April 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm #2072
Hey there gang,
Completely new to this site and compo…so I wanted to get a few thing clarified before I start digging in for #100. Below are some cut/paste bits from the rules page and I’ve added some questions that I hope one of you can clarify.
In 4. Limited tracker features. it reads:
“All required files to playback the module must be included in the entry archive.”
Does that mean I have to include all the stuff from the sample pack that I DL’d for the compo? (I assume not, but I’m just checking.)
In 6. Only Samplepack contents accepted it reads:
“Personally recorded samples performed by yourself are accepted!”
Does that mean I can include samples I record myself from my hardware synths?
Also, may I edit, slice, mangle the samples from the sample pack using my tracker’s internal effects (Renoise), then slice those further, making my own new instrumenets?
Just checking. Thanks!
- This topic was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by ThumperOne.
April 25, 2016 at 6:25 pm #2075
On #4: No, you don’t have to include the plugins from the pack in your submission. Basically you just have to include anything needed for someone else to take the .xrns file and render your song given the links to the standard stuff for the round. I think this rule is mostly for buzz where the definition of “standard effects” is/was a little bit fuzzy.
For #6: Generally this rule has meant that you can sample performances, but not one shot samples. (Basically, you can play a cool solo on your minimoog, but you can’t play a single note and use that as a synth sample.) This rule is most often used to bring in live guitar, bass, or maybe even winds parts, but there is no restriction on what kind of performance you include, it just has to actually be a recording of a performance. I guess it could also be a field recording, but I don’t think I remember anyone trying to do anything like that.
As for stuff in the sample pack: do whatever you want to it. We have generally held that any and all sample editing is fair game.
April 26, 2016 at 8:53 am #2077
Hey man! Welcome. Yes your question #6 has always been a difficult one to nail down fully. I would say just keep in mind the spirit of the law on the recorded samples. Meaning it really wouldn’t make too much sense to record a riff from your hardware synth when you could riff on a patch you created from the softsynth pack. So that is why the live performance use has tended to be for guitar and vocal performances (among other non-synth instruments). However making too specific of terms can be limiting to one’s vision or creativity so it has not been made too specific.
As for slicing up the samples — Yes. As long as you don’t manipulate them with non-approved 3rd party tools or post-process with outboard gear. Other than that, you are free to sample from the softsynths or take from the sample pack to make your instruments within your tracker.
Hope I didn’t make it more vague. 😛
April 26, 2016 at 10:36 am #2078
I think I understand. Thank you kindly.
That is a one BIG list of FX and synth plugins btw…Kitchen-sink-sized.
April 26, 2016 at 11:10 am #2079
Yeahhhh.. I think its mainly for the hype factor of going big for round 100. 🙂
Feel free to use as little as you want. I like your thinking of making some instruments from the sources.
And you’re welcome.
May 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm #2082
Another sample related question. The rules state that vocal samples are okay. Does this pertain only to vocals we might record ourselves or are any vocal sample okay?
May 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm #2083
AFAIK you can use vocal samples you record or other fair use vocal samples.
What you cannot do is use a vocal sample melody from Michael Jackson’s Thriller, for example.
I hope this distinction is clear. Others: feel free to chime in on this if you have a good take on it. 🙂
Oh, and welcome aboard. 😀
May 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm #2084
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