Focal Press Book: Audio Sampling

Focal Press Book: Audio Sampling by Sam McGuire and Roy Pritts

Focal Press Book: Audio Sampling by Sam McGuire and Roy Pritts

B&H # FOASA MFR # 9780240520735

Show MoreLess


Now Viewing:

Special Order
Expected availability: 4-6 weeks

This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Nov 19th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Focal Press 9780240520735 overview

  • 1Description

Audio Sampling - Bringing sampling to a new generation of audio engineers and composers Audio Sampling explains how to record and create sampled instruments in a software setting.

There are many things that go into creating a sampled instrument and many things that can go wrong, this book is a step by step guide through the process, from introducing sampling, where it begins to recording editing and using samples, providing much sought after detailed information on the actual process of sampling, creating sampled instruments as well as the different ways they can be used.

The software used is the NN-XT a sampler that is a part of the Reason studio software and ProTools LE, however the material discussed is applicable and can be used with any sampler.

The companion website has exclusive material including a comprehensive comparison of the different hardware software available, as well as audio examples and video clips from each stage of the process.

Readership: Professionals, students, composers, engineers and the home studio owner. It could also be used by anyone with the desire to create their own sampled instruments. Additionally on music degree as a text for composition majors or as a part of music technology degrees (i.e. recording arts degree). 

About the Author: Sam McGuire is on the faculty of the University of Colorado Denver and has served at the Appalachian State University as assistant professor and director of the Robert F. Gilley Recording Studio.

Roy Pritts was a former president of the AES, teacher, recording engineer, musician and composer. Audio Sampling was Roy's last writing before passing away in June 2007

Step by step practical approach to the process of sampling
Teaches how to create a sampling instrument
Companion website holds audio and video clips from each stage of the process and comprehensive comparisons of the different hardware software available

Introduction to Sampling

Introduction to Sampling
  • What is sampling?
  • A sampler survey
  • Basic Sampler Expectations
  • Other expectations
  • Additional software sampler features
  • Benefits to using samplers without creating your own instruments
  • Benefits to creating your own sampled instruments
  • Summary
  • Making connections
  • Required equipment
  • Capturing the sound source
  • Using microphones
  • Using a line input/instrument input
  • Using microphone preamplifiers
  • Using analog to digital converters
  • Using audio interfaces
  • Using an alternative audio interface
  • Hooking it all together
  • Cable types
  • Balanced vs. unbalanced
  • Grounding
  • MIDI connections
  • General equipment tips and tricks
  • Required equipment
  • Choosing your source
  • Preparing your source
  • Understanding your source
  • Putting it all together
  • Recording the First Sample
  • Ear training
  • Goals
  • Transparent listening
  • Focused listening
  • Listening memory
  • Projected listening
  • Summary
  • Basic Acoustic Issues
  • Microphone Choice and Placement
  • The recording session
  • Tidying up
  • Sample Editing
  • Editing styles
  • Basic editing
  • Advanced editing in the digital audio workstation
  • Adding additional effects/processors
  • Creating the Instrument
  • Importing files into zones
  • Advanced mapping
  • Fine tuning
  • An example of mapping
  • Additional sampler features
  • Using Samples
  • MIDI
  • Musical terms and definitions
  • Sampling, composition and orchestration: a maximum of ingenuity with a minimum of resources
  • Musical terms
  • Compositional Techniques
  • Performance characteristics
  • MIDI Performance control
  • Observations
  • Examining the roots of sampling
  • Timetable of processes
  • Timetable of historically innovative systems
  • Bibliography
  • Thoughts on the future of sampling
  • Modeling
  • Future uses of sampling
  • Summary
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Focal Press 9780240520735 specs

    Subject Home & Studio Recording
    Author Sam McGuire, Roy Pritts
    Edition First
    Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
    Pages 232
    Dimensions 7.5 x 9.25" (19 x 23.5cm)
  • Line Illustrations: 62
  • Halftones: 8
  • ISBN Number
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-240-52073-5
  • ISBN-10: 0-240-52073-4
  • Publisher Focal Press
    Date Published October 2007
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.25 x 7.5 x 0.55"

    Focal Press 9780240520735 reviews

    Be the first to review this item

    Focal Press 9780240520735 Q&A

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.