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A (Very) Little Somethin'-Somethin'

Why yes, I WOULD like a (non-free) sample! So the discovery of perfume decant vials and snack samples (like Nuts.com and Sugarfina's sample packs/tasting bags) have greatly enhanced my life. What other things (food/drink and health/beauty are categories that immediately come to mind, but I'm open to ALL things) are readily available for purchase in sample sizes? Note that I'm NOT interested in beauty or snack subscription boxes... I'd like items that I choose, in quantities I choose, on a non-recurring basis.
posted by julthumbscrew on Oct 27, 2016 - 23 answers

Gimme your favorite weird sci-fi/horror/etc samples for my radio show!

I've been using snippets and samples of sci-fi/horror/weird movies for station IDs on the weird late night radio show I do. I'm bored with the current crop... help me find some new stuff to sample! [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on May 9, 2016 - 18 answers

Help me hack my TDS! (Tamale Delivery System)

Due to popular demand, a friend and I find ourselves going into the tamale business. We've got our recipes down, our salsas are good, we've worked out how to mass produce them without losing quality. What we can't figure out is how to deliver the samples. [more inside]
posted by MexicanYenta on Jul 16, 2015 - 17 answers

Songs With Animal Samples

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]
posted by Rinku on Feb 19, 2015 - 35 answers

"We wanna get loaded."

I've always had a thing for songs which sample snatches of movie or television dialogue. This question covered similar material, but I'm not specifically looking for remixes that appeared on an affiliated movie's soundtrack. [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Feb 7, 2014 - 45 answers

Here's everything I did at my last job

If you work a job where you're expected to provide "samples" in your job search, how do you deal with the confidentiality aspect? I feel like if I was an employer, I would find it similar to the taboo against saying anything in negative in an interview. "Well if you're willing to say this about them, what are you going to say about me?" = "If you're willing to show me everything they're up to, how can I trust you to keep my information private?" But presumably people get jobs in this field every day, so there must be a lot of this going on? So there must be some expectation this is acceptable? Nobody I asked has been able to give me an answer to this other than a shrug.
posted by bleep on Oct 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Song with a beat that samples "Young, Gifted, and Black."

Looking for a hip hop or rap song that samples Nina Simone's "Young, Gifted, and Black." Any ideas?
posted by liketitanic on Jan 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Late nights

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]
posted by cloeburner on Nov 1, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I integrate a time sequence of correlations?

Statistics filter: If I asses the same paired variables for the same population at multiple points in time, can I integrate the relation into an overall correlation? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Feb 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Samples used in "An Empty Bliss Beyond This World"?

Looking for all the original samples used in The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (♫ Listen) [more inside]
posted by querty on Nov 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Sample extraction from a module file?

How can I extract samples from a module (Impulse Tracker) file to .wav files, particularly on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Jun 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Did boards of canada sample this from autechre?

Did Boards of Canada, in "An Eagle in Your Mind" sample Autechre's "bronchusevenmx24"? [more inside]
posted by symbioid on May 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Sample From Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

On the Beastie Boys' new one, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, there's a quick sample on the song Too Many Rappers at about 4:10. It sounds familiar but I can't place it. Can anyone identify the "yyyyYYYUUUPPP!"? [more inside]
posted by Blake on May 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me identify a bit of sound

Could someone please tell me the original song that features the breath sound with delayed effect that you hear in this sample (check at about 0.06). This is a snippet I recorded from a recent mix by MJ Cole. Perhaps it's even one of Mr. Cole's songs.. but which? And if it is do you think the breath sound was created by him or was it sampled from older material? I'm almost certain I've heard it elsewhere.
posted by concourse on Feb 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Phattest kick drum around?

I am looking for some truly phat, welly belly kick drum samples. [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Jan 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Ambient music with vocals

Help me find ambient tracks (or mixes) with vocal samples of someone talking about or lecturing on psychology, mysticism, psychedelic experiences, science, philosophy, art, space, etc. [more inside]
posted by AlsoMike on Jan 22, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me identify two beats from The Game - 400 Bars (Skeemix)

Help me identify two beats from The Game - 400 Bars (Skeemix), in which The Game raps 400 bars over 50 beats. [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on May 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Sound advice for audio organisation.

OS X software for cutting, organizing and editing audio? [more inside]
posted by monocultured on May 9, 2010 - 9 answers

I want you so bad it's my only wish

Need help with identifying a half-sample of some eighties female vocalist, as echoed in a BEP single. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Apr 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Have computer -- want noise

Have computer -- want to make "music" [more inside]
posted by lex mercatoria on Mar 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Dear MetaFilter, can you recommend marketing companies who specialize in producing small-yet-nifty promotional items?

O, MetaFilter, I seek your wisdom! I work at a local Health Club, and my General Manager has tasked me with searching out marketing companies which offer promotional items with which to emblazon with the Club's logo. Can anyone offer any recommendations? My employers are particularly interested in pens and keychains . . . thanks!
posted by caseymichael on Jan 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Welcome to Metafilter. You're a Mess.

What songs have sampled the philosopher Alan Watts? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Dec 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Recommendations for DJ samples/songs ala Fatboy Slim?

My husband mixes dance music using Fruity Loops. I want to get him some CDs for Christmas for samples -- particularly stuff that sounds like Fatboy Slim. Help? [more inside]
posted by heatherfl on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

H-H-Help me find some S-S-S-amples

Where to get a great collection of prime classic synth / industrial -- think classic Moog meets Wax Trax -- samples in WAV format? I've found the free samples I've googled online to be lacking, and I'm willing to buy a collection. [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Dec 6, 2009 - 1 answer

What music uses geeky samples?

The track www.nevergetoveryou uses the ICQ "Uh oh!" sample. What other commercially released music uses samples from computer programs, OSs, or related geeky sources?
posted by Mwongozi on May 29, 2009 - 17 answers

Digital Sound: Variable Speeds with same pitch: How?

many programs and devices have a function that slows down or speeds up audio without changing the pitch. my rockheaded layman's theory on illustrating how this must be done is that it divides the whole audio track into something like audio pixels that are so short that they can be shortened without actually removing any of the details that you're hearing-- it's just you're hearing every small detail for less of an amount of time (likewise with slower speed, it lengthens the amount of time that you hear every of those little "audio pixels" so that it is twice as slow). [more inside]
posted by candyhammer on May 28, 2009 - 13 answers

Songs that remix dialogue from films?

PF Project's song Choose Life is constructed from samples of a monologue by the lead character of the film Trainspotting. Similarly, This Is Your Life by the Dust Brothers is built around samples from the film Fight Club reformulated as a monologue and overlaid on some trip-hop beats. Neither was actually featured in the film, but were released as singles and appeared on the soundtrack. What other songs like this are there?
posted by xchmp on May 24, 2009 - 19 answers

"Michael Vaughan truly believes James Anderson to be very special."

Help me write a sample-based song! I need the names of films or other places from which I can grab audio that includes characters called "James Anderson", "Jimi", "Mr Anderson" or similar. Explanation inside! [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Apr 24, 2009 - 21 answers

What writing samples are appropriate to apply for this job?

What kind of writing samples would be appropriate to submit with a resume for this job? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Mar 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Free samples in NYC

Where can I find the best free samples (of anything!) in NYC? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Mar 22, 2009 - 7 answers

What song is sampled in this Wu Tang cut?

What's being sampled in Wu Tang's "Rock Steady"? What other songs are like this? [more inside]
posted by hpliferaft on Feb 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Homemade Ableton Live Packs?

Can I make an Ableton Live sound pack with my own samples? I have .aiff drum sounds that I want to make into a kit.
posted by MNDZ on Mar 22, 2008 - 2 answers

Breaker! Breaker!

I want recordings of people communicating over the radio, especially in a military or astronautical context. Gimme. [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Feb 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Deedle deedle deedle de dit deet, deedle deedle deedle deedle deeddle dee dit deet

I am looking for other songs that use the 45 King's "900 number" sample, other than "Let me clear my throat". [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Jan 28, 2008 - 7 answers

"Sound Music" Sample

Sample identification filter: What is the background loop on DJ Babu's "Sound Music" (MP3 preview from EMusic here)? I'm a hundred percent sure that I've heard it used before on some hip-hop track I used to love, but an hour of five second stretches from my most likely suspects didn't yield a hit. Any ideas, hive-mind?
posted by themel on Jul 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Best way to make an impression when sending a resume?

Best way to submit resume and samples? [more inside]
posted by Becko on Jun 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Where does this sample come from?

For a few years now I've noticed a sample that I believe is the same in two songs. Posse in Effect by the Beastie Boys, and Take it Slow by Technotronic (scroll down to Pump up the Jam)... Each page has a sample to listen to. It seems to be a slow sax sample. I'm not sure, but that's what I think it is. Is it the same sample? If so, does anyone know where it's sampled from?
posted by symbioid on Feb 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Building a tech writing portfolio

How do I build a technical writing portfolio when all of the docs I work on at my current company are proprietary information? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Feb 9, 2007 - 11 answers

Where do the guitars on Run DMC's Rock Box come from?

Where do the guitars on Run DMC's Rock Box come from? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Feb 7, 2007 - 6 answers


I'm looking for a sample pack of all of the words/letters/numbers/phonemes from a Speak n' Spell (and/or derivatives). I'm not looking for crazy circuit bent samples... just something I can piece together words/phrases out of. Surely someone has done this. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jan 20, 2007 - 9 answers

What's being sampled here?

Electronic "music" from the 1960's. [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Nov 21, 2006 - 15 answers

Read, Eat, Sleep

Where do The Books get their samples? [more inside]
posted by tylermoody on Aug 3, 2006 - 17 answers

Help me get started making drum and bass/idm.

MuFi has got the best of me - help me get started making electronic music, particularly drum 'n' bass/idm. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jul 12, 2006 - 15 answers

How can I figure out what that DJ is sampling?

I am trying to find a comprehensive list of all the samples (both music and film) on Wax Tailor's new album, Tales of the Forgotten Melodies. What resources are available online to help me obtain this? [more inside]
posted by seiji224 on Jul 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Samples, Junior

Are there any comprehensive sites which catalog the original sources of audio later sampled in songs? [more inside]
posted by Danelope on Jun 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Okay to use non-musical samples in music?

Is it okay, legally speaking, to use non-musical audio samples in a musical recording? [more inside]
posted by Durhey on Apr 21, 2006 - 25 answers

Music that samples from Jame Bond themes

Music that samples from Jame Bond themes? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Mar 20, 2006 - 20 answers

Looking for my $100 Fairlight.

Looking for a decent, cheap software sampler for Mac OS X. [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Feb 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Thinning the herd: how do I trim down my design portfolio and sample pile?

Fellow graphic designers: I need help thinning out my collection of samples and portfolio materials. What should I keep? please hope. [more inside]
posted by whatnot on Jan 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me find the name of a soul song used as a fade-out on a hip-hop track.

Calling all hip hop heads: Please help me find the name of a soul song used as a fade-out on a Little Brother track. [more inside]
posted by anthill on Dec 17, 2005 - 6 answers

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