Too many producers are guilty of making this mistake when sampling:
They ignore the tempo.
Maybe you’ve done this before:
You drop a sample into the Playlist, stretch it to make it fit the project, and continue making your beat.
On the first listen, it sounds FIRE!
The sample fits with the drums and the beat starts to come alive.
But then you notice a problem…
You can’t change the structure of the sample very easily.
Adding another section or rearranging the slices is nearly impossible.
And as the project becomes more and more complicated, you start to panic.
Halfway through troubleshooting the problem, you realize the harsh reality:
The only way to fix the beat is to start from scratch.
This is one of the worse feelings as a producer.
But it’s so easy to fall into this trap.
It’s easier to make the sample fit your project than to figure out its tempo.
And most of the time you only need to loop the sample anyway…
So why bother?
The truth is that the tempo of a sample is the most underrated part of sampling.
It’s what allows you to make beats like this:
Without knowing the tempo, you’re severely limited in what you can do with the sample.
So what’s the most accurate and efficient way to find the tempo?
Unless you’re a musical genius like Nick Cannon in the movie Drumline, the answer is a little complicated…
Most producers think they can trust FL Studio’s automatic tempo detection feature.
But if you’ve ever tried to get the tempo of anything other than a loop, the results are pitiful.
Most of the time, you’d be better off using a third-party plugin to detect the tempo – even if it’s free.
But don’t start your Google search just yet…
These plugins aren’t perfect either.
Most of the plugins I’ve tried are either too inconsistent, or too expensive.
Which leaves us right where we started:
How do you find the tempo of a sample in FL Studio??!
The answer is a simple, but little-known method that will help you find the tempo of any sample with 99% accuracy.
It also helps you avoid buying expensive software.
If you want to know how it works, I’ve put together a free report with step-by-step instructions.
All you have to do is enter your name and email in the form below, and I’ll send you a private link to download the report.
Once you read it, you’ll be one step ahead of the producers who don’t even bother to find the tempo of their samples.
But even more important:
You’ll be one step closer to making awesome sample-based beats.
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To your sampling success,