Nice Collection of Drum Machines Sound Samples from Milk Crate

I’ve decided to start linking to other sample sites as well when I find something awesome, check out this post here from Milk Crate Breaks. The download contains drum kits from the following samples! Go get them!

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Emu e5000 Ultra Sampler For Sale! (Tampa Bay)

I’m trying to sell my Emu e5000 Ultra Sampler in the Tampa Bay area with sample discs for $199! It’s in perfect working condition and has always been kept in a smoke free studio! It has a 12GB internal hard drive (upgraded), 128MB RAM (upgraded), a Glyph SCSI CD-ROM drive and comes with 15 sample discs!

It has amazing filters, routing and patching capabilities. I helped put together a list of the sources and destinations for the routing capabilities here.

I hope someone locally will purchase this, I would hate to have to put it up on Ebay (and charge for shipping).

Sold, thanks Chris!

Blue Distortion: Unce

First tune to start off the podcast. Welcome back.

This song started as a joke to make a fist-pumping, happy house track. Unce is Un (kick) and ce (hi-hat) to emphasize a 4/4 house beat. Also know as throat techno. I was going to do a series of these songs at some point with just vocal samples, maybe soon.

Released on He Thinks He Is Peoples in 2010.

A Website Update Finally? For Whom?


This thing follows me everywhere.

The galvanized technophile clicks publish on his latest composition, which is certain to bring internet stardom, anonymous donations and hopefully free cookies. He sits only illuminated by the blue glow of the monitor, anticipating the onslaught of page views. They trickle like Reaganomics. As time goes on, as it’s known to do, enthusiasm begins to wane. His writings become less out of habit and more out of necessity. Then to begrudgingly avoid neglect.

His creativity machine grinds to a halt like a factory shutdown. He carefully constructs the inevitable apology to his 3 readers. The blogging software goes out of date. Comment spam starts to take over. He has failed at the internet and regrettably joins Facebook.

Personal websites and blogs not entangled by the tentacles of the large social media monsters are declining. If you want to just share links or photos with friends, there are specific social media services for it. Seems a bit redundant to post a link to a photograph on Facebook when you could just post the photo itself. I have observed the interesting balance, and now, tipping point between social media and personal websites over the last few years.

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Waldorf Microwave XT Sound Samples

Well, I am back sooner than expected with even more Waldorf Microwave XT Samples, a continuation from the previous entry. I have been getting some great sounds out of it lately, working the XT much like a an old school analog modular synth. Digital, strange and evil sounds have been emanating quite easily from this orange monster. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

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New Waldorf Microwave XT Samples, Site Update

Waldorf Microwave XT
The Orange Wavetable Monster!

Well, it’s been quite a while since there has been new samples uploaded to Blue Distortion. As much as I would like to keep up with this site, it unfortunately sits on the back burner for long periods of time. I do apologize for that. More importantly, I would like to apologize to all of those that have emailed us in the last few months with tracks for the podcast. I haven’t been updating it recently.

I am currently working on writing a system that will streamline the submission process and make it much easier to add tunes to the podcast. Till then, please hold tight. Now, finally, on to the new Waldorf Microwave XT samples.

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James Brown, Sampled to Death

James Brown is Dead
James Brown, lol.

James Brown is a household name, one of the godfathers of funk and soul. He was admitted into the Emory Crawford Long Hospital with ‘severe pneumonia’ yesterday and passed away around 1:45 AM this morning. He was 73 years old.

It is safe to say that James Brown rode the downward spiral in the last few decades. He was repeated arrested for drug possession and domestic abuse. For example, did you know James Brown spent 3 years in prison for threatening pedestrians with firearms while high on PCP? It’s the classic case of genius that self destructs into malignity. It’s easy to give respect when considering what he has done for music, but, in most cases his dark persona proceeds him.

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Pidgin IM Sound Effects (Miranda, Trillian, Skype…)

It’s been a while since there has been a post on Blue Distortion, so, I decided to upload a pack of sound effects that were made specifically for Pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. These can also be used for Trillian, Miranda and any other IM clients that allow you to customize the sound events.

The volume of the samples aren’t maximized / normalized so they won’t scare the hell out of you when you have the volume up really loud on your computer. There are 12 alert sounds and 4 separate login and logout sounds. More coming soon!

Pidgin IM Sound Pack (zip)
20 sounds – 2.8 MB

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Frog Sound Samples and Tree Frog Macro Photography

Here is a small tribute of electronic media to our little green friends. First, we have some sound samples packs. The first is of a plethora of frogs going through random rhythms. This was sampled in the late summer of 2005. The second sample pack is processed one hits from the first pack.

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Submit Your Electronic Music to the Blue Distortion Podcast

Blue Distortion is now accepting submitted mp3s into the electronic music podcast! If you are interested in getting some exposure on our podcast, send us some links to mp3s on the submission form.

In other news, Blue Distortion is now two years old! Stay tuned for more sound samples, music, artwork and photography in the upcoming year. Have a great new year!