Troubles with Spectrasonics

Thursday, February 15th, 2001 | 11:30 pm and filed in Music, Music Software.

Well, I’ve been busted… I received an E-mail from Eric Persing at Spectrasonics asking me to remove the Archer24Public.RPS file from the web because using a ReCycle’d drum loop from the Retro Funk sample Library is a violation of their licensing policy. I mentioned this might occur in the last newsletter, and it took all of two days to get around. So…if you have the file, please don’t distribute it.

I guess this brings up that age old issue of public distribution of RPS files. If you use samples from a sample library, it’s probably best that you don’t include them as raw files or even ReCycle files. It’s true that you cannot actually extract a sample from a RPS, however, I think it’s fairly obvious that you can solo out the Dr:REX machine and render the output to audio. This feature of RPS files does bother me to a certain extent, but that’s just the way it is.

I will post up a new version of the RPS file sans © loops in the near future.

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