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turtlexman
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Joined: 07/07/2013 - 17:25
how to get a better sample chop?

<p>Ok so I found this loop, but if I do like a copy paste thing, it loops, but doesn't work with my drum beat. But if I take the first 1\4th measure and put it at the end, it works fine with the drum beat, but I think you can tell I chopped it, if you listen closely. Is there a way to make it sound more natural? I tried to use the drums inside the sample to guide me how to chop it, but I don't think it helped make it sound natural.</p>

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I suppose you already know,

I suppose you already know, but generally, depending on the sample you want to loop, it comes down to math. If you want your loop sample to sync with the song, then either you need to stretch the sample to match your song bpm using the pitch/timestretch tool or change the tempo of your song to match the sample bpm.

So how do you know for example, how long your sample needs to be? I found an online calculator that will help:
https://toolstud.io/music/bpm.php

It's still helps to have a calculator handy, but with that tool, you can see that if your song is 132bpm, then one full 4 beat measure will be 1.8182sec long. Or .4545sec per beat. Or .2273sec per half beat/ 8th measure, etc.

So now, if you know what you want to stretch to, and you've managed to do it right, you can check the padlock icon in the lower right of the waveform editor, and that will snap your sliders to either [S] seconds or [B] beats for easier chopping...

turtlexman
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Joined: 07/07/2013 - 17:25
That helped alot, I never saw

That helped alot, I never saw that padlock thing before haha

UncleAfx
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Yep. ;). Not sure if you've

Yep. ;). Not sure if you've ever used a beat slicer before, but it's great for that sort of thing.