Originally Posted by Tnevz
I actually appreciate the fact that it takes successful people quite a bit of time and effort to do something like sample recreation. For me it reaffirms that talent will only get you so far.
I recently tried to recreate the Quincy Jones sample used in Mobb Deeps 'Shook Ones part II'.
Try truly recreating something like that and you'll understand.
Keep in mind Q did that in the 70's!
"Talent will only get you so far"
I'm not sure I understand that part. Anything like this, without Talent, wouldn't take you too far at all.
I barely have relative pitch hearing. So for a while, me playing a bassline in key with a sample was a major feat!
But now, being able to take chords, and recreate arrangements..and take them somewhere else...go up...go down..speed up...slow down...and have no recognition of the sample anymore...is more of a creative thing then it is a talent one.
But then again i've been meditating on this aspect of creating for a long time, personally.
Try getting a single shot piano to sound like a real one. Try to get a soundfont to sound like a Korg Triton. All these problems existed, when i started.
So for me to go from that into...trying to get a string section in kontakt to sound like an orchestra "arranged" by Quincy jones..wouldn't be a question of Talent...but more so resources (human, instrumentalists ...)
But I started because I figured playing something i like would come out and feel better, than me hacking away a 4 bar loops split into 16ths, like alot of popular sampled based beats do...
But you know, im from another planet anyway