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Can I make and sequence sample breakbeat phrases?
I’ve absolutely no idea what I’m doing but here goes.
What I’m trying to do
1) In old skool jungle/d&b, Amen break samples are sliced and remade into new phrases. As well as reordering the slices there might be affects added such as pitch/velocity changes, phrase reverse etc but all still fitting within the phrase length and bmp.
2) After making numerous phrases I want to set the phrases up in song length set sequences running in the background while I jam out via AUM.
For some reason I’m really against using a DAW for this as I’m wanting to do it ‘live’ in my chillout room.
This video is a great breakdown of what im trying to do.
How I do it doesn’t have to be remotely the same but I’m after a similar freedom to produce and mess around with phrase samples.
Where I’m up to
In the vid above the stuff he’s doing around the 7min mark is where I struggle with what software will work. I’m using Samplist to slice the breaks but then don’t have a way to make and mess with phrases.
Is there none DAW software where I can group and manipulate lots of samples for later use?
Playing it all back
Presuming I’ve have or can make my many individual sample phrases would a programmable sequencer be the right way to go in if so are certain ones more suited than others?
Off the non DAW options DrumPerfectPro seems to tick a lot of the boxes(?).
Here’s an (amazing) example of the feel I’m going for. I don’t want to play pads live (yet) and I’ll be synthing out but musically it’s what I’m aiming for.
A massive pre thanks for any replies, you guys and the forum have been of massive source of info and inspiration.
Keep up the good work everyone!