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    I know use of the soundpacks is encouraged for dj-ing and mixes and such, but I was wondering what the rules were in regards to using sounds from the packs (I'm looking to use a couple from the Mac Zad pack) in productions that will be commercially released? Do I need to license them somehow or are they royalty free?
    I'm pretty sure the samples are royalty free, but I figured it'd be safe to double check before I released anything.

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    anything with vocals in them are NOT r-free
    youll need to find out where each of the samples came from

    dude , even the harlem shake is having its deals with copy write infringement.
    Cover yourself man. i cant stress it enought

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    So as far as the rest of the sounds are they up for grabs? I may be attempting to use some simple beats in a app I am creating.

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    you should be alright with that Phaided
    Just make sure if you are going to make loops out of it, they werent loops to begin with
    Id say, take the samples, and arrange them into your own loops

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    Quote Originally Posted by antifmradio View Post
    you should be alright with that Phaided
    Just make sure if you are going to make loops out of it, they werent loops to begin with
    Id say, take the samples, and arrange them into your own loops
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    Quote Originally Posted by antifmradio View Post
    anything with vocals in them are NOT r-free
    youll need to find out where each of the samples came from

    dude , even the harlem shake is having its deals with copy write infringement.
    Cover yourself man. i cant stress it enought
    So a kick/snare/... are free to use? Only with vocals inside are not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balmain View Post
    So a kick/snare/... are free to use? Only with vocals inside are not?
    you cant prove where a kick snare came from
    if you want to ensure you arent going against the copy-write grain, just dont use other peoples material and sell it as your own

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    dont forget
    you can always contact the producer of the track and simply ASK them if you can use some all or parts of the tracks

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    Quote Originally Posted by antifmradio View Post
    you cant prove where a kick snare came from
    if you want to ensure you arent going against the copy-write grain, just dont use other peoples material and sell it as your own
    Yes of course, I was just wondering about kick/snare and some synth loop that I modified already, therefore it's not really "from someone else".

    P.S. Like when you produce a song on Ableton, like do you do every single sound? I mean I can understand if it's a voice sample/clip/something, but if it is an instrument?
    Last edited by Balmain; 06-09-2013 at 05:07 PM.

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    no in your case you should be fine because its just an instrument or rather a digital recreated sound

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