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  1. Yes,  I met him a few times.  He was always a kind-spirited gentleman.  A wonderful entertainer,  either solo,  with the Rutles, or with the Idiot B*stard Band, or the various incarnations of the Bonzos.  RIP Neil.


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  2. Is this worth it?  Every step of the process has failed a few times so far up to the synchronisation on their license server. I'm beginning to think this is not worth the trouble having on my computer.


    ## edit ## - given up.

    ## edit 2 ## - got it.  sounds good.

  3. The next thing you need to consider is a specific bus for the reverb.  Applying reverb to each track is mostly unnecessary and also a big use of CPU.  The usual approach is to send all tracks (vocals, instruments, etc) to a bus, and place the reverb in that bus.  You can change the send level on each individual track. There's lots of threads on this forum dealing with this in more detail. 


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  4. Corebass Pear from Orange Tree Samples - https://www.orangetreesamples.com/products/corebass-pear

    - needs full Kontakt - a very nice warm bass with some good variations - come with a variety of indtruments for tomes and reactions - jazz, pop, rockabilly, etc.


    Straight Ahead Upright from Big Fish - https://www.bigfishaudio.com/Straight-Ahead-Bass

    - needs full Kontakt - various instruments with med-fast, slow-med, eight-staccato, muted, etc.  Each is controlled with body, neck and direct sound pick-up directivities. Again, warm and quite controllable


    If you want a real ricky-jazz-rockabilly string response, Bolder's Roots Upright Bass (RUB) is your man. https://www.boldersounds.com/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=3_18&products_id=138

    - again, needs full Kontakt.  Again, highly controllable with a good range of effects.  Great fun to play.


    If you have Komplete, the Cuba collection includes a roomy-atmospheric bass

    Xperimenta have great very low price instruments and an upright bass used to be one of them, but it doesn't seem to be there at the moment.

    I have all of these and can recommend all of them. It depends if you want the bass up front andproviding a thumpy rhythm (go for Bolder's RUB).  For a more deep/warm underpinning bass sound,  go CoreBass or Straight Ahead.

    There's also Smolken's Ample Bass. I has his sfz-format bass and that was good, but I haven't tried Ample.

    If you want to spend a lot more, I understand Trillian is a good bass.










  5. And a Happy Thanksgiving from this side of the pond to all our ex-colonials over there. 

    Over here it's not Thanksgiving, just Black Friday.

    Then again every day is black under Boris.

    Oy - no politics ...

    Have a great weekend.



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  6. In any case, I'm done with processors and effects all together now, just concentrating on instruments.

    If I ran all of my compressors and limiters together, I'd have a solid 0dB red line all the way around the world (or something like that).


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  7. 51 minutes ago, simon said:

    [snip] ...shame to miss out because of a 'political' issue ?

    Software is not for life :)

    Yeah, I know, I should lighten up!

    Most other developers charge a nominal amount for future updates.  With Waves, you're hooked in with giveaway deals for the initial purchase, and then the WUP is a huge amount.

    True - most of mine (probably all - I only use JPP and CLA bass these days) still work, but there's no ongoing assurance in case of (e.g.) Windows updates, etc.



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  8. Yes - good vocal and good mix.  I was wondering if the vocal needed a few db up on the backing, but you're right, as it is it keeps a heaviness. As Old Joad said - hot little rocker!

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  9. 5 hours ago, paulo said:

    Uncle Eric will tell you how to make it happen if you ever want to buy anything from JRR. Just send them an email and he'll get right back to you.😉

    Thanks for the tip,  Paulo. I have an account there and bought quite a few plugs there. I'll have to get to know this Uncle Eric.

  10. 7 hours ago, Matthew Sorrels said:

    You can, but none of your old projects that use them will be able to reload their settings.  O9 has a whole new plugin ID, so it doesn't replace (or upgrade) old Ozones (this has been true of every iZotope product I think).  As a result I keep them all installed.  They don't really take up that much space/etc.

    Thanks Matthew. I saw that the presets were completely new in O9, with none of my previous saved presets. As you say, the space saving is small,  so I'll leave them as they are. 

  11. I'm constantly pleasantly surprised by the quality of work on this forum, and here's another great track.

    Good balanced backing, but the stand-out here is the strength of the vocal which stands alongside the original Grace Slick / Airplane track. It's also good that you took a direct shot at it, nothing outlandish.

    Great work



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