Sampling Week on MusicRadar

sampling week

sampling week

For nostalgics, Peter Vogel's big reveal of his 30th anniversary edition of the Fairlight CMI sampling synth was one of the highlights of the recent Winter NAMM Show. It served to remind us not only of how far sampling technology has come, but also of the impact it's had on the wider music production industry.

Chances are that you hear a record that features some form of sampling pretty much every day, and if you're a hi-tech musician, using digital audio is almost certain to be part and parcel of your creative process.

So here's Sampling Week on MusicRadar: a celebration not just of the past, but of what sampling can help you to achieve today. Here's the current line-up - keep checking back for more.

The 16 best uses of a sample ever
MusicRadar users pick their favourites

The 10 most important hardware samplers in history
The machines that changed music forever

The 10 best software samplers in the world today
Plug-ins and DAW-specific samplers rounded up

18 landmark sampling moments in music history
From Strawberry Fields to Melodyne DNA

8 digital audio secrets revealed
Bit-rate, looping, clipping and editing issues resolved

More sampling tutorials

Sampling tips for beginners
An introduction to the world of the sampler

Sampling tips from the pros
Take some expert advice and improve your music

8 killer sampling tips for guitarists
Give your sound a hi-tech makeover

8 killer sampling tips for guitarists
Give your sound a hi-tech makeover

10 songs that have been sampled to death
And Funky Drummer isn't one of them

18 steps to the perfect sampled drum sound
Better beat creation is just a click away

How to make the perfect loop
Make your sounds cycle smoothly every time

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