POST-025: Sample Libraries

 Each week, we leave Saturday open for a blog post about some of the things on our mind here at WhiteNoiize. This weeks post is about “Sample Libraries” by guest artist Joseph Crawford.

As producers, we all look for samples. Some of us like to use the KSHMR samples and some of us like to use samples that we just happen to stumble upon. Whatever the case may be, our library starts to build up after so long.

Being a producer isn’t just about the music, it’s also about efficiency. You want to move from one project to the next, efficiently as possible. Our music is what defines our brand and establishes a career for us, so we need to make sure we are hammering out our mixes as soon as one gets done.

A lot of you may not realize this, but organizing your sample library can be a great start to your efficiency as a producer. Think about how much time you’ve wasted trying to sift through your library of kicks just to find the perfect one that would sit well in your mix. Searching for samples can be extremely time consuming, especially for those of us who have a lot of work coming in.

If your library has accumulated a lot of samples over the year, but you haven’t organized them, now would be a great time. It took me a few days to organize all my samples into different categories, but it’s proven a success in my workflow now.

I challenge all of you to take this advice and see what it does for you!
-JC

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