I\'ve created a few custom drum libraries by tweaking the sounds of the drums from my sound modules and drum machine, layering several sounds on top of one another, processing the end result with effects. (compression, verb, etc..) Creating .wav files and then creating .gig files.
I KNOW for a fact people are already doing this on Ebay, but is it legal?!?!
If it is from any sample based instrument, you may not do this without special clearance from the copyright owner of the original waveforms.
Legally, this is called creating a \"derivitive work\". We deal with this all the time, because we have many of our samples in Roland hardware synths, drum machines, V-Drums, etc. The law is much clearer than you might think, and there are many cases on the law books that support the original creator, not the derivitive creator. People get busted on this all the time...you just don\'t hear about it in public forums like this.
The sounds in Atmosphere were all originally created from non-sample based instruments. Any sample based instruments that were used either came from samples that we had originally licensed to Roland for example, or we obtained special permission and \"derivitive use\" licenses from those companies.
You have to get permission from every creator and copyright holder of each sound that you stacked.
A big pain I know....but that\'s the way it works and we are always incredibly careful to make sure everything we do is completely legally and ethically cool.