SampleNerd.com highlights the importance of good archiving practices, based on works by the University of the Arts London. Tips include annual archiving, avoiding duplicates, categorization, assessing future needs, creating backups, and using reliable storage formats.
Floppy disks: the sound savers of the past. They were handy and popular and convenient for sharing. SampleNerd.com likes them best with handwritten labels!
The Universe of Sounds from OMI was the world’s first sample library to be released on Compact Disk. Going on to achieve legendary status in the field of sampling. Learn all about the origins of this success story!
Trevor Horn, bassist turned producer, used these data tapes for the Fairlight CMI Series III. From hits with Pet Shop Boys to The Buggles. Horn is a studio don.
SampleNerd.com wanted to take this opportunity to show you these rare photos of Fairlight CMI sample library diskettes. On the wonderfully large 8″ floppy disks! I’m used to seeing the libraries of classic sampling systems online, offered for download via a forum or listed on ebay. But to see and perhaps even to own the […]
The Emulator II is a legendary sampler that has been used in countless albums and songs, including New Order’s “Elegia” and Depeche Mode’s “Somebody.” It’s a classic!