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Sample Upload Temporarily Disabled

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Sample Upload Temporarily Disabled

Due to massive copyright infringment, we are forced to redesign the sample upload process. On an average day, about 500 samples are uploaded. We do not have the capacity to review each upload manually. All samples except those from loopmasters (which are safe to use) have been set to invisible to avoid further redistribution. So, in the future, users wanting to upload their own samples will need to go through an identification process. This enables us to forward legal issues directly to them.

Sorry to our users who used the sample upload legitimately (e.g. by uploading their own vocals or instrument tracks), but current circumstances forced us to respond in the short term on this.

More info on sample clearance and how to obtain it can be found here:

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FAQ

Under what circumstances can I upload material produced by other artists?

  • the original material was released under a Creative Commons License
  • you got written permission from the original artist (see links above)

Can I upload sample packs I have paid for?

Please read the terms and conditions of the sample pack if redistribution is permitted.

Can I upload royalty free Sample packs?

Royalty free sample packs usually also include terms & conditions or a license. See if redistribution is allowed.

What will the identification process look like?

Our current plan looks like this: Before a user will be able to upload samples, they need to go through an identification process.

This will include:

  • providing real name and address
  • uploading photos of their ID (so that we can verify the supplied information is correct)
  • SMS verification

What will the Upload process look like?

  • For each sample, the uploader needs to provide information about the license (URL) and where the sample was obtained from.
  • The sample will then be reviewed by a moderator.
  • If we where able to verify the information, the sample will be approved. Otherwise, it will be rejected

We are also thinking about an easier workflow for users who want to upload their own vocals or instrument recordings.

I want to stay anonymous

  • You only need to identify yourself when you would like to upload your own samples
  • Your data will only be visible to the AT staff and cannot be publicly accessed
  • It will only be stored on our servers for a very short time period. After it was verified, it will be removed from the server and manually transfered to an offline storage (an external disk that is not connected to the internet)

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    André Michelle

    about 6 months ago

    Closed

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    shaman.

    about 6 months ago

    alot of y'all electronic dudes need to chill lol

    you're not better than anyone else.

    you're not any more of an artist bc you spend an extra hour or two trying to make something you consider original when in reality the probability of you being the first person in the world to use that arrangement of chords is slim to none.

    sampling is an artform and started as early as the 60s, long before electronic music was even in the discussion .

    you make complex melodies and basslines ? cool, good for you. great for you actually.

    you stick to your bread and butter, i'll stick to mine.

    funny how the dudes who have the most to say about sampling have been on this site for years and haven't done anything outside it w/ their music lmfao

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      Distorted Vortex

      about 6 months ago

      the thing about samples is that you can use sounds from more better sounding drums atleast in my opinon i honestly don't need vocal samples or anything like that if i do need vocals i'll try to record my own and since there is no built in voice recorder in audiotool i have to upload it as a sample and most vocalists will be sad that they can't upload there singing onto audiotool you see it doesn't just affect electronic producers it affects vocalists aswell

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      sndbrgn

      about 6 months ago

      but it doesn't help anyone on here to point out that the hurdy-gurdy organ excisted before Autotune

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      yonko.

      about 6 months ago

      im not talking about specific genres of electronic music, im talking about it as a whole

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    Light

    about 6 months ago

    Is it just me? Or does it always seem like it's around this time the salty people come out?

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      Light

      about 6 months ago

      I realized this site has gone through a major cleaning. Getting rid of the bad influences and junk. It's being broken down and rebuilt.

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        yonko.

        about 6 months ago

        should have happened a long time ago but hey, cant complain

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      berlin

      about 6 months ago

      That moment when you hear a dope track on youtube that you're so excited to sample then you remember your website dont fuck with that

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        NASSIV

        about 6 months ago
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        shaman.

        about 6 months ago

        there's other places you can use any sample you want. venture out, explore new DAWS

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      YoungElo

      about 6 months ago

      I mean 8000 comments would be koo

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        Light

        about 6 months ago

        I'm thankful for that tbh.

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        André Michelle

        about 6 months ago

        sorry, my fault ;0

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        gone

        about 6 months ago

        :)

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      wxnderbxy

      about 6 months ago

      I literally just joined for the feature that got deleted. I am a minor, so I do not have a license, so what am I supposed to use to verify/identify with?

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        Akimbo

        about 6 months ago

        Use a copy of your passport.

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        uw [☁]

        about 6 months ago

        Probably a school ID or something of the sort, but the verification system isn't implemented yet.

        I encourage you to still try to use AT, though! There's still a lot of samples that you can make stuff with, and you can remix other people's tracks to learn and mess with their sounds/

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      Bluedude

      about 6 months ago

      Question: If an account that is following you gets deleted for copyright/trolling, does it count as them unfollowing you?

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        gone

        about 6 months ago

        Oof

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        Akimbo

        about 6 months ago

        Yeah I think it does, AT probably fetches follower counts every time you update your page , deleted users have no info anymore so it goes down.

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        gone

        about 6 months ago

        Dunno dude but I keep losing followers so maybe

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      zapidom

      about 6 months ago

      so i can't load my oldskool jungles samples?

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        Bluedude

        about 6 months ago

        No, you can't upload any samples besides what the site already has.

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      MAXU$ (finna use MuLab)

      about 6 months ago

      I guess the only way to be loved on this website is to hate niggas who make trap...

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        yonko.

        about 6 months ago

        swedens taxes are just too damn high

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        NASSIV

        about 6 months ago

        sweden's bad too, if i'm not mistaken

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        yonko.

        about 6 months ago

        dont even get me started on australia

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      Renz_Cracker

      about 6 months ago

      ._______.

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      mono. :cloud:

      about 6 months ago

      legit every time I post here I lose more followers.

      who gets the same lmfao

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        Blind Hyena

        about 6 months ago

        Eh, on the bright side, this is probably weeding out the whores who only followed me hoping I'd follow them back.

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        Blind Hyena

        about 6 months ago

        >tfw you had 93 followers before copyright crackdown and your follower count has dropped back into 80s since

        I JUST WANTED TO HOST A 100 FOLLOWER REMIX COMP!

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        INFINITE 生産する

        about 6 months ago

        same its because there removing people

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