At 9/26/11 05:44 PM, Tydusis wrote:
One more question: are classical pieces off-limits for re-imagining (use part of a piece by Bach and make a dance song out it, for example)?
Firstly about your MIDI question just stick to what brokendeck told you. The main point here is trying to make sure the remixes don't sound anything like the MIDI, so if you have to change the structure around, add your own notes here and there, leave out a few parts, etc... then please do so.
MIDI rips are strictly against the rules and if you don't make the remix as different from the original/MIDI file as possible, especially when it's your first submission, then not only are you being pretty unoriginal but you may even find your track deleted and/or your account permanently banned.
To answer your new question, yes, it's perfectly alright. Just don't forget never to use any copyrighted sounds from the classical pieces in your remix!