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A User's Guide to Sample CDs

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990

Not all sampler owners have access to every instrument they might wish to sample, hence the appearance of Sample CDs containing all manner of digitally recorded sounds. But how useful are they? Are they value for money? Keyboardist Dave Stewart recently spent many hours sorting the wheat from the chaff. Here are his findings.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Jul 1990
Grey Skies

Famed keyboardist Dave Stewart begins this new series designed to give you a few more compositional ideas than you maybe had before!

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Aug 1990
Man Versus Machine

Part 2: Famed keyboardist Dave Stewart continues his monthly column, designed to get you thinking about your music.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Sep 1990
Simple But Not Obvious

Part 3: Famed keyboardist Dave Stewart continues his monthly column designed to get you thinking more about your music.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Oct 1990
New Jerusalem

Part 4: Dave Stewart continues his monthly series with a look at the ideas behind his song 'New Jerusalem'.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Nov 1990
New Jerusalem (Continued)

Part 5: Another songwriting masterclass from Dave Stewart, continuing his examination of the ideas behind 'New Jerusalem'.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 6

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Dec 1990
Sixty Something

Part 6: Sixty something. Dave reflects on originality and where to find it.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 7

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Jan 1991
Tuned Percussion

Part 7: Tuned percussion. Dave investigates the enormous creative potential of sampled sounds within music, and offers his rendition of 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 8

Review | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Feb 1991
Deep Underground

Part 8: Deep underground, this month Dave Stewart tells how you can work within the pop medium yet still manage to create interesting music!

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 9

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991
Shadowland

Part 9: Shadowland. More inside info on the compositional structures Dave adopted on this track.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 10

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Apr 1991
No Rhythm

Part 10: No rhythm. Dave Stewart explains ways of making music Without That Insistent Backbeat.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 11

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, May 1991
Waiting In The Wings

Part 11. Dave Stewart explains the recording of one of his songs and passes on a few tips into the bargain.

Dave Stewart's Music Seminar - Part 12

Feature | Topic: Music Theory | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
In Praise Of Learning

Part 12. Dave Stewart wraps up his music seminar with a look at chords and scales, and why you need to know them.

Short Cuts

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1994

Miroslav Vitous Symphonic Orchestra sample CD-ROMs, Prima Publishing Quick Time: Making Movies With Your Macintosh by Robert Hone

 

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