i make drum&bass, which typically has a lot of movie samples. i'll get an idea for a track starting with a sound byte from a movie. i'll rip the movie onto my harddrive (i have a dvd audio ripper which extracts all 6 surround channels into their own seperate file) and then watch the movie a few times, so i know what chapters the sound bytes are from, and also pay attention to fx and random sounds that pop up in said movie. i'll usually just start an intro with a couple hihats (basically a click track), and then throw in some fx from the movie into the intro. then i'll work on manipulating the sound byte for the breakdown. i make most of my basses with a single sampled sine wave looped in an nn-xt (reason) and also make a lot of pads and reese lines with the subtractor. for drums, i usually start with a couple drum breaks, which i will chop up in recycle, save as a rex file, and then load into another nn-xt (i know recycle files are for the dr rex, but almost everything i chop sounds better in the nn-xt). i'll put like three breaks together, bounce it out as one, re-chop it, load it back in nn-xt, and do edits on it until i feel it's right. once i have the whole length of the track laid out, i'll figure out where stuff is missing, and add things where i feel they're needed, usually from samples i download off www.dogsonacid.com
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