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(Re)defining Sampling in Digital Audio Workstations: the Case of DirtyCircuit and Deadmau5

(Re)defining Sampling in Digital Audio Workstations: the Case of DirtyCircuit and Deadmau5 Sonja Hamhuis   In 2008, amateur musician DirtyCircuit used two samples of Deadmau5’s “Faxing Berlin” (2007) in one of his tracks. The samples were included in the database of FL Studio, a Digital…
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The Unified Composer-Producer-Performer: How the Digital Age has Democratised Musical Composition

  By Manuel Gutierrez Rojas   [M]odern technology has [. . .] shifted the metaphor from exceptional accomplishment on paper by “composers” to exceptional accomplishment on hard disk by “producers.” Moreover, the producer and his machines are on stage, just as the composer was once a performer.…