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    Sample Your Gear With Acustica Audio Nebula

    Nebula Tips & Techniques

    There are some stunningly good Libraries for Acustica Audio's Nebula dynamic convolution plug-in, but you can also create your own. We invited one of the best Nebula developers to tell you how.

    Techniques May 2014
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    Q. Why use upsampling within plug-ins?

    If high sample rates make no discernible difference when recording (which is effectively what Dan Lavry's much-quoted white...

    Sound Advice Aug 2013
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    Matthew Herbert: Sampling Pig Noises

    Interview | Artist

    Not many artists would make an entire album from field recordings of the life of a pig. But not many artists are like Matthew Herbert...

    People Oct 2013
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    Synth Preservation Society

    Sampling Vintage Synthesizers

    Vintage synths are perfect for sampling, and modern multisampling software makes the process easy and creatively rewarding. We show you how it’s done in our in‑depth guide.

    Techniques Oct 2013
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    Sampling Patches | How To Create Scripts In NI Kontakt, Part 2

    Primer

    Building on last months introduction to the basics of scripting in Native Instruments Kontakt soft sampler, we explain how to make your scripted functions adjustable via a simple user interface.

    Techniques Jul 2014
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    House Music

    Rediscover Your Sampling Mojo

    If you're stuck in a creative rut with sample libraries, why not look for inspiration in your own home?

    Techniques Nov 2014
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    The Lost Art Of Sampling: Part 7

    Part 7 of 7

    We bring our series on rediscovering the the art of sampling to a close, with a look into the future.

    Techniques Feb 2006
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    The Lost Art Of Sampling: Part 1

    Techniques & Technology

    Most modern musicians use samples, even if only in Sample & Synthesis-based keyboards or virtual instruments. But sampling itself has become something of a lost art. In the first part of a short series on rediscovering this skill, we look back at how the technique and the technology developed.

    Techniques Aug 2005
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    DJ Format

    Sampling & Hip-hop Production

    DJ Format has been making funky, sample-led hip-hop since the old school was new — and it seems the world has finally caught up.

    People Jun 2005
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    The Dust Brothers

    Sampling, Remixing & The Boat Studio

    The Dust Brothers changed the course of record production with a new approach to sampling. In their first ever in-depth technical interview, John King and Mike Simpson explain their unique way of making records and open the doors of their remarkable LA studio, The Boat.

    People May 2005
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    Q. How can I stop my drum loops from going out of sync?

    I have some sampled drum patterns that I am trying to loop. I find that they are losing sync over the course of the track. What's going wrong and how do I fix it?

    Sound Advice Mar 2005
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    Q & A December 2012

    Your Technical Questions Answered

    Can you advise on the powering and positioning of Behringer's Truth monitors? How can I control proximity effect? Why do speaker stands have spikes? Will Steinberg's Virtual Guitarist run on my PC? Will replacing my carpet with laminate affect the acoustics? Can you recommend a second-hand sampler with a floppy drive? How can I get broadcast masters to sound louder?

    Sound Advice Dec 2002
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    Multisampling With EXS24

    Sampling Sound Modules For Use In Logic's EXS24

    With a software sampler such as Emagic's EXS24, creating multisampled instruments from your favourite patches on your hardware sound modules needen't be a chore.

    Techniques Aug 2002
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    Django Bates' Human Chain

    Soft Samplers For Live Music

    Software samplers are revolutionising studio recording, but can they replace their hardware counterparts in live performance? Jazz keyboardist Django Bates is in the process of finding out...

    People Feb 2002
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