Sampling is a creative way of stealing and recording sounds and transforming them into something completely different. There is a hybrid style of music production with real and computer generated sounds or all with samples from analog source such as vinyl to digital without any computer generated instruments included. However it is more like a golden rule of a sample alchemist to use both analog and digital sources and mix them into new music loops. Hip Hop producers all time favorite must be Akai MPC series.
There is same
kind of stuff everywhere in creative industry no matter
what area be it movies, media or fashion.
Most blatant sampling in pop art was
those soap cans by Andy Warhol. So boring
subject could be transformed into something
more colorful and eye catching.
In music sampling started to popularise as
a technique during 80´s when you had
access to more processing power with 16bit
computers such as Atari Stfm 1024 or
There are also few terms in sampling such
- sampling: to record a digital sound - usually from a vinyl record
- loop: piece of sing sound that can continuously copied repeated again
- microsampling: to sample a very very short duration of sound or noise that it
becomes very unclear that where hell it has been originally taken from.
- Cut: is a very short piece of sound from a longer part of drum rhythm or another percussive
See also Cold Cut