July 8, 2013
Sampling is one of those art forms that often does not receive the credit it deserves. Sampling, like the name suggests, derives itself from taking bits and parts from other bits of music rather than creating them from scratch. By taking a part of an existing song, each element will contain multiple elements that are much more complex than a single note from a keyboard or instrument. These days, sampling is very clever and the original sample can be worked into songs in ways that are completely different from the original. On a basic level, DJs have been sampling since the birth of turntablism.
Taking a loop of a few bars from a song and repeating them over and over again is as basic as the idea of sampling can get. Before we could record samples and play them back using a computer system, the only real way to sample …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 29, 2012
The king has arrived. The unveiling of the Rane 62 was one of the most heralded announcements at this year’s Winter NAMM show in Anaheim. Their booth was one of the most popular with many enthusiasts, all-star DJs, and industry people alike gathered in awe of its majesty. We got a sneak peak at the show and captured our first look here. It was apparent that this new mixer was going to be hot especially with Z-Trip having a hand in its development. When we finally had a chance to see it in action, we knew that Rane had gotten it right. In my opinion this represents a second renaissance for Rane and Serato Scratch Live users. Much like it’s older brother the TTM-68 there are many cool additional features that are bridging the gap between turntablists and controllerists, like expanded sampling and loop controls, but now on a …