So You Want to Get Good At Sampling?

Don’t worry, there’s a bunch of videos below taking you step by step how to sample. I’d recommend reading the post to get an insider’s approach to sampling though.

Watch the most recent SAMPLING TUTORIAL

As I’ve continued with my journey of audio production, I’ve learned quite a lot with sampling, and different routes you can take.

In the videos, I showed how to sample with Edison.

This is fine, but it’s quite hard to get perfect chops, plus, if you want to make the sample a bit longer, you have to go in, and re-adjust the slice. Just makes sampling too tedious than what it should be!

So, How Can I Sample Fast Then?

If you use an MPC, or Maschine, sampling is quite easy. It’s just a matter of tweaking knobs to adjust your slice!

But, if you don’t have an MPC, or a Maschine, I’ve found the best tool to use is Slicex.

Slicex and Sampling,

Slicex

Slicex is an incredibly powerful tool Image-Line has developed. It allows for an Edison approach, yet, no click and dragging! You can play right off your keyboard keys into a piano roll, plus, tweak each slice differently with all the features they’ve given you.

You can also route each slice to a different mixer insert to allow for some AMAZING flexibility and sound mash-up!

Videos on How to Sample,

Here is how you can sample in FL studio. The videos are quite a bit old, but they do serve their purpose, and will help you to get started. Remember, I recommend using Slicex now instead of Edison! 😉

There are 2 parts of the tutorial which I included below. The third video is the beat created from the sample — Enjoy!

Part 1:

Showing how to record off of a vinyl record. I used the software that came with my turntable.

You could probably get away with Audacity, which is free!

Part 2:

Showing the actual sampling process!

The Result!

This is the beat that was produced out of the sample of the other videos. Be sure to read the lyrics!