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Eusebio Rufian-Zilbermann

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  1. Hmmm... I purchased the "iZotope Everything Bundle Crossgrade from any version of Music Production Suite or Music Production Bundle" from JRR and after going through an intermediate step at getmylicense.ca, I got serial numbers for registering the following Music Production Suite 4.1 BreakTweaker Expanded Iris 2 Trash 2 w/Expansion Packs RX Post Production Suite 6 Expo Audio: NIMBUS R4 Stratus3D Symphony3D I have MPB2 and MPS4 but there was no check for any ownership (and the email I provided to getmylicense is not the email I have at my iZotope account). I registered PPS6 through the iZotope product portal, the new license was deposited into my iLok and none of my older licenses got deactivated. From the info I have found, after having registered PPS6 (and getting Rx9 adv) I don't have much to gain from upgrading MPS4 to 4.1. Is iZotope relying on an "honor code" for my (a) actually having the license to upgrade from and (b) not turning around and trying to resell an unencumbered serial for MPS4.1 for a couple of Benjamins?
  2. Yes, thank you for adding the info to the thread. Just be aware that the soundpool entitlements from MMM are valid only for the non-commercial license (that's why I often forget about them, lol)
  3. Producerplanet has a 50% off sale on Hip Hop soundpools https://producerplanet.com/us/list/chillout-soundpool-sale-50-off-2852/ The interesting twist is that $10 vouchers are on sale from Humblebundle, in the $1 tier for this bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/software/your-ticket-to-a-new-creative-universe-software (note: the countdown yesterday showed it as ending today, but right now it's showing 14 days left, maybe it got extended?) In the end, for $1 you can get either a) The Commercial version of any of the smaller Hip Hop soundpools (smaller = showing as $9.99$4.99 in the sale page linked above) b) The Non-commercial version of any of the larger Hip Hop soundpools (larger = showing as $19.99$9.99 in the sale page linked above) Note: If interested in more than 1 soundpool, you can purchase up to 3 bundles with each payment method (paypal, amazon, etc) before humble starts rejecting transactions. The limit gets reset after a week. In some cases you can "push the limit" and get transactions approved after entering an identity confirmation, but I recommend waiting for the reset instead of pushing the limit (if you push too much you can end up limited for an extended period of time and including other bundles. I'm talking from experience...)
  4. I started using Levels not long ago and now I'm using it on every one of my projects. It has interesting tools like inter-sample peak metering (if you're not using a "true peak" limiter, is it introducing glitches or distortion? this will tell you right away). Yes, my results are better, it gives me a lot of work and it's forcing me to learn... It does point out areas where to improve the mixing/mastering but, with my limited experience it takes me a bit of time understanding what Levels is saying, how to actually fix it, and whether I should fix it or adjust the settings of Levels instead. Some examples: if the music is low on stereo field, how should I fix it? (if I don't have it there yet, adding a ping pong delay to guitar tracks will help, but more often than not it's not enough) or, if I am making an EDM track and get a warning that my dynamic range is low, what is the right solution? (music for dancing in a club is not expected to have the same dynamic range as other styles of music to begin with, so the thresholds should be lowered in Levels first before making adjustments to the music). Some people criticize that analyzing existing "great" music in Levels will point out multiple issues, and use that test to determine that Levels is "wrong" and "useless" but... (a) quite possibly in those tests they are using the default setting and not adjusting them to match the expected style, and (b) the reason plenty of older music is getting remastered nowadays is because the taste in music production has changed through the years and it isn't really that wrong saying that, judging by modern standards, older music production was lacking qualities that modern listeners are expecting. TL;DR - Levels is a pretty useful tool. There is a bit of a learning curve but it's worth it. If you don't have it yet, it's probably $32.99 well spent
  5. This Weekend - Techno: Euphoric Beats $8.99 for the commercially licensed option (or $4.99 for the non-commercial) https://producerplanet.com/us/article/euphoric-beats-4415/?license=commercial_unlimited This soundpool contains all loops from 'TechnoTrance Vol. 7' of 'Soundpool DVD Collection 2005'.
  6. New Producer Loops bundle at fanatical.com $10 for a bundle of 7 loops/construction kits & 3 sample-based VSTi's. https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/beatmaker-sounds-and-vst-bundle Lo-fi, Hip-hop, Trap, 808's
  7. Scanning samples on my machine took 8 days, thank you very much for the heads-up!
  8. Heads-up - For the aax version on Windows you may need to add the install folder to the antivirus exclusion list if you are getting a "not a valid 64-bit plugin" error Note: if you don't want to exclude the entire AAX folder, you can move the crispytuner folder back from the "unused" folder where protools puts all the plugins that fail to load, exclude just that one, and then reinstall
  9. The Besteller Bundle is available for a limited time and includes a selection of popular Soundpools for $39.99 (or $19.99 for non-commercial license), 90% off from regular price https://producerplanet.com/us/article/soundpool-bundle-bestseller-23764/?license=commercial_unlimited The list of soundpools is not specified, but looking at the demo songs and the picture, it seems to include the following Sleep Blues Rock Gods of EDM (part 2) Uptown! (complete bundle) Astral Injection Future Instrumentals (part 2) Big Room Mastercuts Boom (looks like the complete bundle is included) New World Dame Candela (complete bundle) Full On Psytrance For Boom, Big Room Mastercuts, Future Instrumentals and Gods of EDM it is unclear if the complete bundle is included or it is only one part There are 1739 unique loops (9337 loops after accounting for pitch and major/minor variations). Disk requirements are 14.25GB for the compressed version (ogg) Producerplanet has regular sales for 30~50% off and occasional sales for 75% off (weekend wannabee, advent calendar) so, 90% off can be a pretty nice deal if you are interested in soundpools, don't already have these (my case, I already have 8 of them, otherwise I'd have jumped in...), and if you still have around a $20 voucher (fanatical, humblebundle, musicmaker, etc.) Note that vouchers from the current humblebundle cannot be applied because they can only be used for Hiphop, Soul/R&B or Funk soundpools
  10. How can I make my voice sound close to this? II wonder what voice processing chain Cameron is using
  11. This Weekend - Techno: Tecnotronics $8.99 for the commercially licensed option (or $4.99 for the non-commercial) https://producerplanet.com/us/article/technotronics-12881/?license=commercial_unlimited This soundpool contains all loops from 'TechnoTrance Vol. 12' of 'Soundpool DVD Collection 16'. This DVD is available at eBay for $14.99 and includes commercial licenses for: 60s Soul – Super Sixties (60s) Ambient – Silver Lining (Ambient) Chillout – Beach Life (Chillout) Hardstyle – Jumping High (Hardstyle) Hip Hop/R'n'B – The Fame (Hip Hop) House – House Nation Complete Bundle (House) Minimal/ Electro – Fresh Beats Complete Bundle (Minimal) Movie Score – The Second Face (Score) Rock/Alternative – Feel the Speed (Rock) Techno/Trance – Technotronics (Techno)
  12. The joint sale is up at NI https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/komplete/komplete-13-music-production-suite-4.1/ Go to "my Komplete offers" for upg pricing. Here is the full price and the upg that is showing for me (from Komplete 12) KOMPLETE 13 + MUSIC PRODUCTION SUITE 4.1 $699.00 ($399 upg) KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE + MUSIC PRODUCTION SUITE 4.1 $1,299.00 ($499 upg) KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITION + MUSIC PRODUCTION SUITE 4.1 $1,699.00 ($574 upg) The offers with K13U CE seem to be available only through NI, the ones with iZotope Everything Bundle only trough iZotope (or resellers)
  13. I have NI Komplete 12 and iZotope MPS 4.0. iZotope will discount the bundles taking into account which iZotope products I have. NI will discount them based on which NI products I have (https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/komplete/komplete-13-music-production-suite-4.1/#c974513). But... nobody will provide an upgrade that takes into account having both K12 and MPS4 🙁
  14. Reminder: Intro offer ending 2/20 Best prices I could find Price for existing customers $29 (search your mailbox for link). Note: I was not able to stack DIGIFQ20 on top. It only worked with the regular intro price. Lowest after rebate, for new customers. Audiodeluxe, $34.98, additional 1.74 deluxe bucks https://www.audiodeluxe.com/products/audio-plugins/blue-cat-audio-connector Lowest before rebate, for new customers. JRR Shop $34.71 with coupon ANALOG https://www.jrrshop.com/blue-cat-audio-connector
  15. This Weekend - Ambient: The Journey $8.99 for the commercially licensed option (or $4.99 for the non-commercial) https://producerplanet.com/us/article/the-journey-5/?license=commercial_unlimited This soundpool contains all loops from Ambient Vol. 4' of 'Soundpool DVD Collection 11'. This DVD is available at eBay for $14.99 and includes commercial licenses for: Ambient – The Journey BigBeat – Hard big beat Bonus Material Brazil66 – Brazil 66 Dance/Electro – Dance Tronic Disco/House – Ibiza House Film Music - Fantasia Hip Hop – Are you ready Rock/Pop – Monster of Rock Special Effects Techno/Trance – Industrial Tek
  16. In practical terms, Yes. However, people may inadvertently end up paying for it if they're not paying attention Example: 1) Add the free Soundgrid Studio to your account https://www.waves.com/mixers-racks/soundgrid-studio-emotion-st-8-ch 2) Let the 1-year wup expire 3) Get a quote for Wup'ping the Soundgrid Studio, and it's not free, it's $12 (or, if you are wup'ping other products and you forget to uncheck Soundgrid Studio, you will pay for something that you shouldn't need to) 4) Instead of Wup'ping it, "buy" another free copy instead, and you will get in your account both a license for the latest version, with 1-year free wup, and the old out-of-wup version. Activate your new copy and deactivate your old one and the end result is, in practical terms, the same as if you had Wup'ped the old one That's a quirk of the system but otherwise, I do think that getting a free year of wup and then longer wup as a choice, that's not particularly bad. PA, IK, etc charge for transfer fees. Steinberg, Presonus, iZotope, Native Instruments, Magix, etc. they all release yearly non-free upgrades. Wup is simply a (more confusing) variation on those models.
  17. Interesting, it produces a sample map (like the XLN XO map but not restricted to percussive samples). I think this is available in other sample managers but not in the free ones so, not bad for $9.99 $9.29 after FEB2022 coupon (https://www.audiodeluxe.com/products/audio-plugins/waves-cr8-creative-sampler) Update: I just realized that this functionality is from the included Cosmos, which is available separately for free!
  18. My guess is that it's something they want to add to the audio in Oculus headsets (Quest, etc).
  19. About to click the checkout button... Lo-Fi AF A/DA Delay A/DA Flanger $24.97 for all 3 after vouchers (I have a monthly for $75) Those 3 should make it easier getting nice retro sounds
  20. Soundpool: Chart Hits - Feel Good Free of charge, no additional purchase required https://producerplanet.com/us/article/feel-good-3206/ Note: It's free for the non-commercial licensed version. The commercial licensed version is $13.99 (30% off, part of the Valentine's Day sale) however, Producerplanet has very frequent sales through the year, many of them for 40%~50% off, so I would suggest getting the free soundpool for now and waiting for a better sale, if interested on royalty-free licensing.
  21. For additional reference, in case anyone missed it. The Re-Compose products were taken over by W.A. Production. Liquid notes was discontinued, and W.A. production sent an email with the details. Josh (W.A. Production) reposted the email for us in this forum
  22. They have extended the deal until Feb 14. The full version of Wavelab Pro is lower ($283.20) at https://recordingsoftware.com/product/steinberg-wavelab-pro-11/ (possibly even lower with newsletter signup https://recordingsoftware.com/rs-rewards/)
  23. The entire article is pretty good, "The 40 greatest synth sounds of all time [...] how to re-create every single one of them, right now, for free", in the May 2021 issue of Computer Music (available at magzter, pocketmags, zinio, etc.) Don't miss the other 39! (note: many of the sections of the article are available in the Music Radar archive as well https://www.musicradar.com/news/archive/2021/5 )
  24. This Weekend - House: Interstellar Beats $8.99 for the commercially licensed option (or $4.99 for the non-commercial) https://producerplanet.com/us/article/interstellar-beats-5757/?license=commercial_unlimited This soundpool contains all loops from 'DiscoHouse Vol. 7' of 'Soundpool DVD Collection 12'. This DVD is available at Amazon.com (marketplace) for $19.99 and includes commercial licenses for Ambient – Deep Horizon Chillout – Garden of Joy Dance/Electro – Dance Weapons Disco/House – Interstellar Beats Easy Listening – Deep Feel Hip Hop – Showdown Score – Fantastic Themes Reggaeton – Pure Reggaeton Rock/Pop – Rock City Techno/Trance – Beat Invasion World – African Sun
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