The Sample Libraries
Thousands of free, downloadable sound samples specially recorded by Philharmonia Orchestra players. These samples are suitable for creating any kind of music, no matter what you're into. From piccolo to double bass there are single notes, phrases and whole orchestra samples to choose from.
The Mellotron, used by the Beatles on Strawberry Fields, was the first sucessful sampling instrument. Find out how sampling started and what's happening today.
A great introduction to how samples are used to create music. Sample Story takes you through the each stage in the creation of a new dance track from the initial recording of a violin sample to the finished mix.
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Interview with Duncan Chapman
Sound artist Duncan Chapman answers our questions on life, samples and everything...