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The Vagrance
11-01-2009, 01:54 AM
Probably the best thing I've done for my production in a long time is starting crate digging and basically sampling anything and everything I can, and ever since I've been able to create some great mangled textures and at the very least have been exposed to a ton of music I never would have listened to otherwise.

Anyone else been doing the same thing? Any neat finds?

Meteo Xavier
11-01-2009, 02:39 AM
What is crate digging? I'm not familiar with the term.

OverCoat
11-01-2009, 02:55 AM
What is crate digging? I'm not familiar with the term.

crate digging as in digging through crates full of old records, a common term to DJs

I go through my Goodwill and look for good records
I find stuff like this:
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9938/themanyfacetsofroger.jpg

And you wouldn't know from the cover, but it is actually an amazing record

The Vagrance
11-02-2009, 07:14 PM
And you wouldn't know from the cover, but it is actually an amazing record

I'm not surprised at all, Roger and Zapp was phenomenal.

Scrap McNapps
11-02-2009, 07:21 PM
Man I haven't crate digged in a long while. I need to set a date to do it up.

OverCoat
11-02-2009, 07:32 PM
I'm not surprised at all, Roger and Zapp was phenomenal.

I need to find the record with "More Bounce to the Ounce" on it. This album does have "So Ruff So Tuff" which is fantastic.

I also found a couple rick james records with this one :D

Yoozer
11-03-2009, 10:13 PM
What is crate digging? I'm not familiar with the term.

1900+ posts and doesn't know how to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crate_digging)

Seriously though, old vinyl disco samplers = never ending source of kick drums + loops begging to be filtered and sped up. Be like Daft Punk.

Meteo Xavier
11-04-2009, 12:10 AM
1900+ posts and doesn't know how to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crate_digging)

I come from a generation that is still used to asking questions to people for serviceable answers, not Google or Wiki.

Yoozer
11-04-2009, 06:01 AM
I come from a generation that is still used to asking questions to people for serviceable answers, not Google or Wiki.
I come from a generation that learned how to use dictionaries and encyclopedias, through the snow, uphill both ways, and used them as starting points before asking further. Your argument would've had more merit if the Wikipedia definition was not serviceable.

Since it is serviceable, you may now get off my lawn.

Meteo Xavier
11-04-2009, 02:20 PM
I really don't think its worth getting an attitude for. People ask questions on forums. That's what they're there for. I prefer asking people. I don't see whats wrong with that.

Yoozer
11-04-2009, 07:52 PM
That's not an attitude, that's me being old (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=get%20off%20my%20lawn&defid=3258854
) and cranky (http://everything2.com/?node_id=1786116
).

You could've just tried, and you'd have your question answered; every link on the first page of Google explains exactly what it is. Those texts you see there were actually typed by actual human beings. Do you never look anything up if you want to know stuff about something?

Forums are for the interesting questions that you can't answer with encyclopedias and dictionaries, like "how do i djp" or "How would I go about orchestrating this particular piece", because there's no straight and narrow answer to those. (the retort being: these are not your forums, and that's just like, your opinion, man).

It's not like OCR is going to run out of space or something, but you get way more interesting questions that way, and self-reliance and self-education are important - doubly so because so many people here have to wear several hats (engineer, musician, composer, artist, technician, etc.) at the same time.

Meteo Xavier
11-04-2009, 08:11 PM
Let's just drop the argument entirely as it has no value or purpose in this forum. I just prefer asking people when its convenient to. That's it. There doesn't need to be an argument about it.

gwilendiel
11-06-2009, 09:54 PM
I used to do this a LOT when I was into dub and slicing/cutting... in my tracker days.

It's really fun and useful. And I wouldn't just dig up records but like recordings of shows and stuff. Like in one song I had samples from the Flintstones 'chipmunked' and a reversed sound of some sort of cars going by on a race track. Have also used things like the sound of glass breaking or camera mechanisms operating for percussion.

Wish I still had all my stuff I used... that was loads of fun, years ago sadly.

Legion303
11-09-2009, 04:43 AM
I come from a generation that is still used to asking questions to people for serviceable answers, not Google or Wiki.

You mean the generation that knows what records are, right?

(I did it for the lulz...I had no idea what "crate digging" meant either)

-steve

leaf
11-10-2009, 06:00 PM
from todays digging session:

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6932/img2158.jpg

Meteo Xavier
11-10-2009, 06:06 PM
Thats a cool looking wall I'll tell you huh-what.

The Vagrance
11-10-2009, 06:41 PM
from todays digging session:

Some sweet nabs, especially The Moody Blues.

IrateResearchers
11-11-2009, 08:26 PM
We stopped crate digging after we got shelves for all the records... next to the record player.

has anyone ever heard of The Dickies?

The Vagrance
11-21-2009, 06:17 AM
We stopped crate digging after we got shelves for all the records... next to the record player.

has anyone ever heard of The Dickies?

Can't say I have :/

I'm really starting to love Ableton's sampler the more and more I'm using it, and really I've gained a supreme respect for samplers in general, especially once you get it to loop in a really weird place and you get some crazy modulation on it, then sampling that sample. Good stuff.

The Vagrance
12-16-2009, 05:25 AM
Bought a few more records this weekend, as well as having access to my dad's record collection. So far I've already discovered the sample used in Lupe Fiasco - Pressure which was pretty cool because it was on a really obscure album.

I'm thinking about making a little sample pack for OCR though with some cool stuff I've found that I may not have a use for (as well as whatever breaks I've found), would anyone be interested? Is anyone else up for doing the same?

A-RoN
01-05-2010, 03:06 AM
East coast underground hip-hop is all about crate digging. I snagged some Barry White two years ago from a friend of mine and shamelessly came up with this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvtu0ifJTN0