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Eusebio Rufian-Zilbermann

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  1. You need to go to File>Settings>Program Settings and click the "Rescan Soundpools" button (they are not re-scanned automatically at startup, you do need to click the button) In this dialog there is also a Folders tab where you specify the location of the Soundpools, you probably want to check it is set correctly.
  2. >Music Maker kept asking for my serial number, but it needs a serial number that starts with P3 For me, the MusicMaker serial numbers weren't in the email but they show up in my Magix account (log in to the website, then go to My Account > My Products) >[the basic version] does not have the Song Maker Feature I did use coupons for getting features from the in-app store (at the beginning I had many coupons from several promotions) . Yes It is annoying that they're "up to $20" for one item, you cannot get two $10 features with one $20 coupon (the $20 can be used for one $10 feature but you waste the remaining half). The "more tracks" feature moved very quickly to the top of the "wants" list after getting Song Maker. I also got other features like VST support which looked "essential", but actually they haven't been that useful, as I end up using the "export tracks to wav" and doing all the the creative effects, mixing and mastering in another DAW. Note that if you like the "object oriented" approach that Magix apps use, Samplitude can import MMM projects (drag and drop the mmm project into the main Samplitude window) >ACID loops work within Music Maker. Of course, they might not work with Song Maker, which is the only thing that intrigues me. Song Maker depends heavily on the multi-pitch loops in soundpools. It is possible to create your own soundpool using Acid but it does take a bit of preparation work, as you need to pitch-shift the loops and save the various pitches, copying the structure from another soundpool and tweaking the .inf and .xml files. You will also need some plugin/tool that lets you do the pitch-shifting by manipulating individual notes so that you can change loops from major to minor as needed (e.g., the Song Maker templates reference loops in: C d e F G a) >Maybe [use the coupons to] buy some sound effects. Just keep in mind that the coupons have restrictions, primarily they won't work for "3rd-party" purchases, and it is sometimes confusing because different Magix "labels" (e.g., MAGIX and ACID) are not unified in the store. I got coupons when I bought ACID that won't work for buying Soundpools, and coupons when I bought MMM that won't work for buying ACIDized collections (even though all the coupons begin with G3 and look similar) As an additional comment - the MMM in-app store doesn't have a sale right now but they run sales very frequently. Some patience generally pays off well (e.g., the larger soundpools where the commercial versions are $40, they are often 40%~50% off and can then be purchased with just one coupon, or a coupon and only a small amount of cash)
  3. I have quite a few versions of Magix Music Maker that I got over the years from promotions and bundles and I never paid much attention to it. Last year I decided to give it a spin and came across the Song Maker feature, which has been a total blast as an inspiration tool to get started on new music projects. Not clearly mentioned in the description: after registering the Music Bundle, the confirmation email will include 2 x up to $20 discount coupons, applicable for buying Magix Soundpools at the Music Maker in-app store or at Producerplanet. (if you already have too many soundpools/sample libraries, and don't care for the coupons, you can easily sell them for ~$2 each, see my sig 😉)
  4. 😍😍😍 Thank you! This contained EXACTLY the effect that I was looking for 😍😍😍 I added it immediately to my latest song, coming soon to the Interwebs near you...
  5. (quoted from https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/home-page/avid-pro-tools-2021-3) Who Is Eligible For These 2 Free IK Multimedia Plugins This offer from Avid and IK Multimedia for AmpliTube 5 SE and T-RackS 5 SE is for Pro Tools ‘annual subscribers’. This means Pro Tools subscribers with an annual paid-upfront subscription plan or an annual paid-monthly subscription plan only. Note that Pro Tools Perpetual Licence holders, even if you have a current upgrade plan and Pro Tools subscribers with a month to month subscription plan are not eligible for these two free plugins from IK Multimedia. This is the first time that Avid has restricted a loyalty reward to users with a rental subscription license. It would appear from the Avid Loyalty Rewards page that all other loyalty rewards are available to users with a perpetual license and an active upgrade plan as well as all rental subscription users. ☹️☹️☹️
  6. Warning: This is a rather "painful" upgrade on Windows a) Requires uninstall/reinstall, no upgrade-in-place. b) "Normal" uninstall doesn't work, it is necessary to manually launch the "old" control-panel uninstall and then uninstalling via the change button (uninstall button is disabled everywhere, modify button is also disabled in the modern settings app) Of course in the Avid forums all the Mac owners are doing the "you should use a Mac instead of a PC" routine... But it has some nice improvements IMO, like m4a support.
  7. $125 (75% off the unbundled price) https://www.lootaudio.com/category/plugins/United-Plugins/united-easter-bundle Includes: AUTOFORMER - add color to your tracks. Autoformer combines an analogue like pre-amp with automatic volume function and a gentle compressor. FIREMASTER - finisher and sonic exciter MORPHVERB - What type of reverb should be used on my track? Shall I use the Chamber or Hall? What about something in between? QUICK AG - Mix Channel plugin focused on mixing acoustic guitar, ukulele or mandolin TRANSMUTATOR - Transition between tracks, song parts or whole songs
  8. Warning: Things look pretty confusing right now... The page says 10.5 is available now however, after purchasing and installing the program shows as 10.0.5. The in-app store is supposed to be the new addition but it doesn't seem to be available (maybe it is in 10.5 which is not 10.0.5 and it is not yet available?). The voucher codes don't work at producerplanet.com or the Magix Music Maker (MMM) in-app store. The voucher value and expiration is also unclear. Update: I did find the store in 10.05 in the "View" menu, maybe in the end 10.5 = 10.0.5. The store initially errored out when starting up but, after restarting the computer, it worked. The Acid store is different from the MMM store, it has loop collections and it does not have soundpools. The "ACID In-App-Store Voucher" seem to work with the commercial-license version of Acid (brand) loop collections that are at $19.99. They didn't work with anything else (3rd party items, features, etc.). The registration email included a "Coupon code for an ACID Loop Collection" that I couldn't figure out how to use, every loop collection that I tried resulted in an error message indicating that the coupon wasn't applicable. Why is Magix not sending terms&conditions and instead forcing customers to guess about the coupons value and applicability is rather mind-boggling...
  9. $63.20 after EASTER2021 coupon https://www.magix.com/us/music/acid/acid-pro/?_oB=acid-pro The way Magix has been doing sales is that instead of reducing the"$79.00 Regularly $199.00" price they add some bonus items. Currently they are are $200 worth of producerplanet (in-app) vouchers and Convology XT. If you aren't particularly interested in these, you can "sweeten the deal" al KVR. The vouchers can be sold for $20 and Convology XT can be sold for $10 (search for recent sales to confirm) potentially bringing the total deal down to $33.20
  10. And... The coupon reset just came in! -> We have reset this code for everybody at 0:01 April 3, California time, just a few minutes ago! If you have used it before that time you may use it AGAIN!
  11. Wow, sounds perfect for my upcoming cover version of "My Heart Will Go On" 😜
  12. $200 regular price, $110 with coupon Code RB1000 for 45% off https://beatoeartraining.com A complete and systematic approach to improving your relative pitch Consisting of: 80+ Video Lessons Hundreds of interactive training modules for practicing in your browser A 27-page booklet Access to a community forum
  13. $89.00 (60% off $220) at pluginboutique https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/4-Synth/1296-MPowerSynth More than 100 different filters - from classic low/high/band-pass and shelves, to formant, comb, diffuser, polymorph filters and much more. Includes almost all of the MeldaProduction effects Freely resizable and stylable GUI engine
  14. As an example of how things can change pretty drastically in a very short amount of time, statues of George Washington that have been a symbol of American patriotism for centuries all of a sudden for some they've become symbols of genocidal colonialism that needs to be pulled down (https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/19/us/portland-george-washington-statue-toppled-trnd/index.html). Hilarious? Another good alternate platform is rumble.com, which so far seems ok with my music video, and also offers a better monetization deal than YouTube https://rumble.com/vf2y1x-te-veo-ve...-venir-warning-bullfight-images-original-music-video.html
  15. Nice video! I would suggest using alternative platforms like lbry.tv/odysee.com in addition to YouTube. They are less "picky" with regards to Community Rules (censorship) and they have a rewards system that doesn't have a minimum subscriber threshold, gives rewards for more activities, and allows direct tipping. You can go directly to https://odysee.com/ or, if you don't mind an affiliate link (goes to my channel): https://odysee.com/$/invite/@gremlinsmusic:b We're not immune to "community rules". Exploding fruit is funny today but tomorrow it could be considered "unacceptable violence". For some people censorship happens because of politics, for me it was a music video that included bullfight scenes that were considered too graphic with a bull being killed (in Spain, where I'm from, these scenes are perfectly fine). YouTube deleted it, Lbry allowed me to upload it (it's just tagged as "mature").
  16. If DDMF Metaplugin and Cherry Audio Voltage Modular had a child together it could look like this... Jokes aside, this is the new synth from Tracktion https://www.tracktion.com/products/hyperion Inspirational Multi-layer Modular An unlimited sound design playground inspired by 80’s legends such as Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre and Brian Eno. Intro Sale Price $99 90 Day Free Trial available
  17. Nice! After registering, in the "my account" page I clicked on the "replica mag" link and noticed that I didn't just get the April 2021 issue. All the issues since Jun 2020 were available as well
  18. Once you have Synthmaster, you probably want to add some expansions, starting with this free one https://vstbuzz.com/freebies/synthmaster-2-8-soundset/ And then the ones at the synthmaster site. They have sales a couple of times a year so it's probably worth waiting a little until the next one https://www.synthmaster.com/synthmasterexpansions.aspx In particular I'd recommend checking out the expansions by Nori Ubukata and Rob Lee
  19. Is there a coupon code? Seems to be $5.99 (not free)
  20. JRR Sounds Super Natural Electric Bass https://www.jrrshop.com/jrr-sounds?dir=desc&order=special_from_date Vols 1 to 8 Compatibility: Kontakt (full), Halion, EXS24, Studio One Presence XT (EXS), Reason, Air Music Tech Structure (EXS), MOTU MachFive (EXS) $1.99 each, use coupon KillerKitty15 or Twitter15 for additional discount ($13.53 for all 8 vols after discount)
  21. The full list is at https://www.pluginguru.com/current-promotions/
  22. To celebrate the 12th year anniversary of PlugInGuru.com, the FM8 PowerPack is on sale for $12 (65% off $35). This Sale will end on March 21st https://www.pluginguru.com/products/fm8-power-pack/
  23. After registering the type B, you also get a 40% off coupon and a coupon for getting the "type A" for $19 (similar name, but it emulates the encoding stage of a Dolby A NR instead of an Aphex machine). Note: after using the coupon for type A, the 40% off coupon disappeared from my account, it may be an "either" deal.
  24. For reference: I confirmed that the 20% discount for the module if you own the synth version, it doesn't depend on where you purchase the synth. After buying the virtual instrument from everyplugin and entering the purchase code at cherryaudio, the price for the Voltage module at the cherryaudio store does drop to $23. This makes $46.33 the total price for getting both ($24.33 at everyplugin + $23.00 at cherryaudio)
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