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by grumpymike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: the $100 question
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: the $100 question

Aside from “learning in person is always better”... If you can get an expert to explain and demonstrate, in real-time, some sonic nuances and how to impact them, and why they’re important, then this is well worth it. Training your ears is difficult to do without that kind of help. If you can gain th...
by grumpymike
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 507
Views: 76334

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

I’m very tempted to get some of their other voice packages. I got Voices if Soul and love it. It’s basically the only thing out there for that kind of singing. Anyone used their phrase building in the chorus packages?
by grumpymike
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 60
Views: 1108

Re: Loudness management

https://nurein.songlander.com/titles/50 ... 364B03E3AD

"Sleep Tight" - MC Eric B

Sounds like a voice memo.
by grumpymike
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 60
Views: 1108

Re: Loudness management

I already have them calculated for Nur Ein, so this was simple enough googling a couple Bash commands. Not worth cleaning up more.
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by grumpymike
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 507
Views: 76334

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

IK Multimedia sale until 5 Nov Total Studio MAX (IK's "everything" bundle, including a whole bunch more than I listed here, excluding ARC) 40% off - and even cheaper if you get an individual part of the bundle, e.g. Samplitube, and then "crossgrade" Alright, so I think this scheme will work... The ...
by grumpymike
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: The Song Fight Excuse List
Replies: 40
Views: 16974

Re: The Song Fight Excuse List

Every time I feel like entering a fight, I check the website and it's either due tomorrow or it's 3 days past due.
by grumpymike
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Big Data - 3.0
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Big Data - 3.0

This is going to be useless and pedantic, but speaking of "Dangerous", does anyone feel like the bass is pushing the beat at some points? I'm mostly curious if it's just me.
by grumpymike
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Big Data - 3.0
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Big Data - 3.0

Yeah that Dangerous song, how does that even work?

His new songs aren’t quite as catchy in the same way, but they’re definitely earworms after some listens.

It would have been appropriate for new music back in August. This is just what I’m currently digging. Ugh, forum police. :p
by grumpymike
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Big Data - 3.0
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Big Data - 3.0

You may know Big Data from the hit song “ Dangerous ” off the album 2.0. You definitely have heard it somewhere at some point. Well, 3.0 came out recently. It’s really very good. It took me a ridiculous amount of listens to realize it’s a concept album and none of the songs mean what they initially ...
by grumpymike
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 41
Views: 661

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

Maybe Apple could, but, what's Apple's motivation to change the dynamics...? Taylor Swift complained, and Apple changed their streaming terms to be more favorable to artists. I had way too much typed and just deleted it. To get to the point: Apple needs the mindshare of creators for many reasons - ...
by grumpymike
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 41
Views: 661

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

I think if the artist has enough pull to be able to make it pay off, good for them. If it doesn’t, well, so long; there are enough artists lined up to take your place. I’d hate to see services responding by banning this type of thing. If it works, more artists will do it. If more artists do it, then...
by grumpymike
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 60
Views: 1108

Re: Loudness management

Lunkhead wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:34 am
I personally was not proposing any modification of the audio in the files, just adding metadata. So could we maybe please stop wasting time arguing about something that wasn't mooted in the first place? :P
If you just want to post guidelines, do it. I don't think anyone will object.
by grumpymike
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 60
Views: 1108

Re: Loudness management

As I understand it, ReplayGain calculates ... While it might not be in the spirit of the ReplayGain standard, you can calculate the value in REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_GAIN however you like. The same is true for iTunNORM . So, you could calculate and adjust the loudness using LUFS in order to be more accurat...
by grumpymike
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 507
Views: 76334

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Just an FYI for anyone who may have jumped the gun... Izotope is awesome and credited me both $150 and Iris 2 for my Suite purchase. :P That's ~$150 less than getting Music Production Suite directly, or just about the same as the bundle of only Neutron & Ozone Advanced. [...] you can also get iZotop...
by grumpymike
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Virtual choir recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Virtual choir recommendations

What are your experiences with realistic choir virtual instruments? Favorites? Disappointments?

Any gospel ones, in particular?
by grumpymike
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 507
Views: 76334

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

jast wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:11 am
vstbuzz.com is selling EastWest's Hollywood Orchestra Gold for around $250. That's roughly half of the current special price on EastWest's website, which in turn is ~25% discounted, so the total saving is around 62.5%.
Is this worth it over Kontakt Ultimate's orchestra selection?
by grumpymike
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 60
Views: 1108

Re: Loudness management

You can do this non-destructively and automatically by providing a player that abides loudness metadata (Nur Ein site now does this - LUFS calculations are server-side and the client scales the volume slider) or by adding the ReplayGain and/or Apple tags to the MP3 files - which requires users to ha...
by grumpymike
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You're blocking my view (Please Move prefight)
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: You're blocking my view (Please Move prefight)

I just tried playing 5 YouTube videos to get a good feel for the phyrygian. They all start out with "hey guys" and then go on for about 20 minutes and, somewhere hidden in those 20 minutes of video I skipped through, they play a full scale, but interrupt it with a minute of talking, so as to make it...
by grumpymike
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 507
Views: 76334

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

And then once you have Izotope Studio, which comes with Melodyne Essentials, upgrade to Melodyne Assistant for $99 from Sweetwater.
by grumpymike
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 507
Views: 76334

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Apparently, iZotope is having a sale. This is a great summer for blowing tons of money and supporting the software you may have used illicitly. https://www.izotope.com/ Ozone Standard: $99 (reg $249) Ozone Advanced: $199 (reg $499) Neutron Standard: $174 ($249) Neutron Advanced: $279 ($399) Neutron+...
by grumpymike
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein Site Redesign
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Nur Ein Site Redesign

That'd be awesome. Any help is much appreciated.
by grumpymike
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Using Kontakt/NI drums
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Using Kontakt/NI drums

So... BFD had a 1/2 off on expansions sale. Look, it was a high-pressure situation past the "sale date". Okay, yes, I spent too much money on drum samples this past week. I have a problem. But hey, it's better than other hobbies... like cocaine or PCP. Anyway, the point of this update is that - afte...