VIDEO: The Art Of Sampling

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Producers Greymatter and Mr Beatnick discussed the art of sampling at the London Electronic Music Event back in June. Here’s an hour long video of what they did.

The question of whether sampling is lazy or creative has been asked since the technique became readily accessible in the 80s and more so in the 90s when copyright law stepped in. Legality aside, the level of intricacy is totally up to the sampler and that’s what Greymatter and Mr Beatnick discussed at the London Electronic Music Event in June. The pair use Ableton and an MPC to go through their approaches as well as detailing technical and rhythmical ideas.

Stream it below.