Is sampling needed to produce completely Original Material?
I am deciding whether I should get Fl Studio "Fruity Edition" or "Producer Edition" But being a noob producer I am not sure the necessity of sampling original content. I understand sampling to mean taking a sample of a song and using it in a mix. I will never remix anything unless there is some technique where you sample your original content as part of the effects of the sound. Sorry if that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Is sampling a crucial part of making totally original content to design a particular sound? Perhaps I should put it this way... Is sampling your own beats an important part of the process for that professional sound? You see I'm having a hard time understanding all these arcade sound effects bouncing all over the place in modern edm. I am not sure if its simply a matter of automating an LFO or manipulating knobs or if these sounds are someone editing slicing and dicing and merging or slowing/speeding wave files. or some other effect. I wish there was a EDM manual on how to different types of sound effects. I dont want to copy anybody but in other genres of music I can conceive of a type of sound and say to myself "Yes the oboe would provide that quality of sound". Thanks for your help