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People still talk about sampling as this new, progressive problem in music. There are technologies now where you can glean the polyphonic information out of a sample and then put that back in and then score it for five instruments. You don't need digital audio to sample; you can rewrite things.

Tim Hecker

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Music is going to go in some direction that is entirely inconceivable now. If someone had been asked twenty years ago what direction they thought music was going in, they wouldn't have said sampling.

Adam Yauch (MCA, The Beastie Boys)

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Some people don't understand that sitting in your own house alone in peace, eating snacks and minding your business is just priceless.

Tom Hardy

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As a producer you need patience, you can’t always rush things so you need to allow time for the magic to happen. This can take a bit of time, or you may have to come back to something if it’s not quite there. You know when it’s right though!

Romesh Dodangoda

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Every now and then there might be a beat someone turned down that I have as an unused beat. But everything that predominantly matches the artist in my 30 years of doing this, it was me walking in and sitting there with no drums, no samples, no nothing, and making a beat on the spot.

DJ Premier

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To make an embarrassing admission, I like video games. That's what got me into software engineering when I was a kid. I wanted to make money so I could buy a better computer to play better video games - nothing like saving the world.

Elon Musk

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For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Steve Jobs

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Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything... whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.

Tina Turner

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Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be. It's harsh and cruel. But that's why there's us. Champions. It doesn't matter where we come from, what we've done or suffered, or even if we make a difference. We live as though the world was what it should be, to show it what it can be.

Joss Whedon by way of Angel

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All the Public Enemy albums, I knew what records they were sampling but was like, 'How'd they construct it like this?!'.

DJ Premier

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For me, sampling is a high art. Most people don't see it that way, but it's a beautiful thing. I wouldn't know anything about music if it wasn't for samples. There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them.

JPEGMAFIA

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A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life.

Elizabeth Gilbert

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