Jus­tice’s DANCE is a masterclass in what the duo call ‘mi­crosam­pling’ – tak­ing tiny frag­ments of records and stitch­ing them to cre­ate a mul­ti­fac­eted sound col­lage

Computer Music - - Make Music Now / Old-School Sampling -

1 To get go­ing, you’ll need lots of source ma­te­rial. It’s eas­i­est if you start by fig­ur­ing out what kind of melody and sound you’re aim­ing for. Here we’ve cre­ated a bassline us­ing Able­ton’s Ana­log synth to get an idea of the notes we need.

2 Next, bring in some sam­pled sound sources and start try­ing to match up notes and sounds that work to­gether. Be­cause this is an un­usual tech­nique, use what­ever sam­pler you feel com­fort­able with. We’ve gone with Able­ton Live’s Drum Rack be­cause it makes it so easy to work with dif­fer­ent sound sources.

3 You could chop and edit your sam­ples in your favourite au­dio ed­i­tor or slice them in the DAW – which­ever you pre­fer. You may need to fine tune the pitch of some sam­ples in or­der to get them spot on, but once you have them all in place you can try your orig­i­nal MIDI clip and see how it sounds.

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