That was meant to suggest being hacked, which I suppose for audio purists is more or less the same thing as being sampled. But in this case, it was entirely voluntary, and a pleasure at that. A while ago, I was approached by Tim Wisecup, an engineer and plugin designer for Acustica Audio’s Nebula platform. He wanted to sample my Roland 555 by sending acoustic impulses through it at various settings, then averaging the results. The project was a success, so much so that we continued with my Orban 111 and home-brew plate reverb.
In any event, if you have any interest in plugins and digital recording, you should take a moment to peruse Tim’s samples; they’re a unique, fun and useful collection of virtual processors based on antique radios, wah-wah pedals and anything else that strikes his fancy. And of course, you can imagine I’m right there with you, virtually.
Unless, of course, that’s creepy.