Hello folks, I just wanted to brag about my latest sampling session! The other day, A good friend and I took a hike up Vancouver's "The Lions" peaks (aprox. 1700") I packed about 20pounds of location audio gear and mics, and headed up the mountain. 3 hours later, we were freaking way up in the sky, so I set up my gear in various spots and started recording. I came apon a babbling brook about 30 minutes from the peak. I brought up a few dif. mics just for fun so I set up a tripod beside the brook with the arm of the stand about 6" from the water. I put a Rodes NT1 mic on the stand and recorded a few minutes of the water quickly flowing. When I got home, I transfered the recordings from my DAT to my computer and catalogued it. I could not believe just how bloody gorgeous my brook recording turned out. I started to lust about the possibilities I might have using this as a pad or ambient element in an electronic track! So, I sliced the recording into a 10 second segment and began pitch shifting it up and down 1 semitone and labling each as such. They are so unreal sounding. These samples don't really have a definate pitch so my idea is to start with the initial 10 second sample and call it a "middle C". Then as the track progresses and changes key, I will use the various pitch shifted samples and change them proportionaly to the accual key of the track changing.. I guess we'll have to see how that goes, wish me luck and happy sampling! Yipee! Regards, mIchAEl P.S. When I'm done, I'll post it for critiquing. Please Critique!!