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  1. 8 points
    https://store.solidstatelogic.com/products/ssl-native-x-eq-2 85% off
  2. 8 points
    Browsing their site today I noticed updates since these were last on sale. AFAIK SSL does not send out notices about software updates. So here are the most recent versions available from https://www.solidstatelogic.com/products/uc1?tab=DownloadsandDocuments SSL 360 v1.2.15.48615 Channel Strip 2 v1.0.55 Buss Compressor 2 v1.0.55
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    Halftime! With 15 days gone and 15 more on deck, the group buy has so far added 4,899 September signups. The count is currently 15,436, so if another 4,899 sign up through the 30th (at the current average rate of 13.6/hour), the final count would be 20,335. That average rate was goosed significantly this morning-through-evening by a ~10 hour surge of signups, to the tune of 766 total today, best of any day of the group buy not named August 30th. If you ignore the "goose" and use the going rate when today started (12.3/hour) to project, the total would be 19,864, or 20k with a slight nudge. If you're thinking "DAW half empty", the lowest rate for a full day in September (the 8th) was 7/hour -- at that rate through the 30th, the final count would be 17,956, call it 18k. If you're more optimistic, you may note that while this latest signup surge was the largest, it's also the 4th in the first 15 days, as shown by the bumps in the average signups/hour line here: The current rush seems to have died down for now (around 13.5/hour since 8pm, after 60/hour for half the day), but there may be more on the way. Looks like some more low-guessers may be knocked off the list before things are done.
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    Dear AmpliTube 5 user, AmpliTube 5 has been updated to version 5.1.1 for Mac/PC. This new version optimizes various functions and features as well as includes different fixes for issues some users might have experienced. We recommend all AmpliTube 5 users update for the best experience. Best regards, Your IK Multimedia team Instructions To get updated on Mac/PC, launch the IK Product Manager, go to Manage My Products, and use the Update button next to AmpliTube 5. Changes from version 5.1: Improvements • Fixed Pitch Shifter rack version split mode that had a wrong behavior. Now it splits the dry and pitched signals between left and right channels. • Receive channel in MIDI dialog in the preferences window now supports a None option to ignore any incoming MIDI signal from any channel. • Fixed Brit Silver wrong push-pull behavior. • Updated all Brian May presets containing the Chorus CE-1 pedal that had a wrong behavior causing the presets to be too processed. • Fixed X-TIME’s Arctic model that had no delayed signal when BPM mode was active. • Fixed a possible crash while drag & dropping pedals. • General reliability improvements.
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    Nope, holding pretty steady since midnight: That's good for about 13/hour, though. Keep up that pace and the count would just edge over 20.1k by the end.
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    Anyone who thinks they couldn't possibly need a bluegrass fiddle, watch this. It's not my genre, but gosh-dangit, I think I could do something with this.
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    @Matthew Simon Fletcher , @Jacques Boileau - we're working on a fix for the solo issue. In the meantime, try the following: 1. Switch on Exclusive Solo 2. Solo a different track 3. Unsolo the track 4. Switch off Exclusive Solo 5. Save your project This should cure the issue.
  8. 3 points
    The only CPU heavy-ish of the lot is the SSL reverb; the others just nibble at the edge of your CPU, barely making a dent. be sure to download the 360 software if you want to run SSL channel strip across your tracks and view all of them like an SSL board!
  9. 3 points
    I beta-tested this. I got distracted and wrote this little melody. It's just The Fiddle, Indiginus's The STEEL, Picked Acoustic, and Trilian. The Fiddle - Three Things.mp3
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    That SSL Channel and Bus bundle was one of the best deals ever at $49.
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    But the Wizard was not a Wizard. It is all in our hands. So go ahead and click that buy button
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    I first made this request back on the old forum, 3 1/2 years ago, and it still pesters me every Cakewalk session. I doubt I was the first ever to request it. As we have the Replace Synth command for virtual instruments, so we should have a Replace command for FX. Pretty much simple as that. Each time you use it, it would replace 3 clicks (delete effect, effect rack, select Insert Audio Effect) with 1 (replace effect). If you're anything like me, replacing effect plug-ins is something you do a lot in every mixing session, especially if you're making electronic music or sound design, where the line between effect and instrument is blurry. I'm sure it's already been endlessly requested, but the way it gets done is to keep it at the top of the stack, so if you'd like to see this, please reply here.
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    TC does it again. $59 intro. Requires full Kontakt https://www.indiginus.com/the-fiddle Amazing is right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcoFqMvOub4
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    INTRO OFFER: $39.99 The ultimate recreation of the high end multi-channel Suhr tube amp with 3 distinct modes and an incredible wide array of tones. With the purchase of the Suhr PT100 for only $39.99, you get another very special offer: Until October 16, you can get ANY (!) of our amp plugins for just $29.99. https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/suhr_pt100.html CHECK IT OUT! Bundle Subscription MEGA and MUSICIAN Bundle users simply download the plugin and activate it at no extra cost. Done. Plans starting at just $10/mo* Perpetual License Yes, you can purchase a single, perpetual license for this plugin. List Price $149, Intro Offer Price $79.99 Your Intro Price: $39.99* with voucher code PT100-3999 Use this code during checkout. Offer available until October 16. Feel free to share the code with your friends. ANY (!) Amp $29.99 Save BIG with our PA partner offer! With the purchase of the Suhr PT100 for only $39.99, you get another very special (license) offer: Until October 16, you can get ANY (!) of our amp plugins for just $29.99 Special License Offer: ANY(!) Amp $29.99*
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    Welcome Address to freshman parents at Boston Conservatory, given by Karl Paulnack, pianist and director of music division at Ithaca College. “One of my parents' deepest fears, I suspect, is that society would not properly value me as a musician, that I wouldn't be appreciated. I had very good grades in high school, I was good in science and math, and they imagined that as a doctor or a research chemist or an engineer, I might be more appreciated than I would be as a musician. I still remember my mother's remark when I announced my decision to apply to music school-she said, "you're WASTING your SAT scores." On some level, I think, my parents were not sure themselves what the value of music was, what its purpose was. And they LOVED music, they listened to classical music all the time. They just weren't really clear about its function. So let me talk about that a little bit, because we live in a society that puts music in the "arts and entertainment" section of the newspaper, and serious music, the kind your kids are about to engage in, has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with entertainment, in fact it's the opposite of entertainment. Let me talk a little bit about music, and how it works. The first people to understand how music really works were the ancient Greeks. And this is going to fascinate you; the Greeks said that music and astronomy were two sides of the same coin. Astronomy was seen as the study of relationships between observable, permanent, external objects, and music was seen as the study of relationships between invisible, internal, hidden objects. Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and souls and helping us figure out the position of things inside us. Let me give you some examples of how this works. One of the most profound musical compositions of all time is the Quartet for the End of Time written by French composer Olivier Messiaen in 1940. Messiaen was 31 years old when France entered the war against ***** Germany. He was captured by the Germans in June of 1940, sent across Germany in a cattle car and imprisoned in a concentration camp. He was fortunate to find a sympathetic prison guard who gave him paper and a place to compose. There were three other musicians in the camp, a cellist, a violinist, and a clarinetist, and Messiaen wrote his quartet with these specific players in mind. It was performed in January 1941 for four thousand prisoners and guards in the prison camp. Today it is one of the most famous masterworks in the repertoire. Given what we have since learned about life in the concentration camps, why would anyone in his right mind waste time and energy writing or playing music? There was barely enough energy on a good day to find food and water, to avoid a beating, to stay warm, to escape torture - why would anyone bother with music? And yet - from the camps, we have poetry, we have music, we have visual art; it wasn't just this one fanatic Messiaen; many, many people created art. Why? Well, in a place where people are only focused on survival, on the bare necessities, the obvious conclusion is that art must be, somehow, essential for life. The camps were without money, without hope, without commerce, without recreation, without basic respect, but they were not without art. Art is part of survival; art is part of the human spirit, an unquenchable expression of who we are. Art is one of the ways in which we say, "I am alive, and my life has meaning." On September 12, 2001 I was a resident of Manhattan. That morning I reached a new understanding of my art and its relationship to the world. I sat down at the piano that morning at 10 AM to practice as was my daily routine; I did it by force of habit, without thinking about it. I lifted the cover on the keyboard, and opened my music, and put my hands on the keys and took my hands off the keys. And I sat there and thought, does this even matter? Isn't this completely irrelevant? Playing the piano right now, given what happened in this city yesterday, seems silly, absurd, irreverent, pointless. Why am I here? What place has a musician in this moment in time? Who needs a piano player right now? I was completely lost. And then I, along with the rest of New York, went through the journey of getting through that week. I did not play the piano that day, and in fact I contemplated briefly whether I would ever want to play the piano again. And then I observed how we got through the day. At least in my neighborhood, we didn't shoot hoops or play Scrabble. We didn't play cards to pass the time, we didn't watch TV, we didn't shop, we most certainly did not go to the mall. The first organized activity that I saw in New York, that same day, was singing. People sang. People sang around fire houses, people sang "We Shall Overcome". Lots of people sang America the Beautiful. The first organized public event that I remember was the Brahms Requiem, later that week, at Lincoln Center, with the New York Philharmonic. The first organized public expression of grief, our first communal response to that historic event, was a concert. That was the beginning of a sense that life might go on. The US Military secured the airspace, but recovery was led by the arts, and by music in particular, that very night. From these two experiences, I have come to understand that music is not part of "arts and entertainment" as the newspaper section would have us believe. It's not a luxury, a lavish thing that we fund from leftovers of our budgets, not a plaything or an amusement or a pass time. Music is a basic need of human survival. Music is one of the ways we make sense of our lives, one of the ways in which we express feelings when we have no words, a way for us to understand things with our hearts when we can't with our minds. Some of you may know Samuel Barber's heart wrenchingly beautiful piece Adagio for Strings. If you don't know it by that name, then some of you may know it as the background music which accompanied the Oliver Stone movie Platoon, a film about the Vietnam War. If you know that piece of music either way, you know it has the ability to crack your heart open like a walnut; it can make you cry over sadness you didn't know you had. Music can slip beneath our conscious reality to get at what's really going on inside us the way a good therapist does. I bet that you have never been to a wedding where there was absolutely no music. There might have been only a little music, there might have been some really bad music, but I bet you there was some music. And something very predictable happens at weddings - people get all pent up with all kinds of emotions, and then there's some musical moment where the action of the wedding stops and someone sings or plays the flute or something. And even if the music is lame, even if the quality isn't good, predictably 30 or 40 percent of the people who are going to cry at a wedding, cry a couple of moments after the music starts. Why? The Greeks. Music allows us to move around those big invisible pieces of ourselves and rearrange our insides so that we can express what we feel even when we can't talk about it. Can you imagine watching Indiana Jones or Superman or Star Wars with the dialogue but no music? What is it about the music swelling up at just the right moment in ET so that all the softies in the audience start crying at exactly the same moment? I guarantee you if you showed the movie with the music stripped out, it wouldn't happen that way. The Greeks: Music is the understanding of the relationship between invisible internal objects. I'll give you one more example, the story of the most important concert of my life. I must tell you I have played a little less than a thousand concerts in my life so far. I have played in places that I thought were important. I like playing in Carnegie Hall; I enjoyed playing in Paris; it made me very happy to please the critics in St. Petersburg. I have played for people I thought were important; music critics of major newspapers, foreign heads of state. The most important concert of my entire life took place in a nursing home in Fargo, ND, about 4 years ago. I was playing with a very dear friend of mine who is a violinist. We began, as we often do, with Aaron Copland's Sonata, which was written during World War II and dedicated to a young friend of Copland's, a young pilot who was shot down during the war. Now we often talk to our audiences about the pieces we are going to play rather than providing them with written program notes. But in this case, because we began the concert with this piece, we decided to talk about the piece later in the program and to just come out and play the music without explanation. Midway through the piece, an elderly man seated in a wheelchair near the front of the concert hall began to weep. This man, whom I later met, was clearly a soldier-even in his 70's, it was clear from his buzz-cut hair, square jaw and general demeanor that he had spent a good deal of his life in the military. I thought it a little bit odd that someone would be moved to tears by that particular movement of that particular piece, but it wasn't the first time I've heard crying in a concert and we went on with the concert and finished the piece. When we came out to play the next piece on the program, we decided to talk about both the first and second pieces, and we described the circumstances in which the Copland was written and mentioned its dedication to a downed pilot. The man in the front of the audience became so disturbed that he had to leave the auditorium. I honestly figured that we would not see him again, but he did come backstage afterwards, tears and all, to explain himself. What he told us was this: "During World War II, I was a pilot, and I was in an aerial combat situation where one of my team's planes was hit. I watched my friend bail out, and watched his parachute open, but the Japanese planes which had engaged us returned and machine gunned across the parachute chords so as to separate the parachute from the pilot, and I watched my friend drop away into the ocean, realizing that he was lost. I have not thought about this for many years, but during that first piece of music you played, this memory returned to me so vividly that it was as though I was reliving it. I didn't understand why this was happening, why now, but then when you came out to explain that this piece of music was written to commemorate a lost pilot, it was a little more than I could handle. How does the music do that? How did it find those feelings and those memories in me?" Remember the Greeks: music is the study of invisible relationships between internal objects. This concert in Fargo was the most important work I have ever done. For me to play for this old soldier and help him connect, somehow, with Aaron Copland, and to connect their memories of their lost friends, to help him remember and mourn his friend, this is my work. This is why music matters. What follows is part of the talk I will give to this year's freshman class when I welcome them a few days from now. The responsibility I will charge your sons and daughters with is this: "If we were a medical school, and you were here as a med student practicing appendectomies, you'd take your work very seriously because you would imagine that some night at two AM someone is going to waltz into your emergency room and you're going to have to save their life. Well, my friends, someday at 8 PM someone is going to walk into your concert hall and bring you a mind that is confused, a heart that is overwhelmed, a soul that is weary. Whether they go out whole again will depend partly on how well you do your craft. You're not here to become an entertainer, and you don't have to sell yourself. The truth is you don't have anything to sell; being a musician isn't about dispensing a product, like selling used Chevys. I'm not an entertainer; I'm a lot closer to a paramedic, a firefighter, or a rescue worker. You're here to become a sort of therapist for the human soul, a spiritual version of a chiropractor, physical therapist, someone who works with our insides to see if they get things to line up, to see if we can come into harmony with ourselves and be healthy and happy and well. Frankly, ladies and gentlemen, I expect you not only to master music; I expect you to save the planet. If there is a future wave of wellness on this planet, of harmony, of peace, of an end to war, of mutual understanding, of equality, of fairness, I don't expect it will come from a government, a military force or a corporation. I no longer even expect it to come from the religions of the world, which together seem to have brought us as much war as they have peace. If there is a future of peace for humankind, if there is to be an understanding of how these invisible, internal things should fit together, I expect it will come from the artists, because that's what we do. As in the concentration camp and the evening of 9/11, the artists are the ones who might be able to help us with our internal, invisible lives."
  16. 2 points
    Nice tune, Reid. Very nice indeed. I love The STEEL, it's one of my favorites. abacab, if you like that one, check out Delta Blues. It's a tossup as to which one I like better. The latter is especially nice through an amp sim. I've tried to talk Tracy into doing a fretless bass, or any bass with slides. He was resistant, saying the market is already saturated with basses. But imagine a nice-sounding bass that could do glissandos like these can...mmm.
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    Yes, but you need to be the first to post to be the editor in chief, LOL! I only managed to do that because Larry is away!!! 🤣
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    Shouldn't this be titled Another Amplitube 5 Update ? t
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    It's uploading to google drive now. I will send a PM to @Noel Borthwick as soon as it is done uploading.
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    Yeah, FabFilter beats them all. But I do like the SSL Channel and Bus bundle.
  22. 2 points
    Isn't 20k @Peter - IK Multimedia guess?? Interesting! I can see him now downloading this chart and planning his next email blast. Really interesting stuff, thanks for doing this!
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    This is the deal. Just trialed this and if it weren’t for just picking up the Fabfilter FX bundle I’d be all over this. Probably will anyway. It’s the most feature-packed EQ I’ve run across and a pleasure to fine-tune individual bands. Like other SSL plugs at these sale prices, it’s a no brainer.
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    No sir. This is with the actual developers. I have been in direct contact with them and have signed agreements with the BandLab company. Thanks for the heads up though. It’s sad that this type of thing is happening. Just when myself and others start changing minds about Cakewalk.
  27. 2 points
    If I bought 100 custom shop credits would I get that amount times the promo number. (Like 1500) or is it only 1 fx get 15?
  28. 2 points
    I'm afraid this IS the update. You can always use the faster/easier method of inserting plugins using the Browser as I tried to explain previously - see thread below You can have the browser docked either side or floating so when you hit B it pops up ( i..e mid screen ) and you can quickly browse-search-drag-drop The old right click insert method goes way back to when most of us only had few plugins and is a bit unwieldy now people have hundreds and the Browser is a more elegant solution.
  29. 2 points
    Well, I resisted as long as I could. Trying to work out if it's worth getting duplicates of some licenses. I'm guessing I could all but offset the cost of entry by selling off some old ones at bargain basement prices.
  30. 2 points
    Thanks. I'll try the upgrade again. EDIT: No idea what happened the first time, but installing the latest version of v5 worked great. AL4 is still the full version, as is AL5. May have been an authentication problem the first time. Doesn't matter. I have a lot of banks I purchased for AL4 that show up. I have a total over 9200 presets available, so I think I've got everything. Thanks again for the nudge.
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    I received mine yesterday, even if Mike/mibby and I ordered the same day. Pure luck on my part, I recon. Fingers crossed that you, Mike and the rest get yours soon. All the best.
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    Not an effect as such, but I wanted to mention a very useful audio utility that I use on every project: Mediahuman Audio Converter. It very quickly converts just about any audio format to any other audio format, with lots of customization of settings available for bit depth, rate and other parameters. When I do an audio export from Cakewalk or any other DAW, I do one export in one lossless format and use Mediahuman to generate any other formats that I need. Since many of the effects and instruments I use include randomization elements, if I went back to the project and did an export for WAV, then FLAC, then MP3, then AAC or whatever, chances are high that each of those exports would be different, in varying degrees of perceptibility depending on what plug-ins I used. Check it out, it's really invaluable for my workflow. Also very handy to have when preparing files for distribution is Mp3tag, which I use to edit metatags in audio files. Right after I do that export (which I do as FLAC), I open Mp3tag and add Artist, Title, Year, Genre, etc. to the file. This way, when I do my conversions with Mediahuman, the tags will already be in place and Mediahuman will add them to any files it creates from that master. One more very handy free utility for analyzing media files of any kind, audio or video, is MediaInfo, which they describe as "convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files." I install both MP3tag and MediaInfo as an Explorer extensions so that I can right click on a media file name and run them. MediaInfo can tell you what bit rate and sampling rate the file uses, also which CODEC(s) and displays tags. I really wouldn't want to be without any of the three.
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    It's only 2.5GB download so let's not grumble too much, guys. 😂
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    Damn, tell me about it. 10 minutes of noodling and $15 are somehow gone 😉
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    Yup, that's kind of guy he is. Plus it seems unlikely that a fake site would be promoting his new album.
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    I appreciate your thoughts I don't use the archiving functionality and couldn't see anything else obvious. I toggled the global solo button several times, so my expectation would be that that would clear anything anyway. To be fair I do doubt myself often, so hence not raising this immediately, but when other people mentioned a similar issue, it seemed beyond coincidence and hence was more likely to be triggered by something in the newer build.
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    Thank you, DeeringAmps 🙂 It's is indeed! 😅 I've never heard about the Electric Sitar, I've just seen a video on Youtube and... wow! It's amazing! Now I need one of those! 😅
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    Was waiting for 40% off to pop up again. Thanks for this
  45. 1 point
    Why buy Reason, when there is Live? UnReasonable!
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    For the record, I believe that Saturday and Sunday must be the short days, 'cause the rest sure feel lonnnnnnnnng! 😕
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    The "assistance" is likely us sending an incredible number of emails and the next couple of days get a bit of a bump... Occam's Razor and such.
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    As of today, September 15, 2021, I'm in the process of creating a mix for the stuff I've added to the original Boss RC-5 .wav file which was imported quite easily into a CbB project. Managed to add some synth's (the Minilab mkII and CbB I-Strings) and percussion (CbB I-drums), re-did the EQ for the original file and pondering another guitar overdub of some kind (acoustic and/or some treated electric). I can't list all the things I managed to learn in the past few weeks....quite a bit....but one thing I never anticipated is how important the final mix is. Achieving a really delicate and pleasing to the ear balance of all the tracks. Also, the realization of how each instrument has its own set position in the audio spectrum....which limits what other instruments in that audio position can be added. ........cheers!!!!
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    The goal of creating finely crafted and recorded music that was done solely at ones own personal home studio is a noble aspiration ... Where else can I spend all my time and money on putting my best foot forward and creating the best music I am capable of . What a rush it is to finally post my new song . Now all of a sudden we are in the same league as all the professional bands and musicians that have gone before us ... I am always truly humbled to the core two or three weeks after posting my new song . WOW it may have gotten a hundred listens ... Yes all this adulation and fame can be a real challenge to keep in check ...... I don't know how some people do it ... Kenny
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