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New Feature: Filter your samples by their clearance levels

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New Feature: Filter your samples by their clearance levels

For the Hasty

No, your samples aren't gone. Please read on.

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.

Why?

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.

How?

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.

Yours audiotool basement ♥︎

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    Fluffybrik

    6 days ago

    [a comment downvoted by multiple users]

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    Vulkron ( ͡ꈍ ͜ʖ̫ ͡ꈍ )

    1 week ago

    are people fr still crying about this?

    literally just the picture itself gives you everything you need to know, as long as you know how to get to preferences (shift+p)

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    savage_boi_15

    1 week ago

    THE NEW UPDATE THO. I THINK I MIGHT STOP PRODUCING BEATS ON THIS WEBSITE

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    Infyuthsion

    1 week ago

    In the beginning, man lived a simple life. However, as time went on man grew restless. Content not with the humble noodlings of the boss pedals, and the ho-hum squelchings of the 303, the Audiotool gods saw fit to bring rise to a new era; the era of sample.

    At first there were was much joy upon the producers of old. Some made drum and bass, others techno, yet others still ambient. They were happy times. Times of discovery, Times of wonder. However, such a golden age was not meant to last.

    In time there were whisperings among the people, of a fabled tribe of children. Warriors of a far off land who sampled, downloaded and torrented

    all in thier path. Those who would lay ruin unto all they touched.

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    Bonsai

    1 week ago

    @G3ar_bot (Hiatus) I did, and I found it had too many “turns”, meaning I didn’t find it clear enough.

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      Known As I

      1 week ago

      Please use the "reply" function to prevent this discussion from becoming even more chaotic. Thank you.

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      / kurp /

      1 week ago

      May I ask why you are not using the reply feature?

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    Bonsai

    1 week ago
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      / kurp /

      1 week ago

      Maybe even the sea of downvoted comments?

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      G3ar_bot

      1 week ago

      This is why you read the whole thing before commenting :/

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    ApoC

    2 weeks ago

    I want the sample library cleared so we can all use 'Safe samples'. It's saves the trouble :)

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    ApoC

    2 weeks ago

    Audiotoolers favorite button: "Unsafe samples".

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    G3ar_bot

    2 weeks ago

    This has got to be one of AT’s most controversial updates, which makes absolutely no sense because they’re just ranking samples and categorizing them

    Ffs people, learn how to fuckin’ read

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      High Order

      2 weeks ago

      lel

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      sndbrgn

      2 weeks ago

      respect. when I was 13 years old, I only went for Samantha Fox and the sexual education in the local youth magazine

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      High Order

      2 weeks ago

      yeah man, hugo ball and the dadaists were geniuses.

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    Known As I

    2 weeks ago

    Just imagine the shitstorm if we had taken down any samples!

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