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Robert

Just copped your ebook and can't wait to read!!

Kregan

When I was reading this I was nodding my head and thinking... Yep, this is already very much my perspective on the whole sampling thing, primarily because of the beattips manual.

I'm at the point were I find it strange if others think differently, like some of the examples you mentioned. I try to spread the word but i'm so focused on what I'm doing (sample based music) that I could care less what other's think good or bad.

But I'm glad that people like you are educating and spreading the good word of how sampling is a legitimate music making process that requires skill and lots of practice to master. It almost sounds stupid to me that I have to write that, of course it's a legitimate music making process!! Anyone who got involved with it would know that.

Anyway good job, great read and a good reminder, cheers.

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