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  1. 10 hours ago, bdickens said:

    I don't think so.

    "Digital Sound Factory has an exclusive license with E-mu to re-master the primary source libraries to function on modern computer formats."


    Now I could be wrong, but I believe that this Proteus x were talking about is just all the old Proteus modules put into software.

    Not saying this is false. Just leaving open the possibility that exclusive license may have lapsed or may not mean what some believe.  The wording even to this entry is legally gray. For example, it has always been legal to sample a roland 909. Plenty of people sell sample packs with samples from the 909. There are officially licensed products that pull the actual raw sample sounds from the EEPROM and that distribution of those licenses are illegal. It's splitting hairs, but a soundfont pack made from someone sampling the proteus would be perfectly legal. We have tons of precedents. The names of the patches are often changed to some humorous version of original, but still there. I didn't write this as a counter, but more of a reminder that none of know the actual terms of license agreement and whether that license is more farsweeping than typical

  2. Bill, since you chose violence instead of actual conversation, do you actually know what MPC workflow entails? I'm guessing you don't or you would know that it is different enough to warrant the question. Sometimes a piece of software can emulate another better than the original manufacturer. Some argue that Plugin alliance version of SSL strip is better than SSL's version. My question was more of an inquiry on whether there was an advantage to using Sitala to emulate the quirks of MPC software that they are known for like pattern/sequence workflow and the MPC swing and 16 levels. 

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  3. 20 hours ago, Bill Phillips said:

    Looks like you weren't asking a question but were setting the stage for your mpc spiel.  Did you get paid for that?

    Why so hostile? I talk to this guy all the time and will again.  I have no relation to Akai or their terrible customer service. I wanted to hear if there was some advantage to using another software instead of an mpc to emulate an MPC. I thought it was a legit question. Evidently you didn't. You don't have to be an ***** about it . Not sure what Akai or I did to you to get your panties twisted, but kindly miss me with your BS.  The OP is a super nice and helpful guy who didn't mind the question at all. 

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  4. On 4/15/2020 at 10:14 AM, Starise said:

    E-mu seems to be "almost" defunct. I found a site that sure looks like E-mu selling headphones with wooden cups. LINK

    It's sad really. If they  or someone would take soundfont technology up for redesign it has lots of future possibilities.  I'm thinking of  where midi would be without any attention for the last 20 years.

    It's still really cool for what it is capable of. They made some great keyboards and that tech went over to SF creation.


    My first real interface was an Emu. Amazing tech for time

  5. 13 hours ago, PavlovsCat said:

    I have the lite version and like it, but I  don't think I've ever used it in a production yet. I'd love to hear from someone who owns it. @abacabMy budget doesn't allow me to buy the V Collection. What would you think of Analog Lab if you didn't have Aurturia's other synths? 

    I own this and at this price point, it is more than worth it. It does make you hunger for V Collection, but that is a testament to how good it is. For starters, the organization makes things very manageable for something with so many presets.. The wide variety of sounds cover many genres and work well layered in many combinations. Very useful for creating your own vintage sample loops. 

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  6. Caps don't offend me so much as they further reduce the already challenging task of inflecting tone and context when communicating via text.  Capitals and lowercase exist for a reason. It helps us to identify proper nouns, acronyms and other sight cues.  It's not the end of the world if someone types in CAPS, but it often goes along with personality traits that could be a red flag. Obviously this is not always true. I do tend to ignore most posts in all caps because in my experience there is little fruitful discussion to be had with people insistent on typing that way.

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  7. 2 hours ago, Christian Jones said:

    That's pretty much why PayPal will refund you if it comes to that. You launch a dispute real quick, and the guy probably won't respond to PayPal's emails either as they try to settle it on your behalf. Then PayPal decides in your favor by default and refunds you. I think I've had to do that twice now as a last resort. Most people don't know they can do that. They think it's software and thus non-refundable, but I don't see it that way if I'm getting the silent treatment lol 

    Thanks. I am pretty patient and try to give small developers some leeway

  8. On 1/11/2022 at 12:03 PM, Christian Jones said:

    I was reading about it here https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=561272&sid=d1145790c1e2c775debda1965dc6a2b7&start=255

    Just skip to page 17/18. Some say it crashed in their setup and others have no problems at all. I bought it for the $9.99 yesterday though I won't be able to use it for a few weeks when I'm back in the studio. I paid through PayPal. If the plug doesn't work for me I'll ask for a refund or tech support from the dev. If I get none of those things I'll just get a refund through PayPal. Won't be the first time I had to do that w/ a dev who left me hanging, so I'm not too worried. 

    I might go that route since Natan ignores my emails

  9. I see the limits but honestly they are mild once you get accustomed to actual mpc workflow. The 8 track limit is somewhat deceptive since a program can be absolutely humongous. If i have a drumkit with 128 individual tracks with a separate mixer channel for each pad, that counts as one track.  With that said, I realize it is not for everyone since the workflow is radically different.  I only asked because it seems like a person wanting something like an mpc would just use an mpc.   I can see where they wouldn't want to dig in that deeply 

  10. 4 minutes ago, Variorum said:

    Style Dials run on top of Cakewalk VST's. Sonitus plugins are DirectX based.

    Not contradicting this because I have no idea, but how do you know they are strictly based on VSTs?  

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