You might have heard of the term from proper musicians, “You are already cheating at making music by using technology” although this might be true to a certain degree, you can use all the technology available to you but still there is no shortcut when it comes to music production. The truth of the matter is using technology should not be considered as cheating but simply making good use of the benefit that it brings. With that in mind here are a few ways you can cheat at making music.
Yes, you can use samples, that is what they are there for.
Read more here: http://www.musictech.net/2017/08/6-ways-cheat-making-music/