a quilt made of different block patterns, usually as an exercise by the maker in piecing techniques. Historically it served as a block library for the quilter to refer to if she left her home or family when she married.
Originally used in Victorian needlework, a sampler sucks up audio sounds and keeps them inside itself as nice tidy little chunks. It will then spit the sounds back out when told to. This is kinda handy.
A (needlework) sampler is a piece of embroidery produced as a demonstration or test of skill in needlework. It often included the alphabet, figures, motifs, decorative borders and sometimes the name of the person who embroidered it and the date. The word sampler is derived from the Latin â€˜exemplumâ€™ - an example.
Musical instrument that digitally records sounds, noises and music; an instrument that "samples". You can then play back the recordings with your keyboard. MAGIX music maker simplifies the process - sample and playback directly with your computer.
A device used to imitate the sound of conventional instruments using actual digital recordings of the instrument. Also used to sample sections of existing recordings for use in new productions (see ‘MCPS’). Can also be used to facilitate the recording process.
A hardware device or software application that uses Sample s as it's main method of generating it's audio output. Samplers often use a number of samples together to create realistic sounding reproductions of real sounds and musical instruments. For more details on this technique, see Wavetable Synthesis.
A sampler is an electronic music instrument closely related to a synthesizer. Instead of generating sounds from scratch, however, a sampler starts with multiple recordings (or â€œsamplesâ€) of different sounds, and then plays each back based on how the instrument is configured. Because these samples are usually stored in RAM, the information can be quickly accessed.
A sampler is a special kind of compilation album, usually offered at a reduced price, to showcase a selection of artists. The format became popular in the 1960s as record labels sought to promote artists whose most significant work was primarily available in an album rather than a single format, and which consequently had little opportunity for singles-dominated radio airplay. CBSâ€™s â€œThe Rock Machine Turns You Onâ€ and Liberty Records â€œGutbucketâ€ were the first samplers.