Posted Mon May 19, 2008 10:04AM
I use Absynth and other Native Instruments software quite often and was wondering how iStockaudio is going to handle submissions created with downloaded presets. For instance, on many software companies websites, registered members can download a patch, load it, hold down a key on the keyboard for a couple of minutes and create 2 minutes of audio that took the iStockaudio member no time at all, but the person who created the patch or preset might have spent weeks working on it and will never get anything.
Will credit have to be given to the patch creator? (I think it should)
Anyway, looking forward to iStockaudio..
Posted Mon May 19, 2008 10:16AM
/The application process covers this I think if I understand correctly, I think that would be deemed as "not all the content has been created by the author". I have fruityloops and you can buy things for that along similar lines I think, but I won't be using them.
Any predefined waveform, or sequence which is not programmed or authored or played by the contributor will need a release by the original artist, if you can get the release you can upload the patch I would assume.
But it will be up to the contributor to tell the truth of course and if they can get away with it then who knows what will be uploaded. Lets hope it isn't a common practice. I'm not sure the sound of 'patches' will make this site that great if I'm honest. I'm not a great musician by any degree, but at least I'll attempt to play my own music rather than simply press a pre-purchased patch.
Posted Mon May 19, 2008 10:51AM
Posted By BenThomasPhoto:
...For instance, on many software companies websites, registered members can download a patch, load it, hold down a key on the keyboard for a couple of minutes and create 2 minutes of audio that took the iStockaudio member no time at all
You can't do that here. If YOU, however, spend the time necessary to create your own patches, then you can use them in finished pieces, but you can't use someone else's patches unless you have a talent release from them.
Dave in St. Pete, FL (dsharpie)
Posted Mon May 19, 2008 11:41AM
We have been down a similar road on the video side here at IS - particularly regarding animations. It’s not exactly the same but, for animations we are required to upload screen captures of our program(s) to, in essence, “show our work”. This was instituted a while back so folks could not just use a standard plug-in’s factory preset and submit the resulting video.
I can see a similar approach being taken here even if people do “tell the truth” ( your words ) because no one on this planet would be familiar with every single sound bank and VST preset currently in use. I think after a while the IS attorneys will step in ( as they may have before ) and suggest that having some extra confirmation on the authenticity of the clips creation wouldn’t be a bad thing – just as a CYA measure at least.
Posted Mon May 19, 2008 5:31PM
Maybe they should make members list the software they used - Native Instruments, Ableton, Garageband or whatever. That would help keep things under control and probably deter folks from using presets created by others without permission.
I don't know, this is pretty exciting though, It's just what I needed to get me making music again. Look forward to it..