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Reid Rosefelt

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  1. I'm very interested to hear what you think of them. $34 is a pretty great price.
  2. Reason 11 is still available for purchase on their site. https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/product/reason-11/ As is the upgrade https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/product/reason-11-upgrade/ I think Suite is over. And there's a big question mark about whether you'll be able to buy Reason 12. Years ago this would have interested me a lot, because I used Reason every day. Now I don't see any "reason" (haha) to use it--I am fine with the instruments and effects I have elsewhere. I upgraded every year from Reason 3 on until they started with the Rack Extensions. That took me off the platform. They always got me excited about the new instruments with the upgrades--I even went to demonstrations here in New York to see them months in advance. And then they offloaded them to the Rack Extensions. And I've never upgraded since. What happened was I discovered the world of things like Kontakt and Falcon and Omni. If Steinberg offered something like this, they'd have my attention. Or Orchestral Tools. Or Spitfire. Any company I am highly invested in. It's interesting that they think they are competitive with East West.
  3. I read good things online about the CB-1 before I bought my pair. Their stuff is cheap because you buy direct from the creator. They sell on Amazon too, but it's not something you'll find in stores. Kind of like Warby Parker or razor blades or underwear. Things don't have to be expensive to be quality. And Sonarworks covers them, so I can get a flat response for mixing. Almost all headphones color the sound one way or another. And from the other side, when I looked to replace my AKGs, I read a lot of funky stuff online, like the ones they were currently selling weren't as good as the ones I had that disintegrated. My AKGs still sound good but they are crumbling away.
  4. Don Bodin told me that when you start to get the negative comments that means you've really made it. 😀 I haven't really had negative comments yet. People who bother to comment are usually nice. Of course this may have something to do with most of them being friends of mine. 😀 My theory about this video is that I said I have little formal training. I believe a lot of people on this forum and other forums I go to have similarly modest training. We make music without years of music school. But not the geniuses at VI:Control. It probably turned them off. But I think it's a mistake to think that I have nothing to teach, because I do have videos coming on stuff like World Music, where I do think I know more than a lot of people on VI:Control. Or at least I have a different take on it. Sigh... Thank you as always for your support and kindness, Simeon.
  5. These list for $120 but are usually discounted. But this is the lowest I've seen. CB-1 https://www.status.co/products/cb1 I have these and love them. I use Sonarworks for my mixing. BT-One Wireless https://www.status.co/products/btone?_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogImdWTkdOZCIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJyZWlkcm9zZWZlbHRAZ21haWwuY29tIn0%3Da This is a good company that really stands behind their products.
  6. When I put this video up less than a day ago, I had 250 subscribers, and now I have 247. I guess it was worth the two weeks and $$$ I spent making it. 😡
  7. In my last video I talked about making music with a small group of instruments in different musical ranges. Also, I talked about making your music in a three part structure, with a beginning, middle and end. In this one I take another shot at writing a piece of music with the Sonuscore Vocal Ethnic Phrases library, this time with my attempt at Gypsy Jazz. Unfortunately it turned out to be Klezmer music. You can't always get what you want. But at least I finished it! I still didn't mix it though. On to the next video... PS a lot more in focus this week. New lens! New lights! And you thought music software was a money pit. 🥵
  8. I'm probably out from every using this to the greatest extent as is because I don't plan to buy BBCSO Core. And I don't have friends like Simeon does! My wife gave me a hoodie for Chanukah, even though I was hoping she would surprise me with a coupon for CInematic Studio Woodwinds. 😳 My next video (after the one that should be up later today) is on "one-person orchestras," but my focus is on Indiginus's Solid State Symphony/Amadeus Symphony patch and the multis in various ProjectSAM libraries (Symphobia 1&2, Swing!, Swing More!) These libraries don't work with stacks of arp patterns like The Orchestra or this, but are very simple and focused on the player's control of various parts of an orchestral sound. In particular, the ProjectSAM libraries trigger different instruments via velocity layers, years before Spitfire invented the concept with British Drama Toolkit. But I am very curious about this, as I admire John so much, and I love The Orchestra so much.
  9. @Simeon Amburgey Beautifully done! Do you have the BBCSO Core Library or the free one?
  10. Whenever I have an issue with IK, I contact Customer Service or @Peter - IK Multimedia or the IK forum, and I've always gotten my issues sorted out. People complain a lot about Steinberg customer service. I call them and somebody gets on the phone right away and solves my problem. Native Instruments is slow to respond. You have to go through their forum system, but eventually somebody gets back to me and they have always solved my problems. Maybe my case is unusual, but I have eventually had 100% help from all companies with one exception-- Cakewalk. When I bought the lifetime Sonar deal, I had issues with installation., l emailed them three times and never heard back. As basic a thing as installation. I was just getting back into music in 2016. Now I realize they were in the process of being Gibsoned out. Nobody was home. However, sometimes it has been faster for me to post something on VI:Control, where I've gotten immediate answers.
  11. Anybody know how long the "Deep Loyalty" deal will be in place? EDIT: Found out. Until Jan 31st.
  12. But the Humble Bundle deal is still on until the end of the month. https://www.humblebundle.com/software/music-producer-2-software?hmb_source=navbar&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=tile_index_3 $20 gets you all three Session instruments, Objeq Delay ($69 in the current AAS 50% off sale) and five $19 expansions.
  13. Maybe it helps if you have bought a lot. I own practically everything they sell. I usually wait until there's three that I want and then send an email. The guy is very nice about it. You have nothing to lose by asking.
  14. Seeing as how you can trade dupes in for new ones, this is another amazing deal. Even getting just two of them for a dollar is pretty good. I already have enough dupes to keep me going for years though.
  15. My friend Tatiana Gordeeva made a really cool western story for her Soundiron demo. She used the shakers as rattlers and insects.
  16. Maybe some people do see this as an insult, because of the clickbait headline. I hope I don't come off as some kind of know-it-all. As I said, I have a very large folder of unfinished projects. The worst one lately is that I spent over a month doing an orchestration of "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" with Jade Ethnic Orchestra. And I finished the damned thing. I am happy with my performances, but it sounds like crap because I can't mix it. So I'm thinking if I had just started with a simpler orchestration, maybe I wouldn't be in the mess I am in and I wouldn't have wasted all that time? This is just a record of me trying to figure things out...
  17. This has four thumbs down already. I don't think I've had one thumbs down on any of my videos. Somebody also unsubscribed. So there is definitely something in the message of this video that people don't like. That's interesting. I wonder what it is.
  18. In the original video idea, I did two versions of her song: one with the obvious Middle Eastern arrangement and another with a jazzy arrangement. With different accompaniment, she sounds completely different. But it got way too long. Maybe I'll do it in a future video. In retrospect this probably should have been two videos: one on orchestrating with a small palette of instruments and one on using a three-act structure.
  19. To get real about this, it's a different thing to be a music YouTuber than to be a narrator on a documentary, where you go into a booth and do it all in one go. First, Simeon uses a real microphone, which works for the kind of YouTuber he is. I choose to use a lav. So this means that Simeon is ahead of the game before there is a plugin, because he records better audio. He also seems to do the whole thing at once, which I'm incapable of doing. Second, I record at least two different ways. One facing the camera with my computer behind me, and then facing the computer when I'm doing my stuff that shows Cubase. The acoustics are dramatically different speaking into a big room than they are talking to the wall, so there is always a shift in the color of thevocal sound. Also, sometimes I record on different days. Even more shifts in sound. I tried to get past this for this video by recording everything at once. But... I said the name wrong for the singer in the Sonuscore Ethnic Vocals phrase library every time--so I had to record tons of patches for those bits--which again, had slightly different audio qualities. This is the big problem for me--trying to get all the different kinds of audio working together. When I do the entire video facing forward, I don't have problems getting a good track. Maybe Voxessor could make it better, but that's not my big problem. Trying to get everything to work together, means fooling around with the EQ and making all of them sound not ideal in the attempt to make them blend. In this video it ended up making them all too boomy. They all went to the lowest common denominator. I think the biggest challenges I'm facing are not ones that Voxessor addresses. But maybe it could still be helpful? There are other issues. 95% of the time, my lav records quality audio. But for 5% there is noise. Voxessor won't help with this, and it is too much for RX7. At some point I may experiment hanging a mic over my head, off screen.
  20. Glad that you liked the ideas, antler. Hah! I don't have Voxessor. Yet. The problem was that the voice-over was a patchwork quilt. Loading up the low end was the best I could do to make it sound consistent. Consistently boomy, I guess. But maybe I was trying to ratchet up the manly knob on my imaginary Voxessor. Turn the manly up to 11? I learn something with every video. Of course this one has blurry video and boomy vocal. 😡
  21. Melodyne 5 is the greatest de-esser I've ever seen. It really takes out just what you want and no more than what you want. De-essors always added processing that I didn't like and were too one-size-fits-all. This voice-over thing is really hard. I just EQ and compress my voice. I will fool around with Nectar and maybe get Voxessor. The really hard thing is that I record at different times and sometimes I have to patch a sentence or two, so I get all these different sound levels, tones, etc. Very hard to make them work together. If I was Simeon I could do it all in one go, but that's not me.
  22. I'm very curious to hear what you think about this video. A lot of thought went into it. My apologies for it being out of focus. 🥵 Still having problems with my new DSLR. Next time has got to be better. 😃 Reid
  23. It amazes me how ambitious your videos are. You always do such a great job and with such a positive, helpful attitude.
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