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Thoughts on "MUST HAVE" VSTs/PLUG-INS??

Hey!I'm sure a version of this thread exists but I am looking for feedback on what ya'll think are composing software every one "must have.…

Started by Diane Weber

2 Aug 28, 2014
Reply by Diane Weber

CS2 Crashing Sonar

Anyone using Cinematic Strings2 with Sonar? (Producer 8.5). I just got it and am impressed with the sound, but whenever I try to save my pr…

Started by michael diemer

3 May 3, 2014
Reply by Michael T

DAW: Online or not?

I'll be getting a new computer soon, to be used solely for composing. I'm planning to keep it offline, and use my present rig for the inter…

Started by michael diemer

26 Apr 13, 2014
Reply by michael diemer

Mixing in Logic Pro

I am on Logic Pro 9 and compose film music mostly utilizing orchestral virtual instruments. I was wondering if any other Logic users out th…

Started by Henry Cavalier

7 Oct 3, 2013
Reply by Cody D. Boyce

Orchestral templates, how are yours set-up?

So I'm working on setting up a orchestral template in my DAW (Reaper) that I can use as a starting point in new compositions. I use Hollywo…

Started by Anders Christensen

4 Oct 2, 2013
Reply by Raymond Kemp

Virtual controllers for those with no keyboards

Hello there :) I guess this topic fits in the DAW context. I don't have a keyboard or a midi controller, so that makes it very difficult to…

Started by Diego Floor

8 Sep 18, 2013
Reply by Raymond Kemp

How to alter the speed of a recording with preserved great sound quality?

Hi! In the nineties, I used to try out new composition ideas for fast pieces for solo piano by playing them slowly on the piano and recordi…

Started by Contra Punction

3 Sep 12, 2013
Reply by Raymond Kemp

2.1 Logic Pro mixed orchestral score for a 5.1 surround film project?

A director has requested an orchestral score mixed in 5.1 surround. I am only familiar with 2.1 as I only have a 2.1 speaker setup. Aside f…

Started by Henry Cavalier

2 Jul 28, 2013
Reply by Henry Cavalier

what's a great DAW for a beginner?

The quality of my sound and mixing is a sore spot. I am new to this world and would appreciate some advice on a simple, but richly function…

Started by Jeff Brien

4 Feb 13, 2013
Reply by Jeff Brien

Sibelius Lives!

For those of us who were Livid when Avid closed up shop for the Sibelius notation, we can now celebrate it's acquisition by Steinberg: Read…

Started by Janet Spangenberg

8 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Fredrick zinos


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