Thoughts on Mark Ronson's TED Talk

Thoughts on Mark Ronson's TED Talk "How Sampling Transformed Music"

by Chris Heille

Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward.

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How to Re-Create the Sound of a Pop Song in GarageBand

How to Re-Create the Sound of a Pop Song in GarageBand

by Chris Heille

Recently, I re-created Charli XCX’s song “Boom Clap” using only a MIDI guitar controller (jamstik). We set out to do as much as we could with the jamstik exclusively in GarageBand and the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 really works well for this, so it’s not really a challenge to work only in the iPhone as a “limitation.” Like we demonstrate in our “GarageBand Loop Recording” video, you can record your ideas without stopping the music if you make your instrument track selections in advance.

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