awepittance Posted January 30, 2012 Share Posted January 30, 2012 the bongos sound fine to me. I don't know why you'd get tired of hearing bongos any more than you would tire of hearing snares or hi-hats. maybe you're misunderstanding me. Its not just bonogs it's the SAME bongo sample that he uses repeatedly that i've heard on many stock sampling libraries. There are hundreds of other bongo samples he could be using, but he chooses to use the same ones. I dont get the producers hatred of perfecting an electronic instrument sound and then composing with it. Classical composers didnt find the incessant need to develop an entirely new instrument every time they mastered the last one. I understand its obviously a slightly different kettle of fish with classical, but still. I have no problem with shackleton continuing to make awesome, creepy, bassy as fuck music without deviating too much from the template hes mastered. Burial is about 16 billion times worse at it anyway and he gets his arse licked no end. sampling the same exact single bongo hit and over and over again is not comparable at all to the use of a live acoustic instrument in an orchestra. but if thats how you see it i cant argue. I don't mind the idea of using bongo drums constantly in his tunes, i just think it only hurts and dates his music more to use the same recognizable sample on pretty much every song, the same sample all other dubstep producers use. i just got a record from the 50s called 'how to play bongos' all Shackelton would have to do is sample maybe 20 bongo samples off this record, replace the ones in his existing songs and the songs would sound far better. Yeah call it nit picky but i just find it lazy. If i liked the sound to begin with i might not care, but i dont Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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