Sampling, vinyl style

Ishac Bertran holds an MA in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona) and worked in the R&D department of Hewlett-Packard.  Ishac is interested in the intersection of technology, design and art, and has created a pretty interesting way of sampling in a pretty throwback style.

Music sampling has been done for years using different techniques. Currently samplers (either as a piece of hardware or as software) is the most extended tool for playing samples that can come from digital formatted music, live recording, vinyls or tapes…. Driven by my devotion for vinyls and analog processes (perhaps a bit of Dj wannabe too), and emulating the audio tape cut&paste technique, I tried to make the vinyl sampling a bit more analog – literally cut and paste pieces of vinyl to create samples.

Here’s a video that will explain everything:

How analogue is that?  In the video, you hear the following tunes, all cut up:

Supertramp – Crisis? What Crisis?
Paul Anka – My Way
Chicago – Chicago X
Lil Jon – Kings of Crunk

If you want to find out more about Ishac, and more detail about how he cut up the vinyl & got it all together, check out his website here.