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    Practical Phrase Sampling For Modern Music Production: Part 3

    Tips & Techniques

    In the final part of this series, Oli Bell gives you some practical tips and tricks on looping, re-grooving and time-stretching.

    Techniques Jun 2001
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    Practical Phrase Sampling For Modern Music Production, Part 2

    Tips & Tricks

    In part 2 of this series, Oli Bell offers advice on choosing a sampler for modern styles, finding and using samples from the Internet, and deciding which sample CDs to buy.

    Techniques May 2001
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    Practical Phrase Sampling For Modern Music Production: Part 1

    Tips & Tricks

    The sampler has made its presence felt throughout modern music production, and phrase sampling in particular is the backbone of many musical styles. Oli Bell arms his loop points and explores some tricks of the trade.

    Techniques Apr 2001
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    Using Sample Loops With Logic Audio

    Tips & Techniques

    Paul White and Paul Joyner explain how to import samples directly to your Mac from an audio CD with Logic Audio — a technique which can be adapted for use with most popular MIDI + Audio sequencers.

    Techniques Feb 1999
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    Creative Sampling: Part 2

    Tips & Techniques

    Even the more basic sound-manipulation tools offered by most samplers can lead a safe sample into a world of weirdness. Nicholas Rowland reverses, stretches, bends and loops, all in the interests of sampling science...

    Techniques Jan 1999
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    Creative Sampling: Part 1

    Tips & Techniques

    These days, samplers are the electronic musician's bread and butter — but they need not be used in commonplace ways. In the first part of a short series, Nicholas Rowland looks at ways to spice up your tracks with samples from unusual sources.

    Techniques Dec 1998
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    Solving Akai Sampler SCSI & CD-ROM Compatibility Problems

    Tips & Tricks

    Using a sampler without some sort of hard drive is just not an option these days, which means that some understanding of SCSI is necessary. Devoted Akai samplist Paul Farrer explains some of the pitfalls that can befall the unwary user of SCSI'd up samplers, and examines some of the other cross-platform issues that can complicate sampling.

    Techniques Nov 1997
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    HD Recording With The Akai S1100 Sampler

    Tips & Tricks

    Akai's S1100 hard-disk recording option caused quite a buzz on its release, and even now makes this well-specified sampler even more versatile. Chris Carter passes on some hard-won tips for making the best of S1100 HD recording.

    Techniques Apr 1997
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    Making Seamless Sample Loops With Your Hard Disk Recorder

    Tips & Tricks

    Does looping drive you loopy? If you have a hard disk recording system, and currently spend hours hunched over your sampler trying to find perfect loop points, this article could be for you. Simon James supplies the foolproof method...

    Techniques Oct 1996
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    Creating Custom Sample Textures

    Tips & Tricks

    Have you ever wished you could create strange, ethereal textures like the ones you hear on the best sample CDs? Paul White shows that it's not as difficult as it might seem.

    Techniques Sep 1996
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    Sampling Basics, Part 3

    Tips & Techniques

    Paul White concludes this series with a look at phrase and loop sampling, the use of keygroups and mapping, and the use of the modern sampler as a synthesizer.

    Techniques Mar 1996
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    Sampling Basics, Part 2

    Tips & Techniques

    Paul White continues his introduction to sampling with a look at some of the extras, accessories and peripherals that you might need in order to get the most out of your new purchase.

    Techniques Feb 1996
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    Sampling Basics, Part 1

    Tips & Techniques

    Having come a long way from its humble beginnings in the early n-n-n-n-nineteen eighties, sampling is now an integral part of music making. Paul White explains what samplers do and how they can be used.

    Techniques Jan 1996
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    Creative Loop Construction

    Tips & Techniques

    Wilf Smarties explores the never-ending world of sample loops and how best to use them in your music.

    Techniques Sep 1995
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    Sampling Analogue Synthesizers

    Exploration

    Given the outrageously high asking prices of so-called classic analogue synths, it can often pay to hire them and sample the sounds yourself. Paul Ward passes on a few tips.

    Techniques Jul 1995
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    MIDI Timing Delays & Your Sampler

    Tips & Techniques

    Timing delays, stolen notes, lack of sampler memory... having trouble playing back your sample files over MIDI? But all these problems can be things of the past. All it needs is a little care and planning — as Wilf Smarties explains.

    Techniques Apr 1995
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    Creative Use Of Your Sampler

    Tips & Techniques

    Are you forever coming up with the same old 'N-N-N-N-Nineteen' effects on your sampler? do you reach for that jaded Peruvian noseflute sample every time you want a 'really original sound' for your latest masterpiece? Fear not, for top tipmeister Paul Ward is back, with more off-the-wall uses for you to try out at home...

    Techniques Feb 1995
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    Using Samplecell II With Sound Designer II

    Exploration

    David Mellor explains why he abandoned his hardware sampler in favour of Digidesign's computer based sample playback card, and takes a look at what you need to make it into a fully fledged sampling setup.

    Techniques Nov 1994
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    Perfect Piano Loops

    Tips & Techniques

    Sampled piano aficionados know the particular problems involved in constructing a good loop of this essential instrument. Craig Anderton passes on a personal solution.

    Techniques Jul 1994
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    Creative Sampling Made Easy

    Tips & Techniques

    You don't have to stick to library samples all the time, and you needn't spend hours creating your own. Paul White reveals a few short cuts.

    Techniques Jun 1994
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    Organising Your Sample Library

    Tips & Techniques

    A large, painstakingly assembled sample library is of little use if it's so badly organised that you can't separate your tablas from your trumpets. Dave Stewart gives some tips to help you make your library a model of accessibility.

    Techniques May 1994

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