Sampling with Daniel Trostli

Every song you hear on the radio is written with a computer. Computer musicians mostly use synthesizers and samples to compose these songs. A sample is a snippet of recorded sound, sometimes taken from a songs, a movie, or another source. The more samples a musician has access to the better.

SampleFocus is a platform where musicians upload and download samples to build songs with. Daniel Trostli is the engineer who is building SampleFocus, and he joins the show to discuss how people use samples to write music and how he built SampleFocus.

I met Daniel at the Launch Scale event, a conference about building businesses, and when I was having lunch with Daniel, he told me about working on this personal project full-time, and some of the different business models he was exploring. It’s a great episode for anyone who is thinking about turning a side project into a business.



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