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Website => Ripper / Plagiarism Reports => Topic started by: Flashy on January 25, 2019, 22:33:38

Title: Sa Mowar
Post by: Flashy on January 25, 2019, 22:33:38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQopUR63aVk&index=1&list=OLAK5uy_lWQRtGyPRG0gNkYStiQlHIMRX2KaYdsN8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQopUR63aVk&index=1&list=OLAK5uy_lWQRtGyPRG0gNkYStiQlHIMRX2KaYdsN8)
i was shazaming one of the already identified musics from tom's hardware guide videos and this album came up.
this sa mowar guy is basically claiming some tracked modules as their's and selling them commercially.
the only music i could recognize is dj ecera-alkarinques haran

is jay newingham back as sa mowar?

EDIT: thx axxy for identifying all songs sa mowar had ripped! go to page 2 for the list
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Flashy on January 26, 2019, 21:20:51
here's a spotify link if you cant watch the yt vids (thx gargaj!)
https://open.spotify.com/album/324ml8THJMwN4kCAIoOEsM (https://open.spotify.com/album/324ml8THJMwN4kCAIoOEsM)
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Ceekayed on January 27, 2019, 11:39:28
The proper course of action here would be to contact the original creators of those tracks so they can at the very least contact Spinnup to have the album taken off from their distribution service.
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Kinnikinnick0718 on January 27, 2019, 12:31:38
The proper course of action here would be to contact the original creators of those tracks so they can at the very least contact Spinnup to have the album taken off from their distribution service.
Uh, how do you contact the original creators if they haven't been identified?
Only one, DJ Ecera, has been identified so far.
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Saga Musix on January 29, 2019, 22:16:14
There is little you can do without having a proof that a song was made by another person anyway, so the kinda obvious answer is "you have to figure out who made the other tunes".
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Flashy on January 29, 2019, 23:00:39
sorry but i pretty much have gave up finding some stuff 🏳️
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Flashy on February 11, 2019, 19:01:57
most of them sounds like an .it module, so im kinda convinced that all of them were in .it format
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Saga Musix on February 11, 2019, 21:32:23
Could just as well be XM, it's just that general late-90s IT/XM sound.
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: nikku4211 on February 11, 2019, 23:47:19
most of them sounds like an .it module, so im kinda convinced that all of them were in .it format
Not only could they be XMs or ITs, they can also be S3Ms, or even MODs (whether it is Amiga or extended version). Come to think of it, they can be in any sequenced sample format, even with the characteristic '90s module' sound.
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Saga Musix on February 12, 2019, 22:47:59
Technically, yes. However, if you listen closely, you will find lots of details that speak for a typical IT / XM module of that era, e.g. wild ping-pong panning envelopes that would be extremely tedious to do in MOD / S3M and in particular would not allow for any other commands to be used at the same time. In practice that means that it's unlikely that they are MOD / S3M files.
But it doesn't really matter because I doubt that anyone is going to go through the entirety of all XM / IT files from that era on TMA to look for the originals. A much more promising attempt would be to identify a set of potential authors based on the style of the tracks and then download all their stuff and compare it.
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Flashy on February 21, 2019, 13:51:09
its truly unfair that someone is stealing music he didn't own and trying to sell it commercially... this shouldnt happen
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: nikku4211 on February 22, 2019, 12:59:55
its truly unfair that someone is stealing music he didn't own and trying to sell it commercially... this shouldnt happen

Yeah. Who wouldn't agree with that statement?
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Flashy on February 22, 2019, 13:17:33
i even tweeted about it: https://twitter.com/flashylamer/status/1098568742462644224
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Axxy on February 22, 2019, 17:11:51
So far...

1. DTK - al son del mar.it
2. Grogon - ale mito wiosna.xm
3. Jam (Poland) - aleja deszczu (fixed).xm
4. DJ Ecera - alkarinques haran.it
5. The Nuke - all that we get.xm
6. Butch - Alone in infinity.it
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Flashy on February 22, 2019, 18:54:01
thx axxy! 3 identified, 3 unidentified...
btw, i send you on a mission to find unidentified songs from tom's hardware guide videos!
https://modarchive.org/forums/index.php?topic=4180.0
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Axxy on February 22, 2019, 21:01:42
And that concludes that challenge, I hope they are all accurate.  I just wish I had the time to look for all these tracks but unfortunately I don't.  :-\
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Flashy on February 22, 2019, 21:15:22
thx alot, axxy!!
Title: Re: do this count?
Post by: Flashy on February 22, 2019, 21:20:13
and yes, sa mowar has been confirmed to be a complete ripper.