Sampling techniques with Drum Racks, Simpler and Ableton Push

Sampling is used a lot in hip hop, house, and modern music. It is also a very helpful technique to create remixes. The goal of this video is to give you some tips to get you started with sampling, and hopefully some ideas to start writing your own tracks.

Let me give you a brief introduction to the process. I am going to work with 3 samples; which we will hear in just a moment. The first step will be warping our samples. Next we need to chop them using simpler and drum racks. Once this is done the small chops will be used to sequence our drums, bassline and pianos.

If you don’t know what I mean by that, don’t worry, we’ll get to that in a moment.
For the purposes of this video I will be using Ableton Push, but you can follow along using any midi controller or your computer keyboard. Now let’s get started.



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