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Royalties for pure Korg/Yamaha/Roland ROM-Samples?
Old 16th September 2011
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LonDonsen's Avatar

Royalties for pure Korg/Yamaha/Roland ROM-Samples?

Hey guys,

I wonder if someone who sells sample-CD's or sample-libraries has to pay royalties if he offers pure initialised ROM-samples in his library from any Roland JD/JV, Yamaha Motif or any other ROM-sample based keyboard workstation.

I mean there are tons of TR-909 sample-libraries containing those cymbal and hi-hat samples. Did all these people pay for royalties?

Does it make a difference if a ROM-sample based synth is old or new?

Do I get all the rights by purchasing the synth?
Old 17th September 2011
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popmann's Avatar
Sample "royalties" are for sampling music snippets (ala hip hop) ...not hit hit or tone based sampling tech. Use at will. You can just borrow the thing. No restrictions.
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