So people may have noticed I’ve taken a step back from Audulus since leaving official duties, but I’m still really excited about its future.
I recently got back to my music-making roots and I’m not using a literally century-old Gibson 3/4 guitar to make a new album. The artistic compelling idea behind it is to only have two guitar parts at most on one track and to make the most use of that as i can.
This guitar sounds unbelievably good - it records beautifully and plays fast, especially since it’s got a shorter neck. I’ve never been able to play on a Gibson guitar let alone an antique one, so it’s a real treat (borrowed from my landlord who lives upstairs and has a huge collection of guitars).
What I’m thinking about is Audulus 4 and sampling and how I can integrate what I love about musicians like The Books and what I know how to do in Audulus with the future of sampling in Audulus 4. I’m just really excited about taking something like this ancient instrument and making a sample pack I can use in 4 to make cool music.
So one thing I’m going to do in preparation is do stuff like make a sample pack of each note plucked and tuned across the fretboard, basic chords, and other things I think of as I record.
I guess I’m just saying this to get people thinking and preparing for sampling when it comes - start making your sample packs now so you can hit the ground running with Audulus 4.
I’ll of course be sharing any sample pack I make here with you all!