Creative Commons

I have been sampling since high school, and I have to say sampling is something that you have to keep practicing and learning. I had to watch multiple videos when I was trying to learn how to sample beats and records using different DAWs. Creative Commons can be a go to place to search for videos to learn from because in this manner in agreement to the Fair Use Checklist.

This video meets the benchmarks that are given to be viewed as that of “favoring reasonable use” alongside meeting moral and copyright principles. So I decided I was going to use this video from the creative commons search engine because it can easily teach my readers how to sample their record of choice using any application explained in the video. I chose a video by EJ Fox, he states, “Wanted to make a quick video because I wished I had something like this when I was trying to figure it out. How to find a sample on YouTube, import it into Logic, chop it up, and then play it on a beat.”. I hope you learn from the video check out the link below.

How to use samples to make a beat

First Post!

So this is the first ever post on the VinylBeatsBlog! Using WordPress to set this up was extremely simple and straightforward. With a little time spent messing around in the menus and finding a suitable theme, I’m ready to get this site underway!

What better place to start a blog about music production and sampling in Hip-Hop then to provide some examples of my favorite resources to learn more? One resource that has proved to be extremely valuable to me is a YouTube Channel titled “Vinyle Archéologie.” On this channel, the creators post an enormous amount of songs that have been recorded in their vinyl form and uploaded for others to enjoy. I frequently use this channel to browse songs from a wide range of genres and time periods when searching for samples. Below I have posted a few screenshots of their channel page and a link to follow for those interested!

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