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adammonroe says

Hi Adam,

Thank you that’s very helpful. How are your load times with a large template or project with a lot of virtual instruments? Say for example you’r maxing out all your memory how long would it take to load everything?

Sean

I’d say about 60-90 seconds to load the project, Kontakt stuff keeps loading for another 60-90 seconds after the project is open.

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I’m playing an Ibanez UEW20 on my tracks. It’s a nice Uke. Mostly I record with a microphone because the coin cells for the electric are empty. :) Though it’s nice to mix the line and mic signal.

Here is a video of the Uke I found (it’s not me):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L98NHBZy2tQ

Wow! I really like that also. So, do you notice a big difference in sound quality in electric models versus pure acoustic? I could almost imagine a sense of overkill in amplifying the Uke.

Am I wrong?

IMO when it comes to guitars, ukes, and pretty much any string instrument acoustic-electrics are more for live playing and convenience, as it’s a MUCH different sound than just micing a straight acoustic instrument-unless that’s the sound you are going for.

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adammonroe says

Hello, you can usually scale images with width and height tags.

img src="http://www.whateverurl.com/whateverimage.jpg" width="260"

setting one usually scales the other.

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adammonroe says

Very heroic, overall production is very clean. Nicely done.

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adammonroe says

Hello Sean, I upgraded my computer a few weeks ago, and I will say solid state drives make a world of difference! Currently I’m using an SSD drive to stream/load samples, Windows 7 64 bit, 32 megs of Ram, and and Intel core I5-4590 @3.3 GHZ. Overall I’m pretty satisfied with the performance of this rig – I can playback samples in my DAW with about 31/32 gigs used up at a latency of 128 samples with only a negligible amount of stuttering/popping. I don’t think I’ll be needing to upgrade soon – it’s a hell of an improvement over my old rig. I don’t think it’s necessary to have a slave computer anymore, unless you are doing CRAZY THINGS sample wise.

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adammonroe says

I would buy a UKE they are SO CHEAP! Really, it is extremely easy to play chords on a UKE if you know anything about music theory it will take you a few minutes to figure out the fingerings for basic chords in the key of C/G that you will need to write UKE stock music. I never really even bother remembering how it’s tuned – when I feel like I need to play it or add it to an arrangement, I look up the tuning and then have to sort of re-figure out the chords. That’s how little I play UKE and how easy it is to figure it out.

Learning to play open chords on a guitar is somewhat easy too. Guitar is not that hard to play; sure it takes years to master it, play melodically, and develop intonation, but as far as moving your fingers around and strumming, coming from a piano it should not be that difficult, and there are nice things on a guitar like barre chords that you just move around so you don’t have to learn a million different shapes or think too much about theory. Hell, you can even buy a capo and just play open chords everywhere, as coffee shops the world-over can attest. Not trying to badmouth guitar; it’s a fine instrument, was one of my first, and I still technically suck at it (overuse of the pentatonic minor scale anyone?) but compared to learning how to play a brass instrument or a fretless instrument I think it’s a walk in the park.

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Another reason why ratings are pointless; you can preview the track, and you know exactly what you are getting. It’s not like a movie or an album where you might want to look up a critic’s opinion because you can’t preview the the whole thing.

However, I think that people forget that ratings are a thing across all of the Envato sites, and that they might actually come in handy in places like Code Canyon where you can’t always preview what you are getting.

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It should be fairly easy to spot from a melody perspective. I don’t think it’s possible to generate a complicated, beautiful, and unique melody procedurally, so a melody that lasts longer than a measure or two should be pretty good assurance that it wasn’t made by a program. Ditto for music that features solos. Unfortunately, not much stock music needs to be melodic or have solos, so yes, it’s going to be a daunting task to weed out procedurally generated music!

HOWEVER, nothing on their website that I can see has any information about pricing. If it is a web-based service, it will probably be on a per-track basis, and since the website talks about royalties for “session musicians” I imagine they probably don’t want their procedurally generated music being resold on stock music sites and probably won’t grant a license to do so.

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adammonroe says

Looks positively boring. Guys, get ready for an already over-saturated market to become positively flooded. What happens when you type in Hans Zimmer? :-)

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adammonroe says


Windows 8.1 …. I’m using Ableton Live 64-bit and since I have a lot of 32 bit plugins I have to use jBridge for making those 32bit working in 64-bit DAW. Back when I had W7 everything worked fine with jBridge, but on W8 I’m still not able to make it work..It just won’t appear in Ableton Live..:(

Thanks to all for the replies!

JohnyRainbow, Cubase 7 has bridge installed in it for using 32-bit as 64-bit so I don’t need to have jBridge installed on my PC. If I use some plug-ins or VST that do not have 64-bit support dll (like many free VST’s and plug-ins), I just copy the 32-bit dll into the program files (64-bit) folder and it works fine in Cubase 7 64 bit.

Now, this is not perfect and some software crushes often, but I hear that this can happen with jBridge too?

Sonar also has a built-in bridge for 32 bit plugins. Too bad a lot of these plugin developers aren’t around, because it literally takes 2 seconds to switch to a 64 bit build (in Visual Studio) and compile a 64-bit DLL. I’m going to assume most people are using 64 bit Windows at this point, as the 4 GIG RAM limit on 32-bit windows is a real bummer.

And I’m using Windows 7.

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