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Creating Sample Packs Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Creating the Base Samples

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    808 Pt. 1

    Learn how to make a trap 808 from scratch that utilizes a custom square wave in Serum, with modulation and effects to create a truly heavy 808.

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    808 Pt. 2

    This video covers how to now process the patch with further effects for a total, full bodied 808 sound.

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    The Kick Pt. 1

    See how to properly layer sine waves with white noise to create heavy kick sounds. Additionally, Thomas shows you how to stack saturation effects to add additional punch and body to the kick sound.

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    The Kick Pt. 2

    Thomas now demonstrates further how to stack saturation effects to add additional punch and body to the kick sound. This video also shows how compression can be used to glue the kick together after the initial saturation process.

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    The Snare

    Learn how to create a cool, modern variation on the classic 808 snare. This patch utilizes creative EQ and effects processing to make the snare have a more lo-fi trap type sound.

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    The Claps Pt. 1

    Making claps is simple once you understand the proper setup. This video covers the creative uses of LFO modulation to make and design a variety of clap sounds.

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    The Claps Pt. 2

    This video shows you how to process the clap with EQ, distortion, and transient shaping to make it really snap.

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    The Hi-Hats

    While they might sound complicated, hi-hats are quite easy to make. Thomas shows how the basic patch is made and then how strategic processing is used to craft the right sound.

Chapter 2 : Creating Variations of The Samples

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    808 Variations

    Now that the basic drum patches are made it's time to start designing variations of the sounds for your sample pack. Just by switching out the oscillator and adding some additional processing you can quickly make a wide verity of 808s for your new sample pack.

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    Kick Variations

    This video reveals how to take the distorted trap kick and make two different versions of it, with one sounding clean and one with unusual processing to create a wider stereo width.

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    Snare Variations

    Just by switching out the resonance oscillator and noise generators you can make a lot of different styles of snare. Thomas shows how this process is done to make a few different types of snare sounds.

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    Clap Variations

    Thomas shows you how to craft multiple styes of claps by adding variation to the noise generator and LFO parameters.

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    Hi-Hat Variations

    Go from bright sounding hi-hats to dark and metallic sounding hi-hats in a few simple steps. These ideas can be used for creating lots of different percussion sounds.

Chapter 3 : Making Melody Loops

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    Making Melody Loops Pt. 1

    Thomas now shows you how melody loops can be constructed efficiently using presets, melody, and layering. This first part covers how to construct the melody that will be used as the basis for the whole sample.

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    Making Melody Loops Pt. 2

    Learn how to take a basic melodic sequence and transform it into a melodic trap sample. This video shows how layering synths and effects can be used to quickly make exciting samples.

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    Making Variations of the Melody Loops

    This videos shows you how quickly a loop can be transformed into another loop for your sample pack by varying a few different parameters.

Chapter 4 : Final Adjustments

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    Conclusion & Final Thoughts

    Thomas wraps up the course with a few notes on how to properly export and make sure everything sounds balanced in your sample packs.

Product Overview


Studio expert Thomas Cochran presents detailed sample pack creation video tutorials! If you've always wanted to make your own sample packs to use for your own productions, or to give or sell to others, this video series will show you how to do it step by step, all from scratch. (Note: this series does not cover how to sell or distribute your sample packs, just creating them). Thomas also provides the Ableton Live Project file so you can follow along if you have Ableton Live, plus the MIDI files that can be used in any DAW, and the Serum virtual synth presets he makes throughout the tutorials so you can further experiment and tweak them! This video series is for those who are new to making sample packs.

Thomas greets you and starts with videos on making the foundational samples that will ultimately be part of the sample pack. Starting with the mighty 808, you'll see how to craft a trap 808 from scratch that utilizes a custom square wave in Serum, with modulation and effects to create a truly heavy 808. Then you'll design a different type of kick that utilizes properly layered sine waves with white noise and saturation effects to design a powerful, heavy kick sound.

Moving on you'll watch how to create an effective, modern variation on the classic 808 snare by using creative EQ and effects processing that makes the snare more "lo-fi" sounding, design potent clap sounds with the creative use of LFO modulation, EQ, distortion, and transient shaping, as well as hi-hats that incorporate strategic processing for just the right sound.

Now that the basic drum patches are made, Thomas shows you how to make variations of your sounds by switching out the oscillator and adding additional processing, so you can quickly make a wide verity of 808s, kicks, snares, claps, and hi hats for your new sample pack. Last but not least, you'll learn how to make awesome melody loop samples easily by utilizing presets, melody, layering, sequencing, effects and more!

To see exactly what these detailed sample pack creation tutorials show you, and how they'll help you make your first sample pack quick and easy, see the individual creating a sample pack video tutorial descriptions on this page. Get in the lucrative sample pack creation game now and start making your own packs... Watch “Creating Sample Packs Explained®” today!


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aajara1970
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Thank you very much

all the material on Groove3 is great


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Composer2016
Submitted 1 week ago

Just what I needed

A great tutorial with a back to basic start. Great to see how each step was auditioned after being used. Well Done Groove3

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase


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Thank you very much

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Composer2016
Submitted 1 week ago

Just what I needed

A great tutorial with a back to basic start. Great to see how each step was auditioned after being used. Well Done Groove3

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase

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Thomas Cochran electronic musician and multi instrumentalist from Austin Texas, who now lives in Los Angeles. He focuses on creating electronic music that features both ambient and classical influences.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing music at a young age, starting with classical guitar. This started my love for music and eventually expanded into learning other instruments as well. To date, I have had over ten years of classical experience and training as well as additional instrumental experience.

2. What training have you had?

I grew up studying classical guitar and composition and eventually started applying my classical knowledge to learning other instruments as well, ranging from violin, cello, keys, and drums.

3. When did you get intro recording?

I got into recording out of necessity when me and some friends started a band back in high school and couldn't afford studio time. Through this, I learned about music production and recording and haven't looked back since.

4. Why are you so good at training people?

I love learning about the technical aspects of music production, this helps me understand the how music production works under the hood. I have also worked for several years creating music production tutorials online.

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    Ableton Live: Producing Alternative R&B

    Studio pro Thomas Cochran delivers in-depth Ableton Live production video tutorials! See how to make a complete Alternative R&B song in the style of Frank Ocean and The Weekend from scratch, step-by-step using only Ableton Live. This course is for those who are already familiar with Ableton Live, but want to learn Alternative R&B sound design and production techniques. You also get the samples and presets used in the videos so you can follow along on your studio system.

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Creating Sample Packs Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thank you very much all the material on Groove3 is great
Date published: 2021-05-10
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Date published: 2021-05-04
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