So, I thought this might be a cool, fun, and useful community project to enhance the ER-301 experience. Create an image/archive of samples for use with the ER-301. The dream would be to have a zip image file we could post on the wiki, and that any ER-301 user could download and have an instant collection of fun samples to work with.
What you would do
Submit samples! Anything that you would find personally useful in creating with the ER-301. The one cardinal rule would be let’s keep it legal and on the up and up. I.e. make sure anything you upload is free to be (re)distributed and used for whatever reason, with no strings attached, including things like having to cite the author. I would want anyone to feel confident that they could use this library in any of their works and publish them anywhere without having to worry about it. So if it’s something you’ve sampled yourself, great. If it’s something you download from the internet, make sure you check the license and even contact the author if you’re not sure. Take this as your responsibility.
Also include a straight .txt file with your forum name, and a few notes about the source of the sample and anything you think we should know. I could provide some kind of short template. If this goes well, perhaps we’ll beg Brian to make some kind of super-lightweight txt file reader so they could be read on the 301 directly. Including an ER-301 slice file might also be a good value add in some cases.
What I would do
Aside from contributing some samples myself, I would volunteer to be a curator of sorts. Just essentially help to categorize and put some kind of folder structure around it so that it’s easy to find things, and do a bit of version control. Of course if anyone want to help with this, that would be welcome too.
I’m thinking there are some top level categories such as:
- Single Cycle Waveforms
- One shots
- Collections (e.g. drum kits, instrument sample libraries, etc.)
- Field recordings
And then I guess we could create subcategories as needed depending on the volume and nature of contributions.
So at this point, I’m just trying to gauge interest. None of the ideas are set in stone - just a topic starter. What are your thoughts? Would you participate? What have I forgotten?