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VGM Sampling - Good or bad?

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

Music today can be created by sampling, which can be used in most music but is highly known in the realm of rap/hip-hop. Is it okay to use VGM sampling or does it ruin the music you loved growing up?


Here's an example of a song by a popular artist sampled without being credited (I'm sure most of you would know this as soon as you heard it):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEqpVQEV7zo



Here's an example of VG fans experimenting and making a song using VGM with vocals of another track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kdKMjOCCEs

My personal favorites - A rapper who uses VGM beats and raps about the game and the theme itself:

http://random.bandcamp.com/track/avalanche-feat-barret-wallace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCJ0-hyJ-YM

Do you think it is okay as a tribute or does it spoil the feeling you get when you listen to it?

this guy sampled pikkon's

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

this guy sampled pikkon's theme from dbz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dABd-SWceIc

To me its good because most

RexLeRouge

IMPACTO

Joined: Aug 15 2008

To me its good because most of the people usually think VGM isn't "real music"...

Re: To me its good because most

BluePhoenix

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Location: Earth, Universe A

Joined: Jan 21 2008

RexLeRouge said

To me its good because most of the people usually think VGM isn't "real music"...

and they still won't except when some fag rapper takes a lyrical shit all over it.

95% of sampling in general is gay, I read it on a snapple.

Depends upon the context. If

Bhael

Location: Newcastle, UK

Joined: Feb 18 2010

Depends upon the context. If the piece is comedic/satirical then I'll find sampling more acceptable. For example, a satire of some games sampling a few tracks from it. Or an attack on a musical genre's repetitiveness through remixing it into another (e.g. some strange avent garde piece). On the topic of merging genre's, sampling can also be a great way to communicate a certain kind of music into another culture.

However, I generally find it difficult to take music which copies large parts of other songs seriously. Originality is very important to me, and I can't enjoy a piece of music if it isn't genuine. Saying that, clever use of sampling can create effective and original music in the same way as the conventions we employ. I also hate nowadays mainstream rap, as it seems to be immature, repetetive and completely unoriginal. However, Hip Hop also has the potiential to be the exact opposite. There are some very artistic and effective raps out there, especially in the 80's era. But yeah, sampling should usually be subtle lest it ruin both itself and the music it sampled.

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VizardAnshin

Joined: Oct 08 2008

i've been looking for the

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i've been looking for the origins of two vocal samples that i've heard in the total war series that i didnt know were samples until i heard them somewhere else!

first:
total war - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATk6Nv3vTyo
second source - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS7C8-3gfho&t=01m04s

second:
total war - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIEunqeXF0s
second source - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxgYqAoK64Y

Re: To me its good because most

hslesperance

Location: Walpole, MA

Joined: Aug 10 2008

RexLeRouge said

To me its good because most of the people usually think VGM isn't "real music"...

But rap isn't real music either :0

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Joined: Dec 31 1969

hslesperance said
But rap isn't real music either :0

Exactly.

:| I see *run away from the

RexLeRouge

IMPACTO

Joined: Aug 15 2008

:|

I see

*run away from the troll*

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Arteriorrhexis

Bigot

Location: Georgia... America.

Joined: Oct 13 2008

hslesperance said

RexLeRouge said

To me its good because most of the people usually think VGM isn't "real music"...

But rap isn't real music either :0

Of course it is. Now the stuff you hear on the radio sucks but rap and hip hop is damn good.

I’m a big fan of video game

Henry Josne

Joined: Feb 13 2022

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