KSHMR abandoned his last packet of samples on Splice Sounds of KSHMR Vol 3, earlier this year, with over 4000 new samples. The pack has highlighted four main themes: World Instruments, Drums, FX and Piece Starters. Examining all the samples is a tedious and time-consuming process, but the producers will certainly find something invaluable buried in it.
Unfortunately for the video game composer Mick Gordon what he discovered was that he considered it terribly similar to his own work on the soundtrack of the DOOM video game.
Gordon lists his works on Wolfenstein, DOOM, Prey, Killer Instinct (S1 and S2), Need for Speed & Routine on his Twitter biography, so you can say that his work is prolific. In the video he posted on Twitter, playing Splice examples side by side with excerpts from tracks from the DOOM soundtrack, it's clear that there are some similarities, some more than others.
Hey @splice – your "sounds of @KSHMRmusic Vol. The 3 "sample pack includes several samples directly extracted from my soundtrack to @ doom. # Plagarism #sampled #iguessyoujustpushplayafterall pic.twitter.com/DBkmPMz9WM
– Mick Gordon (@Mick_Gordon) December 28, 2018
Thank you for reporting this. We take these issues seriously and we investigate. Can you DM the best email to contact you for follow up?
– Splice (@splice) December 28, 2018
A representative of Splice addressed the following statement to Your EDM: "We take allegations of copyright infringement seriously and ask all contributors to Splice Sounds to submit their original works. When we learned about Mick's report, we removed the content as a precaution. We are pleased to hear that KSHMR has contacted Mick directly. "
KSHMR also sent his own statement in a short video on Twitter.
Here's a message addressed to all about Grime's industrial sounds – mostly, sorry for @Mick_Gordon, pic.twitter.com/LC9zNOwYIa
– KSHМR (@KSHMRmusic) December 28, 2018
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