Is it normal to go sample crazy? What I mean by "sample crazy" is just sampling a bunch of **** even if you might not be able to use it and trying to MAKE it useful. I've sampled **** that I can't use because I don't realize I can't use it until after the fact.
I recently decided to get into sampling. I usually compose everything but now I want to do a mixture of both. With me being new to the sampling game, it just seems like I'm trying to sample any and everything. A lot of times, I spend hours sampling and trying to get the sample to sound how I want and when all is said and done I come up blank. I got over 200 records that I want to use but it seems harder to sample (at least for me) than it is to compose because I have to try to manipulate the sample to get it right.
What are some good sampling techniques to practice? What methods do YOU use?
p.s. You don't have to share your methods if you don't want. I know some people are sensitive about that kind of stuff. Don't want people biting and all.