The first 40 seconds of the song "Ecstasy" by The Wolfgang Press (1984) features a sample of a Mexican mariachi-style trumpet/brass piece. I cannot identify the source of this sample. [more inside]
I'm remembering a club mix that sampled or remixed a Tori Amos song. I think it was pretty ubiquitous, and my best recollection is that it was sampling Raspberry Swirl. But Googling Raspberry Swirl remixes or samples has failed me. Any idea what I'm thinking of?
In the late 90s to early 2000s, I found on Napster a techno (possibly trance?) song which had a quote from Carl Sagan's "Contact". It was not a sample from the movie. This dialogue does not appear in the movie. [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a sample from the first few minutes of this album. The sample occurs at 0:27, 0:47, 1:02, and so forth. It's the muted organ/electric piano chords; one chord played 4 times, followed by another played once. I know it sounds kinda generic, but I swear that this is a sample from a jazz or R&B song that I recorded off the radio in the mid-late 80s; in the original that second chord follows the same pattern as the first. This is driving me bonkers. Help!
Once upon a time I heard a track which included a clip of a child's voice saying "when I grow up, I wanna be a DJ". The sample popped into my head again last night and I am trying to figure out where it came from. I think maybe Skrillex or somebody like that sampled it recently, but it came from something older. Does this sound familiar? What am I thinking of?
What is this sweet drum sample that takes over at 2:30 in DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince's "I Wanna Rock"? [more inside]
I'm trying to identify the drums used on a lot of music of the late '90s. Three songs that have this drum sound are Lullaby by Shawn Mullins, Short Change by E-Z Rollers, and Woke Up This Morning by Alabama 3. [more inside]
I've got the track I hear in the background here (DJ W!ld - All About You), but I've not heard any remix with this vocal overlaid, I'm wondering what it is and where it's from and googling for the words doesn't help much. It starts at 9:30 (Soundcloud link will autoplay)
What professional medical equipment, techniques and possibilities exist to record sounds inside the body? [more inside]
Something about the lion's roar at the beginning of the Pet Shop Boys' cover of Always on my Mind really gets me. What other songs use animal sounds to great effect? [more inside]
I'm developing advice related to a set of standards, specifically about a requirement to review a 'statistically valid sample of assessments' to determine whether an assessment process is valid. Most information I've been able to find relates to surveys and similar activities, which doesn't seem to quite fit this scenario. The questions I keep coming up against are particularly around what the margin of error and confidence level should be in a scenario that isn't a survey or similar. [more inside]
I recently came up with a statistical thought experiment from watching too many reality game shows, but I'm having trouble remembering how to solve a problem like this. Help me figure out this problem that's been bugging me (and by extension relearn some statistics I've forgotten). [more inside]
I've recently purchased an electric kettle that can heat water to appropriate tea temperatures, and I would like to expand my tea horizons. What choices would give me a broad exposure to interesting teas? [more inside]
What is the sample used in Homebody Sandman's "I Saw a World" and Cunninlynguists - "Things I Dream"? [more inside]
Hoping someone can recognize a sample that my brain is telling me was lifted from a reasonably mainstream source, but I can't place it. [more inside]
I am submitting an application for a graphic design position and they are asking for design portfolios and two pieces of writing. I have no writing to give them. What the hell do I write about? I don't want to put a ton of time into researching topics so I can write about them but, seriously, I got nothing. I am a good writer with no outlet. Help!
I'm looking at a print based project and am on the hunt for A4 or A5 sheets of tire tread, as if it's been removed straight from a tire. Is this possible? [more inside]
We just bought a Canon iPF8400 printer at work. Yay! We support student services and bought it for student organizations/groups/projects that need poster printing. However, now that we have it, we realize that none of our fellow IT folks have test/sample jobs to send to it. Help me find something to print... [more inside]
I'm looking for songs that mix 80s and/or 90s pop with other genres. My favorite example of this is Orbital's Halcyon - And On And On Live that samples Bon Jovi's You Give Love A Bad Name and Belinda Carlisle's Heaven Is A Place On Earth. Any other genre is fine but electronic genres are preferred. Thanks!
I'm listening to NPR's streaming "First Listen" of Cibo Matto's "Emerald Tuesday," off the forthcoming Hotel Valentine, and I know this song it's sampling from the first note. (And I think that's the point of the lyrics, that the ghost in the song listened/listens to the sampled song all the time.) I feel like it's also something my husband listens to all the time, or that was in a movie I just saw, but I can't pin it down. My first thought was Curtis Mayfield, but I'm not finding it. I know it's going to seem obvious to me once you tell me, but nonetheless—help! What is that song?
I'm trying to rebuild a mix tape made for me by a London friend around 1989-1990. One track I'm having trouble finding started out with "Are you sitting comfortably? [Good.] Then I'll begin," which is a sample from the BBC's "Listen with Mother" radio series (click on the second old time radio for a clip, starts at the :16sec mark). After that it had a very deep man's voice saying "Welcome," over and over again while the music ramped up behind it. I always thought the man sounded like Worf, from ST: TNG. Any leads?
Contact by Daft Punk supposedly "contains audio from the Apollo 17 mission used by courtesy of NASA and Capt. Eugene Cernan". The sample says: "Hey Bob, I'm looking at what Jack was talking about and it's definitely not a particle that's nearby. It is a bright object and it's obviously rotating because it's flashing, it's way out in the distance, certainly rotating in a very rhythmic fashion because the flashes come around almost on time. As we look back at the Earth it's up at about 11 o'clock, about maybe ten or twelve diame...Earth diameters. I don't know whether that does you any good, but there's something out there." When I Google this I find only Daft Punk references. Is it a genuine soundbite from the Apollo 17 mission or did those wacky French robots make it up?
What is the sample used in the original "99 Problems" by Ice T? I always thought it was great because I could swear it was the sound of an alien being killed in "Aliens". My friend who just listened to it, however, says "duh, it's a seagull." Anyone? Thanks mefiters! : )
Can anyone identify this pad synth? In my sample collection, I have a sample of a pad synth playing a chord. I would like to either find a VST or sample bank that will replicate this synth's sound. Here is a recording of the sample playing at C5, followed by a short chord progression.
Where is the sample of German from at the end of Ana Tijoux's Las Horas from the album La Bala?
I'm trying to find the original song and artist sampled in this song CHARLI BALTIMORE FT. GHOSTFACE KILLAH - STAND UP . By that i mean the (black?) woman who says: I want everyone to stand up and be counted tonight Hey you, blow your whistle (whistle sound) Now clap ya hands and say yeah! (yeah)
What is the piano sample in the Jeremih/Sheek Louch track "Party After 2". For some reason I've always thought it was a George Gershwin sample, but I can't track it down. [more inside]
What's the sample starting at 0:06 of "Into The Stars (Firebirds Remix)" on As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2? I know I'm going to kick myself when someone answers this question, but I can't name it for the life of me now.
Does anyone know where the vocal sample from this song comes from? The song title mentions Bing Crosby but I don't think the first speaker is Bing at all. Is it from a movie? a song? help!
Identify-that-song-filter: What is the current top-40's rap song with sample of high-pictched male(?) indian singing looping repeatedly in the beat? [more inside]
Does the intro to Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" feature any samples or heavily borrow from any other songs? [more inside]
Is there a proper name for errors in distance calculated by GPS logs resulting from a curving path not receiving enough samples to define it and thus being shortened? [more inside]
What is the origin of the "Give it to them" sample that was ubiquitous in early 90s techno? [more inside]
The B(if)tek song Machines Work has a of sample of someone saying "machines can do the work, so that people have time to think" and "to make reality of imagination". The first sample is also recut to "people can do the work, so that machines have time to think". Does anyone know the source of these samples? [more inside]
At the end of Charizma's posthumously released "Big Shots" album, there is "hidden track" of a man singing "hey guy, hey big guy, hey there big guy!" a cappella. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything about this lovely and strange song. [more inside]
HouseMusicFilter: I'm looking for the name of a house song/sample from the early 90's in which there are no words (to my memory) and where the beat goes "BOOM BOOM beep beep beep" for pretty much the entirety of the song. If the song is in 4/4, then the "BOOMs" are on the 1 & 2 beats, and the three "beeps" are a triplet across the 3 & 4 beats. [more inside]
What are some places that send awesome free samples or subscription goods for small amounts of money and don't spam you to death? [more inside]
Writing Portfolios: WAT? [more inside]
What is the sample used in Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" music video at 1:02? [video nsfw]
Led Zeppelin's "All My Love": where else has that synth solo been used? [more inside]
Help my father identify two songs he recorded off the radio in the late 80's / early 90's. One is bluegrass and the other is alternative rock. [more inside]
What Aesop Rock song samples "Fuga y misterio"? [more inside]
What's the sample in this old d'n'b tracker tune? [more inside]
Can you identify the bass guitar sample used in this remix of Alphawezen's "Speed of Light"? It sounds like something by Radiohead but I can't seem to nail it down. Thanks!
I work in an analytical lab. We work with a lot of sample cylinders that have valves that we open and close. The valve knobs are round textured metal disc, kinda like a really thick quarter (maybe little larger). I am looking for an power tool that would allow me to open and close these valves. Here is a link of how the cylinder and valve looks like Thanks Noodles
I want to sample freelance life in another American city for 1-2 weeks this summer. How should I accomplish this on a student budget? [more inside]
Need help with identifying a half-sample of some eighties female vocalist, as echoed in a BEP single. [more inside]
I have an idea for a unique gift for a friend, and one of the things I need is a small device (say, pack-of-cigarettes size or smaller) that will accept and store multiple short audio samples (say, 10 seconds or less, at least six individual samples), and play a random sample at the press of a button. Does such a device exist?
How to record (or possibly fake) forest ground, roots and moist dirt in an arctic climate? [more inside]