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FSF: 2022 December 2

Roux’s tags = Chill and whimsical

I took a week off of these posts for Thanksgiving. I’d considered doing one with a Thanksgiving-related sound – you know, some gloppy cranberry jelly or the crack of (someone else’s) turkey-leg bone (vegan here) – but I’ve gotta just say it: I’m not a huge fan of the whole thing.

So instead I turned to something for which I’m personally thankful: my sweet dog, Roux, and her jingly, jangly tags. From the original tag sample, I made:

  • kick
  • rimshot
  • hats
  • bass mallets
  • a slightly fizzy pad
  • a bell-like accent tone
  • and maybe mashed potatoes with Chimayo red-chile gravy mmmmmmmm…

Check out the video above to see how it all came together, then click the big Download… button above to get all of those sounds, the beat and the GB project for free. You can also check out my Skillshare class on iPhone sampling, in which I sampled a bunch of things in my kitchen and turned them into playable instruments, like I have here, using just GarageBand on my phone.

Come on back every week for new downloads containing 1) an original, unprocessed recording of some non-musical thing; and 2) 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!