Sampling on the MPC | Elan Stouffer | Skillshare
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6 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Recording Your Sample

    • 3. Trimming and Normalizing

    • 4. Divide and Conquer: Part 1

    • 5. Divide and Conquer: Part 2

    • 6. Creating a Program


About This Class

Sampling is one of the fundamental features of the legendary Akai MPC Sampler/Sequencer, and a defining characteristic of Hip Hop production. This class will teach students the basics along with some tips and tricks I’ve learned throughout 10 years of MPC-based music production in the context of Hip Hop. 

This class is geared towards students that already have some basic experience with music production and want to grow their sampling skills. 

This class will cover:

  • Recording a sample
  • Processing a sample
  • Chopping/slicing a sample
  • Building a program from your sample





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Elan Stouffer

Music Producer, UX Researcher, Photographer

Originally from Los Angeles and currently residing in Brooklyn. I am a music producer, photographer and UX Researcher, excited to share some of the skills I've picked up along the way.

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