Timothy Smith replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Thank you Michael, I did a little digging and found out the Korg stick is a syncrosoft product. The same company Cubase uses. The stick should be compatible with other companies that used the protocol also refrred to as an eliscenser. sycrosoft…"
May 20, 2019
Timothy Smith replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Michael, Can you tell me if I can use an old Korg usb stick for the licenses? I was cleaning and found it the other day. No longer needed for Korg because they went to a different validation scheme that no longer uses the the dongle.
Seems I…"
May 20, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Consoling and thank you for the assurances. I've had a USB stick go defunct and got obsessive about back-ups. I do 2 of the DAW and Vienna samples. As it is, I can do a software license with EW but have no free slots for a drive to hold the samples,…"
May 20, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"That Vienna key comes with a helluvan overhead. If you lose it or break it during the guarantee period you have to buy your licenses again at 20 Euros per license. It's only guaranteed against failure. To avoid re-buying the licenses, Vienna offers…"
May 17, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Yes, a usb stick with a two year warranty. $26.If you loose the stick after that, I assume you can buy another. Same in the case of a hardware crash or theft. I suppose there are a few advantages, but not many. 
Timothy a powered hub is always best.…"
May 17, 2019
Timothy Smith replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Dane, I believe the sample library companies biggest customers are Television/movie/video game/advertisement composers. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am. For every successful movie composer there are likely 1000 or more wanna be's. I don't…"
May 17, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Just my opinion, but a usb key is about the silliest thing I've heard of. Not that I'm advocating their use, but there are cracks out there. I hope the libraries that use these keys are well worth the hassle of yet another thing sticking out of your…"
May 17, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"I've wondered what the difference is between "cinematic" and symphonic sample libraries - though I suppose "cinematic" has a better selling pitch. There must be lots of wannabe cinema composers out there. Well, they aspire to compose so why not?…"
May 16, 2019
Timothy Smith replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"I've heard good things about Vienna. I was hesitant because you need a dongle. Not a deal breaker. Mainly I'm running out of usb ports. Most composers who liked Spitfire also liked Vienna. If I see a deal I might look at their libs in the future.…"
May 16, 2019
Timothy Smith replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Good to meet another CbB user here!  Yes, it will be interesting to see how the future develops over there. So long as scook and Craig and a few others stay around questions will be answered.  Since Gibson let Craig go I think he's migrated more…"
May 15, 2019
Timothy Smith replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Michael, Yes I see you over on the Cakewalk forum on occasion. Good to see you here! It is a nice program. You've also used the program when it was 599.00 correct?  Differences are it lacks some of the third party plugins that the older version had,…"
May 15, 2019
Gavin Brown replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Just a quick mention of something - if anyone on this thread has a publisher who purchases their work based on recorded samples (w/ or w/o score), please contact me, I have an idea I'd like to discuss with you - "
May 15, 2019
Timothy Smith replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"I ended up buying the Spitfire Albion One library. Time will tell if I will use it. I hear good reviews on it as the sort of "staple" library from Spitfire. We'll see.
I had to buy another SSD to store it on since it's like 55gb compressed and 80gb…"
May 15, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"@Timothy, thanks, I'll keep an eye on it, I'm in no hurry at this point.

@Dane Have you considered MuseScore? I don't use it but people like it and it's free and it will export pdf I understand. Dane Aubrun said:
I was thinking about publishing…"
May 15, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"I was thinking about publishing software and it seems to have the things I look for (provisionally) but it must be pretty damned expensive. I waded through masses of hype but....nowhere the price mentioned. 
I'm not really interested in sounds or…"
May 14, 2019
Timothy Smith replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Ingo I don't think Dorico goes on sale for a few more weeks. Not sure how reliable this info is. I received it second hand."
May 14, 2019
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  • Hey, Doug! Love Solstice. I've been absent from the forum for quite a while. I think I missed out. I don't know if you're interested in having your music played on podcasts, but if so you might check out www.soundcloudpodcast.com. I think it's relatively new, and they seem to play mostly electronic music (created on a computer). I love electronica but would hate to see live instrumental music go the way of the 8-track tape.

    Best wishes.

  • Cheers Doug

    Pete

  • sup man! do you have axe fx? just wanna talk about it if you have one.. I just recently bought one.

  • Thank you Doug! I'm really grateful for your interest and appreciation!

  • Thanks for the welcome Doug,

    Real nice setup you have there. Great music! As anyone ever told you you look a little like Randy Newman?

  • Thanks Doug,

    See through me was co written and produced with Alex Dunn (also on composers forum) The distortion sound is quite crackly as I'm using a fender strat (single coils) I'm working on getting a better sound.

  • Thanka Doug, "Two Jazzmen" was purely improvised and then accelerated, edited and left unfinished; it exists in MIDI form only. I am not knowledgeable enough in Jazz instrumentation and rhythms to arrange it with the swinging rhythm; you are right also that it needs pauses to break out the overused rhythm. Your Jazz pieces look much more interesting; they are really Jazz!
  • I hope you enjoyed my music!

  • Hi Doug, yes I would like to create a blog and share my experience with Water Music :)  How are you?
  • Thanks, Doug, for your kind words! You've exactly understood and described my intentions and why and how I work the way I do. Thanks again!
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