Tag Archives: Sample Libraries

Why You Should Use Other People’s Samples

Sampling is controversial, even thirty years after it became commercially ubiquitous.  Some people fervently believe you should not use other people’s sounds because it is a failure of originality and some sort of theft of the other person’s great sound … Continue reading

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Art Instruction For Ears

Painters have a wealth of art instruction materials available to them.  There are books, there are paint manufacturers’ catalogues, there are art galleries to go and see what other artists do, there are DVDs and television shows and even live … Continue reading

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And Then It Came To Me…

…in a blinding flash of lucid insight.  How many times have you heard an artist proclaim this or something similar?  I’ll bet quite a lot.  Is it true?  Yes and no.  The moment of realisation often is sudden, but the … Continue reading

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Living In A Box

Once upon a time, recording studios were big places costing millions, with specially designed and treated audio rooms, massive recording consoles, exotic tape machines and a bunch of people sitting around for hours perfecting every note of the work they … Continue reading

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Better Than a Sample Library?

In the office block I work in, I noticed a flyer on the bulletin board near the coffee machine advertising a local adult rock choir.  People get together and sing gospel, soul and rock tunes.  Fantastic!  What a rush it … Continue reading

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