3 powerful ways to transform melodic samples

Do you ever feel like you’re always applying the same few processing techniques on your melodic samples?

In the tutorial video above, producer / songwriter Meredith Bull dropped by the Splice YouTube channel to share three unique ways she transforms melodic samples. These simple but powerful techniques—spanning pad design, reverses, and chiptune processing—will help you reimagine existing sounds and develop new and exciting timbres.

If you’d like to follow along with the same three samples that were used in the video, you can find them here, here, and here. If you’re looking to use your own sounds but are unsure where to start, consider checking out our tutorial on how to choose sounds and timbres that fit your track.

Which production technique was your favorite? Do you have any unique sample processing techniques of your own that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments section of the video, and subscribe to the Splice YouTube channel for more.


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March 12, 2022

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and creates music as Namaboku.