At 12/4/11 12:15 PM, ochrence wrote:
Supersteph, brokendeck, and djInTheDark, do you think those songs utilizing Windows XP or Vista sounds out there are not the musicians' work? How about all the piano covers and such on NG? Or the 8-bit remixes not made out of MIDIs? Where do you draw the line?
That stuff's all fine. The main concern is to make sure that the tracks people submit are their own work and they put some effort into it. Therefore, submitting other people's tracks, submitting tracks entirely out of MIDI files and submitting tracks made completely out of premade loops are all going too far.
However, remixes and covers (which aren't MIDI-rips) are perfectly OK, and making songs out of Windows sounds is just like making songs out of, say, VST presets (hell, even I used to make songs out of Windows sounds in the past). There's nothing wrong with it. When we say that everything you submit has to be your own original work, that doesn't mean that every single sound, melody and rhythm has to be made entirely by you, but at the same time that doesn't mean people can go submitting stuff like MIDI-rips and say it's their own work.
Of course, if you're ever unsure about whether a track is allowed or not, then just PM me or another audio mod and we'll be happy to help.