Introducing Grain Farm

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jmerdsoy
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15 May 2018

Hello all! I've just developed a Refill for Grain Sample Manipulator based on acoustic instrument samples. Specifically, I sampled up to 16 commonly used chords on 7 different instruments (Upright Piano, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Lap Steel, Mandolin and Accordion) and created 20 versatile patches for each instrument, in 4 different categories: Chords (for maximum original instrument resonance), FX, Melody and Pads. Check out my site and have a listen to the demos. Thanks!

www.grain-farm.com

jimmyklane
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15 May 2018

jmerdsoy wrote:
15 May 2018
Hello all! I've just developed a Refill for Grain Sample Manipulator based on acoustic instrument samples. Specifically, I sampled up to 16 commonly used chords on 7 different instruments (Upright Piano, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Lap Steel, Mandolin and Accordion) and created 20 versatile patches for each instrument, in 4 different categories: Chords (for maximum original instrument resonance), FX, Melody and Pads. Check out my site and have a listen to the demos. Thanks!

www.grain-farm.com
Awesome! I’ll have to check this out. I’m currently in the middle of a refill project as well, so it’s always cool to see what others do!
DAW: Reason 10,

SAMPLERS: Akai MPC 2000, E-mu SP1200, E-Mu e5000Ultra, Ensoniq EPS 16+, Akai S950, Maschine

SYNTHS: Mostly classic Polysynths and more modern Monosynths. All are mostly food for my samplers!

www.soundcloud.com/jimmyklane

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qn5
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17 May 2018

Copped.
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jmerdsoy
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17 May 2018

qn5 wrote:
17 May 2018
Copped.
What do you mean?

jmerdsoy
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17 May 2018

Hi all, I've added a video to www.grain-farm.com showing some of the functionality of Grain Farm. Check it out!

Justin

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esselfortium
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17 May 2018

Nice work, what was your process like for recording the samples?
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jmerdsoy
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esselfortium wrote:
17 May 2018
Nice work, what was your process like for recording the samples?
Thanks!
Five mics on each instrument (six on the piano)...close mic(s), stereo pair and ambient pair. I played each chord on each instrument until I got a nice clean ringing sustain. Edit, chop, noise reduce.

jmerdsoy
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17 May 2018

jimmyklane wrote:
15 May 2018
jmerdsoy wrote:
15 May 2018
Hello all! I've just developed a Refill for Grain Sample Manipulator based on acoustic instrument samples. Specifically, I sampled up to 16 commonly used chords on 7 different instruments (Upright Piano, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Lap Steel, Mandolin and Accordion) and created 20 versatile patches for each instrument, in 4 different categories: Chords (for maximum original instrument resonance), FX, Melody and Pads. Check out my site and have a listen to the demos. Thanks!

www.grain-farm.com
Awesome! I’ll have to check this out. I’m currently in the middle of a refill project as well, so it’s always cool to see what others do!
What are you making?

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nickb523
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17 May 2018

Good stuff Justin. Some great sounds in there!

Nick :)

jmerdsoy
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nickb523 wrote:
17 May 2018
Good stuff Justin. Some great sounds in there!

Nick :)
Thanks Nick! My hat's off to yours as well. Very fine work.

jimmyklane
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17 May 2018

jmerdsoy wrote:
17 May 2018
jimmyklane wrote:
15 May 2018


Awesome! I’ll have to check this out. I’m currently in the middle of a refill project as well, so it’s always cool to see what others do!
What are you making?
Late reply sorry!

I’m creating a refill for Europa, Grain, NN-XT, and RV7000mkII of all of my analog synths sampled into the Ensoniq EPS 16+. Convolution impulses of all of the effects (which are really great)...the sampler gives a really unique and gritty sound to everything you run through it, and I’ve found that you can make some truly huge sounds on it.

It’s a very time consuming and labor intensive project, but I think that putting out there for free with some nice custom combinator wrappers and solid control/CV routings will make people more likely to purchase future releases and my Kontakt version of this instrument (which goes a fair bit deeper)

Just today I took a sample of oscillator sync sweeps and put it into Europa as a wavetable, then sampled Europa into the EPS....everything simply sounds cooler when ran through that unit!
DAW: Reason 10,

SAMPLERS: Akai MPC 2000, E-mu SP1200, E-Mu e5000Ultra, Ensoniq EPS 16+, Akai S950, Maschine

SYNTHS: Mostly classic Polysynths and more modern Monosynths. All are mostly food for my samplers!

www.soundcloud.com/jimmyklane

jmerdsoy
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18 May 2018

Nice! I'll be keeping my eye on you :)

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qn5
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jmerdsoy wrote:
17 May 2018
qn5 wrote:
17 May 2018
Copped.
What do you mean?
Sorry, I forget this isn't a hip hop forum hahah. Just means "purchased". :)
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