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Old 13-05-2017, 03:32 AM   #20
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Re: Did I cheat?

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Originally Posted by Artificer View Post
The making stuff is mostly a joke, obviously, but I actually do a lot of atonal/microtonal things. I certainly don't consider anything cheating as long as it's heartfelt and original. (Re)using existing things to make original art is just as difficult and involved as anything.
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So there's a middle road to this question. To use external audio, but use it in such way that you also add something to it, rather than just it as it is in core parts of your song. Relying on someone else's artistic ideas is, I think, a sign of a second-grade artist. Because I think artistry is about creating new things, not replicating what's been already heard.
I think this is the key. Make something different, something true to you and unique. Some people purely use samples from other places but the way they bring it together infuses it with originality. Whether you do it purely for yourself or if you want any amount of commercial success it's important to make sure you're bringing something new to the table.

So yea, sample away! But before you leave it dry why not try affecting it a little and see where it gets you
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