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Question: How do you sample music?
Sampling music is a time honored tradition that goes back decades.
In music production it can be a great source of inspiration, and when done with permission, can even lead to the creation of huge hits.
Today AudioSkills Instructor Ben Runyan shows you step by step how to sample the right way.
- Always be aware of and honor copyright laws, you can get in big trouble releasing music with unauthorized samples.
- Be sure to match your tempos when sampling.
- Samples can be used to foster creativity and later replace them in your mix.
- Make sure you use tools like EQ to help your samples fit into your mix better.
- The Music Production Crash Course [Premium AudioSkills Course]
- Advanced Music Production Advice with Ben Runyan [Podcast Episode]
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