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    Tim Exile - Musician and Technologist

    Endlesss Music Creation - Tim Exile | Podcast

    Collaborative Music Creation

    Musician and Technologist Tim Exile chats to Caro C about the creation of the Endlesss project and the benefits of immersive, collaborative music creation in real-time.

    People May 2021
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    Akai MPC Basics

    An Introduction To The MPC

    Hit the ground running with our guide to Akai's celebrated Music Production Centre.

    Techniques Aug 2020
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    David Vorhaus of White Noise.

    David Vorhaus | Podcast

    That Fairlight Sound!

    David Vorhaus of White Noise chats with Rob Puricelli about his early involvement with the Fairlight CMI and his Kaleidophon ribbon controller and Maniac sequencer inventions.

    People Jun 2020
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    What Sampling The Acoustic Guitar Taught Us

    Recording A Sample Library

    Recording a library of acoustic guitar samples highlighted the importance of repeatability, blind testing, small lasers and double‑sided sticky tape.

    Techniques May 2018
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    Sampling in Logic Pro X

    Apple Logic Tips & Techniques

    Logic Pro X sports extensive sampling tools. Here’s how to use them effectively.

    Techniques Feb 2017
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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 Jun 2014
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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 Nov 2011
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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 Jul 2011
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    Sampling

    Propellerhead Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason's flexible routing makes scintillating sampling simple...

    Techniques Apr 2011
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    Sampling Instrument Korg

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason's sampling instrument Kong.

    Techniques Mar 2011
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    Creating A Step Sequencer | How To Create Scripts In NI Kontakt, Part 4

    Primer

    In the final part of this short series, we investigate a more advanced use of scripting to create a simple step sequencer. • Read Part 1 • Read Part 2 • Read Part 3

    Techniques Oct 2010
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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 Aug 2010
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    Doug Rogers of EastWest

    Sampling The World

    As they celebrate 20 years in the business, sample library pioneers EastWest are on the verge of relaunching LA's legendary United-Western studio complex. They've also developed an innovative sample-playback engine to power their next generation of virtual instruments.

    People Dec 2008
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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 Oct 2007
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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 6

    Layering & Multitimbrality

    We continue exploring what your sampler's synth engine can do to liven up bland self-sampled sounds, and explain the concepts of layering and multitimbrality.

    Techniques Jan 2006
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    The Lost Art Of Sampling: Part 5

    Sampler Synth Engines

    Nearly all modern samplers have powerful synth engines concealed inside them — and sometimes they're so well hidden that their users are unaware of their existence. But then why would you want a synth in your sampler? Let's find out...

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    The Lost Art Of Sampling: Part 4

    Part 4: Looping & Time-stretching

    If you want to artificially extend your instrument samples, or make entire backing tracks from one rhythmic snippet, you'll need to know about looping and time-stretching. And then there's keygrouping... We explain these fundamental sampling processes, and more.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    The Lost Art Of Sampling: Part 3

    Making Samples

    Having introduced the concept of looping, velocity switching, and multisampling, it's time to actually make some samples. We give you a few hard-won tips that can make your life easier on the way.

    Techniques Oct 2005
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    The Lost Art Of Sampling: Part 2

    Multisampling, Looping & Velocity Switching

    As we saw last month, sampling is really just a form of digital recording, but to use short recordings to emulate real instruments, you soon need to understand new concepts like multisampling, looping, and velocity switching. We explain all...

    Techniques Sep 2005
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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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