SAMPLING MISTAKES 71% of producers make & How to Fix them

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Navie D

Navie D

9 aylar önce

SAMPLING MISTAKES 71% of producers make & How to Fix them | There are some very common mistakes that producers make when they first try to get into sampling. They have some misconceptions on how to approach sampling in the best way possible, and so when they make a beat, things end up going awry.

In today's tutorial video, I want to show some pointers on how to sample better, and what mistakes you want to avoid when using samples.

Even though this video was made using FL Studio, this can still apply if you are using Ableton, Logic, Garageband, Maschine, or any other DAW!


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The kattemax
The kattemax 9 aylar önce
guilty as charged, except for the sacred sample thing, I feel guilty just using it as it is lol. the stuff I made first were just straight up my drums slapped on a sample, now, in my unreleased trap beats, I go in to take the flavourful stuff that feel good alone and manipulate that a lot to a point where it sounds nothing like what I initially liked. and that's why my wife left me.
The kattemax
The kattemax 13 gün önce
@smoovee there is no joke. my wife just left me. even took the kids and the dog too.
smoovee 14 gün önce
i get that this was supposed to be funny but where is the joke yo i dont get this
The kattemax
The kattemax 9 aylar önce
@Roland Lovett true true
Roland Lovett
Roland Lovett 9 aylar önce
I felt like this until I looked up Kendrick's Sing about me samples. Producer created like nothing lol. Just having the ear to put things together eases my guilt of not doing much, that's a skill in itself.
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
ollol was not expecting that ending. Who needs her when you have sweet sampled beats
Beats by Big Joe
Beats by Big Joe 9 aylar önce
Anyone upset about pulling apart samples, modifying and adding effects etc needs to see how Havoc flipped the sample for Survival of the Fittest. As a wise man once said ....You Must Learn!!!!!
Rojoz 6 aylar önce
Why does it make you upset?
Joaquin Garcia
Joaquin Garcia 9 aylar önce
Pierre Bourne… simply said 🔥
Sine Nomine
Sine Nomine 9 aylar önce
@ascendedmasta slicing up samples into many small pieces and making something completely new out of the pieces. I don't have a problem with that, i love it
ascendedmasta 9 aylar önce
I'm confused...what do you mean by "pulling apart samples"?
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Yeah I have seen a few people make that comment to me. It is a bit strange I must say
Kadenxe 9 aylar önce
Sampling made sense to me the moment i started making chops on the chord changes, at the end of the day whether you sample or use vsts you're still trying to make a coherent melody.
GodSpeed 9 aylar önce
I feel like Bassline variety (for lofi) and sampling have always been my most difficult points to improve. So Thanks for the Advice on this. 👌🏼💥
Gershwyn Daniels
Gershwyn Daniels 6 aylar önce
8:43 thats exactly what happened with me. I was trying to sample a certain section of the song Promises by Basia. But when I did it, it didnt sound the way it did in my head. But then I found another section of the song which fit my drum loop perfectly and allowed me some creative freedom to add more sounds.
Mic Familiar
Mic Familiar 9 aylar önce
though I don't use FL studio I feel like I was able to benefit from watching these to apply some of the techniques in Logic. Really broke down for me how to effetely capture what I hear when creating as well as not becoming so complex that the idea becomes lost in the noise. much love.
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Awesome! I try to make my videos so any DAW user can get value out of them
IceyOnDaOnes 9 aylar önce
Really helpful video. I actually EQ certain sounds in my beat like in mixing down vocals (cause ive been learning to engineer too thx to TRshow University). Ill use 2 EQs and use the first one to sweep and cut out nastiness like that too. Hopefully that's a good way of doing it.
IceyOnDaOnes 9 aylar önce
@Navie D yes sir definitely depending on the sample and whats going on with it
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Have you found this method helps?
Sparrow Kayuni
Sparrow Kayuni 9 aylar önce
I'd like you to do a video on the obstacles you faced with samples and copyrights from your own experiences and how you overcame them
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Never really had any I must say
Noir 9 aylar önce
This is probably a strange suggestion, but you should make a vaporwave tutorial, but also how to be creative with arranging chopped and screwed samples. That genre can be pretty lazy and repetitive, but they're obviously great vaporwave producers like Saint Pepsi who are a lot more creative. Or you could do a deep house/french house tutorial. That'll be cool too.
Noir 5 aylar önce
The second one is a common problem I have when making beats. I would try to mash a bunch of sample chops together hoping it'll make a melody, but it'll end up being a monotonous loop
Little Green Guy
Little Green Guy 9 aylar önce
Great video, I\ve learned a lot from your videos. I used to just sample without making adjustments to the sample itself... just playing around with the EQ2 plugin on FL gave me so many different routes to take with one sample!
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Oh yeah, playing around with different "spaces" of your sample is gamechanger
nicodemo lalli
nicodemo lalli 4 aylar önce
you could also automate the eq to dip at the time of the unwanted freq then bounce & delete the automation lanes after for clutter free project.
Craig Daub Beats - Rap Instrumentals
Craig Daub Beats - Rap Instrumentals 9 aylar önce
I used to cut all my melodies up to 140 by habit. Bad idea. Sometimes you need to. Other times leaving it in actually adds character to the bass. At the end of the day if it sounds good leave it alone. No need to fix what ain't broken by cutting things by habit at a given frequency. Only take out what needs to be taken out and leave the rest alone. It will sound a lot more full and make the bass of your beat sound more unique. Lately I've been trying to not do any EQ work on the low end until I at least add the bass and kick. Then I'll go in and cut what needs to be cut, if anything. Occasionally you get lucky and all the sounds you pick work perfectly together and very little needs done at the end. If only it worked out that way every time. Lol I know this video was about sampling but this is just a general mixing comment based on the first tip about EQing.
INFERGNO JINN 9 aylar önce
I used to commit all these sins. But since Navie preached the good sampling word for me, I'm now a clean man🙏😇. And also just to ask is it a sin to use loops🤔
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Do what's best for the beat! Loops are fine
Krzysztof Cichocki
Krzysztof Cichocki 9 aylar önce
Your videos help me so much. Thank you very much Navie D. You are my favorite tutorial maker
Angel B Live
Angel B Live 9 aylar önce
Just started trying to learn how to sample on my Mpc live and got frustrated trying all these techniques glad I found this channel
streetough 9 aylar önce
I feel like pulling apart samples and tweaking them to make something new is the whole point of sampling
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Sampling is whatever you want it to be my love
Fox Maven
Fox Maven 9 aylar önce
You're speaking directly into my soul, Navie!!
Fox Maven
Fox Maven 9 aylar önce
@Navie D on that note, happy early Halloween! Hope everything is good your way!
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
👻 I speak to souls
IceyOnDaOnes 9 aylar önce
"So please dont give me records I cant sample" -- Kanye West (They Say - Common feat. Kanye West) When you said just because a song sounds good doesn't mean you can sample it, that came to mind instantly lol
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Hahah great reference
Zach O'Brien
Zach O'Brien 9 aylar önce
Thanks bro - good topic. Madlib always has this uncanny notion of when or when not to ' put to much on it...' I always sort step back for second see what the sample really needs - sometimes it's just chops, parallel comp. / Low and high send through sp303...dig. Sypooda has been dropping some dope stripped down stuff (new ep) all y'all keeping me inspired. Cheers ✌️
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
That's a good approach
Knight Writr
Knight Writr 9 aylar önce
Hey great job. I was wondering I was wondering do you have any videos that show how to use ceratos serrato sample?
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
I do not. Maybe that will be something I can think of doing
jjbing3 7 aylar önce
I watched this video and thought of different famous producers as you said don’t do stuff. 🤣. I do some of this. Some I’m too lazy to do. 🤷🏾‍♂️
Omar O
Omar O 9 aylar önce
Thank you, learning alot
Mohamed Zaimi
Mohamed Zaimi 9 aylar önce
If you draw a line from navie's nipple as a vertex, left or right. And connect it to his lowest shirt button you will find that the angle is 29%, which will leave us with an exterior angle to the vertical line with a value of 71%. Which reference to the percentage of brain cells that think about our existence that is made to eventually end.
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
I have a protractor against my nipple as we speak, just to confirm your math
Gorguruga 9 aylar önce
Lol.. Your percentage accuracy is remarkable with that 71% stat! Great vid!
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Hahah I just made it up my friend
Obrotnika 9 aylar önce
03:36 beat is 🔥 if its on the cutting room floor, 👀 can we have it bounced as an .flp? That loop is ❤
Obrotnika 6 aylar önce
Lol navie, can u upload a longer segment of this track? It hasca dead presidents vibe to it. I keep clicking and listening to the timestamp 😟
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Tis sitting on my computer
Sukhi Rai
Sukhi Rai 9 aylar önce
The CHOP one is the most annoying pattern I hear producers use.
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Yeah, I find it very unpleasant to listen to as well
Pawl4k 9 aylar önce
How do you know that 71% of producers makes these problems? Did you ask every single one of them?
AMJAD_here0 6 aylar önce
You sooo amazing mannnn!!!!! Thank you so much🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Trey Hudson
Trey Hudson 9 aylar önce
I love the specificity of 71%...
00Because 9 aylar önce
#4 You think a dude like Alchemist doesn't mangle some of his samples to the point of unrecognizable? Sound design opens up so many options
00Because 9 aylar önce
@BeBlessed you're absolutely right. The new Boldy James record is a little different from that
BeBlessed 9 aylar önce
Some is the key word. Most of his beats are simply just loops but basic chops. But they work
Henry Ijeoma
Henry Ijeoma 9 aylar önce
71%, thats an oddly specific number. How did you come about it lol
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
🤷‍♀️ just pulled it outta my behind basically
Scott Jolteon
Scott Jolteon 9 aylar önce
Idk either but that made me laugh not gonna lie
Fugi-Diva 🕊😌
Fugi-Diva 🕊😌 8 aylar önce
Your most recent beat short was recommended to me now I can’t stop watching
Navie D
Navie D 8 aylar önce
Hahah awesome! Glad you're enjoying my vids my friend
theobscuresound 8 aylar önce
John Coltrane comes to mind. I absolutely love his music, but I probably wouldn’t look to him as a sample source.
theobscuresound 8 aylar önce
@Navie D Facts. I agree.
Navie D
Navie D 8 aylar önce
Absolutely. A good song doesn't mean it's a good sample
lex beats
lex beats 9 aylar önce
clean. your. samples. but don't smash em! this is a important rule i set for myself very very early not to be lazy about identifying bad freqs and cutting them out
lex beats
lex beats 9 aylar önce
@Navie D By a lot i must admit, I've been producing seriously for less than a year Navie, i am doing my best to improve!
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Did it help your music?
JayDP Beatzh
JayDP Beatzh 9 aylar önce
preach! regarding the sacred sample: haha i liked the comparison with a preset ....changing a preset is disrespectful to the present creator xD
Hohepriester Hannes
Hohepriester Hannes 9 aylar önce
can you do timestamps next time?
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Yeah maybe I should start including them
Anthems Jam
Anthems Jam 9 aylar önce
@Hohepriester Hannes word
Hohepriester Hannes
Hohepriester Hannes 9 aylar önce
@Anthems Jam I'm just built different
Anthems Jam
Anthems Jam 9 aylar önce
The entire video is 10mins long my guy chillll
chocolah 9 aylar önce
How did you calculate the 71% lmao
abdub7 9 aylar önce
Great video!!
IAM_F.O.N 9 aylar önce
Go Real la Beatz
Go Real la Beatz 9 aylar önce
Great share. Something to think about.
Go Real la Beatz
Go Real la Beatz 9 aylar önce
@Navie D all love
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Thank you boss!
Kerem Sertbel
Kerem Sertbel 9 aylar önce
Great stuff. Thank yoıu
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Thank you thank you
Timbo Slyce
Timbo Slyce 9 aylar önce
Omg he said the truth some song u just can’t get down with even tho they real good songs I let go of it after 30 min
Mark-T Beats
Mark-T Beats 9 aylar önce
I thought it "better" if your beat doesn't sound like the original song... The same people will probably say that sampling is "copying" other music... Isn't the whole idea of using samples to get NEW ideas and create NEW things?
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Max Jars
Max Jars 9 aylar önce
Don’t need To if you can’t afford it….Anyways, they will take their percentage when the time comes. Just make music stop talking abt stuff you don’t know!!
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Are you guilty of any of these? Let me know!
KRISTIJAN "63" 9 aylar önce
love how he trolled all these "99% are doing this wrong" clickbait youtubers
Dub Konnection
Dub Konnection 9 aylar önce
@Navie D lol
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
I am a clickbaiter too. I have joined the dark side
p-town 9 aylar önce
Love from India sir 🙌🙌🔥
p-town 9 aylar önce
@Navie D thanks 🙌🙌🔥📍
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Shout out to you P Town
Ryoto 9 aylar önce
Gems everywhere 💎
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Kadambari T
Kadambari T 9 aylar önce
I must confess......i find you very charming......Navie d, please make a track "Apache indian" style and show us how you would do it....
BENJOE 9 aylar önce
71% percent? 😂😂
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
I just made that number up
TwO-f@c3 9 aylar önce
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Halim Htm
Halim Htm 9 aylar önce
thank you bro
Halim Htm
Halim Htm 9 aylar önce
@Navie D you,are welcom broth ..i watch evry times yrs lesence of arengment youa ar great
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Thank you for watching Halim!
Hatnin'Kiwi 9 aylar önce
How do you come up with that random ass %???
Tony Titan
Tony Titan 9 aylar önce
Good video
Enisy 9 aylar önce
Oh man I hate 10 min mark videos, there's a lot of unnecessary information, gosh
brogan 9 aylar önce
tf you get the number 71% what
brogan 9 aylar önce
@Navie D lol i assumed gets clicks ig, good video still
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
I just made it up basically
Polar 2 aylar önce
I don't even know music theory man
LaCorey Burney
LaCorey Burney 9 aylar önce
Dan Thompson Music
Dan Thompson Music 9 aylar önce
So hard to hear what you're removing at 1:40 - how do you define or hear an "ugly frequency"? Is there such thing? I guess there is if something is completely out of key? I'm just going to loop continuously from 1:23 to 1:40 until I hear what you're doing.- - - OK I cannot believe how much time I spent on this - but yes, running it through Voxengo SPAN, I see you're cutting narrowly about 10db at 180hz, which is an F# or close to it, The chord at that point is a Bm, so and F# wants to turn the chord into an F#/Bb chord, which doesn't exactly fit. It's dissonant. but it's in the Bb minor scale. You must have exceedingly good ears. I have gone through and tuned my 808s so they fit the key, but that just seems paying attention to details like you promote in your videos. This is some next level stuff.
Nick Phillips
Nick Phillips 9 aylar önce
yes yes agreed
Dan Thompson Music
Dan Thompson Music 9 aylar önce
@Navie D So yes, eventually I understood that you were reducing an F# that was not part of the Bb minor it was playing over.
Dan Thompson Music
Dan Thompson Music 9 aylar önce
@Navie D I'm listening to it on studio monitors and then later on sony studio headphones, and swapping back and forth. Eventually I pulled it into my DAW and looked at it in Voxengo and saw what you were doing. But hearing it? Still can't even when I can see it what it's doing.
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
It is a bit easier to hear on studio monitors. Did you listen to the video on your phone or something like this?
Gorilla Trap Muzik
Gorilla Trap Muzik 9 aylar önce
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
Krishna Nair
Krishna Nair 9 aylar önce
69th like nice
Navie D
Navie D 9 aylar önce
😏 Let's get this video to 420 likes next
2Havic Music
2Havic Music 9 aylar önce
i might be late....... but i do be be here still
Tare 9 aylar önce
whats up with this guy and beets i dont get it
McDan 9 aylar önce
Sampling is literally, cheating. However, it was a breakthrough for DJ's who could not afford a studio with top tier engineer! Taking pieces of well regarded recordings and synthesizing them with a mixer and multiple turntables introduce a new idea to the Master of Ceremony (M.C.). It engaged them to an audience that were hungered for a New Genre of Music. Thus, Hip Hop was introduced!
Anxious Mind
Anxious Mind 6 aylar önce
That is a very different thing to Dilla, for example. There is no 'sampling', it's a vast spectrum of different things under that one word.
noirxheart 9 aylar önce
Using steroids in baseball is technically cheating but it improves the game for the audience.
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