I've heard a lot of people complain about writing music for the "limitation" of samples. I myself have complained that I have to change the way I compose if I'm using samples.
Every advance in music technology from the clavinet to the piano-forte to metal strings to valve brass has changed the way composers write music.
I wanted to put up a question for debate as I'm now considering writing more music for samples. I use to think that making the samples sound real was the end all. The question is do you think that's a fair benchmark, i.e making samples sound like the real thing, or do you think that samples have a potential that's being missed out on because so many composers resent having to change their writing to accomodate the new technology? Would we be better off treating this as a seperate medium and exploiting it for what it can do?
Maybe this has been debated before, but I'd like people's feed back.