Originally Posted by badhorsie777
Been working steadily to improve my chopping and sampling skills, making progress... Instead of d/l ing a sample pack, can y'all recommend maybe some cool current songs with exposed kicks, snares etc to snag?
In all honestly here, you would be working backwards.
First of all, the sounds you're talking about sampling have allready been mastered and tampered with for commercial release, there is only a very narrow window of processing you can apply to them.
Second of all, to get them in aiff or wav quality, you would have to buy a CD release (or vinyl) for each which is gonna be very expensive for an open kick in one song and a soloed snare in another. (iTunes is not your friend, with their acc format either)
The right sample packs are made with very little processing, in order for you to add your own touch to them.
My advice is this : Sample packs (the right ones), virtual drum instruments (Addictive drums, BFD etc) & recording your own audio (Slapping tables and kicking watercoolers for instance) is the way to get the best result.