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PatrickAThompson says

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L_6sFGZ2stA Action Strings might be fun…

No.. It’s horrible.. Wretched.. No one (other than me) should buy it… :evilgrin:

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PatrickAThompson says

NI just Tweeted about their official release of Komplete 9 – coming March 27. I doubt I’ll upgrade from my Komplete 8 Ultimate though, as I already have most of the products it K9 comes with. Doesn’t look to me like there’s any real upgradeā€”just repackaging the products with a few new ones. Even Kontakt 5 is staying around for this version.

Either way, when I saw NI’s tweet, I remembered this forum thread and thought you might like an update.

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PatrickAThompson says

This is fantastic information! Thank you for posting!

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PatrickAThompson says

Haha… I got the same thing. I didn’t bother with it… And shoot! I thought I was special :)

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PatrickAThompson says

Go for the “Ultimate” version. WELL worth the upgrade. Plus, it comes on a handy-dandy USB hard drive that makes installation quick and easy. :)

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PatrickAThompson says

Hmm.. I never considered the voltage drop. Mine gets confused easily. I’ll be working on a project in my sequencer, and flipping back and forth between Facebook, AJ, YouTube and other sites when I need to give my ears a rest for a moment… Sometimes, it continues to work fine. Sometimes, it stops being recognized by my software – so I’ve got to reboot my system. It’s not a HUGE deal, but it is a big inconvenience.. I wish I knew directly how to re-create the crash, so I could figure out a work-around.

Are you powered via the AC cable, or are you going off of USB? If it’s USB, have added any hardware lately that might be upsetting your power supply? Computers can only handle so much hardware before they need an upgraded power supply.

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PatrickAThompson says

Ryu is correct! You can use any “Audio Jungle” watermarked tracks inside your Videohive demos. It is important to provide a link back to the item you’re using – and it is also good practice to let the composer know you’re using the track (though not required) so that the composer can also display the potential use of his music (and advertising for the Videohive producer as well.)

Browse my portfolio and see if there’s anything you like :)

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PatrickAThompson says

Well it was Valentine’s Day, and we all know how men wait until the last minute to do their shopping…

Nothing says “I love you” like some stock music… especially one of the 5 tracks bought titles “Deadly Prologue”. Maybe he was trying to let her down easy…? LOL!

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PatrickAThompson says

A lot of buyers of music use it in video projects. They often need to edit the music to fit to the picture – when you have key changes it makes the editing much more difficult and will make your music less attractive to buyers.

+1 Very very true. I don’t always follow that rule, but I frequently fight myself to keep it in the same key.

How easy a track can be edited makes a tremendous difference. If you change keys, the music editor can’t really put an ending ‘button’ on the track if he’s using the original key because the ending is in a new key….

Also, it is harder to cut between sections… Say your track is A1 B1 A2 B2 B3, but the key change happens between A2 and B2… but the client wants only B1 and B3… there’s no clean way to cut between them.. but there’s a way around this..

Take Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You”. Just prior to the key change, the track drops out entirely.. there is a clear moment of emptiness before she belts into the chorus in the modulated key. This is editor gold because you can create a clean transition from there.

But again, sometimes, the music just needs to modulate. It’s the struggle between art vs commericality. Do your thing, but keep the end user in mind, and I think you’ll find a balance.

Just my 2.3 cents. :)

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PatrickAThompson says

Great info here, friends! Thanks!

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