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  1. And THIS: Gonna get this now... https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MIDIpkIndSDX--toontrack-indiependent-sdx-drum-midi-pack?mrkgadid=3248788579&mrkgcl=28&mrkgen=gpla&mrkgbflag=0&mrkgcat=software&plugins&&acctid=21700000001645388&dskeywordid=92700046937737755&lid=92700046937737755&ds_s_kwgid=58700005283822046&ds_s_inventory_feed_id=97700000007215323&dsproductgroupid=374035393405&product_id=MIDIpkIndSDX&prodctry=US&prodlang=en&channel=online&storeid=&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&locationid=9010122&creative=209288398304&targetid=pla-374035393405&campaignid=893839669&gclid=CjwKCAiA_eb-BRB2EiwAGBnXXn96zpeBixWTRCc83Ig0IW-UDRGfcxhN1KpPlQoPc1jK_3fOiJTL3RoCdcMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  2. Wonderful, I agree it is quite rewarding. I, too have done my own backing tracks, plus for others (even for $$$) for a number of years, and do all of the parts played in real time except the drums, which I also edit fairly heavily (with Superior Drummer, mostly). And in addition to trying to emulate recordings, I also do my originals, and also put original arrangements of cover tunes. It's all a great way to grow as a musician/composer/engineer. Keep it up!
  3. Been looking at a GH5, actually. The biggest boost for me with DR recently was scoring a new Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics card. Once I installed that, it was like magic, and my editing, encoding, and EFX processing, timeline playback, etc., has become smoother--and no more "out of GPU memory" messages (although I wish I had more than 8GB), and no more crashes of my custom made DAW computer, which heretofore was impeccably reliable, and is once again.
  4. That's good advice. Yeah I use my iphone 8, ipad pro, and an Aluratek 4k webcam that does a nice job, but I know my lighting is not great for all situations, but mostly I just shoot music videos in my studio and edit the hell out of them with special effects. Not yet that proficient with the color adjusting, etc.--it's a miracle at all that I make decent videos, I am a sound, not visual, person, but trying to evolve and grow. Friend of mine is investing in a couple of these PTZ Optics cams for his live streaming thing--too pricey for my current (covid--not gigging) budget these days.
  5. There is truth to this, even though I struggled at first--I did google and youtube various things and that helped me get going faster...there's a manual, but it is...well...no thank. you. And finally, after dozens of videos, progressing through trial and error, etc., souping up my graphics engine, I finally started immersing myself in the BlackMagic tutorial videos, and found that so far, they are quite good. The material is dense (Fusion page is my next goal, because compositing is, for me, rather complicated) but the guy doing the video is clear, and I think if I watch it again and follow along I will have made another jump in my video editing expertise. I've become obsessed with it now...if only I had a high-end camera...but that's another story...
  6. Yeah, built this about 1 1/2 years ago, and it's my sanctuary...
  7. It put me off in the beginning, but after looking at a few alternatives I felt they all had their learning curve. Since someone I know was using it, I got into my "if he can do it, I can do it" mode, and finally got over the hump. Still learning a lot each day but from where I started it's night and day. Great program if your computer can handle it.
  8. I haven't had that experience, I believe you can set where it saves in the program preferences, I did change mine to a different default. Then again, maybe I am just not aware of this issue. Could be something for the daVinci forum, perhaps...
  9. Extremely quiet, I'm not hearing anything..this particular card has a 0db fan when temps are below 55 I think, and doing audio it never gets hot. Haven't noticed any sound when editing 4K video, either, so either I'm deaf or it's very quiet, or both.
  10. I've been using davinci resolve Studio Edition for several months, and used the free edition before that; to date I have created over 30 videos with it, and it is a great tool, as long as your computer has the firepower to deal with it's requirements. My studio machine is more than powerful enough, but it's graphics card was weak, so I recently swapped it out for the new Nvidia RTX 3070, and now it works more smoothly. I do recommend this software, however. I have not yet upgraded to the v 17 Beta (I'm on 16) because I am always busy with video projects and can't risk a bug or issue taking me down (it's not customary to install both versions concurrently). Just an FYI for anyone else out there. You can view videos I created with daVinci (recent ones are better than the early ones--there is a learning curve to this program that I am still climbing) here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCms13PjT7wZhETisoW6dhtA
  11. is that for current owners of mixbus or for anyone? who wants it?
  12. I sprung for the iPad version, figured it's worth a shot. Will watch this webinar when I get a chance...
  13. It's fine now, but when I first tried it a couple of days ago I got the security error, and did not feel safe going into the site--I don't know what happened, but now it's all good. thanks.
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