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E-digging!

Sampler and Sampling discussion (techniques, tips and tricks, etc.)

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KVRer
 
4 posts since 15 Sep, 2009

Postby phloston; Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:11 pm E-digging!

I have a specific question about e-digging. ive been ripping songs off youtube with some "youtube to mp3" website. I found a couple youtube pages with decent music to sample but i'm worried about the quality of the audio. I heard that youtube is very compressed so I'm looking for an online source for interesting and free music. I've been listening to old psyche rock and prog lately. Is there some type of online internet radio that streams constant rare music at a high quality?
KVRAF
 
1507 posts since 28 Jul, 2003

Postby Ben H; Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:29 pm

So you want a list of websites where you can rip an artist's hard work without having to:

a) Pay
b) Ask permission &/or
c) Give credit

?

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KVRist
 
393 posts since 21 Sep, 2011, from Northern California
 

Postby Panphobia; Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:19 pm

And get this - he comes to forums pretty much exclusively patronized by musicians.


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KVRist
 
488 posts since 9 Jul, 2008

Postby SadPuppyBlues; Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:25 pm

Panphobia wrote:And get this - he comes to forums pretty much exclusively patronized by musicians.


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All musicians feel the same way about sampling!

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KVRAF
 
1609 posts since 20 Dec, 2002, from State of Denial

Postby Jafo; Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:30 pm

Wow, I actually find myself hoping somebody's trolling.
"Wait... loot then burn? D'oh!"
KVRist
 
45 posts since 1 Jan, 2013, from Finland

Postby klawire; Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:30 am

My piece of advice:
Ben H wrote:a) Pay
b) Ask permission &/or
c) Give credit

?

:roll:
KVRAF
 
1507 posts since 28 Jul, 2003

Postby Ben H; Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:50 am

@phloston,
Can you post some links to your music for me to rip/sample?
I'm a little short for ideas of my own lately.
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KVRAF
 
6606 posts since 20 Jun, 2004, from Secret Underground Hideout
 

Postby androidlove; Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:38 am

Ben H wrote:@phloston,
Can you post some links to your music for me to rip/sample?
I'm a little short for ideas of my own lately.
:lol:
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KVRer
 
4 posts since 3 Aug, 2012, from Seattle, Washington

Postby Bassadelic; Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:02 pm

Soulseek is still around, and though it's still (more or less) unknown to many people, from what I can tell, it's still dope. You can get some greeeeat old tunes out of there!

KidLib said it best when he was talking bout youtube sampling. Basically, he says it's terrible. I'm sorry but, I have to agree - 99% of the time, it's going to sound wonky (and not a cool kinda wonky ;) ) .. Do what you feel is right, but a lot of people will notice if your sound quality is just REALLY off (because you sampled youtube)..

Also, if you're scouring round the internets for some free samples, there's some at (sorry to self promote, but it's relevant, eh? :( ) Bassadelic dot com.. Though there's some that are for pay, there are definitely a good share that are free. Check it out if you still have a hard time.


Thought I'd put in mine, and I hope it helps. Happy mixin!!
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KVRAF
 
4238 posts since 20 Jul, 2010
 

Postby Sendy; Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:24 pm

So how do all of you music-sampling-haters feel about, oh I don't know... pretty much the last 20-30 years of electronic music? Seems to me pretty much 90% of artists admit to ripping samples from old records and stuff, and a lot of new vistas were opened up that way. You like DJ Shadow, Luke Vibert, Aphex Twin? Pretty much the entirety of hiphop and drum+bass... They've all sampled stuff from TV programs, records and obscure stuff that technically they don't "own the licence" for. Burial talks about sampling sound FX from video games to use as drums. Torley has a heart of gold and samples from computer games. Technically illegal :roll:

I personally have stopped sampling from random stuff, but I quite miss the fun of digging through charity shops looking for forgotten sounds, SFX, talking, string sections and exotica that I could cut up and give a new lease of life by working into something new. But nowadays all the fun seems to have gone, because the bean counters have taken over.

One thing about sampling that did piss me off. Remember in the 90's when D+B was going through it's "mutant jazz" phase, and producers were sampling jazz riffs, looping them and calling their music "mutant jazz". That was lame. And it goes without saying any kind of "rip-off" sampling is unethical, especially when it's a well-known artist stealing riffs from a lesser-known genius (and it usually is that way around) to make a quick buck. But then, you don't need a sampler to steal a melody or hook, it just makes it easier.
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KVRian
 
1460 posts since 24 Dec, 2005

Postby t3toooo; Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:25 pm

this ain't bad and was used in a famous production some months ago.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgGgmOy2av4

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