Hi all —
Last night I was messing around making sounds... not music (yet) per se, but decided to start recording/saving sound experiments to try and stitch into musical pieces later. Then it occurred to me that others might be interested in these "sample packs" too, and furthermore I've collected quite a few virtual instruments over the years that I could use to make loops/textures that others might be interested in incorporating into their demos.
This gave me an idea to replace the fawmpilations up on the bandcamp merch page (https://fawm.bandcamp.com/music — which by the way nobody has bought in several years) with sample packs to help inspire songwriting or accompaniment.
Each pack would have a theme (example ideas I've thought about so far: atmospheres, cassette drums, shakers, classic drum machines, euclidean rhythms, upright bass, string quartet, randomness). If folks were interested in curating their own sample packs, fawmers/5090ers who wanted to could also reach out and contribute their own sounds as well to "crowdsourced" community packs.
They could be released via FAWM's bandcamp page. All proceeds would go to keep FAWM/5090 going.
So my questions are:
1. What do people think about this idea?
2. What price point(s) do you think is/are fair for a sample pack to support FAWM/5090, and for what quantity of loops/samples?
3. What kinds of instruments, sounds, themes, etc., would be most useful to you in your songwriting/demoing process?
One could even imagine FAWM/5090 challenges whereby everyone tries to make their own songs out of sounds in the same sample packs!
Let me know what you think, and thanks for the input...