[LAU] creating open source sample libs. (Was: Re: Experiment One - For Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra. Music and a short review of the sample library)

Brett McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 12:43:06 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:07 AM, Simon Wise <simonzwise at gmail.com> wrote:

> So ... it is saying you can use the individual samples as notes in a work,
> (i.e. in some other format than a sample collection) but you can't
> distribute them as a set of samples, (i.e. in the form you got them). It
> makes sense, it seems the author does not want them distributed as a sample
> library. It may not be clear or unambiguous legally but the intention seems
> clear.

It's a pretty standard license for most sample libraries, even
commercial ones distributed as WAV files rather than in a specific
sampler file format -- you can use them for any commercial use as long
as you don't re-distribute as another sample library or bundled with a
sampler product (like bundling with Kontakt player). I don't think
there is any issue with importing into a sampler like Kontakt or
LinuxSampler and using them directly to produce music. In fact, it
looks like there is a screenshot of Kontakt right on the same page.

Brett W. McCoy -- http://www.brettwmccoy.com
"In the rhythm of music a secret is hidden; If I were to divulge it,
it would overturn the world."
    -- Jelaleddin Rumi

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