How to find your voice with sampling

Sampling has changed the world of music.

From breathing life into sounds of the past to giving birth to entirely new genres, sampling has been an undeniably central aspect of music creation over the last several decades. But does using samples make someone less of a musician? How do we actually take sounds that someone else created and make them our own?

In the tutorial video above, we address these questions and more, exploring the many different avenues for finding and utilizing samples in our own music. We also demonstrate how tools like Serato Sample can help facilitate and elevate your sampling workflow.

Do you have any questions about sampling and finding your own voice within the process? What topics would you like to see us cover on our YouTube channel next? Let us know in the comments below.

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February 28, 2021

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and creates music as Namaboku.