Today I turned the kids loose on their own hip-hop sampling projects. They have to come up with an original old song to sample and use as the basis for a hip-hop version. I have no idea how this will turn out, but I know that it will be a discovery process for each student.
One topic I've been meaning to research is beat slicing. Tonight as I read my emails I opened one from Electronic Musician and saw that they had featured a Windows-based beat slicer as their download of the month
. It's called LiveSlice
and is from LiveLab
I did a little surfing and found some other beat slicers:
pHATmatik PRO GURU Devine Machine Suppatrigga Slifty Glitch
Remix Magazine's Ableton Live Tips and Tricks