Anyone got any good tips for getting music samples from different sources to work well together? I'm finding it difficult to get samples to match well. Mostly the problem seems to be the samples tunings. I have a very limited understanding of music theory so I don't know how to find out what key a song is in, or how to use keys to match samples harmoniously.
I'm assuming that's what I need to be doing to match samples effectively right? Match the keys that the samples are in and they will blend together better?
I've been listening to Bonobo's old stuff on his Animal Magic album again lately and studying his sample sources on Whosampledwho.com to better understand how he constructed his tracks. He seems to be able to make multiple samples from different sources match each other really well. Is he just matching the keys of the samples, along with some pitch shifting, time-stretching, etc?
Guess I'm a little lost on the whole subject. Any pointers, or links to tutorials or helpful info would be greatly appreciated.
Also I suppose I should just say that if anyone has any issues with the use of sampled music please keep the morality/legality/originality arguments to yourself. I only make music as a hobby in my spare time, I don't make money off any of the stuff I make, I just do it because I enjoy it and get inspired to make my own stuff when I hear other peoples music.