Sample Me Up 2

March 8, 2010

Hey ya’ll

I know you’ve heard these, but just added the mp3s to my download page.

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Sample Me Up TRACK #1 – “The Smashed Bulb”
The Smashed Bulb was the first track I worked on. The main sample is Adam from Mississippi’s shattered bulb sample. As soon as I heard it I thought ‘Finally! Someone’s sent me a decent bass drum!’. I knew straight away it should be a grime/dance-hall track as the raw audio has a real modeselektor vibe.
The dog barking came from Megu in Japan along with a few other samples in this track (a microwave oven, and some street crossing noise). The main 80s riff in this track is made by taking the last bit from the Ooeeoowah sent in by Joe from London (he’s also known as Broadcast 2000) and whacking it in ableton’s Simpler.

There’s loads of other random stuff in here. For example a camera winding up on the off beat, which was sent in by Theresa from Germany.

Samples used for The Smashed Bulb

Shatteredbulb – Adam Ruhl, Mississippi, USA
Zipper – Fentiger, Cambridge, England
Balconytintable – Andreas Gustafsson, Gothenburg, Sweden
Mov00035 – Hendrik Schlimper, Hamburg, Germany
Doggy – Megu Hirokawa, Japan
James yuill sample brezn – Daniel Bruegge, Munich, Germany
Puredatamess – Patrick MCHugh, Donegal, Ireland
Bahbow – Hugh Miller, Tasmania, Australia
Horsey – Amul Batra, London, England
Microwave oven – Megu Hirokawa, Japan
Camera – Theresa Flenger, Regensburg, Germany
Doorstop – Josh Blalock, Texas, USA
Ooeeoowah – Joe Steer, London, England
Crossing – Megu Hirokawa, Japan
Sample me up rod – Rod Thomas, London, England
Ringalingaling – Mike Langeveld, Utrecht, Holland

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Sample Me Up TRACK #2 – “UFO”

The second track I did is UFO. It came about when I was sent the euphonium samples by Owain in Manchester. The main riff is his sample, but pitch shifted down a few octaves. As The Smashed Bulb has a kind of grime/dance-hall beat to it I decided to make this one straight up house.
Of course the bass drum is from Adam’s Shattered bulb sample, in fact the hi hat is a bit of the shattered glass from the resulting mess!

The pad was made from another euphonium sample from Owain. The little 80s sounding riff that appears near the end was made from a sample sent in for the last Sample Me Up by Aaron in Suffolk.
I used an analogue bass sound from Hugh in Tasmania, Australia to double up the main euphonium riff. Just to give the track a bit of low end and umph!

Samples used for UFO

High flutter motif2 – Owain Roberts, Manchester, England
Bahbow – Hugh Miller, Tasmania, Australia
Shatteredbulb – Adam Ruhl, Mississippi, USA
Puredatamess – Patrick McHugh, Donegal, Ireland
Mov00035 – Hendrik Schlimper, Hamburg, Germany
Insect – Megu Hirokawa, Japan
Shakyglass – Adam Ruhl, Mississippi, USA
Fluuernorm – Owain Roberts, Manchester, England
Zipper – Fentiger, Cambridge, England
Crossing – Megu Hirokawa, Japan
Microwave oven – Megu Hirokawa, Japan
Sound clip 05 – Aaron Coe, Suffolk, England

Cheers to everyone who got involved.

james

ps: Stay tuned…I suggest maybe checking up on me maybe wednesday (10th)…

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Sample Me Up 2 (tracks online)

October 11, 2009

Sample Me Up 2, originally uploaded by jamesyuill.

Hi guys

Well the Sample Me Up 2 tracks are finally online. Many thanks to discobelle.net for hosting them. I finished them a while ago, but we thought it would be better to have them posted somewhere else on the web.

here’s the link

http://www.discobelle.net/2009/10/11/sample-me-up-2/

I’d love to know what you think


Sample Me Up 2

September 3, 2009

Hello!

We all know what a huge success Sample Me Up Mofo was, (thanks for the Ivor by the way), but just in case you didn’t notice it the first time. I’m doing it again.

Here’s a quick recap of the general vibe.

I want you (the reader) to send me a short audio sample. The sample must be 5 seconds or less for example banging a pot, kicking a colleague or humming into a biscuit.

you see. I’m going to write a tune with all your samples.

a few rules

1.) I’d like it to be as analogue as possible…so don’t just send me the contents of your sample library from a future music cover mount dvd!

2.) no snippets of actual songs

3.) can’t be more than 5 seconds long…don’t want my inbox crashing

4.) please don’t send me any riffs or melodies. I want this to be as hard as possible.

5.) lastly, by sending me the samples you’re going to waive any-kind of rights you have…so another reason not to send me any killer riffs or melodies as you’re probably going to want to use these in your own music.

I will be keeping note of the samples I use, who they came from and what I did to them, so when the track is done I can name check you guys personally. (so when you do send me a sample, please write your name and where you come from i.e.: James Yuill, London, England or Mr A. Schwartzenegger, California, LA)

Please send the samples to me at

samplemeup@jamesyuill.com

many thanks!


Sample Me Up Samples

September 3, 2009

Here’s the link to the original samples I used in the Sample Me Up project

http://www.sendspace.com/file/5wxy9n


Sample Me Up Mofo! (Completed)

August 26, 2009

Hello there

So it’s done! huzzah!

http://www.jamesyuill.com/mp3s%20256/Sample%20Me%20Up.mp3

I’ve uploaded some screen grabs from ableton to explain what i did to each sound.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28909101@N02/sets/72157622148041602/

the sounds I used are as follows:

Chris Hoare – Leicester, England – memo.m4a
Hendrik Schlimper – Hamburg, Germany – mov00035.mp3
Daniel Bruegge – Munich, Germany – james yuill sample brezn.aif
Andreas Gustafsson – Gothenburg, Sweden – balconytintable.wav
Ruth Tapley, Nicola Bird, Kate Ormiston-Smith – London, England – VN 00004.amr
Aaron Coe – Suffolk, England – sound clip 10.wav/sound clip 07.wav/sound clip 05.wav
Olly@Junc Records – London, England – JUNC sample me up.mp3
Patrick McHugh – Donegal, Ireland – final.wav
Emanuela De Angelis – Pescara, Italy – edaxyuill.mp3
Sebasitian Clark – The Road – untitled 104.mp4
Nobuko Sato – Oita, Japan – zippo.wma
Fentiger – Cambridge, England – post it note.mp3
Sam King – Oxfordshire, England – sample3.mp3/sample4.mp3/sample2.mp3
Zac Wall – Missouri, USA – Intro.mp3
Christian Caterham – Brighton, England – wooden ruler on desk ruler.aiff

Apologies to Lucia Rubio – Obregon, Mexico. I couldn’t use the train passing as it was a bit too distorted. but thanks for sending it over!

A big thank you to those people that sent in samples.

I’m also aware there are some people who still want to send me samples…go ahead…there may even be a sample me up #2!


Sample Me Up (Almost Finished)

August 25, 2009

hi there

so I thought I’d go ahead and start doing the track this morning. turns out i’ve almost finished it.

i know that some of you are still to send me samples. please keep sending them in. I will do another one if I get some surplus.

just going to do a mix of it and shove it online for you to hear.

also going to be whacking up the samples that were send to me.

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Sample Me Up Mofo!

August 18, 2009


Sample Me Up Mofo!, originally uploaded by jamesyuill.

Hello!

so I’ve decided to do a little experiment/musical project involving…well…you! If you want.

It’s a simple idea…probably been done before (plus I know it’s kind of like Matthew Herbert’s Mission Statement thing)…but basically; I want you to send me a short audio sample. The sample must be 5 seconds or less for example banging a pot, shouting at your neighbour or silently flipping your parents the bird (ideally with some noise going on in the background).

you see. I’m going to write a tune with all your samples.

a few rules

1.) I’d like it to be as analogue as possible…so don’t just send me the contents of your sample library from a future music cover mount dvd!

2.) no snippets of actual songs

3.) can’t be more than 5 seconds long…don’t want my inbox crashing

4.) please don’t send me any riffs or melodies. I want this to be as hard as possible.

5.) lastly, by sending me the samples you’re going to waive any-kind of rights you have…so another reason not to send me any killer riffs or melodies as you’re probably going to want to use these in your own music.

I will be keeping note of the samples I use, who they came from and what I did to them, so when the track is done I can name check you guys personally. (so when you do send me a sample, please write your name and where you come from i.e.: James Yuill, London, England or Peter Potato, Tokyo, Japan)

Please send the samples to me at

samplemeup@jamesyuill.com

many thanks!

(oh and if you know anyone who would love to send me shiz then please let them know)