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TortoiseTree says

Count me in too.

My specialties are smooth jazz, modern classical, ambient and world.

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TortoiseTree says

Good old book printed on paper and well worth a read ! The Manual, The: How to Have a Number One Hit the Easy Way http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1899858652/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_awdl_nRKFtb06R6NNZ via @amazon

Found it in the library! Pretty damn great read!

Even for entertainment factor alone this book has been worth it so far. Thanks for the recommendation!

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TortoiseTree says

I also don’t think you can share icons bought on GR with Regular license. I’m not sure about Extended tho.

You can try FontAwesome instead :)
http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/

Thanks for the resource. After burning an hour trying to make a template I realised best I stick to audio for now LOL.

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TortoiseTree says

I might be wrong, but I don’t think any of the presentation has Photodune’s stocks included. There are plenty of free image sources and such photos might be included in download, but not PD’s.

Could you provide an example? But don’t post link, just name of the item.

You’re right man, they don’t. But they do seem to include their own icons. Is it ok to buy icons here on GraphicRiver then make a pptx. file for sale using them or is that also not done?

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TortoiseTree says

Hey guys, I’ve been doing powerpoint presentations from scratch for years now and just realised you can sell them here. I’ve noticed that in most of these files the images (jpeg) ARE included (unlike the WordPress themes in Themeforest where they’re not included). So can I buy PhotoDune images to use for a powerpoint template? Also I assume I’d need to buy an extended license as I am making a product which I will then be selling again.

Thanks

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TortoiseTree says

When I think of Hollywood sounding scores, woodwinds that have that “big Hollywood sound” don’t really come to mind, you know? Maybe partly because modern Hollywood scores no longer use woodwinds :-) But they don’t sound that bad in the demos…

+1 It is interesting to see how the flute/oboe/clarinet fell out of favour for film scores. I sometimes watch movies from before the 80’s and see the woodwinds playing a strong roll (especially in British films LOL) but less and less as the years go by.

Mind you, one film score I really liked that did use quite a bit of woodwind was the one for the two new Star Treks. Whilst the main melody is played by horns, the woodwind theme backing it up is also pretty sweet.

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TortoiseTree says

Gotta agree with Adam. You gotta be really wary of how seductive these programs are, especially the YouTube “features” where they show the program’s capacity. I’m also running out of a MacBook Pro and I soon learned how thirsty a lot of these programs are.

Taking a page out of the lessons learned from the video that Matt (AlumoAudio) uploaded about that Swedish production duo:

Try your best with your current setup and see where you go with it. Buy slowly here and there, programs you really like and you know will really add flavour.

Mind you though, IF you do have the hardware to take it, EW is pretty sweet and the deal is pretty good from an economic standpoint. I have a colleague who is fiercely loyal to EW and did amazing things with it, although she did have a pretty damn good hardware setup to back it up.

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TortoiseTree says

Thanks so much for the great advice guys.

I watch a thing or two on YouTube.

I personally really like everything from this guy’s channel (I’m sure tons of you know this guy’s work):

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjRzsiP_aDWWLHV4-2LKBtg
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TortoiseTree says

Hey guys,

I’ve been really wanting to improve a lot of different elements of my songwriting/production. Any recommendations as to great books/videos about production to give new ideas?

This will be a nice thread to share creative resources for all of us!

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TortoiseTree says

That’s really good advice – I don’t do that and I should.

Thanks!

No problem! I’m glad you liked the advice.

Yeah, it’s a bit of work, you’d be surprised how long it takes to put 2 links on each page. Like everything else here it’s a labour of love and pays off in the long run so it’s all good. It’s also a really good chance to reinforce your brand/style. You have that teal, black and white colour thing going and I think it’s a great and solid colour trio. You could make your links those colours too!

I like your new logo a lot too! It’s really nice!

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