CharlesRandolph wrote:Lots of hiphop producer don't sample, because they have to give too much or all their publishing. Many companies won't license the music for sync rights, that contain samples. The cost to clear them shot up. Also the lawsuits aren't worth it in the long run.
Splice and other services works well for now, the issues with them that will arise, is how does it effect new instrument sales? How does it effect companies who create original sample sets? How much does it cost in the long run?
The price and being SERVICED to death will catch up.
Second tier for Splice is: 13.99 a month
Second tier for Sounds.com is 19.99 a month
Cost for both a year = $407.76 a year.
I agree, I HATE service models personally, its a LARGE reason I don't even have Roland Cloud installed, despite it being valuable as a library for my System-8. I'm frustrated that Amazon Unlimited is missing albums from Heltah Skeltah that I own physicals of, and now have to to rip them to get them on my phone. I'm frustrated that despite using amazon Unlimited, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get Spotify, just to wrap my head around it for my own use. I own several Nintendo Switches and NONE of them have the service turned on. I'm DONE with all these services.
With that said , the transition has already happened with real instruments. How many people even on this forum own real synthesizers - and I don't mean snobby-style "must be analog" synths, I mean, digital synth with a 2-octave or larger keybed? I'm hustling backwards, going from PC only to all outboard/standalone gear. The reality is the industry started moving that way a LONG time ago, just like streaming. So its up to you/us as individuals to dictate what makes us happy from a creative space, the efficiency of pumping out content quickly, or the enjoyment of creative - creativity and performance via real instruments.
And I mean you can already see if affecting gear prices, over the past like 3-5 years the sub-$500 synth market spiked HARD in volume and quantity, and you saw the higher end jump, eliminating the middle. That middle ground is no man's land. You can find deals on synths between $700 & $1200, but there aren't many in that range, and I'd put money up its because of what you are referring to.
I can't front, I have content that I never posted on Youtube out of fear of being striked. For me personally, there is just no advantage to sampling (other music). Hell I was going to post a sample of something I did using a USB flash drive as a mic, but it picked up my daughter watching "My Little Pony" in the background, and I didn't want any trouble hehe. The whole "Blurred Lines" thing made it even worse, I have so many beats that I can hear something similar to something else, and I can it out of fear of getting hit. It's just ridiculous. There are beats I can't sell, because I know that the sample would NEVER get cleared.