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Looking for clarification or point of contact at Native-Instruments for EULA clarification

In reviewing the Native-Instruments EULA, I am a bit lost on the following sections and would like clarification on what can and cannot be done, in regards to beat and melody production.

Reference Section 3.7, and 3-8 including bullets a-d, in relation to owning Komplete Kontrol Ultimate Collectors Edition, which I currently have. If I use a kick drum from one library, a snare from another, a couple of synths, and a one shot sample to create a 2 minute melody-beat, am I in violation of the EULA if I want to sell it as a track? What about the stems, same question, is this acceptable?

I think it would be helpful to outline some real world scenarios as part of the EULA, possibly an FAQ. If examples are currently on the site, I’d appreciate having the links so I can review for awareness.

For what its worth the email address listed on the EULA page, goes to an unmonitored email address.

[email protected] (auto reply directing support page)

I could not locate a contact in the support section so I am posting here. Apologies if this information is on the site, I could not locate it.

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  • D-One
    D-One PortugalModerator Posts: 851 mod
    edited November 8 Answer ✓

    You're miss interpreting and overthinking the EULA, you can use anything in your music for commercial purposes (1), what you cannot do is: (2) put the sounds/samples in a "pack" and sell it... Say take 10 kicks of an instrument and sell them on a sample pack, or put them in a commercial synth/sampler you're selling, etc... Basically, the sounds are yours for use in Music but not yours to re-sell / repackage.

    The bold parts are what matters:

    NI EULA sec 3.7

    1 - The provided samples, instruments and presets can be used for commercial or non-commercial music and audio productions without the prior permission from Native Instruments under the terms of this Sound License Agreement.


    2 - The usage of this Product (in particular samples, instruments and presets) for the creation of a sound library or as a sound library for any kind of synthesizer, virtual instrument, sample library, sample-based product or other musical instrument is strictly prohibited.

    There would be no point in buying sounds and instruments if no one could use them in actual songs.

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  • D-One
    D-One PortugalModerator Posts: 851 mod
    edited November 8 Answer ✓

    You're miss interpreting and overthinking the EULA, you can use anything in your music for commercial purposes (1), what you cannot do is: (2) put the sounds/samples in a "pack" and sell it... Say take 10 kicks of an instrument and sell them on a sample pack, or put them in a commercial synth/sampler you're selling, etc... Basically, the sounds are yours for use in Music but not yours to re-sell / repackage.

    The bold parts are what matters:

    NI EULA sec 3.7

    1 - The provided samples, instruments and presets can be used for commercial or non-commercial music and audio productions without the prior permission from Native Instruments under the terms of this Sound License Agreement.


    2 - The usage of this Product (in particular samples, instruments and presets) for the creation of a sound library or as a sound library for any kind of synthesizer, virtual instrument, sample library, sample-based product or other musical instrument is strictly prohibited.

    There would be no point in buying sounds and instruments if no one could use them in actual songs.

  • Jonny - All World Kitty
    Jonny - All World Kitty Member Posts: 2 Noise

    Thank you for the response and sanity check. I figured I was overthinking scenarios, but its always good to get other's perspective when this happens.

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