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An ethical question for the community regarding samples
« on: November 25, 2013, 14:16:27 »

I am fairly new to samples and I was wondering what the community felt in regards to using other peoples samples. For instance drum samples in particular...

If I wanted to use roland samples or a drum sample I liked from another musician is this looked down upon at all? I dont want to be 'stealing' if its considered that. :angel:

but I honestly like some peoples drum samples and would like to use them.

Thanks for any input on the subject.
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Re: An ethical question for the community regarding samples
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 20:02:10 »

This question has been asked and answered many times before, e.g. here: http://forums.modarchive.org/index.php?topic=3216.0
In short: Noone will probably kill if you use other people's samples, as long as you credit them and as long as they didn't prohibit sample usage. Also, it helps a lot to not copy some terribly obvious samples and to mix borrowed samples with other other samples to create your own style.
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