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  1. 8 points
    This is my second year compiling Black Friday sales in alphabetical order on VI:Control. If you're interested, you can check it out HERE. I also put stuff into broad categories. The idea is to help people The listings don't have the detail like you get here, and I'm certainly not as fast, but you can get stuff at a glance and click on what interests you. FYI, I don't list any intro prices or one-day sales. It's just about developers selling previously released material on a BF discount. It's also a record for the coming years into what the sales were. Here's my 2018 POST
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    Time for some LED Zeppelin? 😆
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    Musician Friend has Output's Portal for $26. Most likely a mistake. https://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/output-portal-granular-fx-plug-in
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    for 1 week only at Black Octopus Sound! Get it here: https://blackoctopus-sound.com/product/il-slicex/
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    *Pfft!* That's not unusual! 🤣
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    Hi all, new updates for Steinberg Halion 6.3.1 and Halion Sonic 3.3.1 available. Please check Steinberg.net. https://www.steinberg.net/index.php?id=downloads_halion_6&L=1 https://www.steinberg.net/index.php?id=downloads_halion_sonic_3&L=1 Changes: The following lists all new features and improvements in HALion 6.3.1 and HALion Sonic (SE) 3.3.1 ID # Area Issue HALLY-7989 Macro Page Designer Removed invalid Template parameter from the Template properties in the Macro Page Designer. HALLY-7991 Quick Control assignment Fixed issue where Quick Control assignments were broken when exporting a program as a HALion Sonic SE layer. HALLY-8006 Wavetable Removed audio clicks which occurred when reaching the end of the envelope with wavetable playback. HALLY-8023 Wavetable Fixed crash when replacing the second wave in a wavetable. HALLY-8000 Scripting Fixed lua wait() function, which could produce an overload after a longer system-up time (Windows). HALLY-8002 MPE in Standalone Removed MPE option from Standalone. HALLY-8036 MIDI Channels in Standalone Fixed Standalone behavior where all MIDI channels were mapped to MIDI channel 1. HALLY-7990 Quick Controls Fixed issue where it was not possible to assign a parameter to Quick Control 1.
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    Yep, but the question is if really just flat 1-dimentional EQ curve is everything about mic... Is it really possible precisely simulate any mic performance just by adjusting flat EQ curve? Even mic simulations like Slate are doing much more. I mean for real mic EQ curve is not the same for instance for different signal level or transducer inertia. Good mix engineer using his skills can always make decent sounding vocal from almost any mic, of course. But result depends on source. Even with the same source results can be different with different circumstances. So is really true assumption great mix engineer can do his job equally good with any mic for any source? This site is giving great opportunity to check how different mics compare for those examples. But the thing is for different sources results could differ. So having different for instance vocal to cover it would be hard to predict if our choice made just based on those examples is really good. I think enthusiasm with conclusions after comparing mics after basing on limited amount of examples can be a little overestimated. However keeping head calm it is amazing and very useful site. And with more and more sound examples will become even more useful But amount of work needed to do this whole thing especially including their plans is just titanic. It is full time job for whole legion of people... I really admire those guys and crossing fingers for this project... And what is not always true for many great ideas here we have great GUI and workflow
  8. 2 points
    From the 2019.09 release notes
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    Orilriver is a super nice sounding reverb. It finds it's way into my bus many times. It's very low cpu intensive as well!
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    THIS is a nice plugin for the price! 😁 https://www.kvraudio.com/product/orilriver-by-denis-tihanov
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    No, it's £2.95 including VAT. Maybe Donny's slapped an import tariff on it.
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    I picked this little GEM up for $4.56 with my rewards... https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/3759-Oracle This is a NICE little plugin...especially for $5!!!
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    Steven - I've had Bias FX 2 Elite for a couple days now and have been experimenting. One thing I've done is create a variety of tracks with different guitars and different pickup settings and playing styles - and then per track flipped between different amp sims and different presets and settings for some comparisons. What I'm coming away with as a fresh conclusion is that it's not as much as what does this one have that another doesn't. Each have some amazing sounds and/or presets that can apply. Without going overboard in choices (which can happen with having even one amp sim), I'm glad I have all of these amp sims - including Bias FX 2. Clicking each one on its own I get something special that I can't wait to use on a real song. Each amp sim has a wealth of excellent sounds. I do really like the Bias FX 2 clean look and ease of use and again the sounds are great. As a side note, PodFarm 2 still has some great sounds even though the UI is a few years behind the times. The kicker for me is that while I did this experimentation I've been also trying out the demo of Blue Cat Audio's Axiom. Axiom allows in its single amp sim interface to combine other effects (including other amp sims) into one effect and save it as a preset. It's super deep. I've been experimenting with blending stuff from Amplitube 4 and Bias FX 2, or with Blue Cat's amps, or with Guitar Rig or PodFarm This gets into overboard fun possibilities. That said, I've easily come up with some super high quality "wow!" sounds by being able to use more than one of these tools in one place (Axiom). It seems very handy once I have a good sound to save that as an Axiom preset and it restores all those settings in an instant when I recall it. (I'm waiting for a Blue Cat sale to actually get Axiom). Looking at keyboard sounds - I have a bunch of synths and patches to those synths. Blending those synth patches can make some killer and unexpected sounds. I think for guitars - amp sims actually can potentially used in a similar way - not as silo tools, but somewhat like synths and patches. Some really inspiring amp sounds can be achieved when you put an A channel and blend it with a B channel. In short, Bias FX 2 is a good add especially at the discount price. Not a substitute for something - an add.
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    I don't know if somebody already posted this, but Sylenth is 30% off, but just for Singles Day--11-11 Use code SINGLES2019 Get it at the Lennar Digital store HERE
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    MeldaProduction has announced the 46th round of the Eternal Madness Discount 2019! 50% OFF some of the most powerful audio plugins on the market until November 17th (23:59:59 UTC). MAutoStereoFix - a unique solution for finalizing stereo tracks, mainly stereo microphone recordings. MDynamicsMB - compressors, expanders, gate... 6 bands, amazing sound, easy-to-use interface and versatility. MTransientMB - a powerful transient shaper which brings the vital attack and punch to otherwise sterile drums! MVibratoMB - an extremely versatile vibrato effect featuring custom shapes, modulators and much more.
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    How would anyone know? Are you suggesting that there are people out there who have listened to more than one of their albums?
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    Nope. There is definitely a lot more in the fray than just the EQ curve... sensitivity, polar pattern, saturation characteristics, etc. The EQ portion specifically is not as crucial as advertising suggests (even that page seemed to focus on that parameter). I was more surprised by the level of detail in the taps into retailers' sites. Based on the video, I am more inclined to think that they "characterized" mics, then ran the same signal through each "simulation," but I didn't readily see the specifics of what they did. It almost comes across as if they applied the EQ curve to a given signal, then normalized it, so the only difference you are seeing is the EQ curve. I am more curious as to the conditions of their testing TBH, since using a laser to detect sonic parameters requires a different setup than I could tell from that video. I actually presented the distortion on the face of an acoustic guitar years ago (holography - diffused/split 3B laser, optics table, whole nine yards), and those promotional pics look like a laser level from Home Depot, which isn't even close. I just saw a line level across a speaker and was wondering, "And the laser is doing 'what' exactly?" But even without that, the conditions of the test are in question. If (BIG if) this is merely applying the EQ curve of a mic to a stock signal (which you can then EQ back out), the usefulness of the site is a lot more limited than it appears.
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    Research has shown it's healthier to sleep in the dark. I put my router in another room. My bedroom has a digital alarm with red LEDs (red is better). Those are the only things that stay on when I'm not using them. Everything else plugs into a AC power strip that I can shut off by rocking the power switch. Besides for making it dark, all those instant-on devices use electricity when you aren't using them. I know it isn't much, but if a few thousand people turn them off when not in use, it amounts to a lot. No, I don't think you are being over-sensitive.
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    I've gotten used to putting little bits of black electric tape on LEDs. Even my acoustic piano has one. But I leave the yellow (add water) LED uncovered. You can always take them off for troubleshooting.
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    It's Remembrance Day in the UK and Commonwealth. My thoughts are with the fallen who gave their lives in wars not of their making.
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    @martsave martin sThanks so much! @Old JoadThanks. Actually that's not a talkbox as we might know it today. It was a Phaser with a "Radio Speaker" setting. @macceThank you so much for listening. I appreciate it. @Bob OisterThank you so much for your kind words. 🙂
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    Ok...finally figured it out. I had to pick the Axe I/O as the OUTPUT device before it would recognize it as the INPUT device. How CRAZY is that? When I would try to select it as the INPUT device I always got a message stating "Unable to initialize Asio device. Make sure your device is connected and turned on", and it would not allow me select an input device. But, when I looked closely, I saw that I COULD select an OUTPUT device. So, upon selecting the Axe I/O as the OUTPUT device, it would recognize it as the INPUT device! CRAZY!!!!
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    Holding down shift engaged the quick grouping feature which made it extract timing from all selected clips. If you want to extract timing from a single clip don't hold down the shift key.
  27. 1 point
    Yes, the SoundSpot plugins are pretty good at that and I like the UIs. Paradox is another interesting one.
  28. 1 point
    Got these as a bundle some time ago. Good fun.
  29. 1 point
    Hi, John, This is a really well written and performed smooth jazz/pop rocker with outstanding vocals!😀 I love the instrumentation and playing on this one, the melodic vocal lines are perfect for your voice, and I really loved the tasty synth and piano work. The mix is crystal clear, well textured and perfect for the genre. I could easily imagine hearing this on the radio or even as part of the backing track to a Television drama or movie.👍 Excellent work, John, really good stuff!😀 Have a good one! Bob
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    @Bob Oister Hi Bob, I am doing fine now things are being to heal, the graft source site is healing but itching like {naughty words} the main surgery site is also showing good progress. I trust all is well with you too. Thanks for listening and your kind words and continuing encouragement. Have a great day.
  31. 1 point
    Me too. I'm hoping I can get to a point where I don't know I'm slipping!
  32. 1 point
    Nice video. His comment about "being able to work with any of these" (because he can EQ them any way he wants to) is entirely accurate. As long as the SNR is good, there is no reason to get fixated on the stock EQ curve of any mic (or pickup for that matter), unless post-processing capabilities are limited (in the DAW world, this is never true). Polar patterns, signal strength, and the like are things that post-processing cannot always make up for, but the EQ curve isn't anything to get worked up over.
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    Great share King! I compared the mikes I have within this "app". Vs a Blue Kiwi... and guess what... Kiwi was the winner (which I don't have, lol). But I found that since they show you the Freq. Response tables, the Rode NT1-A is very close to the Kiwi, and at least as an experiment we can EQ a little bit to emulate the Kiwi (I really think they are very close). Also I found out that depending on the line and articulations and what not, I preferred one mike vs another. "Hard" to pick one for a whole performance. When you hear a stacked song (meaning you hear the whole song with the same mike) you REALLY hear an abysmal difference. But that's not a fair comparison, since we know we shouldn't use the same mike on every source. Also I preferred a $100 mike over a 300 and even 400 one... Cheers.
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    This has actually been a battle for me too. Currently, I have WAY too many devices with either some kind of communication (WiFi, Cellular or Bluetooth) along with bright LED's. I now use lights that automatically dim and change color to be more on the "warmer" side towards evening and I have quite a few lights covered with black electrical tape. I also keep my blinds completely closed at night (my lights start to come on before I wake up too) and the only light left (my alarm clock) is set on the dimmest level. My main computer in also in my bedroom so I always turn off the monitor before sleep time. It's helped a lot! Then the stupid time change comes around and now I'm back to retraining my body when to fall asleep and get up again! *Sigh...* 🙄
  36. 1 point
    Try .......... er .................... um .................... closing your eyes. Works for me.
  37. 1 point
    No, I would not be able to stand that. My bedroom is free of all electrical equipment and everything all over the house is turned off at the power point when I go to bed. That might be because electricity is so expensive here but also, I just don't like going to bed knowing there are things on. I am a bit OCD there, I will check and double check and sometimes triple check all power points are off before going to bed or going out.
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    The tool is called Launch Pad. The thread about it is Prior to v1.7 it used a simple copy process to create hot backups. A change was made to CbB 2019.09 which made the simple copy process unworkable. Now the program has to do a little more work to insure the selected version runs correctly.
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    If this is the model with a max screen resolution of 1366 x 768, it is going to have problems displaying the program. The minimum screen resolution required is 1280x800.
  40. 1 point
    True Robert Bone, sorry English is not my language. Although Crash is international
  41. 1 point
    Quite a lot! Slow start up times, buggy GUI rendered with web markup languages, frequent updates with enormously long installation time. If you can get past all that, you'll get arguably the best pitch shifter, eye-candy UI, guitar modelling, preset snapshots and community presets. Plus some "Tweak schematics for dummies", if you have their Amp and/or Pedal suites. Some people even manage to coax great tones out of BIAS guitar plugins.
  42. 1 point
    Probably the second greatest cover version of all time, with one of the most poignant videos of all time:
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    Focusrite drivers have been known, in the past, for causing issues in multiple other DAWs. So, I'd also make sure you are running a stable version of the driver. M-Audio drivers have been quite problematic for many people, as well (as another example). Definitely check that. Sometimes, the latest driver version is not the best one for your interface.
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    ... the last time I tried, I nearly broke my f*cking back.
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    Wow, how did I miss this? So tender, so intimate; I'm sure she knows... "and one day I hope I can play them" you're knocking it out of the park mate. Guitar tone on this is to die for; makes me think of James Wilsey, may he rest in peace, on Wicked Game. Truly beautiful, start to finish. Tom
  47. 1 point
    The Bias ecosystem allows you to build custom amps and effects which can be shared via the cloud. It's not as impressive as it sounds, but it does give you a wide variety of tones. The sound quality is somewhere between Amplitube and S Gear, the interface is not too clumsy, and the user library is mostly djent or blues rock. Versus others... More options and gain than Scuffham. Better reverb than Amplitube. Guitar Rig's amp modeling is dated at best. I never liked TH3 from Overloud and don't have experience with the others. For some reason though it doesn't seem to make it onto any of my tracks.
  48. 1 point
    Thank you! I will try to send them an email now. The account was setup in 2011, but it still recognizes my Username and Email. So they should be able to reset it. (fingers crossed)
  49. 1 point
    When using the same device for CbB and Windows, make sure the sample rate is the same. The CbB sample rate for the current project is displayed in the transport module and is either read from preferences or if the project has audio clips from one of the clips in the project. The Windows sample rate is set in the properties screen shown above.
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    I'd strongly advise you to keep SONAR Platinum installed so that all the 3rd party extras that come with it will continue to work with Cakewalk by BandLab. Both can exist happily side by side. You shouldn't encounter much of a learning curve moving to Cakewalk by BandLab - the program is basically the same, with a few enhancements and a huge amount of bug fixes.
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