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    Hi,

    Do i need to create samples from scratch if i plan to release under cc0 license?

    What if i make a melody and convert to a loop of the copyrighted sample?

    Cheers

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    --DeletedUser-- wrote:
    Hi,

    Do i need to create samples from scratch if i plan to release under cc0 license?

    What if i make a melody and convert to a loop of the copyrighted sample?

    Cheers

    Looks like the user posting the question has deleted his/her account. In any case, I think the question is worth answering. - There are a lot of people out there who like to make loops and would probably want to upload, but are unsure of what they can/can't do.

    First, the easy answer:
    - You can use any CC0/public domain samples to make other CC0/public domain samples.
    It is easy to do a search at Freesound for the sounds you want (e.g. "kickdrum", "snare", "cymbal",... After the search results come up, right below the search box you find the filters for license type. Click "Creative Commons 0" and your search results will be filtered to show only CC0 sounds.
    Of course, you can search for ready made loops and add / modify those. Those sounds can also be released under CC0.
    -- YOU CANNOT take a sound with an attribution license (basically any other than CC0) and release your derived work with a CC0 license.

    Second, the not so easy answer:
    - Using sounds from sample libraries is tricky. Some of them have licenses that allow you "use only for musical purposes" or, more often "not for the creation of stock samples / sound libraires" sometimes "not for the creation of competing products" (i.e., sound libraries that would compete with the one where the sound came from).
    Freesound, in that context, would be considered a "Sound Library".

    Finally, everything else...
    - Of course you are not allowed to take sounds from commercial music, TV, film, games, etc. So any derived work containing these sounds cannot be uploaded to Freesound.

    What about...
    - Creating sounds from scratch is easy and fun. There are a lot of VST synths dedicated to create drum sounds, and many of the ones that are just normal synths can do it also. These sounds are YOURS since you created them. You can upload them or any compositions made from them to Freesound.
    WATCH OUT for 'drum machines', 'sample players', 'ROMplers' and certain others (like Kontakt libraries) since many of them contain samples - which you did not create and are copyrighted, so not OK to use 'as is'. They can, however, be used for creating beats and loops which can be uploaded (just not the individual samples).

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