How the Despacito producers use online sample stores to create hits


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  • The Verge
    The Verge   2 months back

    What services and tools do you use to create music?

    • Avon
      Avon  2 months back

      photoshop and excel

  • infirmux
    infirmux  2 weeks back

    a pro that uses beats headphones as monitors? Really...

    or he is testing how majority of their trendy crowd will hear it ;)

    • Blanc Owl
      Blanc Owl  4 weeks back

      With millions of songs in the world how do u know if ur music didn’t copy someone else’s?

      • Mora Africano Camilo Andres

        A Great example why music nowdays it's so bad... can't believe people call this music or even Artist wtf... it's wrong with people !

        • AJ GA
          AJ GA  1 months back

          The moral high ground, I see

      • bob
        bob  1 months back

        mediocrity at its finest

        • Plansız Gençler
          Plansız Gençler  1 months back

          The verge can you share despacito ?

          • Stefano Olla
            Stefano Olla  1 months back

            And that's why everything sounds the same and nobody knows what's music anymore.

            • Princy
              Princy  1 months back

              @Stefano Olla just stop

            • Stefano Olla
              Stefano Olla  1 months back

              @Princy I'm sorry. I understand I must have offended your sensibility with my comment. I do care you feel comfortable with your musical choices and I didn't realize you were spending your time reading other's comments on this video. I appreciate your effort, please apologize.

            • Princy
              Princy  1 months back

              Nobody except you, of course

          • David Escalante
            David Escalante  2 months back

            CTRL C + CTRL V

            • Ivo Poblete
              Ivo Poblete  2 months back

              1:00 One burnt light bulb.

              • Haaris Iqubal
                Haaris Iqubal  2 months back

                The fundamental definition of sampling is wrong please at least have some credibility information.

                • Garrett Wease
                  Garrett Wease  2 months back

                  I greatly enjoyed this video, these producers were super humble and gracious with answers. I will say I did get a little depressed when the Splice CEO said “we’re at a point where software is the main instrument.”

                  • CtrlFreak
                    CtrlFreak  2 months back

                    Garrett Wease there are literally AI generating songs now, think it's time to just enjoy the music and worry less about how it came to be. If you want a human touch go listen a band live :)

                • Carlos Danger
                  Carlos Danger  2 months back

                  Can we get these kind of videos but for 3D artist and CGI .

                • alecman95
                  alecman95  2 months back

                  That was painful to watch. The reporter probably still has not the slightest idea of what a sample is. I don’t even get the point of the video.

                  • Mr. Fox
                    Mr. Fox  2 months back

                    i think you need to watch the video again and think because it explains pretty clearly the idea behind sampling and i understood it.

                  • The Verge
                    The Verge   2 months back

                    Hi! It's an introductory overview for people who don't know what sampling is, or how clearance/royalties work, or how sample stores have given so much opportunity to all producers. I remember when there were no stores and sample packs were expensive... and had to pull from existing tracks. I was one of the lucky ones - a bootleg I made from a sample got signed by the original artist as an official remix because they liked it so much! Now I still make music (with samples), enjoy introducing people into the world of music, and mentoring the next gen of producers as Vice President for the Chicago chapter of the Recording Academy. -Dani (the host)

                • Conor Furlong
                  Conor Furlong  2 months back

                  But this isn’t new. Programs like Reason have been around for decades providing samples for musicians to use for free.

                  • Lyosha Zebra
                    Lyosha Zebra  2 months back

                    "When they get a computer they have the access to the same stuff that we have" says a guy with a set of outboard gear on a background worth 20k$ easily. Yeah, sure. Why don't you sell your gear then?

                    • Jesús Vanegas
                      Jesús Vanegas  2 months back

                      You totally missed the point, he first talked about how in the past it was really expensive and difficult. And how now everyone can do it with a good computer and some samples if they have the creativity to do so.

                      I easily understand this because is the same with video production, making movies was only a thing the rich could do back in the 80's. Now there's people doing short films, even theatrical released movies with just an smartphone.

                      I have been making commercial work and my own short films with a $500 camera for 4 years now, really cheap compared to some years ago.

                  • Lester Kanali
                    Lester Kanali  2 months back

                    This seems oddly lazy to me, but I see why it just works. Good stuff

                    • Lester Kanali
                      Lester Kanali  2 months back

                      @Mr. Fox Totally agree

                    • Mr. Fox
                      Mr. Fox  2 months back

                      Not necessarily.Sure at first it seems like eww they recycling music to make a new one. But actually that makes a lot of sense first of all samples are for starting basics when you writing a song, secondly creators get paid and its much better than stealing, thirdly some sounds take a lot of resources to create and might cost a lot if you don't have instruments so its very efficient time saving way to spend more on improving your song instead of working on one part of the sound.

                  • Bruno Zub
                    Bruno Zub  2 months back

                    DESPACITO 2 Confirmed

                    • Irving Duran
                      Irving Duran  2 months back

                      I love this serie of videos

                      • Ku Playford Valls
                        Ku Playford Valls  2 months back

                        This is so sad... So unpersonal, generic and dead! Is like making a movie dumping a bunch of existing footage clips or creating a painting by sticking together a few different bits and peaces of older artwork.

                        • Zen = Yen 🔴
                          Zen = Yen 🔴  2 months back

                          How does verge get its sponsors. Eg Aloft hotels.
                          Is there a site( like Splice) that makes b2b connection easier. Faster.

                          • Mishee
                            Mishee  2 months back

                            "From hip hop to dance" that´s not a very large span is it now.

                            • Milind Patel
                              Milind Patel  2 months back

                              The Future of Music with Dani Daniels. Hit Like if you read this.

                              • flexor212000
                                flexor212000  2 months back

                                So just use others music to make music. Sigh.

                                • infirmux
                                  infirmux  2 weeks back

                                  they also use notes that were used by thousands before them. How lazy!

                                • AJ GA
                                  AJ GA  1 months back

                                  Samples apply to singular drum sounds and instruments, a sample doesn't have to come from a pre-existing song. Sigh away

                              • avicohen2k
                                avicohen2k  2 months back

                                The EDM haters will rage. For early adopters and tech belivers this was awesome.
                                Its easy to sample music, but you still need to be creative and musically competent to do it right!

                                • Anthony Goldstein
                                  Anthony Goldstein  1 months back

                                  No you do not need to be "musically" competent (i.e. can read, write and arrange music). Yes you must be creative.

                                • The Verge
                                  The Verge   2 months back

                                  So true! I think of masters of samples - everyone from The Avalanches to Jamie XX to AarabMuzik to Shawn Wasabi to everything else in between. There's SO many ways to be creative with samples! -Dani

                              • Nisco Racing
                                Nisco Racing  2 months back

                                I want to know more about their mouse ball!

                                • Greg Makamian
                                  Greg Makamian  2 months back

                                  And this is what ruined music (my opinion).

                                  • ajinkya ghogare
                                    ajinkya ghogare  2 months back

                                    @Greg Makamian agreed

                                  • Greg Makamian
                                    Greg Makamian  2 months back

                                    @ajinkya ghogare of course there are. But music for masses has gone down through the decades. There are always going to be great artists. How much are they heard though through the increasing noise is the question.

                                  • ajinkya ghogare
                                    ajinkya ghogare  2 months back

                                    Not really there are plenty of people creating original stufff

                                • Frank O
                                  Frank O  2 months back

                                  Interesting video! Though, I still think that playing an instrument (or multiple) is a better way to approach making music. But, that's just, like, my opinion, man.

                                  • Frank O
                                    Frank O  1 months back

                                    @AJ GA That is true! Though, I was more referring to people that are using the samples, not to the people making them. In the video the guys state that everybody can make music today using a computer and samples. I was referring to that.

                                  • AJ GA
                                    AJ GA  1 months back

                                    They play and record instruments too

                                • i p
                                  i p  2 months back

                                  That Mustang is really nice.

                                  • Sanan
                                    Sanan  2 months back

                                    What about Indie?!

                                    • Haameem Hashmi
                                      Haameem Hashmi  2 months back

                                      Real Rick fan wont use Beat by gey

                                      • Drongorius
                                        Drongorius  2 months back

                                        They are not musicians.

                                        • AJ GA
                                          AJ GA  1 months back

                                          >They are not musicians, they don't play instruments and they make music using building blocks (sic)
                                          >Uplifting trance and EDM are music bro, ai swear

                                        • AJ GA
                                          AJ GA  1 months back

                                          @Drongorius glad to know, mr. Nobody

                                        • Drongorius
                                          Drongorius  1 months back

                                          AJ GA no they are not .

                                        • AJ GA
                                          AJ GA  1 months back

                                          @Drongorius They play drums, guitar, piano, sing, produce and compose. The samples they use and sell, they made them. Tell me more about your musical authority though

                                      • Nerdhaunt
                                        Nerdhaunt  2 months back

                                        Umm the two tone GMT Master 2

                                        • Antonio TF
                                          Antonio TF  2 months back

                                          Why compose something original when you can just steal here and there for a quick buck

                                          • AJ GA
                                            AJ GA  1 months back

                                            We don't know pretty much anything about sampling, do we?

                                          • Jpiferrer
                                            Jpiferrer  2 months back

                                            And the billions of dollars that "artist" earn with that kind of Music... its amazing.

                                        • Srinivas Teja
                                          Srinivas Teja  2 months back

                                          His T Lit af

                                          • Nazif Morshed
                                            Nazif Morshed  2 months back

                                            Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres: We make and use samples to create music.
                                            Kurt Hugo Schneider: *Hold my mic*

                                          • CurtisBooksMusic
                                            CurtisBooksMusic  2 months back

                                            This method of production based composition is why (almost) all of our pop music is so bad. Plug a sample into the computer of a guitar strumming a chord and write a song around it. Much easier, and with a better result, to FREAKING STRUM THE GUITAR YOURSELF WHILE YOU WRITE THE SONG!

                                            • infirmux
                                              infirmux  2 weeks back

                                              he maybe better not strum the guitar. It might be like Kanye trying to sing as Freddy... Rather, we need more Freddys than Kanyes or the Despacito guy.

                                              But there seems to be currently more money in ah-ok, cheap, produced music than true musical talents like Freddy Mercury.

                                          • ifalcon
                                            ifalcon  2 months back

                                            is he using iMac it's look different

                                            • Tobi
                                              Tobi  2 months back

                                              Nah - it’s the Apple Cinema Display...attached to a Mac (but not an iMac).

                                          • Wayne Simon
                                            Wayne Simon  2 months back

                                            Hey he's using a trackball. Nice

                                            • Jose Emilio Orozco
                                              Jose Emilio Orozco  2 months back

                                              I like the interviewer :)

                                              • J Daniel Atlas
                                                J Daniel Atlas  2 months back

                                                Anyone notice the Ford Mustang😍😂😂

                                                • reuben cornell
                                                  reuben cornell  2 months back


                                                  • Ward Holden
                                                    Ward Holden  2 months back

                                                    Producer Marley the godfather sampling. She could have dug a little deeper.

                                                    • Dani Deahl
                                                      Dani Deahl  2 months back

                                                      This is an overview and the written feature goes deeper. When it comes to sampling there are so many who shaped its history and I'd go even further back and say maybe Steve Reich or Pierre Schaeffer.

                                                    • Just K
                                                      Just K  2 months back

                                                      Lazy..this was like mentioning country music without mentioning white people. Fn...Vanilla Ice..😂😂😂

                                                  • Princy
                                                    Princy  2 months back

                                                    Dope content

                                                    • TORTO
                                                      TORTO  2 months back

                                                      Is this Genius? Nice video!

                                                      • Francesco Varrato
                                                        Francesco Varrato  2 months back


                                                        • Tk Muns
                                                          Tk Muns  2 months back

                                                          How can I invest in splice. I need an IPO asap!

                                                          • Getafix
                                                            Getafix  2 months back

                                                            Funding from elites/ black money

                                                        • Declan O'Neill
                                                          Declan O'Neill  2 months back

                                                          Man, this series is really interesting!

                                                        • xorbodude
                                                          xorbodude  2 months back

                                                          Finneas o connor be like heck nah i got matches in a bathroom!

                                                          • ART
                                                            ART  2 months back

                                                            Haha! 😂