Music sampling 101

If you've ever wondered how sampling—the art of combing bits of other artists' music into a new composition—works, then you should check out this new video from NPR's Science Friday blog. DJ Aaron LaCrate demonstrates both analog and digital sampling techniques, and talks a little about why sampling and stealing are different things. (Submitterated by leharrist)


  1. /tangent: I just read China Mieville’s King Rat which has a main character who is a sampler in the 90’s London club scene… It’s a pretty good book.

    That said, I still like Clavell’s King Rat better.


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