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Sampling Techniques for Modern Musicians

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  • Introduction 0:47


    Yeuda Ben-Atar welcomes you to the course and discusses what this course is all about.

  • History of Sampling 3:26

    History of Sampling

    Sampling is the art of taking existing sounds and re-purposing them. In this video, Yeuda goes over the history of sampling from its origins, its stages of evolution, and where it is today.

  • Signal Flow 1:11

    Signal Flow

    Before we talk about sampling techniques and tricks, you have to learn how a sampler works. In this video, Yeuda covers the signal flow of samplers.

  • One Shot Sampling 2:42

    One Shot Sampling

    In this video, Yeuda starts working within Ableton to teach you about sampling using Ableton's built in Simpler instrument.

  • Zero Crossing 2:36

    Zero Crossing

    A big part of a sampler is the ability to loop a sample. In this video Yeuda shows you how to create a seamless loop in Ableton.

  • Sample Looping 6:00

    Sample Looping

    We've now seen how to create a basic loop in Ableton. In this video Yeuda dives a little deeper and shows you more creative options with loops and Ableton's Simpler.

  • Advanced Looping 4:25

    Advanced Looping

    You now have the fundamentals of creating loops and samples within Ableton's, Simpler. In this video, Yeuda switches to Simpler's big brother, Sampler and teaches you some more advanced looping techniques.

  • Time Stretching, Voicing, and Glide 6:18

    Time Stretching, Voicing, and Glide

    In this video, Yeuda goes over time stretching, voicing, glide, and all the characteristics of each sampling technique.

  • Filter Section 2:09

    Filter Section

    You don't always want to use the full sonic spectrum of a sample. In this video, Yeuda goes over the filter section of Sampler and how you can use it to shape your samples.

  • Envelopes 7:57


    Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release. Not sure what those are? In this video, Yeuda takes a look at envelopes and shows you how to further manipulate a sample.

  • LFO's 4:47


    Low frequency oscillators allow us to take the movement of a waveform and apply it to different parameters. In this video, Yeuda shows you how to use an LFO in your sampling.

  • Round Robin Sampling 4:16

    Round Robin Sampling

    Round robin is a technique to inject more realism into your samples. In this video, Yeuda shows you how to how to incorporate round robin to make your sampling sound more realistic.

  • Multi Sampling 10:49

    Multi Sampling

    In this video, Yeuda shows you how to do create realistic multi sampling using individual samples.

  • Granular Sampling 3:42

    Granular Sampling

    A granular sampler is an instrument with granular synth capabilities. Granular samplers divide the samples into really small pieces called grains. In this video, Yeuda shows you his best practices for granular sampling.

  • Interpolation and Sample Quality 1:35

    Interpolation and Sample Quality

    In this last video, Yeuda goes over interpolation, sample quality, and how it effects the sonic quality when transposing.

  • Clearing Samples 3:23

    Clearing Samples

    Yeuda discusses how to clear samples and the overall legality of using samples.

Product Overview

In Sampling Techniques for Modern Musicians, Yeuda Ben-Atar, also known as Side Brain, takes you into the always-innovative, often-revolutionary, sometimes-controversial world of this now-essential audio practice. From basic fundamentals such as “What is a sampler?”, “How do we use a sampler?”, to the broadest and most complicated questions, “How do we sample musical instruments?”, “What and when should we sample?”, this course serves as a guided exploration of the diverse equipment and methods that make much modern music possible, teaching you to create and employ your own samples along the way.

A multi-instrumentalist with experience in virtually every genre, Yeuda permeates his pedagogy with an infectious enthusiasm for music and those who create it. His work as an instructor, musician, and producer endow him with a unique perspective on how we can best engage with and learn about sampling. Sampling Techniques for Modern Musicians is the perfect primer for anyone with a vested interest in music-making, especially through sampling!

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Sampling Techniques for Modern Musicians is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Course Right to the point. Have Ableton sampler open before you start and follow along.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Great explanation even when talking about the deep topics of sampling. Also, the last video was really helpful to feel confident on working with samples (being responsible).
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Help provided me with clear understanding of the many features of both the simpler and sampler I very exited.
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I can sample now. Excellent and simple overview of the basics of sampling.
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Wow, not at all helpful in anyway! Not sure why this video was suppose listed as sample tutorial. It more like elementary scripted read from a teleprompter. What happened to the lessons of sampling techniques for modern musicians???
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good explained :o) Very interesting and helpful video with good examples about all what 's possible to do with sampling. Five stars :o)
Date published: 2020-02-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough, professional, helpful Loved this straightforward, direct and lean set of tutorials. I really thought that I knew this stuff, but I didn't, and feel humbled by how clearly Yeuda explains it. I worked through all the tutorials with Live running, too. The broader explanations of how and why are also useful for samplers in Reason too. Very useful.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Video Very to the point and shared some really useful tips on sampling. I do not use Ableton but now considering ;)
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good one This is so in depth and I'm liking it.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good presenter! Love the way he got straight to the point, making the videos short, but with great content. Time is money. Is great to know this guy is not wandering around.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Sampling Great very well and helpfull explanation
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great introduction to Sampling I am an intermediate level producer with a fair amount of experience with Ableton Sampler and Kontakt, however I needed some remediation on Simpler since I first learned about Simpler on V 8 and I wanted to catchup. The presenter did a great job for the beginner and more experienced electronic musician - particularly with granular synthesis, multi-sampling, round-robin sampling and Sample clearing. I look forward to Yeuda delivering - Advanced Techniques for the Modern Musician.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Insightfull with lots of examples I sort of knew about sampling, but this series opened up a whole new can of worms.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great! great vids thanks!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight to the meat Set out very clearly and logically. Straight to point and the videos are not so long so that you can absorb the information info better. Very good tutorial and will definitely look forward to more from this tutor.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good series First time I've seen this presenter on Groove3. If new, a welcome addition. Content was good and the length of each video wasn't too long. For someone who's not done too much or any sampling, a must watch and for more experienced sampling artists, you might find something you didn't know. Although heavily focused on Ableton Live, the concepts are generic enough to use on any sampler.
Date published: 2017-10-13
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