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Weekly Question #1
« on: August 10, 2017, 08:46:28 pm »
Question: What is your opinion on "Lazy Plunderphonics/Sampling?"

ie. music like vaporwave or future funk, where they take another song and simply slow, speed up, pitch up, down. etc.

What are your opinions on the ethics and creativity of plunderphonics/sampling?

Btw, I'm also going to be doing an interesting question like this on here! I would really love to hear what you guys think about going on-s that involve you all and the community!

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Re: Weekly Question #1
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 02:11:48 am »
I think it's a convenient utilization of tools and technology that allow a different context to be presented from preexisting musical content.

I don't think you can generate the same results if you're not using the technique, but that's often the case when utilizing a particular process.


It definitely challenges the generally accepted forms of music and music creation.
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Re: Weekly Question #1
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 09:18:41 pm »
When I listen to a piece, a deciding factor in determining if a track is truly great is the effort put in to produce the track. Simply pitching or slowing a pre-existing work, although may sound cool, can really be done by anyone. It is hard to draw the line, but the way I see it, if you bought a T shirt and decided to stretch or shrink it to a different size, and told me you produced it, I would laugh at you.  ;D

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Re: Weekly Question #1
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 10:03:11 pm »
When I listen to a piece, a deciding factor in determining if a track is truly great is the effort put in to produce the track. Simply pitching or slowing a pre-existing work, although may sound cool, can really be done by anyone. It is hard to draw the line, but the way I see it, if you bought a T shirt and decided to stretch or shrink it to a different size, and told me you produced it, I would laugh at you.  ;D


the context was altered, and you wouldn't of gotten the result unless the shrinking process occurred. or it was designed in that particular way.


effort seems to fall short, especially when you can't really know what has been done in the process. all you're seeing is the result rather than what might of gone into having to generate the result.

Truth be told, it's a pretty big deal to have control over audio in the way we do now. Technology has given us that ease, so we're all cheating by that respect.

But that ease allows us to express ourselves very differently than what was once available.

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