SCORCCiO  FAQs: Your questions answered


Q : Do you offer a free evaluation of the sample that I need replayed?

Yes, its free! We dont make any charges for our evaluations.

Q : Can you replay just the vocals from a sample, without any music?

Absolutely, we have done this many times in the past, and whatever vocals are needed (or not) from the original, we can remake them. We also have a vast database of vocalists  we’ll find the right voice you need.

Q: How can I be sure the replay will sound like my original sample?

A : We have 17 years experience of sample replays, the best analytical process combined with top professional level engineering skills, pro studios, access to the finest vocalists and musicians in the world, plus the producer Mark Summers widely regarded as the highest authority in sample replaying by the entire music industry. It doesn’t get any better than that!


SCORCCiO  FAQs: Your questions answered

Q: I’ve sampled something which was originally 107bpm, but in my track it’s now 128bpm so what tempo would you replay it?

A : The golden rule is to emulate the original as closely as possible so if it was recorded at 107bpm to begin with, then it should be replayed at that exact same tempo. Using some of the best time-stretching algorithms available in the world, we can achieve an end result that will sound perfectly natural, totally in synch and sounding like it was all recorded at 128bpm. But we can also replay the sample at your specific tempo, if necessary.

Q: The sample I want to use has a lead guitar part that I don’t like. Can you replay the sample without that guitar?

A : Sure, we can easily do that. However you just need to be aware that the replay may sound significantly different without that guitar, especially if it was high up in the mix on the original version.

SCORCCiO  FAQs: Your questions answered

Q :Can Scorccio make backing tracks for karaoke or X-Factor, etc.?

A :We could, but Scorccio is different to karaoke companies because

  • Wemake precise emulations of original recordings.
  • We never produce replays using public MIDI files.
  • Karaoke tracks are always owned by the company that made them.
  • You will always own the rights to any sample replay made by Scorccio.


Q: Can I get all the separate parts, to remix the replay if I wanted to?

A : Yes. It also serves to prove the original sample was actually replayed.

SCORCCiO  FAQs: Your questions answered

Q: About copyright law and using sample replays if you recreate something that sounds exactly like the original version, is that legal?

A : Yes, it’s perfectly legal. The keyword is COPYRIGHT. In any music, there is;

  • Copyright in the mechanical recording  (the audio medium), and
  • Copyright in the composition  (the written lyrics/music of the song).

With sample replays, the mechanical copyright is NOT infringed upon, because the recording has been assimilated or covered. In global music law, a sample replay is classified as a cover version. Despite the fact that it may sound like a virtual clone of an original work  as long as it’s a brand newrecording, then a cover version is exactly what a sample replay is. But what about the composition? See the next page to learn how we can do all the work to get Publishing Clearance for you!

SCORCCiO  FAQs: Your questions answered

Q : Do I have to pay royalties to the publisher? How does it work?

A : We now offer the unique service of Publishing Clearance for any song!

Whilst replaying your sample, we can approach the publishing company with all the required information and obtain their full approval for your usage. 99.9% of the time, publishers are very happy to see their repertoire covered that is exactly what their service is about and how they make a profit for themselves and their respective writers. Click here for more information.

The percentage of publishing royalties to pay all depends upon how much of their original work (as they call it) has been used in the new work (your new track). In most cases you will never have to pay any money upfront to the publisher royalties are based upon Radio/TV/Club plays. So if you have a successful hit track, that’s when the publisher will start taking their royalties from official collection societies.

SCORCCiO  FAQs: Your questions answered

Q :OK, I’m ready to get a sample replay from Scorccio. but how much will it cost me? How long will it take to produce?

A : We can’t guess without hearing your audio! Every sample can be different, so please email us an MP3 (or download URL) of your samples. Your sample, musical ideas and information will be kept in absolute confidence. Scorccio will evaluate the cost and time to produce the replay based upon many factors, including:

  1. Length of the sample.
  2. Vocals and/or multiple acoustic instruments(e.g. large string sections).
  3. Unusual sounds, special effects and/or rare ethnic instruments.

For any further questions please go to the Contact us page!