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Michael A.D.

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  1. I like the Ample Sound guitars - their Martin is my favorite acoustic and their Strat is my favorite electric. I also love their upright bass.
  2. These guitars sound good, but are VERY difficult to use. I bought these on a similar sale many years ago and they never get used. Save your money and get one good guitar - there are other, much better, much easier to use guitars that the ones in this sale.
  3. I grabbed Dumpster Fire... paid about $11 with my points. I knew I wanted it - had just been waiting for it to go on sale. Watch out for that MTM freebie... it wants to install a whole bunch of other demo programs.
  4. Sonokinetic (Great customer support! I was having a VERY minor problem and they could not duplicate my problem so they could not give me an immediate solution. Several months went by and I received an email with a patch that solved the problem. )
  5. NI has been doing a lot of updates for macOS 11 (Big Sur) and Apple M1 compatibility. Perhaps that's what these Scarbee updates are...(just guessing!).
  6. I gave the Dumpster Fire demo a trial run a few months ago and really had fun with it. However, at $20 I think it's a bit overpriced. When they have a sale for around $10 I intend to grab it.
  7. APD has become the music software equivalent of those real-world places like Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc. You browse around in those dollar stores and you can't help but say "I could use that... and it's so cheap... oh what the heck..."
  8. You need to check the MIDI channels for each clip. Sounds like the flute and drums are using the same MIDI channel.
  9. They have a demo to try: https://audiomodern.com/shop/plugins/playbeat/ I bought it on a bundle sale - creates interesting grooves - worth the cost.
  10. Ableton Live can do some great generative music stuff with it's clip Launch modes. (This is one of the only things I like about Live.) Others to check out: Transition (free!): https://www.codefn42.com/transition/index.html Stochas (free!): https://stochas.org/
  11. Here's another for only $9 thought it does require either free Sforzando or full Kontakt: https://www.karoryfer.com/karoryfer-samples/swirly-drums
  12. Straight Ahead Samples has Straight Ahead! Brushes & Mallets: https://www.straightaheadsamples.com/sa-brushes-mallets If interested, it's frequently on sale for 50% off, so wait for one of their sales.
  13. Also for Reaper.... SWS Extensions updated. Now v2.12.1 #3. https://www.sws-extension.org/
  14. A very nice free upgrade! And they make it easy to see/try the new patches as they are highlighted.
  15. Sounds interesting so I took the link and read all about the wonderful free program they were offering, but I could not figure out how to download it. I saw a demo for Analog Lab V but it only offered a time-limited 20 minute demo. So, any advice how to get Analog Lab Lite? thanks!
  16. Yes, you could always see all the kits, even the ones you don't own. So, that was a kind of a soft-sell showing you their products. But now they have buttons that say "Read More and Buy".
  17. About these recent XLN updates - they are inserting ads for the drum kits you don't own... so as you cycle through your kits, instead of just seeing the kits you don't own, they are now enticing you to purchase them.
  18. It's an excellent freebie - highly recommended!
  19. Michael A.D.

    Klevgrand Pipa

    I grabbed this as soon as I heard the demo. Nice 'vocal' type synth sounds - great fun!
  20. Want to get a little wilder? Try out this free chord generator: https://chordi.co/
  21. Yes, you do save more but there is a massive drop-off in savings that begins after the 3rd guitar - from saving less than another $5 per guitar down to $1 per guitar depending upon how many you are buying. That's all I was trying to point out.
  22. Based on guitars with price of $119: 1 guitar $24 savings 2 guitars $38.50 savings per guitar 3 guitars $54.66 savings per guitar If you have an account with previous purchase(s): 1 guitar $34 savings 2 guitars $47 savings per guitar 3 guitars $61.33 savings per guitar (You pay $173 to purchase 3 guitars and you save $184 - you actually save more than your total purchase cost) Purchasing more than 3 guitars only provides negligible further savings of less than $5 per guitar.
  23. All Ample Sound instruments (guitars, basses, and more) on sale through January 1st. Best deal is buying 3... try it.. put 3 instruments in your cart to see the biggest savings! And if you have previously bought from them you'll get even bigger savings. http://www.amplesound.net/en/index.asp
  24. I might be wrong, but I don't recall them having a sale in years, so a BF sale seems unlikely.
  25. I'd never heard of this company (ProMidiFiles) and was excited to try some of their freebies to evaluate purchasing their products. I started with the piano jazz freebies... and I would not call them jazz. They were all HEAVILY quantized and perhaps someone might call them pleasant, but they had NOTHING to do with jazz. I then tried their free Cinematic scores. And like Matt, my first reaction was "What instrument(s) was this designed for?" They had program changes at the beginning of every track, so clearly the author had some VST in mind. And, as Matt mentioned, they did have tempo changes. Maybe when I have time in the next day or two I will see if I can put some of my instruments onto the tracks and see if there is anything worthwhile there. But so far I am not impressed with ProMidiFiles. I do recommend "Smash Up the Studio" for good Midi files: http://www.smashupthestudio.com/
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