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Old 08-03-2019, 07:53 AM
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But they're not "sampling but disguising that they're sampling", because they're not sampling at all.

For point of comparison: Suppose that I make a recording of Elton John playing scales on a piano. I then write my own song, completely from scratch, and I "perform" that chord by picking out notes that Elton John played, and playing those notes back one at a time. In that case, I am sampling, even though the song was my own original composition.

"Sampling and disguising it" would be something like taking the recordings and putting them through some sort of digital filter.

But using your own instrument or voice to produce the same notes as someone else isn't sampling, at all, in any form.