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Any question relating to the use of samples used in media. Do not use this tag to identify a sample, use [identify-this-sample] instead.

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Seeking song with passionate noises to sample

I am using GarageBand to make a beatbox version of "There are a Few of My Favorite Things". Beatbox loops in Garageband are fine, but very masculine. Garageband does not offer comparable more ...
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Did Aphex Twin ever used samples from someone else's tracks?

Did Aphex Twin used samples in his tracks and is his music 100% his own creation?
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Which modern songs/melodies use the “Devil's interval” augmented 4th, discounting the use of tritone substitution in jazz?

Recently I was informed that the augmented 4th has historically been viewed as satanic or "the devil in music" and wanted to start a collection of relatively modern (say 20th century onwards) songs ...
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How is the effect called when you slap a drum stick on the metal edge of the snare?

I am actually looking for a sample that contains this effect, like in this song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at 0:55
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What differentiates the 808 kicks from others?

I know the origin of 808 bass kicks is the Roland TR-808 drum machine. But what differentiates them from the bass kicks of other drum machines? What made them so widespread, even today? Isn't ...
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Did the “Call 911 now!” sample in Skrillex's “First of the Year (Equinox)” come from a YouTube video?

In Skrillex's song "First of the Year (Equinox)" (listen on Spotify), there is a sample of someone shouting, "Call 911 now!". I've heard that this sample was taken from a YouTube video of some ...
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Propellerheads - Bigger? - sample

The lyrics in Bigger? by the Propellerheads, from the album Decksandrumsandrockandroll go as follows: Very good you give me so much at one time Yes I do, I may have bigger for him Bigger? My, ...