August 22 2014 - During the release of
the album "Heavyweight
Dubwise", there has been quite a
bit of backstage activity in the Dubroom. It
includes over 350 musical tracks, the
complete Dubroom Midi File catalogue, and
something called Creative Commons. This is
Dubroom In-Site #35 with essential news and
information for producers and YouTubers.
Dubroom started it's humble beginnings back
in the year 1997, we're talking about an
Internet without MP3. There was such a thing
called "Real Audio", and yes we
have been releasing music in that audio
format. A track or two, three. It was
"real audio" in the sense that it
was really a sound, comparable to a very
lo-fi 64Kbps MP3 file, perhaps worse than
for the General Midi format and even though
Midi has gone back to the studio for a long
time now, midi.dubroom.org is still well
visited and that's not just by people
looking for recalling do times or Internet
historians. No, not at all. Producers of
music know to find midi.dubroom.org but now
here is the catch: some have been using
material they downloaded there, and didn't
give any credit to the Dubroom when they
released their work commercially.
have been following the Dubroom these last
years know all about Dub Step producer
Skream and how he pressed play on the midi
player in his studio, did a few things with
"Rock The Nation In Dub" and
released "Blue Eyez". His facebook
page shows a pompous, self-righteous guy in
a pompous, self righteous world.
Is it worth
to go after such a guy? And, who's next?
is a better way.
these producers do not credit the Dubroom,
because they do not want people to find out
about the Midi Files. Too much exposure
exposes their own lack of creativity and
perhaps even lack of inspiration in the
first place. Then, since most people who
visit midi.dubroom.org are basic decent
people respecting our copy right, they too
will not spread the vibes.
situation has now changed.
As of last
August 16, all Iriginal Reggae Midi Files
have been re-released. This time under a Creative
Commons Copyright that give anyone the
freedom to take whatever they like from the
midi files and use it in their own
production. Just credit the Dubroom and
everything is OK! This even goes for
commercial productions, even though we would
like to be contacted and make it official so
everyone knows you haven't been
Home Of The Iriginal Reggae Midi Files
That's not the only thing we'd like to
These last two weeks, nearly all Dubroom
releases from 1997 to 2011 have been
uploaded to a special You Tube account
called "The Dubroom Dread". We're
talking Messian Dread, Sure Dread,
Heartical, and the Iriginal Jah Roots band.
We're talking 350 different tracks and
counting! All these tracks have originally
been released under Creative Commons and You
Tube has this feature called "Remix
This Video", so here we have a perfect
Everyone with a YouTube account is now
officially allowed to use any of our
Creative Commons releases from the Dubroom
Dread channel for their own video. Simply
pick the track you like, click "Remix
This Video" and off you go.
The channel features several play lists:
per artist, or per format. You want a Dub
with some vocals, or the contrary, you're
looking for an all instrumental Dub? A
Discomix, A One-Take Dub shot? You can find
them by browsing the play lists.
The video's themselves contain the music
and some extra information on the screen. Do
not expect official video clips, these are
released from the official Dubroom channel.
This is material presented for use, even
though you can of course click a play list
and start listening as well.
look/listen, like and/or comment, but even
better: use that remix button.