Posts by JStephens

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JStephens says

^

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Most studios/engineers/producers I have worked for, at, or with charge on a per album/track basis. In addition if the track is going to be released commercially there is usually some sort of agreement with ASCAP for royalty payments as well.

Rarely do you see a studio that charges on an hourly basis unless they are open to the public for booking. Meaning anyone can look your site up etc. and book with you, most studios though only work within their closed circles because of the risk involved with allowing unknown customers to come through to a studio that houses 1Million+ dollars worth of equipment.

I can’t speak for composers of film and/or tv etc. but my experience comes from working in HipHop and Pop.

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JStephens says
michaelhejja said
Just a mid-release money dig because the free-thinking iSheep will pay up.

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It actually has some nice features though, 1080p video, 8mp camera, sleeker design…

Overall it’s just a money grab because apple knows that their hurd of ifollowers, that basically buy every apple product, will go buy this regardless of whether it is really worth an upgrade or not.

Greedy Corporations taking advantage of all the dump sheeple :( I guess they get what they deserve lol

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JStephens says

Just finished this up,

Available for download via a Non-Commercial Use License. This is a score/beat I wrote for an upcoming reality show called Tha Chi-Chi Show, follows a guy throughout Los Angeles, Recording Studios.

Let me know your thoughts, beat is available for non-commercial use (non profit) use aka MIX TAPES & Non-Profit Promo Materials, if used for profit not only will I find you and I’ll sue the hell out of you but loads of entertainment lawyers will too so DON ’t MIS -USE this :) Otherwise Enjoy, Feedback Appreciated.

http://soundcloud.com/yonafex/original-gangsta-back-to-the

Enjoy,

- J

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JStephens says

I’ve been spending the last few days really trying to hammer in the right mixing techniques for hiphop beats and I’m thinking I may have cracked it with this mix and beat…

Beat is inspired by my close friend BigFase100

“Family First, Friends and then Wealth…”

The Beat -> http://soundcloud.com/yonafex/theres-nothin-thicker-than

Feedback on the composition and the mix would be appreciated, feel free to get technical too, all feedback appreciated!

Thank you in advance!

Best,

- Jonathan

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JStephens says

Also, that cinebrass was pritty epic, especially for the price

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JStephens says
BCrutchfield said
It isn’t as fully featured as Hollywood Brass but CineBrass is definitely worth a look too. http://cinesamples.com/products/cinebrass/

The Tuba + Trombone + Horn multi patch alone is worth $400. You can play sustain chords (sustain pedal) and short/medium/long staccatos (based on velocity input) with a single patch. It really cuts down on the number of instances you need open, and it makes writing so much faster being able to do pretty much everything with one patch except trumpet/horn solos.

Here’s a nice demo of it : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq38Rlwc17Q

Let’s hope he makes a 40 minute video of Hollywood Brass at some point too – honestly I find his videos way more helpful than any of the libraries own demo videos.

I love the way Hollywood Brass sounds though, and I definitely want to pick it up at some point. Maybe I’ll wait for the inevitably epic 4 pack deal of Hollywood Brass/Strings/Woodwinds/Percussion once they’re finished producing all of that stuff.

Good stuff,

Yea when they finish all 4 if they have a competitively priced pack around 2,000 or so I’d pick it up but I have a feeling it won’t be for a while. Strings are awesome but this brass pack is killin me lol

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JStephens says
http://www.soundsonline.com/Hollywood-Brass :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

Interested if anyone has used this yet or has seen it being used yet? I know E.W. makes great stuff and I love most of their releases but just want to see if any users here have this or are going to get this anytime soon.

I have yet to find any really amazing Brass Vsts so this one I might actually buy because it is really hard to find really good quality brass sounds and this sounds freaking amazing.

Any thoughts?

Even if you don’t own it feel free to join in the admiration of this awesome VST lol.

- Jonathan

Go to the demos page and listen to “Mountains From Water” the brass on that are amazing IMO for a VST this shit is amazing.

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JStephens says

Reason is great I love both R5 and RRecord however I will be honest that when it comes to recording vocals I do like ProTools more because of the loads of plugins but RRecord just makes the whole process smoother.

For an upgrade from 5 to 6, I’d say $89.99 or something around that area would be nice. Over 100 dollars and I’d have to think a little bit harder. Upgrades should be cheap IMO , any upgrade for anything over 200 bucks is ridiculous, unless the upgrade is jumping ahead by Miles instead of a few hundred feet (figuratively).

Very cool info indeed.

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JStephens says

Thanks all for the feedback, we ended up purchasing 5 NT2As as we already have our “go to” high quality studio mics on hand i.e. (U87 etc.) , these are more for use with newer artists, and less important work. Mixtapes etc.

Rode is a great quality microphone for the low price – mid price range, however if your going to spend over 1,200 I’d get into Neumann mics instead, much better quality over all. But again, it depends on who you are recording, their voice etc. Different mics can capture the same voice in many different ways.

Thanks all for the recommendations :)

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JStephens says
Greysound said
Hey again Jonathan,

You are very welcome my friend.

By the way, I think you can start these kind of threads under Audiojungle title in order to get more replies. A thread like this one wouldn’t necessarily be off-topic since it is about music/music creation (microphones in this case). I have seen way off-topic threads has been started Audiojungle forums :) Besides, it seems like, Audiojunglers don’t show much attention to this part of forums.

Cheers! ;)

Haha agreed, I’ll keep that in mind next time for sure :P

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