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by jast
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 41
Views: 529

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

I've never heard of this before, so I checked it out a little yesterday. Is there a reason I should use this instead of Spotify or is it s Lyft v. Uber/ Pepsi v. Coke kind of thing? Other than them trying to move to a fairer revenue model? My reasons for using Deezer are a little incidental: they u...
by jast
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 41
Views: 529

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

So there's actually a good reason I'm using Deezer? Cool.
by jast
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Free Plug ins
Replies: 328
Views: 97277

Re: Free Plug ins

Ozone Elements 8 available for free until 2 October: https://www.izotope.com/en/lp/ozone-elements-free.html
by jast
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Aquaman
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Aquaman

I don't even remember most of the storyline. All that's left is a vague memory of the plot, and the main thing I remember is that the character arc felt very formulaic (though "Alita - Battle Angel" which I watched more recently did this even worse and with more stupid demographic targeting). It loo...
by jast
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 501
Views: 75760

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Youlean is offering 43% off the pro version of his Loudness Meter for another 13 days ($47 -> $27). Lifetime updates included. https://youlean.co/youlean-loudness-meter/ Some advantages of the pro version over the free version: Presets for popular streaming sites Dynamics graph for the entire song, ...
by jast
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: So I found a strings plugin
Replies: 1
Views: 133

So I found a strings plugin

Fellow sufferers of Gear Acquisition Syndrome, I present to you: Sample Modeling's Solo & Ensemble Strings , released just a few weeks ago. This stuff is amazing . Unlike pretty much every other option out there, you're not limited to pre-determined articulations. You control all of the dynamics you...
by jast
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 501
Views: 75760

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

On top of their perpetual "deal" where everything is "discounted" all year round, Waves Audio have a 30%-on-everything voucher until the end of August if you spend at least $50. Bundles you may find interesting at the lower end of the price spectrum: Vocal bundle $89 -> $62.30, includes Waves Tune w...
by jast
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 24
Views: 579

Re: Loudness management

Yeah, same for REAPER... anyway, back to the topic. :) I think that normalizing loudness is a particularly tricky topic for submissions that have a really rough mix - e.g. the drums kick in late and are way overbearing, stuff like that. Inexperience can easily make for fluctuations of 6 dB, which wo...
by jast
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 24
Views: 579

Re: Loudness management

Yeah, I was using Youlean's for quite some time, too. I've switched to a DAW that has built-in visualization of integrated loudness, though, so that makes it unnecessary.
by jast
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 24
Views: 579

Re: Loudness management

I don't mind an official recommendation, though I doubt they'll make much of a difference. I don't mind an optional filter in e.g. the jukebox, either. I wouldn't be happy with any automatic mangling of audio - for one thing it can destroy the intent of the mix, for another it makes it hard to revie...
by jast
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 501
Views: 75760

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Is this worth it over Kontakt Ultimate's orchestra selection? If you want many different articulations, yes. The only thing from NI's line-up that really compares to EWHO Gold/Platinum is Symphony Series (the full version, not the "Essentials" included in Komplete Ultimate). If a few basic articula...
by jast
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Online Music Making Challenge Calendar
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Online Music Making Challenge Calendar

I'd like to re-establish Circle of Titles as a regular thing, I guess this is a great reference to avoid putting it in a regular spot that will conflict with one of the other big events. March is looking good so far...
by jast
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 501
Views: 75760

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

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%. Sale going for 11 more days. https://vstbuzz.com/deals/60-off-hollywood-orchestra...
by jast
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 501
Views: 75760

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Or... you grab Ozone Advanced for $199 and then find one of the vendors that gives you an upgrade from that to Music Production Suite for another ~$149 (during the sale only!), which makes for ~$350 total. That's ~$150 less than getting Music Production Suite directly, or just about the same as the ...
by jast
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Using Kontakt/NI drums
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Using Kontakt/NI drums

You should consider becoming a sales agent for BFD. :)
by jast
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein Site Redesign
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Nur Ein Site Redesign

Competitors, eh? :)
by jast
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein Site Redesign
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Nur Ein Site Redesign

Or use a decent browser. You know, one that isn't Safari or Chrome. Or Edge. Or Opera. (Yes I mean lynx obviously)

The real problem, of course, is that the web as a platform is complete shit.
by jast
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Using Kontakt/NI drums
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Using Kontakt/NI drums

At least BFD offers a demo version for you to download and try. Didn't see anything like that for SD. Can't really say much about the features of each, but the SD folks are pretty good at making numbers look impressive - their 230 GB sound library is (for no good reason) completely uncompressed, unl...
by jast
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Using Kontakt/NI drums
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Using Kontakt/NI drums

NI actually has audio previews for all of its instruments and presets. Download via their installer thing and then you can audition virtually everything in Komplete Kontrol.
by jast
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Using Kontakt/NI drums
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Using Kontakt/NI drums

Yeah, NI packaged the various kits as separate instruments. You can, of course, create your own Kontakt instrument (e.g. a copy of one of the existing kits) and swap out samples in the instrument editor, making it possible to at least combine multiple Kontakt/Abbey Road kits, but that's a fair bit o...
by jast
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Prepare to elucidate (The Way It Isn't Reviews)
Replies: 17
Views: 935

Re: Prepare to elucidate (The Way It Isn't Reviews)

I did have a reason to include that disclaimer at the top... for one thing, assume details really are hard to hear with my current listening setup. I made some comments about panning but it's hard to tell whether my impression of the panning has any actual basis in reality. (And the other side of th...
by jast
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Prepare to elucidate (The Way It Isn't Reviews)
Replies: 17
Views: 935

Re: Prepare to elucidate (The Way It Isn't Reviews)

Reviews written on my phone while on vacation in the UK. I listened on ear canal plugs so I may have missed some finer details or gotten some things wrong altogether. I'll listen again when I get home if you want me to. As always, feel free to ask for more details about any of the questionable thing...