Classic Fairlight Sounds Come To Nord Keyboards

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Nord has announced a major addition to the Nord Sample Library, the sounds of the legendary Fairlight digital sampler.

The Fairlight was the first commercially available polyphonic sampler when launched back in 1979 and it opened up the doors of sampling to many artists and producer during the 80′s. Continue reading

Basic Recording Techniques

This video playlist, via AudioTechnicaUSA, collects a series of videos that cover Basic Recording Techniques.

While not directly synth-related, the videos cover topics that a lot of electronic musicians have to deal with when it comes to recording live parts or content for sampling.

Topics covered in the Basic Recording Techniques series include: Continue reading

New Sampler For iOS – Elsa

elsa-sampler-iosDeveloper Erik Sigth has released Elsa – a retro-style sampling app for iOS (Universal) with tempo based looping.

Elsa lets you record, save, load & reverse samples. You can play it with a multi octave on-screen keyboard or plug in a core MIDI device of choice, soft- or hardware.

Elsa comes with three built in effects, a reverb, a resonant low pass filter and a frequency/bit crush. Samples are looped in three different modes, one off, forward and/or forward-reverse. The start and end of playback also comes in three modes, one set of start and stop for all, one set per note and/or one set per octave, allowing for many different types of samples. Additionally at playback time, sample length can also be controlled by a set of sample dividers, 1-8.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading

Moby Sued Over Alleged Unlicensed Samples – After 22 Years

moby-as-deranged-naked-gun-manMoby is looking a little pissed off! Could it be because he’s getting sued over alleged unlicensed sample use – after 22 years?

According to a Hollywood Reporter article, Moby is being sued by VMG Salsoul, a New York-based disco and funk record label. They say that Moby included unlicensed samples on his 1992 songs, “Next is the E” and “Thousand.” Continue reading

A Brief History of Sampling

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