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Synthesizer presets? Legal advice needed!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:54 am
by garrettendi
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.

Re: Synthesizer presets? Legal advice needed!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:57 am
by garrettendi
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).

Re: Synthesizer presets? Legal advice needed!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:11 am
by desmond
Correct, there is no sound recording copyright on these, you are free to use them in your own music without problems.

Re: Synthesizer presets? Legal advice needed!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:12 am
by garrettendi
Thanks :thumbup: