This book provides a complete step-by-step presentation of all of the sampling skills one would need to master this technology. Some of the techniques covered include: looping, splicing, multi-sampling, velocity crossfading, resynthesis, choosing the best sampling rate, key mapping and much more. The sampling methods unveiled here will save hundred of hours in trial-and-error learning. There are over 25 actual hands-on experiments that walk you through practical and useful musical applications of every aspect of sampling. There are over 80 illustrations that cover sampling from selecting the sound source to performing with your instrument. For beginners, this book will provide the knowledge necessary to evaluate, compare and choose an instrument from the overwhelming number of products on today's market. To those who already own a sampling instrument, The Sampling Book will provide the skills and talents needed to get the most out of any sampling instrument.