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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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    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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    Q. Should I buy a hardware sampler?

    Prices for former top-of-the-line hardware samplers are ridiculously cheap these days. Emu...

    Sound Advice Nov 2013
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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 Nov 2012
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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 | Media

    Sampling Vintage Synthesizers

    These audio files accompany the Sampling Vintage Synths article that featured in SOS July 2011.

    Sound Advice Jul 2011
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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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    Sample Clearance

    The SOS Guide To Copyright Law On Sampling

    Using someone else's recording in your music without permission can lead to disaster. We explain the ins and outs of copyright law, and guide you through the process of clearing your samples.

    Sound Advice Mar 2008
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    Q. How do I backup my Akai 3200XL library?

    I've been thinking about using the DAT backup/restore function to back up my Akai 3200XL sample library...

    Sound Advice Aug 2006
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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. How can I get my multisampled synths to sound more even?

    I have recently bought an Akai S5000 sampler and I am attempting to create samples of some synths I have...

    Sound Advice Feb 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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    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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