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  1. Apologies if I've misunderstood the question but this might help.

    If by 'clips' you mean tracks, the simplest way to 'group' these is to use a bus. Your tracks will - by default - all route on output to a master bus. Find this setting and create a new stereo bus and give this a name - create as many buses as you need and select the output bus for each track.

    This way you can add effects on the bus to affect all tracks on the bus, rather than each single track. You can also colour the bus and it will colour all the tracks the same to help you navigate lots of tracks more easily.

    If this is what you meant, I strongly recommend you look at Mike Enjo's videos on YouTube (his channel goes under the name of Creative Sauce). Especially look for the ones on using buses and sends - he explains it far better than I can.

    Andy

    P.s. Welcome to Bandlab and the forum - a little hint when posting - a few paragraphs go a long way to helping us digest longer posts.

     


  2. I did eventually manage to convince mine that nylon and steel strung guitars are fundamentally different instruments - so I bought a Yamaha SLG-200N - but she remains stubbornly unconvinced of the difference between electric and acoustic guitars (less still Les Pauls, Teles and Strats). Hence my recent acquisition of a Taylor hybrid - which she approves of, as it has a smaller case and takes up less space. 😂

    As for a 12-string - don't even go there... 😳

    Andy

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  3. I must admit, I thought it was some kind of magic trick when I first heard of it - software that apparently scans in sheet music and creates a working, editable score in Notion, Sibelius, Finale or just plain old XML. It has a complementary scanning app available for smartphones (Android and iOS), which you pair via a QR code then do your scans and upload. It comes in three flavours and at $9 for a one-year renewable licence (for simple one-staff scores) so it seemed like a reasonable punt (four staff scores is $39 and multi-staff complex scores is $79 - all renewable annually (ouch)).

    I found the app easy to use (it gives an out of focus image until you press the shutter then it captures a sharp image) but the upload is painfully slow - for three sides of sheet music we are talking ten minutes and then I got a 'no image found on server' error when I tried to retrieve them - not a good start. 😞

    So I gave up with the app and tried the PDF scan option instead (top tip: it helps if you scan the music in the right way up). This loaded into the program OK but I have to say it made a pretty poor fist of the translation. By default, it seems to create everything as a piano voicing and when I changed to the intended instrument (nylon guitar), it changed all the notes and voicings (changing the track beyond recognition), so I had to regress that to piano. In a number of bars, it disagreed with the original composer (Ant Phillips) about the number of notes permitted in a given a bar and so simply dropped a few off and would not allow me to re-insert them; it also misinterpreted rests and phrasing on playback - to the extent that the piece was barely recognisable in places. You can use the built-in transport features and embedded instruments to preview the song and it helpfully shows the original scanned score alongside the newly synthesised one so you can track the errors as it plays through.

    On the basis of this use case, I would rate it as a pretty spectacular failure and 'score' it a generous 2/5. It might work for very simple pieces but for anything with a modicum of complexity I think I'd save my dollars. There is a trial version available via the vendor website, if you're tempted to see if you have more luck with it than I did, but I guess my only option remains to TAB this piece the hard way - i.e. note by note.

    Oh well, it was worth a punt - oh and if you do buy it - you need to create an account in order to access the download.

    Andy


  4. On 9/14/2022 at 7:11 PM, Bapu said:

    Salisbury was very nice too

    Quite big in Russia apparently, especially with GRU Agents (allegedly). 😉

    I don't really get the whole queuing to pay your respects to someone you've never met either. I suspect people get emotional because they project their own experience of loss onto the environment they're in and the whole thing becomes overwhelming.

    I'm not disrespectful of Her Majesty - her dedication and service is legendary and will surely never be surpassed, but do I want to spend ten days in mourning - not really.

    Each to their own I guess.

    Andy

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  5. It was well worth blowin' 20 years of dust off this - sounds pretty fresh to me. 

    Enjoyed the listen - cool guitar chops

    Andy

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  6. Raise a support ticket with Focusrite - their tech support is top drawer. Be patient, they will respond and they may suggest stuff that seems trivial or that you've already tried. Stick with it, they're just narrowing the options. I had endless problems with BSODs with my old Gen1 2i4 on Windows 10.

    It would crash on a whim, but by uninstalling the software as instructed and installing the updated driver file they provided, they managed to fix it.

    Hope you get it sorted, well worth giving their support guys a shot in my experience.

    Andy


  7. So much to like here: drums, guitar, vocals, BGVs, unexpected chord changes to name but a few and great chops all round.

    Incredible mix - sounds brilliant on cans - and I absolutely adore that animated AKAI reel to reel - wonderful!

    Andy

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  8. On 8/12/2022 at 7:22 PM, bdickens said:

    What would be the purpose of bots going around giving likes? What would anyone be getting from it?

    Depends on the bot, who put it there and what their objective is: data harvesting, cyber reconnaissance, financial fraud, identify theft, disruption attack or phishing to name just a few. Normalising your profile (as a bot) is all about looking legit and cultivating online relationships - you never know when you're going to get the chance to pull the trigger or deploy your payload. 

    Or maybe just sit, watch, wait and keep dropping those likes - you never know when a person of interest will light up your radar screen. 😳

    Andy


  9. +1  for Cactus Studio  tutorials, also CBBTV and Creative Sauce - all very knowledgeable (and talented) folks who produce really helpful videos.

    Welcome to Bandlab btw - the learning curve is worth it.

    Andy

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  10. I've just abandoned SC - too much spam and too many ads. On BL - every time I create a new upload it immediately gets about six or more likes and zero plays (go figure) 🤔

    My conclusion: bots

    I don't overthink it - one listen and constructive crit from someone on here who's opinion I value is worth a thousand anonymous likes from accounts that may not even be real.

    Andy

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  11. On 8/7/2022 at 4:53 PM, Glenn Stanton said:

    As noted earlier, some band have 2 drummers. 

    I spent my late teens listening to Genesis and God alone knows how many drummers they had playing on some of their albums - so I guess I think anything is possible. 😂

    Some great insights on this thread that have been a really interesting read - so as the OP that started it - thanks to everyone who has contributed.

    Andy

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  12. Definite Eagles vibe - another superb addition to a long list of excellence - harmonies around 2 mins are terrific. I really am running short of superlatives to describe your stuff.

    Andy

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