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Reid Rosefelt

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  1. Neo was a big step from the Finisher in Carbon and Voodoo was a big step from the finisher in Neo. Fluxx looks like the best one so far. I'm pretty sure they will add finishers to the inevitable guitar updates, as they have to the basses. But I could even see ujam adding Finisher to the Beatmakers and even drums. The others had presets, but this one has modes, which is a new concept and IMO makes Finisher useful in a more focused way. I wonder if they will go back and give modes to the other two in a future upgrade? Doing a video on the Finisher series is on my to do list. Don't forget everybody that ujam had a store-wide 50% off sale last BF.
  2. Hahaha. A typo. I meant TC-11. But it is one of the very best. On the Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tc-11/id488577050
  3. I remember the days when my only forum was the Audiobus Forum and I did all my music on my iPad. Those were the days when $20 apps were considered insanely expensive. $20! Are you nuts? $10 was pricey. GeoShred is awesome, and there are so many other genius iPad apps. Borderlands, TC-11, Nave, Fugue Machine, Gestrument....
  4. For the record, Auddict's Celestial Voices "Ceres" is free. I think it has an excellent legato, better than many that sell for a lot of $$$. https://www.auddict.com/celestial-voices-ceres I am seriously considering this. Ceres is ethereal and this is, as they describe it, "soaring." I think it can have uses beyond epic.
  5. If I had to find the epitome of the kind of library I absolutely don't need but still want it would be Aura. Next summer, when I get KU13, I'll have three or four instruments like this. Which I probably won't ever use.
  6. I got off the Wavey train a long time ago. I don't even download free plugins from them. I'd rather buy plugins from companies like Fabfilter and Sonible and IK and Melda that I don't have to worry about the eventual WUP Day of Judgment. 😃 Rightly or wrongly, I believe the bell will toll one day for all my V9 Waves plugins. So I've accelerated the process by saying goodbye to them now.
  7. Yes! I can't wait to get the new RealTracks and the new Xtra Styles PAK! 😃 I have that $129 budgeted so I won't spend it all during Black Friday.
  8. A lot of you might have considered buying BIAB, but didn't know exactly what it was or how they might use it. Most musicians see Band in a Box as software that should only be used for accompaniment. It's great for singers or solo instrumentalists, but not for using in compositions. While many people are fine with employing drum programs, guitar programs, EZKeys, etc to make their music, BIAB is a bridge too far because it does EVERYTHING. One button push and there is an entire arrangement, fully mixed. It bypasses the myriad choices you make when you use and combine various kinds of software. I'm basically in agreement with that, but I use the arrangements I generate with BIAB to help me make my songs better. This video shows how I take a simple song and develop it using BIAB. Also, it's expensive and there are a lot of versions, plus add-ons like Xtra Paks. So it's a little complicated for a noob to figure out what they need to buy. I talked about that in the video and it didn't fit, so I made a separate video about that. It mentions that there are sales when the new versions come out, which means PC at the end of the year and Mac in the Spring.
  9. Not to rain on this deal, but Bela D Media vocal libraries are always 50% off on their site 😃 That said, as many of you know, I did a video on SORA and am a huge fan of the company. The second installment in their Native Voice series after Sora, Maya, is coming out soon, as per their Twitter feed. I expect larger discounts come BF.... And if you all are nice, maybe Dawn from Bela D will pay this forum another visit...
  10. There are also a zillion DX7 patches available for free on the net, all of which can be loaded into Dexed. Too many, actually. Who has time to go through all of them? http://bobbyblues.recup.ch/yamaha_dx7/dx7_patches.html https://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/d.j.benson/pages/html/dx7.html
  11. This Ting is also cool. My kind of ting.
  12. Isn't this always free? https://www.softube.com/saturationknob
  13. As I said, you'll get two months to spend the 100 euros. I bought directly from UVI, so that's why I got the email about the 100 euros right away. You don't need any expansions to get busy with Falcon though, so no rush. It has an excellent preset library, and you can get lost in the thing forever. Start with all the sequencer stuff, like the Step Arp shown above and the Euclidean Drum and Tonal Sequencers. Just playing the presets is fun. Plurality was a good choice IMO. The other Simon Stockhausen expansion, Ether Fields, is also very good. I'm going to pick up LoFi Dreams the next timer there's a sale on expansions. Maybe during BF. The only one I ever bought after the six I got at the beginning was Voklm, and I got it for 30% off or $27. I don't know if they sell them for less. I really like Atmospherics, Analog Motion, and Voklm. But it's pretty personal. What kind of sounds do you want? If you want big bass, then Subculture. A few of them are heavy on sound design. I just listened to the demos a lot before Black Friday came along.
  14. Let me know what you think of the EZBass MIDI. Toontrack only provides demos of the EZKeys/EZBass mix. Maybe I'll wait until there are 6 of them and Toontrack offers their discount. I bet it won't take them long. There's a second one coming this month.
  15. I bought my third ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVMe. It lists for $149, sells usually for $135--I got it for $108. Lowest price I've ever bought it for. If there's something you want to buy anyway, these sales (including BF) can be useful.
  16. I checked and you select your two free expansions when you buy Falcon. So you need to know the ones you want before you check out. After your payment is received, they send you an email with a code for your 100 euro voucher code, which is good for two months. You have to use it all at one time. I waited until the end of November and got four more expansions. 108 euros during the BF sale. It cost me 8 euros. Starting out with 6 expansions that retail for $39 each was pretty cool. Falcon is less than a GB. It's actually pretty lightweight, in size anyway. Still, I bet all the factory patches--that only use what comes with Falcon--would run fine on your laptop and you could tweak them. Some of the Falcon expansions have a lot of GB and are very demanding, though.
  17. I like em too, but there was an APD deal in August 2019 for the first three Riffendiums for $43.99. So... I'm holding out for a better deal.
  18. This is great news. I love Audiority's stuff, particularly Grainspace and their guitar pedals. Will definitely pick this up.
  19. I've always wondered why everybody put their sales up on Black Friday. Or worse, in December. People only have so much money and you're competing with everybody. Aren't we all broke before Sonokinetic's "12 Days of Christmas" and the Spitfire Christmas Wish List? Since I've gotten into this mass spendage in 2016, I've seen more and more companies do sales all the time. That has been a trend. Also there's a bunch that go for October. UVI with the annual Falcon deal. Output always has a sale around now. Anyway, if you can believe Amazon's hype, they are going to put their best deals for this sale. I'm looking at SSD, RAM, Stream Deck, etc. I know what I want and what the normal prices are, so let's see what they come up with.
  20. For anybody who is thinking about Modo Bass and even one more thing from IK, this is the time. I have always said that Total Studio is the best deal for IK. It is essentially their version of Komplete. The only thing is...maybe after all these sales, Total Studio 3 might be on the horizon? And that would probably give you everything since Total Studio 2. SampleTank 4, all those new T-RackS (including Sunset Sound) and AmpliTube expansions, Hammond, Syntronik Deluxe, Modo Drums, probably MidiBox too, etc. But it will be a LOT more $$$ than this for a new buyer. Also, there is no telling when it will come out It might be years. I bought Total Studio 2 and am enjoying using it right now, particularly Modo Bass and AmpliTube. I might go for the upgrade to Total Studio 3 right away if there is a decent intro price. I wish Total Studio was more like Komplete, when you know it always comes out in the fall on even numbered years, with a half off sale the following summer. You can plan! 😃 I am trying to be patient, but it's very hard to resist a lot of these products as I love IK so much.
  21. On Kontakt Hub there was a dropdown menu at the top that allowed you to search by developer or instrument. And it worked well. A lot of sites have the same thing but don't work as well. For example, in the APD store it is very fiddly to get it to let you select a developer. Sometimes you don't remember the name, like "Abstrung." Or you don't even know "Audiofier," but you can pick it out of a list. I hope that this feature comes back. It's in this sense that I think Loot Audio is harder to search. Is it in there somewhere and I just missed it? I also find it less intuitive and harder to just browse around without knowing what you're looking for, but I guess I'll get used to it. Browsing around aimlessly is how I put together my "Tiger the Frog" holiday post on VI:Control and I think it's going to be much harder this year. But I'll deal.
  22. To be clear, while UVI does say this deal includes two free expansions, in fact the deal is better than that--you get 100 euros to spend any way you want in the UVI store, and you have a little time to do it. In my case, I bought Falcon during this sale last year in October and then waited until the 30% UVI Store-wide sale during Black Friday to spend my 100 euros. By waiting I got FOUR expansions for an addional 9 euros. 39x4=156 156x70%= 109. You could also spend your100 euros on anything in the UVI store, but accumulating expansions really takes Falcon to another level. There are regular half price expansion sales that will help you add to your collection. This deal is offered every year, only at this time. So if you want the best price on Falcon, the time is now. But if you aren't sure, you probably can wait for it to come around again. I let this deal go by for years. I'm very happy I finally jumped on it last year. To be honest, Falcon scared me, like it would take me a century to learn. I think all the extensive documentation on the site backfired for me. The truth is that if you know a thing or two about synths, it's not hard at all. It's just sound sources, LFOs, filters, effects,arps and sequencers, etc. You know all that stuff. The difference is that Falcon has so many choices. The other thing is that you can click on practically any mod source and it will become a button or a switch on the front interface. One click. A very nice feature. And if you make a preset you like, you can drag and drop a picture in as a new front page. Very cool if you use a free source like Unsplash or Pixabay. There are also some odd drum sequencers that you won't find most other places. Also, they did a lot of updates between the original Falcon and Falcon 2.0. The kind of updates that other companies charge you for. So this is an excellent investment as we are only on Falcon 2.1. On the negative side, I have found it to be a resource hog. You should be able to load up a lot of layers, but I haven't been able to do that on my computer. It's main competition is HALion. I prefer Falcon to HALion, but HALion is less of a resource hog, so it's easier to load up a lot of layers. I'm going to buy another 32GB of memory this season, so I will see if that makes a difference. And @Fleer Unify is so light that it will definitely be a better way to layer up a lot of sounds.
  23. The problem is that searching moves MUCH slower than Kontakt Hub for me. Anybody else experiencing this?
  24. The URL redirects and they have all my purchases in my account there. Anybody know any more about this? Apologies if somebody has already written about this.
  25. Just a heads-up. That's next Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm just letting everybody know in case they are shopping for a controller, SSDs, RAM, a Streamdeck, or whatever. There may be deals. Of course there may be better deals on BF and Cyber Monday.
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