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Philip G Hunt

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  1. I passed a couple of tracks through Bandlabs Mastering service. It did wonders to one track, but overly maxed out others. The track that worked well was dynamically lower as I hadn't tried to peak everything to -1, whereas the others were already dynamically quite near the mastering limit so Bandlab just crushed them and maxed out the sound. So, a hit and a miss - not bad though.
  2. My heart goes out to you. Are you getting all the support you need. Not just physical but also mental? Don't be afraid to reach out to the health services if you feel you need extra help, they should know of support groups in your area which can really help. I have friends who lost their young children to cancer and found solace in the parent support groups. Only those who have lived what you are living can really understand what you are going through. Don't be too proud to reach out.
  3. I'm afraid I don't have a ribbon mic... Not so easy to come by these days.
  4. I wasn't sure where to put this on the board. I'm running an old HP laptop with a FireWire input which I use with an ancient Edirol FA101. The laptop is running Windows 10 Pro, which Edirol don't supply drivers for so I'd been using a hacked driver method which has been well documented on various forums (including the old Cakewalk forum). At least I was until the other day.... For most projects that don't require multiple mic inputs, I tend to use a USB audio interface or USB mic, so it had been a while since I'd plugged in the FireWire device. Imagine my annoyance when I tried and the device wasn't recognised. No worries, I thought, I'll just run through the old method I'd used and reinstall the drivers. However, after multiple attempts, I still couldn't get it to work. I went back to the various YouTube tutorials but nothing worked. Shit, I thought, time to buy a new interface.....but wait....I got them working again, and for anything who has had the same problem, here's what you do. Firstly, download the Windows 8 drivers from Edirol/Roland site, extract zip file to your desktop (don't do anything to the drivers). Now, plug in your Edirol FA101 device, open device manager (right click on This PC>Manage), look for FA101 under audio devices. Right click on FA101, choose Update Drivers>browse computer>Let Me Pick Drivers>Next>Have Disk>find the folder with Windows 8 drivers that you downloaded and extracted, choose the INF file. Now your device should work. Best thing about this is that you don't need to hack anything. Just use the Win 8 drivers. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I've never been happy with USB audio interfaces. I can never get the latency to work in my favour and I spend far too much time post editing to compensate for audio slippage. My FireWire device has zero latency. I've never had a problem recording multiple tracks. No drop outs, no glitches. No wasted time post editing. I really wish the tech industry hadn't abandoned it. For as long as I can, I will keep using my FA101.. might even but a second hand one on eBay just in case...πŸ˜‰ I hope this helps someone.
  5. Hey guys, I'm putting together a song which is meant to sound like Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-changin'. Does anyone have any tips on how to get that guitar sound? Type of compression? I'm guessing Tube compression. Not much bass. Does anyone have any more precise tips? Or are there any plugin that would help to get that sound? Thanks in advanced
  6. I can confirm that the brushes work in ParticleShop, which can be inserted as a plugin in for Corel Paintshop. I had to read a wiki on how to do it, but I managed in the end. You cannot use the brushes in Photoshop alone.
  7. Anyone know what the best new features to Paint shop Pro are? I've got the 2019 version which I use for photos, but I'd like it to be a bit more Intuitive.
  8. anyone got the discount? I am a teacher for a private language school in Italy. Do you think I'd qualify? This is an honest question, not a joke.
  9. https://www.spitfireaudio.com/originals/?utm_source=fb&utm_campaign=intimatestrings#intimate-strings/ Does anyone know the main differences between the Spitfire original series (such as felt piano) and the fee versions? I use the free felt piano and I can't hear a big difference from the example tracks for Originals. Thanks
  10. I haven't seen anyone post this, but 'scuse me if it has already been posted: "During September we are offering a 40% Educational Discount to those of you who are students or educators at any accredited institution worldwide. This offer applies to every Spitfire Audio library, from our Originals range right through to BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional." https://www.spitfireaudio.com/educational-discount/?om_campaign=omme_d63aee5a-41d_34952_117471&om_send=a829640fe6a5443291856e56fd26f2f8&utm_campaign=omme_d63aee5a-41d_labs_only_educational_discount_make_music_for_movies&utm_content=variation_a&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ometria
  11. Shucks - I waited too long for this. 😣
  12. Is it worth getting for the organ? Is it a step up from the Kontakt bundled instruments?
  13. I promised myself I wouldn't, but I caved. πŸ˜– Ended up going the full izotope. Got Iris 2 for Β£9. What a bargain! Ujam Carbon was a pleasant surprise. I've already got silk and the other one, but Carbon is great for sound design. Tomorrow I'll play about with the others. πŸ‘
  14. I'm gonna say it... The drums sound like the opening of Valhalla. πŸ˜† Ah ah ahhhhhh! Great sax work. Got that Pat Metheny feel to the whole mix. Good job. πŸ‘
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