But the problem lies with the mentality. Cats try and cut corners and think that because there are a few samples on youtube that they can use it as a end all for all of their sample needs. Its plain and simple... if you want to be a great (even good in most cases) producer than you need to get in the crates. I won't even allow myself to go on youtube for samples for the most part... I know that if i start using youtube as a source for samples that my digging will start slacking. I find that i start digging less and less when i'm getting samples online. I also feel the need to have a hard copy of stuff that i've sampled... it doesn't feel quite right if i don't. I find myself looking on ebay for vinyl copies of samples i've made beats out of that i found on youtube. I have a fair but modest vinyl collection that i'm trying to get into the tens of thousands... and I still get looks from dudes that come to my apartment. "Where the hell is the rest of your vinyl?" I hate that. plus i know that there are producers out there that are sampling and have NO vinyl collection... i can't really respect that. That's like a chef making a meal with store bought components. Cooked chicken, making dumplings out of boxed mashed potatoes and shit.... yeen no chef. you're a cook.