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Old 4th April 2007
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When all else fails... Dealing with samples...

Russell,

Thanks for taking your time and energy to address our questions... Although I am not asking for a specific solutions, I'd like a little insight to how you approach dealing with lo-fi samples (kinda like you touched on with the Talib/Madlib/Primo thread)...

Have there been any instances where there has been a Sample/loop that after EQ/filtering/compression... still didn't gel, but you had to make work... are there any other things you have used as glue (throughout your experimentation process), that did the trick... Unfortunately, the majority of us are limited to ITB mixes... but I think your philosophy might be helpful...

Some of us experiment forever... and never quiet get there... or we often eq and compress the soul out of Sample and wind up with something that could've been great... but falls short... therefore we do a piss poor job of an interpolation...

Just from reading your Q&A section, there are about 5 names mentioned that I have been pretty cool with over the last 10 plus years... did you track the majority of those project or just handle the mixing of them... knowing these peoples personalities... their Talents must make dealing with the frustration a lot easier... any tips on dealing with personal/professional agendas...

Thanks,

Jay