Sometimes you want to sample, but sample clearance is a pain in the ass – especially if you’reselling these tracks to major record labels. There’s a whole bunch of royalty free collections of loops and sample kits which can come in handy. Honestly – most of them are trash and you have to sift through a lot of this trash to uncover something dope. And once you find the rare diamond – how many people are going to use this same loop?
Put a little work in and make the most out of these royalty free sample kit. Multi-platinum producer DJ Pain 1 suggests four steps to make a loop your own:
- Combine different loops from the same set.
- Chop them up & rearrange them.
- Pitch them up/down to your liking.
- Add some backing instruments to give it a slightly different flavor.
This way you end up with an entirely new composition. Nobody else has made this exact piece of music from the same royalty free sample kit.
Try it out!