Posted Tue Aug 7, 2012 5:13PM
I guess I should do a search for this, but really, I just want a straight up answer and perhaps, some good advice.
So I was surprised to see I was accepted on my first attempt as an audio contributor (it took me a whole lot more to be able to contribute as a photographer) and now I'm trying to see what I can contribute as a sound designer here.
I have a decent mic and soundcard (as for the gear *sluttiness*) and went clean and spent money on all my software (i.e. the Adobe design package and FL Studio), but I spend most of my time experimenting with synthesizers and making patches and composing longer automations and compositions, so I'm in that situation where the only thing standing in the way of signing my own talent release is this:
Using my DAW for digitally creating patches and making them into compositions: do I owe anything to the producers of the VST's (or digital instruments), and if, I by chance happen to use a prefabricated patch somehow, but still tweaked for personalization, is this any form of copyright infringement I should be worried about as per royalties etc.
I know from my experience with photography that stock work is very strict on these things, and that nothing even remotely being a part of someone else's intellectual property can be shown in a personal work here on iStock.
And second (just for personal reasons and motivation) ... Do patch makers and those more purely digital workers have a future here? Or am I in as just a stiff competition as I was as a photographer?
(Next stop is illustration: really hoping to get a few vectors up so I can actually make some money some time)
Thanks in advance
Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 1:12AM
If You have any virtual instrument, you can play with it and use it as You want.. You just can not use any prepared loops.. Like for example: you have a drums peace, but You like it very much and You want it to use... so what You do, You edit it.. add more snares, or whatever... in that case it's no longer the same drums peace... hope that's clear..
In talent release You are the talent and the member... except if smb else plays, creates smth for You....