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2. Three wacky stu­dio chal­lenges

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1 Why not try and make a whole tune us­ing only one sound as your start­ing point? Try load­ing in a generic hi-hat, for ex­am­ple, be­fore us­ing it to cre­ate all the rhyth­mic and mu­si­cal parts of the track via clever re­sam­pling, time­line au­dio man­gling or less com­mon tech­niques such as fre­quency shift­ing and gran­ulis­ing. Not easy, but it’s sat­is­fy­ing and fun! 2 Go to your lo­cal char­ity shop and ask the cashier to pick you out any DVD at ran­dom, then take that DVD home and make a whole track us­ing only the sounds you’ve sam­pled from it. The com­plex­ity of this chal­lenge can vary, or course: a block­buster epic will pro­vide lots of or­ches­tral fod­der, but a celebrity ex­er­cise video could prove more chal­leng­ing… 3 Set your­self a bud­get of £10, then buy some ran­dom stu­dio or elec­tronic kit to make a track with. A £5 karaoke mic from the sec­ond-hand shop for record­ing com­bined with a few £1 Fisher Price toys off a car boot sale could be turned into your next banger – with lit­tle chance any­one else will have used those sounds al­ready!

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