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Old 22-02-2014, 11:32 PM   #1
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Any sources?

Or how do you usually find them? Just watch a movie and when a good quote comes immeadetly pause and record it?

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Old 23-02-2014, 01:41 AM   #2
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Old 23-02-2014, 02:01 AM   #3
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I record people I know talking, reading, living, etc...

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Old 23-02-2014, 04:39 AM   #4
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archive.org is a good source

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I record people I know talking, reading, living, etc...
do they realize you are recording them? i think its more important to have friends who trust you than friends who put up with you and think you might be secretly recording them at any given moment.

i fight my impulse to record people. its not worth having a great sample if it makes you look like a sketchy dude.
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Old 23-02-2014, 04:47 AM   #5
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I bet there are some writers on IDMf that might record portions of their fiction or poetry for you to work with...

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do they realize you are recording them? i think its more important to have friends who trust you than friends who put up with you and think you might be secretly recording them at any given moment.

i fight my impulse to record people. its not worth having a great sample if it makes you look like a sketchy dude.
Yes they know and sometimes I have them say specific things.

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Old 23-02-2014, 09:27 AM   #7
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Yes they know and sometimes I have them say specific things.
its a subject worth exploration though. once you start playing with a recorder in a social setting you generate a fair bit of psychology noodles behind the scenes.
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Checkout bbc radio 4.
They discuss some really interesting topics from time to time which when taken out of context make great samples.
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Old 23-02-2014, 01:07 PM   #10
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I usually record some of the people I sit with on skype. Just little snippets out of context.

Of course, I let them know after Ive recorded, and they're generally ok with it.

I dunno, theres something about using samples from an experience you were part of that adds another layer of genuinity to me, haha. Like, if you can truly connect to what is being said, or who is saying it. Idk.

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I've downloaded some cool stuff from here, though never used it...
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Old 27-02-2014, 12:48 AM   #13
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You can try sampling off youtube, or if you have a recorder, sample off your tv...lots of ways
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Old 27-02-2014, 12:36 PM   #14
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Re: Spoken word samples

Ive used the conet project recording for years, I just love the whole mystery of numbers stations and the samples just sound great in electronic music.

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Old 27-02-2014, 03:34 PM   #15
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You can try sampling off youtube, or if you have a recorder, sample off your tv...lots of ways
Yeah, but sampling from tv is hard, by the time I switch record, the subject has already been said. Constantly record everything and try to remember where its all at??? Remembering all is the hard part.
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Old 27-02-2014, 05:57 PM   #16
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Remembering all is the hard part.
Not really, you'll probably remember what was said before that, and what was said after, so you'll probably be able to tell about where it is. Relistening the whole thing is also an option. Honestly, I prefer having a samplefodder folder, which I have those cut outs of stuff I think sound cool (or even full songs I think I could do something with). I feel that works better than making a song, then plopping in a sample.

(Unless you're going for the whole "buildup > YO SKRILL DROP IT HARD > Wob")

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Check out archive.org! Lots of archived radio programs as well as tons of other stuff. I'm a big old time radio fan and lots of that stuff has become public domain. The site provides creative commons info and usually offers mp3 downloads. Handheld cassette recorders are also a staple of my daily search for speech/sounds to record on the fly.
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Checkout bbc radio 4.
They discuss some really interesting topics from time to time which when taken out of context make great samples.
Very true. I listen to Radio 4 in the car when I want a break from music. Listened to a half hour conversation about thrush the other day; that certainly had some amusing samples in


@OP: If you google 'computer text to speech generator' or something like that then you get a whole host of websites where you can input text, choose a voice and have it read out whatever you want. I find this very useful for getting speech samples which can then be processed/mangled.

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