Getting started in production......


Digital Future
VIP Junglist
Mar 21, 2002
Bored at Work
Right, I am new to this production lark and so have a few questions to ask:
1. I am using Fruityloops at the mo, and was wondering if there were sites on the net where you can download samples, breaks etc.
2. Which sample CD's are the best?
3. Any other advice would be much appreciated.



I Am Not The King
Feb 8, 2002
hey man.

1. check for some basic sample packs. I beleive gots a sample ftp. Dogs on acid have one too but im not sure. But really its all about looking, the best shit is that which you find yourself.

2. Dont use sample cds. I mean of course theyre the holy grail when it comes to samples but the only true way is to make everything yourself. Thats how i do it anyway and if nothing else itll let you truly develop your own sound.

3. Get all the VSTi and effects you can. The production is half the tune! Never be satisfied. A cliche but still haha.

hope thats some help½


This is Dog Fort
VIP Junglist
Nov 29, 2001
I have been using:

  • Acid 3
    Cool Edit 2000
    ModPlug Tracker

That's about it for now.


New Member
Apr 9, 2002
Bristol, UK
I use Reason and nothing else. It's the Daddy.

An excellent place for sample is where they have huge sample packs for download. You can also get some DnB loops at, but with the stepper style of Fruityloops you should be able to create some good ones ureself with single drum samples.

I know i did. :)

Have fun!


VIP Junglist
Mar 24, 2002
Halfway between the gutter and stars
in vain

In the beginning you don't have to worry about using ready-made samples from cd's or internet or whatever. Much easier to start your glorius career of producer-to-be using sample CD's and such. It's all part of the learning curve, and when you get the skillz, you can make your own samples.


New Member
Apr 23, 2002
yeah i agree ita all about making yr own samples, or warping those u have, its alway handy to have a large library of single drum hits, although most quality synths can make drum hits
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