A Brief History of Sampling is a video remix, taking a journey through the history of sampling taking in some of the most noted breaks and riffs of the decades: Continue reading
iThirtySeven has released iPro.DJSampler – a creative music sampler that they call ‘the coolest music app for the iPad’.
Here’s a video intro: Continue reading
This video, via the Washington & Lee University Electronic Music Ensemble (EME), explores how they used SampleWiz to create real-time sampling effects for their version of the Radiohead song, Everything In Its Right Place. Continue reading
Atomic Shadow has announced the Panoramic Wave Generator – a new Kontakt instrument, inspired by the early days of sampling.
Here’s what he has to say about the Panoramic Wave Generator:
I still have an old Akai S-612 and it is one of those things that I never get tired of. You can take a sound and stretch it across the entire keyboard. Depending on your sound it can sound like a howling demon in the low registers or a shrieking bird of prey on the high notes. Of course it has something like 2 seconds of sampling time.
Free Music Friday: Reader Jono Wise sent word about a free EP created primarily with the Korg MicroSampler.
Here’s what Wise has to say about the release, inVALID INvalidE.P.:
I recorded various sounds into the Microsampler, often making use of the 6k lofi mode, after this the tracks were played live into Ableton live, some tracks make use of post processing and overdubs, other tracks were pretty much just printed to audio, compression added and thats it.
The Tracks all come from one Bank on the microsampler that I recorded and are based on one central theme and variations on that. It was an interesting experiment in using the same music ideas and sounds for more than one track.
This audio recording features Vince Clarke, in 1984, discussing the Fairlight CMI and how he was using it at the time.
This is an audio recording that was done for Electronic Soundmaker and Computer Music magazine.