Sampulator Brings Beat Making To Your Browser

shockwebpic_sampulatorCheck out Sampulator, a simple yet fun HTML5 based in-browser sampler. You can trigger and play samples with your computer keyboard [laptop or desktop] and even record and save your track ideas.

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Official Trailer For 808: The Heart Of The Beat That Changed Music

shockwepic_808docutrailer1The first official trailer for 808: The heart of the beat that changed music was just released. The 808 documentary features appearances and commentary from our own Hank Shocklee, Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook [Fatboy Slim], Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.

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808′s Changed The World – Upcoming Documentary + Free TR-808 Drum Samples

shockleewebpic_808dayHappy 808 day, with a salute to all the producers around the world who have ever used an 808 in their beats, we present this teaser of the soon coming Arthur Baker, Alex Dunn and Luke Bainbridge documentary, ‘Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808′ which features our own Hank Shocklee alongside a crazy cast of your favorite producers. The film is due out 2014.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

A couple of 8-bit video game goodies in here some cool dubstep, dnb and atmospheric sounds; drums to make to go wild and BOMB SQUAD sample artillery courtesy of Shocklee to polish it all off!

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Music Production Site Oh Drat Interviews Hank Shocklee

Our own Hank Shocklee recently had a conversation with Chris Cartledge of the UK music production site Oh Drat…check it out!

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Making A Quick Beat With The OP-1

YΞll❍W T∆ΠgΞriΠΞ shows how to make a quick beat with Teenage Engineering’s OP-1, a portable synthesizer, sampler & controller.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

This week’s picks include a powerful VST sampler, lots of drums, basslines, kicks, snares, abstracts sounds and melodies.

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Sample Lab App + iPad + Akai LPD8

Check out the Sample Lab app, a simple sampler/sequencer for the iPad. Here’s a MIDI demo using the Akai LPD8 via the iPad Camera Connection Kit.

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New Alesis iO Dock Turns Your iPad Into a Pro Audio Hub

The guys at Alesis have revealed their upcoming iO Dock which turns your iPad into a mini universal pro audio hub. A good look for on the run recording or performing.

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