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How To Sample A Song With Drums

This post is about: how to sample, sample techniques, sample a song with drums, sample flip, sample flip beats, sample flipping, sampling, samples, slicing, chopping, sample slicing, sample chopping

A common sample technique is to select a sample that has drums in it, even when the drums are not wanted. You may want to know how to remove the drums from a sample. It's not easy. In fact, it's near impossible in most cases to completely remove the drums from a sample.

Before you spend your precious time (and money) trying to remove drums from a sample, try these sample techniques on how to sample songs with drums and creatively use the sample slices.

My Sample Flip Beats and video tutorials on How to Flip a Sample and Making Sample Flip Beats go into more detail about sample flipping, sample chopping and sample slicing. These videos demonstrate and explain the process I use when I flip a sample.


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What does FLIP A SAMPLE mean?

I made this FREE video on sample flipping to answer the question, "What does FLIP A SAMPLE mean?"


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How To Add Samples In The Akai MPD32

So, How Do You Add Samples To the Akai MPD?

Question from a subscriber:

How do you add a sample in the akai mpd32?


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Using AKAI MPD32 Transport Buttons To Start Reason Song

Question from a subscriber:

hey man i jus wanted to let u know, ur music is a great inspiration to me. i have the same setup as u with reason 4 and the MPD32, except i have a keystation 49 instead of the oxygen. i noticed that in one of ur vids u used the mpd transport buttons to play the song, mine dont work like that and i cant figure out why. if u have any solutions to help out that would be great and much appreciated!!


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How To Chop Samples with ReCycle and Make Beats Using Reason

Learning how to Chop Samples with Propellerhead ReCycle and Make Beats Using Propellerhead Reason can be difficult if you are just starting out as a music producer. So, I'm here to help you.


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Teach Yourself Piano

I received the following message from one of my followers about learning how to play piano. Check it out. Then, find out why I stress this point: Teach yourself piano!


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Sample Beat Making With MPC vs. MPD

Here is a Question from one of my followers:

hey. i love your beats. their really good. i had a question. if i wanted to make a beat and sample one part out of another song, do you know if i could use an mpc to do that? could i if its an audio track on itunes?

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Noise Is Good

Learning how to Chop Samples with ReCycle and Make Beats Using Reason can be difficult if you are just starting out as a music producer. Hip-Hop music producers and beat makers have different ways of chopping samples and manipulating sample slices in order to get the right fit and feel for the music style they want to create when they make beats. Using Propellerhead Recycle, Reason music making software and my Akai MPD32, I chop samples and make sample flip beats and Moody instruMental Music, and I have learned how to chop samples with ReCycle while making beats in Reason.

Here is a message from one of my subscribers asking for pointers on the subject of chopping samples in Recycle and using Reason to make beats:

I'm a big fan of your beats man and I've been watching all your videos here on youtube and I use them as motivation. I've just started making beats and I use pretty much the same gear and software you do. I have a question for you though and I hope you can help. When I chop samples with recycle I always get this noise at the end of every chop almost like an echo noise so I was just wondering if you know a way to remove that noise because I noticed your samples don't have that noise?!? Also for the bass which one of the Reason applications do you use? I hope u can help! Thanks in Advance.


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Is Ableton Good Software For Making Music?

Is Ableton good for Making Music?

Question from a subscriber:

How do feel about Ableton? Do you think its a good software?


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How to Make Hip Hop Hits

Question from a subscriber:

So...you think that I produced a bangin' hip-hop beat, huh? You love it. You buy it. You take it into the studio to record vocals to it. Now you're ready to mix. But...is the hip-hop beat truly as hot as it could be? Is it a hip-hop hit? I say no! Here's why...


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How To Make Pitched Snare Rolls Using MPD32 And Reason

This tutorial shows how to make pitched snare rolls heard in dirty south beats using Propellerhead Reason and the AkaiMPD32.

Also known as the snare roll build-up, the pitched snare roll is commonly used in electronic dance music, techno and trap music.

Learn how to make pitched snare rolls for trap beats using Akai MPD32 and Propellerhead Reason.


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What Music Software and Hardware Should I Use To Create Music?

Question from subscriber:

I have been studying and researching music creation and recording and I have tried creating music with Fruity Loops 7 and Mixcraft 3 and I have come to the conclusion - for me anyway - is that I rather use a keyboard (one with a lot of instruments already programmed into it) and an electronic set of drum pads (one that has a lot of drums beats already programmed into it) to create my music rather than using a mouse. I will still use a mouse when necessary of course. I guess it will be about half and half.

What do you suggest? Also, into what recording program do I hookup these pieces of equipment to?


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The Difference Between Beat Making and Music Making

I start with a question to you.

Are there any differences between beat making and making music in general?

Here is a follow-up question.

If there are any differences, what are they?


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Digging in the Crates
I was a DJ for about 8 years before I started producing music. "Digging in the crates" was all I did during that time and now I find it just as valuable today.

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How To Get Akai MPD32 To Work With Reason

Question from a subscriber:

hello i come from Poland and a would like to know how you play on your akai mpd32. please help me. i don't now how put the panel transport to my reason transport don't play. i have reason 2.0. maybe this is problem. sorry to my write my English is little. peace

This post is about: MPD32, Reason, Akai MPD32, MPD32 setup, MPD


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Chop Samples With What Software? ReCycle?

Question From a Subscriber:

First and foremost I'd like to say you get busy for real! I watched a number of ya vids and all ya beats are tight. I just started producing a few months ago using reason 4.

My question is other than recycle is there a way to chop a sample for reason? Whats the advantage of using say a mpd to play sample chops over using a keyboard? Good lookin on any help you can give me.


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How To Become A Better Beat Maker and Music Producer

These Tips from TaurusBeats will tell you how to become a better beat maker and music producer.


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What is the best MIDI controller for beginners?

Question from a subscriber:

What is the best MIDI controller for beginners?


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Beat making tips cover the tools and techniques I use and can help you learn how to make your beats and music better, faster. I put together a wealth of How To information for Music Producers, Beat Makers and Sample Flippers.

I cover music production and beat making topics such as Music Licensing, Music Marketing, Music Business, Hardware, Software, Sample Flipping, and I answer questions from my followers.

Make beats with the beat making tips that have helped me develop my music and business for more than a decade as TaurusBeats.

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