Posts by tacoMusic

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tacoMusic
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Enhorabuena Juan! Me alegro por Allegro :) Impressive achievement rising up the ranks so quickly, enjoy the meal tonight :)

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tacoMusic
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That’s a great result, really impressive Matt. I either need to up my game massively or my 5 year old account is too old for success here as I’m on 600 sales after 2 years of uploading tracks :)

Back to the grinding stone, I’m sure there’s a little pile of treasure hidden in the dust around here somewhere… :)

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tacoMusic
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Not personally a fan of the ‘day rate’ as I don’t think producing music lends itself very well to that, but if you can make it work for yourself, who am I to argue!

I agree, day rates aren’t right for this industry in my opinion as well. Like you Gareth, I charge by the minute for music in general and gauge what is needed in terms of expenses (like session musicians) and usage (i.e. which territories, how long for, exclusive rights etc.?).

I’m intrigued by the rates on video games going around you mention Gareth – if you’re ok with it, I’d love a pm from you with the kind of figures you’ve come across as I believe you’re closely involved in that industry correct?

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tacoMusic
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@FilmTones and @Jon – it’s definitely worth the learning curve. If you like, I can pass you over a Logic and VEPro template with all the routing in place so you can see how I set things up?

I haven’t got a template for 32 bit plugins, but the principle is the same (you just load up the 32-bit VEPro) and it could be useful to learn from / speed up the learning process. From a film-scoring perspective, it’s become essential for me to distribute load across all cores in my system efficiently and to be able to use plugins easily.

The only pain in the ass is the automation side of things which involves some complex routing and additional tracks in your sequencer to control them, but once it’s all in place, you can save a template to start from.

Cheers,

Taco

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tacoMusic
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Ho, ho, ho

Yep, an impressive feat this Christmas, I’ve noticed AlumoAudio has reached the top 50 and has gone golden with it too!

Well done mate, that’s a really impressive rise through the ranks and your music is truly fantastic to boot.

Cheers,

Taco

730 posts
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tacoMusic
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Thanks Jon, will check it out! I’m currently on Logic 9 and PT HD 9. No compelling reason to upgrade at the moment, but I know I’ll have to eventually. :) I do know there are a few options for 32bit plug in support in Logic X.

I’m on Logic 9 too at the moment, but based on the poor feedback on Apple’s forums about Logic X and Mavericks I’m particularly uncertain about upgrading yet! I’m still on Lion at the moment, but thinking of upgrading to mavericks soon.

As much as it pains me to change DAW again (I switched from Sony ACID to Cubase to Digital Performer and then Logic), I’m seriously thinking about moving to Reaper with Pro Tools 11 to be able to pass over mix sessions to a mix engineer.

Re: 32bit support in any DAW, I use 32bit plugins via VEPro and it works a treat. Costs around 230 euros though…http://www.viennaensemblepro.com/

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tacoMusic
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Beyonce can fart on the microphone and it will go platinum simply based on her previous success. Somebody will love it.

I love it very much when she does that. All good points – digging your music and profile design too LostMachines, good stuff (although it doesn’t beat Beyonce farting on a mic).

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tacoMusic
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Well done Luca, impressive rise dude :)

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tacoMusic
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Too Funny @ Jumastudios. My wife doesn’t get me cool gifts either. If you re-read both Alumo and Luca’s posts they say their GIRLFRIENDS got them those gifts, there is the difference!!!! I do remember when my wife was my girlfriend I would get cool music stuff, now married with kids….........socks, sweaters etc.

This sounds like a downgrade to girlfriend from wife is the better option. I’ll say jinglepopmusic from AJ told me to do it, I’m sure she’ll understand.

730 posts
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  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
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tacoMusic
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Hmmm, I think I need to refund and replace my wife, I’m not getting anything like that from her these days!

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