How the Despacito producers use online sample stores to create hits


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  • The Verge
    The Verge   2 weeks back

    What services and tools do you use to create music?

    • editazed
      editazed  2 weeks back

      Tracklib and Splice

  • Mora Africano Camilo Andres

    A Great example why music nowdays it's so bad... can't believe people call this music or even Artist wtf... it's wrong with people !

    • AJ GA
      AJ GA  3 days back

      The moral high ground, I see

  • bob
    bob  1 weeks back

    mediocrity at its finest

    • Plansız Gençler
      Plansız Gençler  2 weeks back

      The verge can you share despacito ?

      • Stefano Olla
        Stefano Olla  2 weeks back

        And that's why everything sounds the same and nobody knows what's music anymore.

        • Princy
          Princy  2 days back

          @Stefano Olla just stop

        • Stefano Olla
          Stefano Olla  2 days back

          @Princy I'm sorry. I understand I must have offended your sensibility with my comment. I do care you feel comfortable with your musical choices and I didn't realize you were spending your time reading other's comments on this video. I appreciate your effort, please apologize.

        • Princy
          Princy  6 days back

          Nobody except you, of course

      • David Escalante
        David Escalante  2 weeks back

        CTRL C + CTRL V

        • Ivo Poblete
          Ivo Poblete  2 weeks back

          1:00 One burnt light bulb.

          • Haaris Iqubal
            Haaris Iqubal  2 weeks back

            The fundamental definition of sampling is wrong please at least have some credibility information.

            • Garrett Wease
              Garrett Wease  2 weeks back

              I greatly enjoyed this video, these producers were super humble and gracious with answers. I will say I did get a little depressed when the Splice CEO said “we’re at a point where software is the main instrument.”

              • CtrlFreak
                CtrlFreak  2 weeks back

                Garrett Wease there are literally AI generating songs now, think it's time to just enjoy the music and worry less about how it came to be. If you want a human touch go listen a band live :)

            • Carlos Danger
              Carlos Danger  2 weeks back

              Can we get these kind of videos but for 3D artist and CGI .

              • alecman95
                alecman95  2 weeks back

                That was painful to watch. The reporter probably still has not the slightest idea of what a sample is. I don’t even get the point of the video.

                • Mr. Fox
                  Mr. Fox  2 weeks back

                  i think you need to watch the video again and think because it explains pretty clearly the idea behind sampling and i understood it.

                • The Verge
                  The Verge   2 weeks back

                  Hi! It's an introductory overview for people who don't know what sampling is, or how clearance/royalties work, or how sample stores have given so much opportunity to all producers. I remember when there were no stores and sample packs were expensive... and had to pull from existing tracks. I was one of the lucky ones - a bootleg I made from a sample got signed by the original artist as an official remix because they liked it so much! Now I still make music (with samples), enjoy introducing people into the world of music, and mentoring the next gen of producers as Vice President for the Chicago chapter of the Recording Academy. -Dani (the host)

              • Conor Furlong
                Conor Furlong  2 weeks back

                But this isn’t new. Programs like Reason have been around for decades providing samples for musicians to use for free.

                • Lyosha Zebra
                  Lyosha Zebra  2 weeks back

                  "When they get a computer they have the access to the same stuff that we have" says a guy with a set of outboard gear on a background worth 20k$ easily. Yeah, sure. Why don't you sell your gear then?

                  • Jesús Vanegas
                    Jesús Vanegas  2 weeks back

                    You totally missed the point, he first talked about how in the past it was really expensive and difficult. And how now everyone can do it with a good computer and some samples if they have the creativity to do so.

                    I easily understand this because is the same with video production, making movies was only a thing the rich could do back in the 80's. Now there's people doing short films, even theatrical released movies with just an smartphone.

                    I have been making commercial work and my own short films with a $500 camera for 4 years now, really cheap compared to some years ago.

                • Lester Kanali
                  Lester Kanali  2 weeks back

                  This seems oddly lazy to me, but I see why it just works. Good stuff

                  • Lester Kanali
                    Lester Kanali  2 weeks back

                    @Mr. Fox Totally agree

                  • Mr. Fox
                    Mr. Fox  2 weeks back

                    Not necessarily.Sure at first it seems like eww they recycling music to make a new one. But actually that makes a lot of sense first of all samples are for starting basics when you writing a song, secondly creators get paid and its much better than stealing, thirdly some sounds take a lot of resources to create and might cost a lot if you don't have instruments so its very efficient time saving way to spend more on improving your song instead of working on one part of the sound.

                • Bruno Zub
                  Bruno Zub  2 weeks back

                  DESPACITO 2 Confirmed

                  • Irving Duran
                    Irving Duran  2 weeks back

                    I love this serie of videos

                    • Ku Playford Valls
                      Ku Playford Valls  2 weeks back

                      This is so sad... So unpersonal, generic and dead! Is like making a movie dumping a bunch of existing footage clips or creating a painting by sticking together a few different bits and peaces of older artwork.

                      • Zen = Yen 🔴
                        Zen = Yen 🔴  2 weeks back

                        How does verge get its sponsors. Eg Aloft hotels.
                        Is there a site( like Splice) that makes b2b connection easier. Faster.

                        • Mishee
                          Mishee  2 weeks back

                          "From hip hop to dance" that´s not a very large span is it now.

                          • Milind Patel
                            Milind Patel  2 weeks back

                            The Future of Music with Dani Daniels. Hit Like if you read this.

                            • flexor212000
                              flexor212000  2 weeks back

                              So just use others music to make music. Sigh.

                              • AJ GA
                                AJ GA  3 days back

                                Samples apply to singular drum sounds and instruments, a sample doesn't have to come from a pre-existing song. Sigh away

                            • avicohen2k
                              avicohen2k  2 weeks back

                              The EDM haters will rage. For early adopters and tech belivers this was awesome.
                              Its easy to sample music, but you still need to be creative and musically competent to do it right!

                              • Anthony Goldstein
                                Anthony Goldstein  1 weeks back

                                No you do not need to be "musically" competent (i.e. can read, write and arrange music). Yes you must be creative.

                              • The Verge
                                The Verge   2 weeks back

                                So true! I think of masters of samples - everyone from The Avalanches to Jamie XX to AarabMuzik to Shawn Wasabi to everything else in between. There's SO many ways to be creative with samples! -Dani

                            • Nisco Racing
                              Nisco Racing  2 weeks back

                              I want to know more about their mouse ball!

                              • Greg Makamian
                                Greg Makamian  2 weeks back

                                And this is what ruined music (my opinion).

                                • ajinkya ghogare
                                  ajinkya ghogare  2 weeks back

                                  @Greg Makamian agreed

                                • Greg Makamian
                                  Greg Makamian  2 weeks back

                                  @ajinkya ghogare of course there are. But music for masses has gone down through the decades. There are always going to be great artists. How much are they heard though through the increasing noise is the question.

                                • ajinkya ghogare
                                  ajinkya ghogare  2 weeks back

                                  Not really there are plenty of people creating original stufff

                              • Frank ILYY
                                Frank ILYY  2 weeks back

                                Interesting video! Though, I still think that playing an instrument (or multiple) is a better way to approach making music. But, that's just, like, my opinion, man.

                                • Frank ILYY
                                  Frank ILYY  3 days back

                                  @AJ GA That is true! Though, I was more referring to people that are using the samples, not to the people making them. In the video the guys state that everybody can make music today using a computer and samples. I was referring to that.

                                • AJ GA
                                  AJ GA  3 days back

                                  They play and record instruments too

                              • i p
                                i p  2 weeks back

                                That Mustang is really nice.

                                • Sanan
                                  Sanan  2 weeks back

                                  What about Indie?!

                                  • Haameem Hashmi
                                    Haameem Hashmi  2 weeks back

                                    Real Rick fan wont use Beat by gey

                                    • Drongorius
                                      Drongorius  2 weeks back

                                      They are not musicians.

                                      • AJ GA
                                        AJ GA  3 days back

                                        >They are not musicians, they don't play instruments and they make music using building blocks (sic)
                                        >Uplifting trance and EDM are music bro, ai swear

                                      • AJ GA
                                        AJ GA  3 days back

                                        @Drongorius glad to know, mr. Nobody

                                      • Drongorius
                                        Drongorius  3 days back

                                        AJ GA no they are not .

                                      • AJ GA
                                        AJ GA  3 days back

                                        @Drongorius They play drums, guitar, piano, sing, produce and compose. The samples they use and sell, they made them. Tell me more about your musical authority though

                                    • Nerdhaunt
                                      Nerdhaunt  2 weeks back

                                      Umm the two tone GMT Master 2

                                      • Antonio TF
                                        Antonio TF  2 weeks back

                                        Why compose something original when you can just steal here and there for a quick buck

                                        • AJ GA
                                          AJ GA  3 days back

                                          We don't know pretty much anything about sampling, do we?

                                        • Jpiferrer
                                          Jpiferrer  2 weeks back

                                          And the billions of dollars that "artist" earn with that kind of Music... its amazing.

                                      • Srinivas Teja
                                        Srinivas Teja  2 weeks back

                                        His T Lit af

                                        • Nazif Morshed
                                          Nazif Morshed  2 weeks back

                                          Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres: We make and use samples to create music.
                                          Kurt Hugo Schneider: *Hold my mic*

                                        • CurtisBooksMusic
                                          CurtisBooksMusic  2 weeks back

                                          This method of production based composition is why (almost) all of our pop music is so bad. Plug a sample into the computer of a guitar strumming a chord and write a song around it. Much easier, and with a better result, to FREAKING STRUM THE GUITAR YOURSELF WHILE YOU WRITE THE SONG!

                                          • ifalcon
                                            ifalcon  2 weeks back

                                            is he using iMac it's look different

                                            • Tobi
                                              Tobi  2 weeks back

                                              Nah - it’s the Apple Cinema Display...attached to a Mac (but not an iMac).

                                          • Wayne Simon
                                            Wayne Simon  2 weeks back

                                            Hey he's using a trackball. Nice

                                            • Jose Emilio Orozco
                                              Jose Emilio Orozco  2 weeks back

                                              I like the interviewer :)

                                              • Skiller
                                                Skiller  2 weeks back

                                                Anyone notice the Ford Mustang😍😂😂

                                                • reuben cornell
                                                  reuben cornell  2 weeks back


                                                  • Ward Holden
                                                    Ward Holden  2 weeks back

                                                    Producer Marley the godfather sampling. She could have dug a little deeper.

                                                    • Dani Deahl
                                                      Dani Deahl  2 weeks back

                                                      This is an overview and the written feature goes deeper. When it comes to sampling there are so many who shaped its history and I'd go even further back and say maybe Steve Reich or Pierre Schaeffer.

                                                    • Just K
                                                      Just K  2 weeks back

                                                      Lazy..this was like mentioning country music without mentioning white people. Fn...Vanilla Ice..😂😂😂

                                                  • Princy
                                                    Princy  2 weeks back

                                                    Dope content

                                                    • TORTO
                                                      TORTO  2 weeks back

                                                      Is this Genius? Nice video!

                                                      • Francesco Varrato
                                                        Francesco Varrato  2 weeks back


                                                        • Tk Muns
                                                          Tk Muns  2 weeks back

                                                          How can I invest in splice. I need an IPO asap!

                                                          • Getafix
                                                            Getafix  2 weeks back

                                                            Funding from elites/ black money

                                                        • Declan O'Neill
                                                          Declan O'Neill  2 weeks back

                                                          Man, this series is really interesting!

                                                        • xorbodude
                                                          xorbodude  2 weeks back

                                                          Finneas o connor be like heck nah i got matches in a bathroom!

                                                          • ART
                                                            ART  2 weeks back

                                                            Haha! 😂

                                                        • Happy Slappy!
                                                          Happy Slappy!  2 weeks back

                                                          I like how music has turned from expression to nothing more than a cultural carrying device for the consumer to swallow.

                                                          • citta del sole
                                                            citta del sole  2 weeks back

                                                            @Happy Slappy! That's untrue. But stay pressed, I guess?

                                                          • Happy Slappy!
                                                            Happy Slappy!  2 weeks back

                                                            @citta del sole Those artists barely make enough to eat... Yes I do know..

                                                          • citta del sole
                                                            citta del sole  2 weeks back

                                                            r/lewronggeneration vibes. The music industry has always worked this way. If you'd try a little bit harder, you'd be able to find so many new and fresh artists who put so much passion and energy in their work.

                                                        • CEKROM
                                                          CEKROM  2 weeks back

                                                          1:09 Oh a Rick & Morty fan =D