Author Topic: Legal/royalty free MOD Samples?  (Read 192 times)

Offline ModManiac12

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Legal/royalty free MOD Samples?
« on: January 13, 2022, 23:02:35 »
hi ! i am lookng for MOD/tracker samples which are royalty free, is there maybe a page or collection where you can find samples free to use? thanks a loT!

Offline Saga Musix

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Re: Legal/royalty free MOD Samples?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 08:31:10 »
Have a look at this topic: https://forum.openmpt.org/index.php?topic=174.0

I'd suggest to start on the last page because as you can see it has been running for over 15 years, so many links on the earlier pages are dead. Also go Help -> Web Resources in OpenMPT for more links.

Last but not least, you will also find a lot of stuff here: https://modarchive.org/forums/index.php?board=36.0
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Offline ModManiac12

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Re: Legal/royalty free MOD Samples?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2022, 00:08:16 »
Have a look at this topic: https://forum.openmpt.org/index.php?topic=174.0

I'd suggest to start on the last page because as you can see it has been running for over 15 years, so many links on the earlier pages are dead. Also go Help -> Web Resources in OpenMPT for more links.

Last but not least, you will also find a lot of stuff here: https://modarchive.org/forums/index.php?board=36.0

thx so much for the infos, i will check the pages :)

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Re: Legal/royalty free MOD Samples?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 14:13:52 »
What about samples from public domain mods on modarchive? Are all those samples public domain too?
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Re: Legal/royalty free MOD Samples?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2022, 14:20:40 »
To be very frank, I think many people who claim that their music is completely royalty-free or public domain or whatever do not think about whether all parts of the module really are (they just think about the composition but not the sample). Many of those modules declared to be in the public domain use ST-01 samples for example, and those samples are taken from famous 80s synthesizers, among other sources. And of course this sample disk was sold alongside a commercial product (Ultimate SoundTracker), and while it has been long discontinued, most people using those samples never paid for that product.
Is it likely that anyone will get sued for using them? Again, no, it's not likely at all that this would ever happen. But if you ask for the legal status of those samples, it's simply impossible to give a clear answer. If being 100% certain that all material you use is 100% royalty-free and legally "clean" is of importance to you, you cannot use these sources. Most people don't go that far and are happy with living a legal grey area that probably noone ever got sued over, though.

More interesting answers on this topic are provided here, especially those answers by Ceekayed are worth reading: https://modarchive.org/forums/index.php?topic=4602.0
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