i want to do a sample library (yes, another one), for my use first, and maybe , why not releasing it commercially ?
anyway, i will sample a lot of synth, so i want to know : have i the right to sample an hardware synth , and including these sample in my library, or must i pay the synth manufacturer, or maybe just having a kind of authorization ?
Well if Scarbee can sample a Rhodes and sell it, Michiel Post can sample a Steinway and sell it, Bardstown Audio can sample a Bosendorfer and sell it, I don\'t see why you can\'t do the same. Oh, except of course that in your Korg manual, you\'ll see that the licence agreement prohibits this kind of activity. Electronic keyboard manufacturers are more switched onto sampling than the average instrument maker. Meanwhile, Steinway and Bosendorfer\'s instruments are being digitally copied for profit left right and centre - and nobody\'s paying them a penny for the privilege.
It is not illegal or restricted to sample acoustic instruments of any kind. This is not equivalent to a \"digital copy.\" It is a recording.
However, it is not legal to sample a sample, because a sample is a recording protected by copyright. Any hardware synth or sampler which is based in **samples** is illegal to sample. This would be equivalent to buying a sample library, sampling it, and selling it as your own sample library. It violates the copyright of the person who originally made the recording.
Sampling a **synthesizer** is not illegal, because it is not based in copyrightable recordings like a sample-based keyboard. This is legally no different than sampling an acoustic instrument.
ok, well, ...
so, i have not the right to sample a keyboard sampler like Asr10 Ensoniq. ok.
but i have the right to sample a synth keyboard (but who use PCM waveforms) like TS12 (always from ensoniq, right ?).
here is the small list of keyboard i want to sample.
Korg Wavestation (a plugin version of it will be released this summer by korg)...
Roland D550 ...
so, i can\'t sample an hardware sampler (like thief). but i can sample a synth keyboard, also if this synth (like lot of nowadays workstation) is based on PCM waveforms ?
are you sure about it?
no money or authorisation needed ?
will do a search in the forum database tomorrow, Thanks !
It is not legal to sample synths based upon recorded waveforms. That\'s really the line. Of course, you can sample any keyboard technology for your own use. You just can\'t share or sell those to a third party.
Trademarks are another thing, though. You might run into trouble if someone really wanted to take you to task for using their name for marketing purposes.