If you are familiar with the Cameleon 5000, you'll know it has the the ability to analyse samples and create synthesized instruments from them.
What's the legal position for this with regard to patches that may have been created by analysing a sample I'm wondering?
Once I've created a patch using samples I own the license for, can I distribute it to other people (the patch that is, which does not contain the original sample)? More importantly, do I need to check that patches created by others that I'm using have clearance for any underlying samples that may have been analysed to create the patch?
It seems a bit of a grey area to me. Since the Cameleon patches are unique and self contained and being totally synthesized in real time, this seems it could logically be OK. On the other hand, most sample agreements talk about the samples being used for 'original music production' by the licensee only, so therefore using them to create a synthesizer patch that may be distributed to someone else would not seem to be OK.
Any view from developers / users on this? Thought is was worth checking before I dive in and start using this excellent synth in a big way.