Originally Posted by Caine
thanks for replies, but arent you concerned that people will use you nice snares, kicks etc. maybe in future?
and how much you take for exclusive tracked out beats?
The thing is, people who are actually going to buy beats of of you are investing in themselves and probably don't make beats. When it goes to a mixing engineer, your beat is one of thousands they have mixed. Even if your snare does get stolen, it's really no big deal.
I don't know how many times I have heard a well known, big name person say, I got those snares from Tribe, I got that kick from Pete Rock. Those are not from the files, those are from the actual album. So it's likely to get stolen either way if it's that dope. I would be more concerned about having the drums solo'd at any part of the track because that exposes you to theft more often than anything else as more people will hear it. I don't care though, just like I sampled drums off of records for most my life.