Replace recorder instrument in FluidR3Mono default soundfont

• Jul 10, 2016 - 22:06
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion

In October I shall be going into our local recording studio with a semi-professional recorder player to produce a recorder sample set which will then be released under an open source compatible licence.

She has instruments available from Contrabass through to Sopranino, so the sample set will be pretty comprehensive.

Provided all goes to plan we should have a decent recorder instrument in place ready for MuseScore 3

Perhaps Nicolas, Thomas or Werner could comment on the suitablity of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence for this purpose. This seems to be a better fit than MIT which appears to be primarily designed for software applications.


Reported version 2.1 3.0

This won't be ready before MuseScore 3

I now have the samples, but there is at least 3 months work required to get them into a state usable for a soundfont, and to include looping information.

(It doesn't help that Audacity nerfs any looping information included in the WAV file - I need to find a better tool for this).

Many (even CC themselves) find the attribution requirements of the CC licences hard to follow. If you and the performer only want to be listed by name, any BSD-style licence is suitable, as they require retaining the copyright in a derivative work or the accompanying documentation (the MirOS Licence (full disclosure: I wrote it) even uses “work” instead of “software” and is clearly applicable here). If the rendered output can be considered a derived work of the soundfont (probably, if it’s based on samples, even if it’s considered a database work the individual samples MIGHT qualify) you win.

That is, if you require attribution.