Cringe-worthy sample/preset names...

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  1. Sammy Dexcell

    Sammy Dexcell Stop editing my profile Smarty!

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    There could be a whole other section for track titles but I'm mainly focusing on sample names etc.

    For e.g I was going through my new load of samples. I figured I basically wouldn't want a well known producer to go through any of my library of sounds or a masterclass tutorial thing grabbin a screen shot of my bank of samples, it mainly consists of shit like this :

    'culture shock snare.wav'
    'noisia bass filth.wav'
    'Spor drums.wav'
    'Subfocus rise.wav'
    'netsky wobble bass.wav' <-- had to throw that one in there but I genuinely have nothing named like that haha!

    In all honesty this shit is kind of a bad look imo... the innocence of it is that I've obviously created something similar sounding, but on the face of it, it just looks like im trying to emulate someone etc...but whatever?!? Point is, does anyone else here share the same bad habits of naming things like a fanboy??

    As I said don't get me started on track titles cause they are on another level....looking back on this maybe that thread would've been better... :monkey:
     
  2. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Haha! I'm completely the opposite! I'm like a fanboy of myself which is even worse! Everything I create and save as a sample or preset looks like this

    KronixBass1
    KronixBass2
    KronixSnare1
    KronixKick1
    kronixAwesomeFuckingSynthShit2.4

    etc
    etc!

    I know.....It's awful lol
     
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  3. Sammy Dexcell

    Sammy Dexcell Stop editing my profile Smarty!

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    Hahaha, thats organisation in my book! Gone are those days where we used to save everything as sound1.wav sound2.wav etc as we realised if we moved any of the samples FL would pick the 'closest' one and if you have folders and folders of sound1's 2's etc it would screw your projects over. Now once a track is finished i zip loop it!

    Really need a computer maid to clean up my folders!
     
  4. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    It sounds organised sure, But when I have bass sounds running from KronixBass1 through to around KronixBass 150, finding the one I'm looking for at the time can be quite time consuming!

    But then in all honesty, how else can we label stuff that keeps it tidy and lets us know what the sound is? I guess it's a burden all of us must bear!
     
  5. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    i have some along the lines of
    fuckbass
    cunt
    sludge
    slidge (because sludge was already taken)
    bigsoftwomp
    bigmanbass

    theres hundreds more
     
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  6. Sammy Dexcell

    Sammy Dexcell Stop editing my profile Smarty!

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    Mate, it's a messy way of doing it, but the way I've got it now is for instance if im making a track called 'house cunt'.... its usually going to contain stuff i'd like to export so in the folder where im saving all the new versions of it i.e house cunt_1.flp - house cunt_30.flp I'll tend to just export a noise and explain it as best i can. "House cunt pad synth womp.wav", "House cunt fx and rises.wav"

    It's messy but i know where everything is so it helps a lot. Can't tell you how many new projects ive made of frankenstien pieces of other tracks! Resampling is the way to go imo! Makes you get such a unique sound!
     
  7. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    thats all well and good but compared to my slidge bass naw bruv
     
  8. wingz

    wingz everyones fav austrian

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    perez warm bass
    break style
    meffi midrange
    icicle deep sub

    usually name it after what it reminds me of
     
  9. xiris

    xiris Constantly Learning

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    First Four in my folder right now

    Reese Bass 1
    Psychedelia (?)
    Just Odd But I Like It
    I don't even Know

    I just try to name my sound by what they sound like... that being said i do try to steer clear of "naming after a producer" if you will, even if i was going for a resemblance.


    That being said I have a separate folder for each song's created synths, so i basically know where everything is... sometimes..
     
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  10. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    Spor Lead
    Strange behaviour lead (which i got pretty spot on btw)
    Moving bass
    Old fashined reece
    Super basic flange reece

    Snares:
    fwap
    phwap
    punchy
    Toney Tim (best snare ever made)
    Light n tight

    Kicks:
    The Heavy D
    Whipped
    Deep End
    Deff

    Now i'm proper organised, with the date, type and key in every sample (thanks noisia and mefjus)
     
  11. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    walnuts.wav
     
  12. DYSRUPT

    DYSRUPT Active Member

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    Same as Fletch. . . . . I never named shit that sounded like other artists. I never focused that much on any one particular artist. except Audio. . . .Headroom is the only track i really picked apart and put under a microscope. Sweet simplicity.


    Dysrupt snare 1
    Dysrupt Snare 2
    bla blah blah

    Except basses. . . . . my bass sounds usually are named the first thing that comes to mind

    I have a
    "Cactus reese" obviously very sharp
    "rubber band" obviously pitch shifted and filtered to shit. ( but not very dirty)
    "Lizard bass" for no apparent reason lol
    "sludge bass" you get the idea.
     
  13. DjCartel

    DjCartel Well-Known Member

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    growl, wob, wib, wap, tear, bzzz, buzz, gshhh.....you get the idea. no formality what so ever
     
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  14. Menosance

    Menosance aka OSOI

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    I usually keep the same sample name. I wouldn't change it even if I completely changed the sound.

    Field recordings? Yes. - BenQ Projector with background chatter, Bar Stool Whine etc etc.

    I used to create patches but nowadays I just don't. One that comes to mind is Two Flangin' OSCs
     
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    cele Well-Known Member

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    wheao.wav
    weird.wav
    lol.wav
    rattle synth.wav
    pulse synth.wav
    hard.wav
    bumwaow.wav
    liquid bass.wav
    weird bass.wav
    zirping.wav
    fat sub.wav

    would be the first ones i noticed, if i can i try to emulate the sound of the bass with letters (wheao f.ex), or try to name it after what it sounds like, my samples are all over the place though, and it doesn't help that i have at least 10 samples called lol or hrfzg for lack of a better name which i can then search for forever
     
  16. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Amazing thread topic!

    I tend to name my samples in a pretty boring manner: ex. x_Snare_y where "x" describes the snare (ex. layered, big, tiny, etc.) and y equals the key.

    Synth patch names on the other hand...well:

    This_bass_impregnated_your_mum
    BS_Turbo_slut_bass
    PERC_Beatin_Cheeks
    LD_Two_girls_One_Lead
    BS_Racist_Bassist
    ARP_80s_Coke_Binge
    SUB_This_Sub_Made_Me_Poop_Myself
    LD_Fuck_Yo_Lead_and_Yo_Couch_Charlie_Murphy
    LD_Squeal_Like_a_Pig
    PD_Maxi_Pad
     
  17. Binary_UK

    Binary_UK Binary.

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    I went through a stage of naming bass preset's after eastenders characters...
     
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    wapwap.wav
    wopwop.wav
    bleeeeeerp.wav

    haha it gets so confusing
     
  19. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    pat butcher bass must have been fierce
     
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  20. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Best lead name ever!

    I feel the need to go and create a sound now that would emulate a vivid picture of "one man one jar"!
     
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