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Synthesizer presets? Legal advice needed!

Postby garrettendi » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:54 am

I'm getting the u-he Beatzille synth soon and have downloaded a few preset files to get myself ready.

But the preset zip files contain readme files that don't make any reference whatsoever to a licence for commercial use. In fact it doesn't say anything about permissions for any use whatsoever. I cannot seem to get in contact with the creators either.

So in the light of a lack of a licence file, am I safe in an assumption they are permitted for commercial use? Is it even possible to prevent commercial use for a preset when all it does is set the synth's values? It's not the same as a sample recording after all.
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Re: Synthesizer presets? Legal advice needed!

Postby garrettendi » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:57 am

Correction, I have email details for one readme, but the second presets file has no readme whatsoever, although I do have a link to to their KVR profie (I'm not on KVR).
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Re: Synthesizer presets? Legal advice needed!

Postby desmond » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:11 am

Correct, there is no sound recording copyright on these, you are free to use them in your own music without problems.
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Re: Synthesizer presets? Legal advice needed!

Postby garrettendi » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:12 am

Thanks :thumbup:
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