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  1. The advantage of Atom Hub freebies like Candlestick (there are many more) and their paid libraries is that the wav files are unlocked. http://www.atomhub.net/Freebies.html Great for your collection of unusual samples to be used as one shot elements in XO and similar instruments. Highly recommend Atom Hub in general.
  2. Back when I used an iPad to make music, I regularly plugged my guitar into my ipad and played Timeless for hours. There are some beautiful presets in there. I preferred it to any of the delays made for guitar. For some reason I've never bought it for the PC. Maybe the reason is it costs a lot more? And I have a lot of delays? And I rarely play actual guitar these days? I will watch out for this.
  3. I like this, but the main problem is that it doesn't recognize many chords. I don't know what it does beyond major and minors. It doesn't really say. There are also two extra nkis-- one with chords and one with notes. So you can play lead lines with this as well as strum. I'm going to give the edge to the NI strummers because they recognize more chords. The AAS and ujam guitars also recognize a lot of complex chords. But this has its place. I like being able to stack four guitars at once, and the strumming engine is good. 👍
  4. Have you explored the Indiginus Mandolin? I don't have it, but I really like their guitars. One of my favorite features is that they let you auto-generate harmony playing. You can hear this feature in the demos. https://www.indiginus.com/the-mandolin
  5. I got in touch with Jesus from Wavesfactory and they have already made the change. On the settings page there is a mapping option that allows you to choose left or right. Unfortunately I have just discovered that I can't see the colors for key switches in Kontakt. I don't know when this problem started. Anyway I'm not going to be able to figure this out for a while. [NOTE: I figured this out. Did you know that you can turn off the colored keyswitches in Kontakt settings? Why would you want to do that? Well if you want, you can.]
  6. I have almost all the OTS and a few by Ample Sound, but I strongly recommend Indiginus guitars too. They have a unique take and are very reasonably priced.
  7. Wavesfactory has put a ton of thought into this. They've really tried to make it unique and great. I truly don't understand why they didn't let users re-assign the placement of keyswitches. This is a pretty standard feature. Yes, I've played guitar for 50 years and I can strum with my right and play the chords with my left hand. I imagine it would be very hard to strum with my left and chord with my right. And if somebody created a guitar that I had to play like that I wouldn't buy it. Life is too short. 😡 So why create a virtual instrument and make it all topsy-turvy like that? Seriously I would like to see somebody from Wavesfactory play this freaking thing. And if any of you think I'm wrong, make a video of you being a guitar hero with this. You must be real keyboard aces, leaving even Simeon in the dust. I've sent a note to Wavesfactory to see what they say about adding a feature where you can move the key switches in a future update. 👍 Certainly, I could re-map the keyswitches right within Cubase. And I could create a template within Komplete Kontrol so everything would be easy to see. But you know... it's kind of their job to make their instruments playable out of the box--so I can buy them. 🤔 I am ready to buy this today. If only it was a crap product then I wouldn't be upset. But it really looks great.
  8. First, @Simeon Amburgey agrees with me???? He can play anything. That makes me feel better. The Funk Guitar allows you to assign chords to keys that you play with one finger.of your left hand, That's easy . And a very common way to do things. But I can't play a D13 with my left hand. Or a D7 (b95). Can you? For some chords I actually use two hands to make them easier to play That works fine if the key switches for the pattern players stick in place. SugarBytes Guitarist works exactly the same way. Assign chords to one key. Many guitar VIs have one-note features of various kinds, including Indiginus and Native Instruments. Yes, exactly. When I play piano, I always play melodies and chords with my right hand, and the best I can do with my left hand. Sometimes this is a complex pattern and sometimes it's just bass notes. If I was Simeon, I would do a lot more! But the great thing about something like the ujam basses is that I can hit just one note on my left and it auto-generates an interesting bass part. But I am willing to believe there are other virtual instruments out there with horrible UIs like this. Maybe even Wavesfactory sells some of them. But I am disappointed becauase I love Wavesfactory, and if they had designed this in a more typical way, it would be downloaded now and I'd be playing it. I had to find the video for the Funk Guitarist, because it's not currently installed on my computer. If I don't use a Komplete instrument I always take it off so I can get the hard drive space back. So I'm guessing it wasn't my favorite thing--or maybe I'm just not funky! 😀
  9. There is one thing about this that IMHO is insanely, insanely, insanely awful. You can only play the chords with your left hand. It is the only guitar instrument that works like that. ujam doesn't work like that. NI doesn't work like that. It may be the only virtual instrument of any kind that works like this. Most piano players play chords with their right hand and bass lines with their left. Unless they are extremely well trained, they don't have equal facility with both hands. So this means that for most of their users every single guitar VI will be easier to play than this This will be dead last. I watched the video praying that the settings would allow you to reassign the keyswitches. Unfortunately not. That said, I will probably buy it but I don't know why Wavesfactory has this blindness to the way pianos are played. I'm going to write them. If they would simply allow the key switches to be moved it looks like the best strummer on the market.
  10. I have purchased four of these 1 TB drives over the years. In my experience paying around $100 is pretty standard, if you wait for sales. Just about any brand, including top-rated Samsung to ADATA and solid Crucial ones are regularly in the $100 to $120 range and often cheaper than that. Installing them depends on your motherboard. With mine, there are two slots for directly attaching NVme drives to the board itself. The manual states exactly which SATA drives are lost when I install a NVme in each spot. When I installed both, I lost four SATA connectors. Your motherboard may be different. After that I installed cards in two PCie slots, each of which allow for a fast M2 drive and a SATA one. The fast drive doesn't need a SATA connection but of course the SATA one does. A SATA M2 drive is no different than a regular SSD, it's just has the chewing gum shape. What I did was install an inexpensive card in an empty PCIe slot that has six more SATA connectors. I'm still putting 7200 drives in my computer too. I have 4 NVme drives now, and I think that's all I'm going to be able to do internally. Externally is another story.
  11. Thank you, Michael. I would get this now, but I have my hands full now, as I got this Freak Music set, a lot of Sound Pools, In addition to the libraries I bought above from Ghosthack, I got two more in their 3 for 2 sale. I really like this Ultimate Percussion Library and it has a ton of stuff, including middle eastern percussion: https://www.ghosthack.de/ultimate-percussion-library/ My third choice was this Abstract Percussions library: https://www.ghosthack.de/abstract-percussions/ They have a part two to this, but it costs twice as much. I will definitely be watching for more sales and buying more from Ghosthack. But I will get the freebies from Odd Grooves, so that I can get on their mailing list. Randomization features in Ableton 11? I haven't updated in years. Hmmmm...
  12. I got this. I haven't had time to explore it all, but I think it's really good. I've been looking hard for drums for ambient music and this really fits the bill.. This is another great deal from Ghosthack: https://www.ghosthack.de/ultimate-ambient-bundle/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-LOEBhDCARIsABrC0TmTqrookkGeyZ9GtwY3PaRP0vR5Q_ElZZ9sfgAFII3kDxu08JSOhF0aAkvrEALw_wcB They also have some excellent percussion libraries.
  13. I'm happy that they are quickly bringing out so many MIDI packs. This will increase our choices if they ever decide to sell 6-packs.
  14. This is a good deal, but they often come in bigger packs for not too much money. So if you can afford to wait for Black Friday, you may be able to get most, if not all of them. But this is certainly well worth 19 euros and will make you want the others... I'm hoping that Audiofier will do an acoustic set of Riffendium someday.
  15. A long, long time ago I used to use ACID and Ableton a lot to build songs out of other people's loops. And then I just stopped. Although I used tools like BIAB, for the most part I just got libraries and played my music in. The recent promo on Magix Sound Pools has got me back in. I do a lot of ambient music and it occurred to me that it's useful to have some drum loops and other ideas to get a piece started. Even to find out what other people think "ambient" or "chill-out" is. So I became obsessed with getting as many free ones as possible. Seeing as how those are $20 for commercial use, this looks to me like quite a good deal. I am very optimistic I'll find something in there. Stuff like this is easy to pull into Kontakt and Falcon, and make playable instruments.
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