as an ‘ABOUT’ page telling how this project began just 3 months ago.  Also, there is the new ‘REWARD POINTS’ system giving loyal customers decent discounts.

Whether you’re professionally interested in sampling, or just curious, please feel free to take a look at the website. By the way, the picture above is of some of the items I used to create unusual, uniquely sourced Field Work samples. Here’s the FREE sounds for download offer.

https://www.zoolonaudio.com/products/zoolon-audio-taster-collection-1

https://soundcloud.com/zoolon/sets/zoolon-audio-sample-pack

 

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22 comments

  1. George, I believe you already know that I think you did a FANTASTIC job with the update to your website. All of your samples and bundles are great, for some reason I seem to be drawn to the Field Work Samples packs, especially Bundle 3. Now I feel like tapas, and watching some Flamenco Dancing. Congratulations on the new update! A Mary Murphy scream! ~ M & R

    1. Who’s Mary Murphy? A professional screamer? Brilliant. That said you would be impressed with the stuff electronic musicians can do with samples. Mt Cosa Nostra stuff was done with samples. It’s a great art form that could never have existed until sound was captured. Mary Murphy? I feel a Google search coming on. Rexie the genius probably knows who she is.

      1. She is indeed pretty much “A professional screamer”! I would be impressed, it’s an interesting part of the music world that I was completely unaware even existed, a shame. I want you to know, now I listen to all the interesting sounds going on around me, and in my naïve mind, I think to myself that might make for a good sound for a sample. Here’s a .06 second clip, very blurry image, but it’s the scream! —>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxE3gc2MQMU. Oh no, Rexie hears that scream and runs in for crunchies! He’s right here now!

      2. Weird, she’s seems happy in the clip yet sounds as though a murderer is on the prowl. Insomnia again for me I guess. I suppose I could make a field pack of screams, thinking about it, but I don’t that many people who are professional screamers – well, none actually. Best thoughts to Mia and Rexie the Film Noir Cat.

      3. She does have a very unique and recognizable scream. I hope the Sandman eventually paid you a visit. That’s funny, no known screamers. Thank you, I now have a job title for my profile, Professional Screamer! Wishing you a wonderful Thursday George. ~ Mia & Rexie aka Detective T.

      4. It wasn’t major road works, just a kerb replacement or something. Never really tested my sound proofing. Thanks for asking, Mia & Rexie le chat bilingue

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you liked it as I had to teach myself, using YouTube tutorials how to make a website. There’s still loads of products and ideas to add in the coming months.

    1. Major thanks you. All things can happen to the pieces in the sample packs when electronic musicians get hold of them. What sounded flamenco could end up entirely different.

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