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Oct 19, 2008, 09:40 PM
 
OK, seems like I'm not the only forum member getting ripped off of late. Seems that high end hip hop artists and producers take an interest into my production tracks

http://generik.tumblr.com/post/55362...ks-a-lot-usher
(link to blarg due to embedded YouTubes)

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Oct 19, 2008, 09:45 PM
 
Um, I may be musically dense, but I didn't hear it.
     
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Oct 19, 2008, 09:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by alligator View Post
Um, I may be musically dense, but I didn't hear it.
Try listening to my original track and then compare it to Usher's

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Oct 19, 2008, 10:09 PM
 
1-3-6-4 isn't *that* rare, and establishing prior art is kind of difficult - if the entire sequence is just a prefabricated sample that every single Logic Studio user (and every single GarageBand user who bought the "Remix Tools" Jam Pack) gets for free.

BTW, he actually used a different sample.

While your entire piece is built off "Euro Hero", his is "Euro Hero 2" - that's the one with the 16th filter modulation.
     
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Oct 19, 2008, 10:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
1-3-6-4 isn't *that* rare, and establishing prior art is kind of difficult - if the entire sequence is just a prefabricated sample that every single Logic Studio user (and every single GarageBand user who bought the "Remix Tools" Jam Pack) gets for free.

BTW, he actually used a different sample.

While your entire piece is built off "Euro Hero", his is "Euro Hero 2" - that's the one with the 16th filter modulation.
I actually did use the 16th filter modulation one as well (as you can tell by downloading my track). In fact we both use both of them. I actually one-upped Polow da Don by changing the Euro Hero synth 01 to different instruments. Now that's creativity!



Oh yeah, and I put the to show that I wasn't actually serious in claiming that I really thought Usher and Polow da Don was ripping me off.

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Oct 19, 2008, 11:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Try listening to my original track and then compare it to Usher's
Without listening to the Usher track, it was the first thing that came to mind after hearing your track. Nice work.
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 01:17 AM
 
Wow.


Oh, btw, who's Usher?
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Oct 20, 2008, 01:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Wow.

Oh, btw, who's Usher?
An up and coming artist who tried to capitalize on Eric's mad skillz and fame

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Oct 20, 2008, 02:26 AM
 
Yeah, some nobody.

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Oct 20, 2008, 09:06 AM
 
Fall of the House of Usher

Only Usher I know.
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Oct 20, 2008, 09:14 AM
 
Notice to everybody: Learn to play the guitar you bunch of talentless hippies.

Oh, and <insert generic "Garageband is for lamers" whine here>.
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Oct 20, 2008, 01:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Notice to everybody: Learn to play the guitar you bunch of talentless hippies.
I beg to differ (not on the hippie or talent part).

     
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Oct 21, 2008, 04:26 PM
 
It does sound remarkably similar.
     
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Oct 24, 2008, 07:16 AM
 
Yep, sounds similar and like both :-)

Only two songs of usher that i like anyways
     
   
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