Featured "Internal" Artist Samples [reply from Man Parrish]
i thought i'd test an upload of the supplied content (Man Parrish etc) but you can't seem to be able to do that - for the intua guys - i guess this is a licensing issue, but i think it would be great to be able to clear these kits from the iphone with the option to restore at a later date
This is Man Parrish. Yes, you're correct..! It is a licensing issue. Part of the deal with our "featured artist" samples is that they can't be freely distributed. It saves on us artist having to pay lawyers later on, when someone rips us off, and makes some nice $$ with a re-mix .. lol ! Besides, it's pretty standard practice in the industry to protect original sample stuff like that.
BTW .. As far as having enough room for samples...an 8GB or 16GB iPhone should have plenty that you shouldn't have to "offload" the included content, to make more room. I think BeatMaker can hold up to 35 meg of samples. By comparison, when I do 24+ tracks in LogicPro, that comes out to about 50 megs of audio, this is 16 tracks of loops and small one shot samples, so that's a LOT of sample space for all that iPhone memory! My internal sample pack is like 6 megs, for comparison.
Hint: If you're going to do a full song, I suggest re-starting your phone first. It probably would flush out the memory and clear up / defrag some ram space that may have some junk or data stuck in it. It may also stop some background things [gps location services] that could take up processor power and fight with the app.
Here's also another hint.. you MAY want to shut off your phone [put it in airplane mode] while you are composing. Until an update arrives, you may loose your work [as I found out] when it switches over to answer that call. So if you got a good groove happening... shut off the phone part and save your work !
This is a great app in its infancy. These guys at Intua are committed to making this the best thing out there, and the proof is already here in version 1.0.
Hey...Glad you like the included sample stuff !