Originally Posted by Steezy
I really don't see the problem with it. Chances are it will just give the person a better understanding of making patches and how doing certain things will effect the sound. Not everyone who asks about how to get someone's sound is trying to rip off a person's style.
Agreed. When I started doing EM, I was totally into Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk. I replicated tons of their stuff and don't think I ended up being a soundalike at all. Just learning from great examples.
Then again, in this case, I doubt PSY did much other than scroll thru some presets until one caught his attention and worry more about how to promote the song than any creative sonic aspect.
I could be wrong however, because I am not going to listen to it. Ever. If I can avoid it.
The other thing is, nobody told me how to make sounds. I just experimented and learnt how to create certain sounds, so just TRYING is sometimes better than asking. You won't get your answer as quick perhaps, but you will learn more on the way and have a lot of fun.