When Chopping a Sample do you fade out the end of it to make it sound smooth?
|By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)|
This BeatTips Community question comes from member BrandonF4208:
“Yo when you chop a sample do you usually fade out the end of the sample to make it smooth instead of abruptly stopping making a click sound? Obviously you don’t want that click shit but I am just wondering what other people out there do. maybe you use a different technique?”
Here’s my response:
I never “fade out” the end of a sample! If there is an unwanted sound at the end, whether it be a click or pop, I just chop the end a little more. And in the case where I don’t want do that, I decrease the amount of “sustain” and “release” on the sample. These sustain and release functions are inside of my Akai S950.
Note. Another way that I sometimes handle this situation is that I just sample a really short sound-stab—something close in sound to the sample—and layer it (overlap) the very end of the sample; this masks any audio defects at the end of the main sample. Also, the sound-stab that I use in this case usually sustains (lingers) for at least 1/8th note longer than the main sample. So not only does it work to mask a glitch or abrupt ending, it also serves as an effective sample blend.Articles, Beatmaking, Beatmaking Education, Beatmaking Practice, Beatmaking Themes, Theories, and Concepts, BeatTips, Book on How to Make Beats, Chopping Samples, Editor's Choice, Features, Hip Hop Production Techniques, Hip Hop/Rap Music Education, How to Make Beats, Making Beats, Music Education, Programming Samples, Sa'id, Soul and Funk, Sound Design, The Art of Sampling, The BeatTips Manual, Tutorials and Exercises