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UVI Sound Designers Reveal How They Sampled 250 Vintage Synths
There's five sound designers at UVI responsible for the vast array of sampled instruments that are part of their highly acclaimed Vintage Vault 3. Find out their sampling workflow secrets here.
Jan. 31, 2020
Arturia Reveal Pigments 2 With New Granular Sampling Engines
Arturia have launched Pigments version 2, a free update for existing users, and a special intro price to celebrate the update.
Dec. 13, 2019
Teenage Engineering's M-1 Headphones Are Built For Voice Sampling
Monitor and sample wherever you are - Teenage Engineering's M-1 headphones have both detachable and built-in microphones.
Dec. 12, 2019
How To Create EXS24 Instruments From Third Party Sample Libraries With AutoSampler in Logic Pro X
Logic's EXS24 is still a powerful sampler and completely integrated into Logic Pro. Here's how to convert third party instruments to work with it using Autosampler.
Sep. 2, 2019
Sampling Slovenia: Hear A Techno Track Made With Elektron Digitakt And Found Sounds
Check out Dave Mech's latest video in which he travels around Slovenia recording sounds and uses them with Elektron's Digitakt to make a techno track.
Aug. 13, 2019
Dave Mech Creates Techno By Sampling The Sounds Of London
Join Dave Mech as he uses field recordings in London and Elektron's Digitakt sampler back in the studio to create some unique textures, loops and beats in this video.
Apr. 8, 2019
Devious Machines' Texture 1.5 Now Lets You Import Any Sound You Like
Import your own samples and manipulate with four sampling types, plus a whole bunch of other useful new features in the 1.5 update, which is free for existing users.
Apr. 2, 2019
This Graph Shows Tracks That Have Used Samples, And Tracks That Have Been Sampled, In Last 100 Years
Creating your own samples is a great way to make new, unique and inspiring tracks. Here are four ways you can do it - which one will you choose?
The Editorial Team
Feb. 27, 2019
Mixvibes Remixlive 4 Expands And Upgrades This iOS & Android Beat Making App
Remixlive 4.0’s all-new sample edit feature makes sampling and remixing more intuitive than ever before. Here's what you need to know.
Dec. 3, 2018
Review: Magix Music Maker
Music Maker is the entry level DAW from Magix for PCs. With a variety of options and packages on offer, Hollin Jones discovered what it brings to the party.
Jul. 26, 2018
New Sonic Arts Announces Nuance 2 Creative Sampler
Creative sampler gets a major update with workflow and engine enhancements - and it's on special offer until the end of July.
Jul. 18, 2018
Review: Elektron Analog RYTM MKII
With better hardware controls, direct sampling and a whole host of other upgrades and improvements, could the Elektron Analog RYTM MKII be the best drum machine on the market?
Feb. 7, 2018
Killer Sound Design In Ableton Live Using Resampling
Resampling inside Live - and other DAWs - is a great way to quickly print down effects, edits and other changes to sounds, giving you a wide range of sound design options. Here's how it works.
Dec. 13, 2017
Thomas Fehlmann: Beyond The Orb
Thomas Fehlmann has a musical CV that most people can only dream of. Producer, musician, DJ, composer and more, his career has spanned many years. We caught up with him for a chat.
Nov. 4, 2017
Advanced Sampling Features in Logic Pro X
Logic's EXS24 may not have changed its looks in a long time but under the hood there's lots that's new. Joe Albano goes deep inside this powerful sampler to reveal some of its advanced tools.
Oct. 4, 2017
Using Apple Mainstage's AutoSampler To Create Virtual Instruments From Any Source
Take the tedium out of sampling any source - real or virtual - and creating your own instruments with AutoSampler in MainStage and Logic Pro. Matt Vanacoro shows you how.
Aug. 11, 2017
Three Key Ways to Optimize Kontakt Player & Instrument Libraries
Save RAM, save CPU and get lightning fast load times in Native Instruments' Kontakt Player for all your sample libraries with these optimization techniques!
Aug. 4, 2017
Make Elektron's RYTM Drum Machine Unique By Importing Your Own Samples
It's not a conventional sampler, but this video shows you how to import and use any samples from your own collection to use as part of your kits and beats in RYTM.
Aug. 3, 2017
Exploring Cubase 9’s Sampler Track
The Sampler Track in Cubase 9 can be used for easy looping, triggering and even building your own sampled instruments. Here's how to get the most out of it.
Jul. 27, 2017
Create Amazing Sample Performances In Maschine With This Sample Start Trick
By playing with the sample start time of a sample, the note repeat and mod wheel controls, it's possible to create some cool stutter-style sample sequences in Maschine. Find out how in this video.
Jul. 7, 2017
Everything You Need To Know About Sampling With Elektron Digitakt
Get hands-on with Elektron's Digitakt drum sampler and sequencer as Thavius Beck walks you through how to sample, edit and assign sounds into this cool hardware unit.
Jun. 15, 2017
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