Cubase 6 comes with some arpeggio patches as well as some preset drum beats and patterns and was just wondering to what extent they are copyright protected.
My question is since these patches/patterns were obviously created by someone, how or what can they be used for when recording music for commercial applications?
I am new to electronic music and am curious as to what level I can use the presets my products come with. I have recently purchaseda Yamaha MO6, a Roland GR-55 guitar synth, and Cubase 6, all of which have built in arpeggios and preset patterns and beats.
For Cubase I am especially curious about the packaged VST instruments that use arpeggios, preset drum patterns, and samples like the ones used in loop mash and HALion sonic.
Can someone please explain it to me in plain English? When I read copyright info in product manuals it for some reason seems vague to me. Just want to make sure I have a better understanding of the copyright side of these presets before I go using them in a song and break some kind of copyright law.