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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  • It's an ostinato, but it ain't boring or tedious at all. Nice textures w/a 4-tet M8. It sounds just like (oh!! perish the thought!!!) real, live, intelligent music. Instead of yet some more mindless, smoove jazz noodling. Likin' it!
  • Doug,

        Thank you for the welcome.....

         As for equipment now, I use a Mac Pro Quad Core, with an intel chip which enables splitting the processor and running Parallels.   That way I can run all the OSx programs.... digital performer, adobe cs3, final cut, etc, and at the same time Microsoft XP, and all the PC programs,  Adobe Audition, forensic restoration Diamond Cut 7, etc. ...... which then allows me to use Waves, iZotope rx, Ozone 3, and other plugins as well.... dragging files back and forth between the two formats as if they were all one format.   I use 3 video monitors... Roland GX keyboard, etc.

          Back when I started in the industry, we used all the various multi-trk. transports [ampex, scully, studer, mci] along with Harrison, Neve boards, etc....  racks of compressors, limiters, preamps, tons of patchbay cables.... you get the idea.... studios were not the all that fancy and designer chic back then.... lots of white sound board, tile floors, old carpets piled in the corners to throw here and there to dampen sound.... It was the era of experimentation.... either you knew how to get 'a sound'...using as many instincts of imagination for really good mic placement or you didn't get the sound.  There were no plugins to 'fix it in the mix'.    It was a time all about the music... meaning, either the musicians knew their chops, or they did not get hired.   Time of Sinatra singing in the same room without separation from the orchestra.... micing the whole session with only 3 mics!   Ending up with a perfect mix.   As a former member of L.A. Local 47.... I recall all the old timers that played on most if not all the sessions... horns, strings, rhythm, singers, etc.    

         It was a magical time.... magical people.

     

        I hope that this new website and varied forums catch on and people ask a ton of questions and others share details, not just generalities.

     

    Again, thanks for the welcome....

  • Doug,

     

    Thanks for commenting.  The consensus so far seems to be that my work is a little too old fashioned--maybe some think it is contrived.  I can understand that.  I have quite a bit of other material that is much more modern and unique and that does not rely on classical theory and style.  Six months ago I had never tried to write music using Finale and in a note-for-note way.  I'd just pick up a guitar, bass, mandolin, or any instrument and start jamming!  I am a mostly self-taught composer, so these two symphonies are kind of my first full-on experiment in traditional composition.  I am learning to walk before I run ;-)  Thanks again for your helpful advice!  

     

    I don't know much about DAWs, so I am now in the stage of researching about them. Ray suggested a good program, which I think I will explore.  He recommended Reaper, and it seems to be a reasonable price, so I'l check it out.  

     

    Take it easy!

  • You've got some groovy tunes there, Doug. Nice work! Very clean mix.
  • Wow, a Remote Sessions Group sounds very interesting.  I would love to find a good violinist.  Looks like you've been to the Grand Canyon - I've hiked down in there for a backpacking trip.  An amazing place.
  • Dear Doug,

    Thank you very much for your comments left on my wall.  I have also enjoyed listening to your pieces, especially "Warm Breeze".  Have a nice week!

  • Thanks, Doug, for your comment.  I enjoyed and was inspired by your pieces.  Solstice is really nice.  I hope I figure out this forum at some point.  Is there some kind of tutorial somewhere that you know of?
  • Thanks, Doug!   Really enjoyed  both pieces, especially "Solstice".

    Have a  great day!  Cliff

  • Watch this space.
  • Hi Doug, I'm a recent member and am still trying to find my way around the forum.  Thanks for the Christmas wishes.  I'd love to hear "Solstice" some time when I can find the way to it. Hopefully, one of these days, I'll find it. Thanks! Cliff
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