August 29, 2011

Analog Vinyl Sampling

Emulating the audio tape cut & paste technique, by making vinyl sampling a bit more analog — literally cutting and pasting precision cut pieces of vinyl to create samples.

Sectors from a vinyl record are cut and replaced by pieces with exact shape from other records. When played in a vinyl player the needle follows the grooves from both sectors creating sampled tunes or loops.

More information here:

In this video:
Supertramp – Crisis? What Crisis?
Paul Anka – My Way
Chicago – Chicago X
Lil Jon – Kings of Crunk

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12 Responses

  1. neat for sure, but too gimmicky.. would destroy a needle in no time, and the results seem to ‘random’, because you cant really get detailed cuts of specific spots it seems.

    would be interesting to see someone melting in their own locked grooves, etc. tho..!

  2. I remember Moodswing9 joking about cutting and trading breaks from/with/off vinyl. I sort of like this.

    Also, Strotter Inst is my favorite post-turntablist.

  3. Cool – but yeah the precision thing is crazay random. I bet you could fix that easily enough though. Every jump on that needle sends a shiver up my spine.

  4. hahahah .that was the best .for some reason i couldnt stop laughing thru the whole thing.

  5. It’s a cool idea, that maybe has some potential (if someone cares enough to develop it), but I don’t see much of a point of this at this juncture. Those loops sounded like shit, and could be replicated much easier in an mpc.

    Noted is the William S. Burroughs cut and paste influence.

  6. It’s funny how serious you guys are taking this. The skippy randomness of it is the best part!

    From his blog: “It’s possible to hear (and see) the the stylus jumping a little bit – that’s not good for the needle. However this bumps create a new beat over the unmatching beats of the two samples, and that helps to define a new rhythm. I thought about selecting specific samples and make them match perfectly but that would work only for one rotation, so it might be good for scratching but not for listening continuously – it’s quite difficult to find records that the beat corresponds with a revolution.”