Play it safe
Samples now have colors that indicate their minimum trustworthiness. You can filter them by this property. Clearance levels introduce a simple way to keep your music production shielded from infringements of copyright or other vendor's terms & conditions.
Unfortunately we often need to block samples in order to keep audiotool free from infringements. This often leads to unpublishing tracks that made use of those samples. We know that most people do not understand that they actually used infringing samples so we wanted to offer a way to protect themselves.
The sample clearance level can be adjusted in the Studio's preferences:
In the Studio, select: Window > Preferences... > Samples, or press Shift+P and click Samples
We are introducing three levels of clearance:
- Safe samples are guaranteed to be legally impeccable (best option)
- Trustworthy samples are supposed to be legally impeccable (default option)
- Unsafe samples potentially infringe copyrights or violate other terms & conditions (risky option)
You can click on the coloured dots next to each level name to learn more about them.
Please note that your own samples are always listed. Using them might blur your clearance, if you did not double-check your resources. Also, presets containing samples are not filtered yet. Use them with caution.
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