FSF: 2022 October 28

Lamp pull = another lil beat

Karen told me I needed to move beyond the kitchen, so I went into the next room and found a lamp. I loved the sound of the lamp’s chain pull, so I sampled it into GarageBand on my phone and made

  • a kick,
  • two snare layers,
  • two hats,
  • two bass layers,
  • a pad synth and
  • an arpeggiating synth.

Most of the pitched sounds, I made by looping an extremely short segment of the sample. But the pull itself had a bit of a pitch, roughly the flavor of a low marimba, so that one bass layer is a straight sample playback plus some adjustments to the amplitude envelope.

Get all of those sounds and the beat, for free, wrapped up all nice in a GarageBand for iPhone project by clicking the big button above. You can also check out my Skillshare class on iPhone sampling, in which I sampled a bunch of other things in my kitchen and turned them into playable instruments just using GarageBand.

Come on back every week for new downloads containing 2 components each: an original, unprocessed recording of some non-musical thing; and a GarageBand for iOS project containing the Sampler instrument(s) that I’ve made with that recording.

Want to learn how to do this yourself? Check out my Skillshare class on turning found sounds into instruments using just your iPhone. If you sign up, you’ll get a free month of membership!