Timbaland's masterclass: biggest lesson I learned

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avasopht
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Post 08 Aug 2020

Towards the end Timbaland spoke about his inspirations and what keeps him going.

He spoke about perseverance and the importance of committing to bringing out your own "bounce" and not ever trying to imitate anyone else.

It hit home for me.

I feel like I learned more from the last 20 minutes than the whole programme.

I've always felt like I had to change my flavor, when truth be told, I loved my sound.

It's not like I hadn't heard this on the PUF. But I used to ignore it, thinking I needed to sound like others.

Sure, I'd always inject my sound into songs, but I was taking a lot of the fun out of the process.

I didn't get into this for anything but my own enjoyment. But somehow along the line I managed to convince myself that my intuition and style was somehow wrong.

Maybe it's because a lot of what he said about his inspiration hit home to me.

When I listen to my older tracks in Reason, I'd often be diving into strange new territory that didn't fit any relevant genres. But it was a place I was drawn to dwell in.

Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy integrating with the trends and satisfying current ideals. But I spend much less time vibing with my true essence unless I'm playing on the piano where I can easily get lost in it.

Well ... Just thought I'd share
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Post 08 Aug 2020

That beat is good, man! Lots of potential there.

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bxbrkrz
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Post 09 Aug 2020

I've learned a lot from Timbaland and Acidjazzed Evening.

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Post 25 Sep 2020

bxbrkrz wrote:
09 Aug 2020
I've learned a lot from Timbaland and Acidjazzed Evening.
Yes, that was a proper drama that hopefully ended financially well for Janne. It also inspired the title for Demovibes 7.
If you're in Aachen, come and visit us at the Voidspace. ... Pool's closed due to corona.

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MannequinRaces
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Post 25 Sep 2020

Great advice. Thanks for sharing!

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bxbrkrz
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Post 25 Sep 2020

jam-s wrote:
25 Sep 2020
bxbrkrz wrote:
09 Aug 2020
I've learned a lot from Timbaland and Acidjazzed Evening.
Yes, that was a proper drama that hopefully ended financially well for Janne. It also inspired the title for Demovibes 7.
:puf_bigsmile: :D :puf_bigsmile: Timbalame by Chronic (2007) :puf_bigsmile: :D :puf_bigsmile:

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dioxide
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Post 25 Sep 2020

avasopht wrote:
08 Aug 2020
He spoke about perseverance and the importance of committing to bringing out your own "bounce" and not ever trying to imitate anyone else.
Lol.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbaland ... ontroversy
The copyright dispute was eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.

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avasopht
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Post 26 Sep 2020

dioxide wrote:
25 Sep 2020
avasopht wrote:
08 Aug 2020
He spoke about perseverance and the importance of committing to bringing out your own "bounce" and not ever trying to imitate anyone else.
Lol.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbaland ... ontroversy
The copyright dispute was eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.
Sampling isn't imitation.
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Post 29 Sep 2020

Used to be a fan back in the 90's, but he literally copied* their entire track and tried to pass it off as his own work. This ain't Kanye and Daft Punk.

Then when he got called out on it, his response was, and I quote: "I don't know them from a can of paint". Yeah, fuck Timbo.

*(FWIW I don't think he sampled it in the sense of using a sampler: he has a SID station himself. I am pretty sure he used it to either play the file or to recreate it, because there are some small differences in timbre from the original track)
avasopht wrote:
26 Sep 2020
Sampling isn't imitation.

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bxbrkrz
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Post 29 Sep 2020

chaosroyale wrote:
29 Sep 2020
Used to be a fan back in the 90's, but he literally copied* their entire track and tried to pass it off as his own work. This ain't Kanye and Daft Punk.

Then when he got called out on it, his response was, and I quote: "I don't know them from a can of paint". Yeah, fuck Timbo.

*(FWIW I don't think he sampled it in the sense of using a sampler: he has a SID station himself. I am pretty sure he used it to either play the file or to recreate it, because there are some small differences in timbre from the original track)
avasopht wrote:
26 Sep 2020


Sampling isn't imitation.
Small differences.


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