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I’ve been sampling since the 80’s when I got an Ensoniq Mirage. I’ve since moved on to software and now use Ableton Sampler, and Camel Audio Alchemy for sample-based work these days. I still find sample-based sound design fascinating and recently found some cool videos which illustrate how far we’ve... Read more →


Two New Ableton Inc. Videos - DJ Jazzy Jeff & Life as an Ableton Developer

If you are into Ableton Live I think you’ll enjoy the following videos. DJ Jazzy Jeff on Ableton Live I saw reference to this on Synthtopia. It’s a an Ableton Inc video featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff on how he uses Ableton Live. At 2:30 he discusses his use of Ableton... Read more →


I Love Sampler! I’m a huge fan of of Sampler, Ableton’s advance sampling instrument. I was recently corresponding with an artist who was considering Live and I wrote this about it: “Ableton Sampler breaks with the classic sampler metaphor and supports a more immediate and "organic" workflow than other hardware... Read more →


SampleRobot - A Fast Way to Clone Your Old Hardware Synthesizers

Looking for a way to sample your hardware-based keyboards into your software sampler? Take a look at Sample Robot. It's a software utility that lets you clone musical instruments by automating the process of sampling external instruments so you can build software versions. The software uses MIDI to programmatically send... Read more →