Want to experience what its like to chop and create beats on an MP3? Check out this new interactive sampling tool called Sample Stitch. Created by Matt Daniels, the sounds will allow you to chop Kanye West’s “Otis”, J Dilla’s “Don’t Cry” and 9th Wonder’s “Impressknowsoul”. Read more about it below and have some fun with Sample Stitch here.
I’ve been re-constructing hip hop songs from their original samples, and every time I’ve been fascinated by the producer’s choices.
Before we take a look at each sample, you might have noticed how weird it is to compose with milliseconds of a song. Producers are studying these moments for hours. They understand the minutia – the exact note at the exact millisecond that creates an interesting beat.
I wish that more people understood this process and gift, so I’ve re-created the process of chopping up a sample, just as a producer would. Note: I’m providing these samples to you on a platter. This is no way acocunts for the hours/days spent crate-digging. (Continue Reading)