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Breakbeats Sampler

Craft & Design Yarncraft


Artist Andrew Salomone writes:

It occurred to me that needleworkers used to have to make patterns and images to decorate fabric in the same way that contemporary music producers make beats and musical compositions by repeating and layering audio samples in digital sound editing programs. So the files created using digital editing programs today basically function in the same way that needlework samplers did in the days when all embroidery had to be done by hand.

So he made this Breakbeats Sampler, featuring waveforms for some common breakbeats, lovingly stitched on fabric. I’m guessing the natural next step would be to make each breakbeat playable with a soft switch.


2 thoughts on “Breakbeats Sampler

  1. Kayla says:

    This is awesome!
    Of course, he’s using Audacity.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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