Ikutaro Kakehashi: An Age Without Samples - Originality and Creativity in the Digital World

By Ikutaro Kakahashi, founder of Roland Corporation and one of the great innovators of the last half-century, a vision and plan of action for business success in our ever-changing digital age... (more)
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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In the world of digital music making, sampling refers to the act of digitally recording a portion or sample of one sound recording and reusing it in a different recording. Ikutaro Kakahashi, who, as founder of Roland Corporation was instrumental in establishing MIDI as a worldwide standard for electronic musical instruments, takes the term "sampling" in a new direction in his book,�An Age Without Samples�(January 2017, Hal Leonard Books, $24.99).

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