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The History of Sampling
May 10, 2005 4:19 AM   Subscribe

The History of Sampling
posted by srboisvert (18 comments total)

 
BIG ASS JAVA APPLET!
posted by Silky Slim at 4:21 AM on May 10, 2005


uhh... sorry.
posted by Silky Slim at 4:23 AM on May 10, 2005


BIG ASS JAVA APPLET!

ahhh... that's why I'm seeing an empty page. Currently too groggy to figure this out on my own. Thanks.
posted by rxrfrx at 4:50 AM on May 10, 2005


am steering clear of Java-based stuff today...
posted by ibmcginty at 5:39 AM on May 10, 2005


Java != JavaScript
posted by AlexReynolds at 6:10 AM on May 10, 2005


Well I thought its was a nice little interface. 'Cept for that bug right around the Audio Two link.
posted by googly at 6:31 AM on May 10, 2005


That's neat. (You have to click on it after you get the bigass empty page).
It's not really a history, but it is a pretty cool timeline...
posted by klangklangston at 6:38 AM on May 10, 2005


Call me back when this is available in Flash.
posted by soyjoy at 6:51 AM on May 10, 2005


thanks, klang. I couldn't load the java on this l'il iBook--took forever; i was suspicious that it was not an authentic history. maybe i'll try again later.

Did it start with Tristan Tzara? or much later with the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (KLF)?
posted by beelzbubba at 6:55 AM on May 10, 2005


This is pretty sweet. What I don't understand is how one song can sample another song that was released after the sampling song came out. Example: the far right sampled song on the bottom looks like it came out 1997, while the sampling song looks like it came out in 1994.
posted by zsazsa at 7:00 AM on May 10, 2005


Did it start with Tristan Tzara? or much later with the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (KLF)?

Or perhaps the Mellotron flamenco loop at the beginning of Bungalow Bill on the Beatles' White Album?

Or musique concrète in general?

(Special mentions for My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and Holger Czukay's album Movies)
posted by Grangousier at 7:05 AM on May 10, 2005


How can this timeline not incorporate audio of the samples?! Or perhaps I misssed it...?
posted by TheNakedPixel at 7:56 AM on May 10, 2005


I can't seem to find the Winstons' "Amen Brother" on here, I figured it had to be the Most Sampled Thing Ever. I've used it myself (replayed by another drummer though).
posted by Foosnark at 7:56 AM on May 10, 2005


Dang, I was hoping to find out if Steve Reich was really the first sampler or not. Not that kind of history, I guess.
posted by CrunchyGods at 8:40 AM on May 10, 2005


Not a history at all, now that I get it to load on my pc (never did load on my iBook), but rather a map of who's zoomin' who, if you will. Interesting, but I fear hopelessly incomplete.
posted by beelzbubba at 10:47 AM on May 10, 2005


nice though. don't get me wrong--i ain't ag'in it.
posted by beelzbubba at 10:47 AM on May 10, 2005


Steve Reich isn't the first sampler. A lot of musique concrete from the 40s and 50s used tape loops as starting material. And if you consider lifting parts of written scores into other written scores as sampling, it goes back hundreds of years.
posted by Nelson at 11:19 AM on May 10, 2005


This is mostly concerned with hip-hop sampling, as they got their info from the-breaks.com. That site has a lot more than the applet, so if you're looking for real info, that's the place to go.
posted by zsazsa at 12:39 PM on May 10, 2005


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