Sometimes you want to sample, but sample clearance is a pain in the ass – especially if you’reselling these tracks to major record labels. There’s a whole bunch of royalty free samples in form of loops and sample kits which can come in handy. Honestly – most of them are trash and you have to sift through a lot of this trash to uncover something dope. And once you find the rare diamond – how many people are going to use this same loop?
Put a little work in and make the most out of these royalty free sample kits. Multi-platinum producer DJ Pain 1 suggests four steps to make a loop your own:
Combine different loops from the same set.
Chop them up & rearrange them.
Pitch them up/down to your liking.
Add some backing instruments to give it a slightly different flavor.
This way you end up with an entirely new composition. Nobody else has made this exact piece of music from the same royalty free sample kit.