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Eusebio Rufian-Zilbermann

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  1. Looking around the ircam site, this page has additional free downloads https://forum.ircam.fr/collections/detail/technologies-ircam-free/
  2. For a stand, shockmount & pop filter, if you're not in a hurry you can get it from aliexpress for $12.10 https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256804966204284.html
  3. Installed!... ...and found out that the licenses haven't yet been added to the new "All 2023 subscription" 🙄 Authorized it as a 15-day trial and contacted support.
  4. I just spent 2h+ really trying to understand what Nuendo or Wavelab would give me 1-I already have Cubase (and I generally use Pro Tools anyway). It sounds like Nuendo is essentially "Cubase Ultimate" adding many tools for game audio & film audio, and for surround, but compared to Cubase it adds very little for stereo music production (some extra VSTs, e.g., for vocal tweaking, but you can get similar functionality from 3rd party vst's) 2-I already have Soundforge and Spectralayers. I use them infrequently, when I want the "fine tuning" capability of an audio editor, e.g., very detailed noise correction, sample-granularity cutting/trimming, or format conversion (sample rate conversion, or extracting audio from a cd/cassette/video/field recording). It sounds like Wavelab is closer to a DAW than Soundforge, and integrates both wave editing and spectral editing, but the result is more complicated to use. The other area where Wavelab offers advantages is advanced batch processing (vs. the simpler batch processing in Soundforge of "set up a chain, let it run, listen to the results an hour later") In summary, on the one hand it's clear that they both offer advantages over what I have, but it sounds like it's not a simple call to "go with the best" because these advantages are in areas I don't really use, and all I'd really gain is added complexity. A question for those of you using Nuendo/Wavelab, is there something that I missed and I should look into?
  5. You did get the Free WiFi & drinks deal when you booked the cruise, didn't you? Toasting yourself on a hammock next to the pool can get boring, nothing better than browsing deals on a tablet while sipping margaritas and pina coladas https://www.amazon.com/Fire-HD-10-Plus-tablet/dp/B08F6FYN6B/ref=sr_1_1 (and after the cruise the tablet will be useful as a nice eucon controller) Just kidding, WiFi on a cruise ship is generally lousy, just enjoy a wonderful and relaxing trip!
  6. I look forward to listening to all that reggae you're going to make!
  7. Other bundles on sale also include $25 discount codes as bonuses https://newnationllc.com/sales (you need to scroll down in the details to find out what has $25 discount codes and what doesn't) Although it doesn't look like purchases can be chained, I'm getting "Discount cannot be applied to one or more products in your cart"
  8. Yes (from https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=560267)
  9. I'd say insufficiently strong Marketing was the reason why we don't hear more about them: a) Price point. They've remained expensive for a while. Xils-labs synths have been in the "luxury class" for quite a while. No "reasonably priced everything bundle" Not many good promotions. b) Presets. Some great presets from Lotuzia (RIP 😢) and Nori Ubukata but the total list was relatively short, not enough "instant gratification". These are virtual synths where you need to get your hands dirty. They didn't bootstrap a healthy "ecosystem" of preset/library developers. c) Choices. Emulated synths either overlap with less expensive alternatives or are very obscure (they may still be great synths but they don't trigger nostalgia purchases, "I so much wished I could have had a xxx when I was in my teens/twenties") Things may change after the arrangement with Plugivery, At least for me they finally hit the "impulse buy" price point and I loaded up this past holiday season. They're probably missing a flagship synth where they apply everything they've learned from working on emulations, and produce a "modern" synth that doesn't emulate anything, something like Arturia did with Pigments.
  10. My upgrade to V collection 9 is $149, the price of MiniFreak bundled with the V Collection 9 upgrade is also $149 Didn't they do something similar with V collection 8 and S80V? To encourage sales mid-cycle, they add to Collection purchases one of the new synths that will be in the next version.
  11. Ugh, my humble account is still "in the timeout box" after getting multiple copies of the recent Magix bundle, and purchases are blocked. I reached out to Humble support to see if they can help
  12. If you find one that you like but the battery is not built-in, you may want to look into AA and AAA li-ion and li-poly batteries, e.g. https://www.amazon.fr/EBL-Rechargeables-3300mWh-Tension-Constante/dp/B08SGQZ56V/ref=sr_1_3 Nowadays that they have fast on-battery usb charging and you don't need to deal with carrying a battery charger, the loss of flexibility should be minimal (note: I pasted an amazon link because they have better descriptions, comments, etc but this is the kind of product that can be found much cheaper from https://aliexpress.com)
  13. I didn't find a freebie but 2 plugins that "are only available for people who have completed the survey", A|B Assist and Jotter ($44 for both) (A|B assist is actually not that exclusive, the AAX version has been available through the Pro Tools downloads for quite a few years) From the page https://nugenaudio.com/after-survey/ click on the button "Buy A/B assist and Jotter" (note that if you click on the links to the product pages you won't be able to buy)
  14. There is a nice tool that does exactly this and I've seen in @Simeon Amburgey 's videos, but I can't remember the name right now (I think it is neither Hornet SongKey nor EZ Keys)
  15. For years the Tascam DP-006 has been consistently my favorite for recording of live choir/orchestra/band performances. I often use a Tascam DR-05 side-by-side, with the DP-006 producing more pleasing results every time. I believe the "magic" is in the microphones, which are omnidirectional and result in a more "open" sound that I consistently like better. I sometimes reduce the omnidirectionality by placing a vocal shield (which reasonably keeps the "openness" but allow for focusing on the stage while reducing potential noises from the audience side) The DP is a more complex machine, with options for multiple track mixing that I never need, since I end up doing all my mixing in the DAW. But I keep using the DP because, for my taste, it just produces nicer sounding recordings. If you don't like omni mics or if size is important, that will probably disqualify the DP. In terms of price, it is generally 50%~100% above the price of the Zoom H1n/DR-05/DR-07
  16. $224 after all discounts. Why is it the price of WUP (300 minus a 25% discount) coming to mind?...
  17. Today I received an email from Xils-lab, with a link to your video. Congrats!
  18. Many, depending on what you are looking for and what you already have. For example 3xOver for simple (3 bands) multi-band processing of anything ThirtyOne for inexpensive auto EQ Total Eq for surgical EQ (unless you already have something like fabfilter, ssl x-eq, or DDMF IIEQ, etc) Elm 128 for a loudness meter with a nicely clean UI
  19. Not a minor band but "very Japanese"
  20. I subscribed but I still don't understand why you keep committing to a single-platform strategy. Isn't it preferable to diversify a little so that if things go sour you have alternatives? And being able to monetize from the beginning without min 1000 subscribers can be an advantage, e.g., on Odysee https://odysee.com/@OregonPacifist:0/youtube-vs.-odysee-earnings-comparison:2 And there is also Rumble, without min # of subscribers
  21. I thought his stepping down was actually announced around the time of Soundwide so, not much of a surprise. I met Dirk in person once at a an IMSTA FESTA in New York City, where he was demoing the bx SSL consoles, and TMT technology. He really radiated shining passion and love for music production. I think he will do great at the Board of Directors, still providing advice and direction, but with more time for himself for enjoying the results of years of hard work.
  22. 18 Magix soundpools for $41.39 (or $22.39 if you got some vouchers from the humblebundle that expired just hours ago) https://producerplanet.com/us/article/soundpool-bundle-bestseller-23764/?license=commercial_unlimited (non-commercial is $20.69) Includes: Big Room Mastercuts - Complete Bundle Future Instrumentals New World Blues Rock Full On Psytrance - Complete Bundle Sleep - Complete Bundle Gods of EDM - Part 2 Uptown! Complete Bundle Dame Candela - Complete Bundle Boom! - Complete Bundle
  23. I have Pro Tools standard (now Studio) perpetual license and pay support & updates (I bought a renewal for multiple years when the prices weren't the insanity that they are today). If I were in your situation I'd probably ask nicely and fill out the form anyway to see if I get lucky, there's a chance they don't care much, and there is not much to lose anyway if they say no.
  24. Falcon AAX was included in Pro Tools for free for a limited time. When it was removed they had a crossgrade offer. It wasn't well advertised and I found out several months later (https://avid.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/FAQ/UVI-Falcon-FAQ). I filled out the form, and they sent me a code that discounted Falcon to $100. The form seems to be still active If you don't have Pro Tools but have a friend who does, and is not interested in Falcon, try to convince your friend to get you a code, or to let you use his/her ilok id to fill out the form and get the code.
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