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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  • Hi Doug, the newer version is online...
  • Hi Doug, many thanks for your figurative comment :) I've just added a piece I'm working on at the moment. Who knows where it will take you to...

    I see right now, that you use Soundcloud's player instead of the built-in one here. I think it's a good idea, because it relieves from synchronizing two important places. Maybe I'll steal this idea ;-)
  • This is a little out of date. I've since upgraded the computer system and monitor, but all the other gear is pretty much the same.

     

    https://composersforum.ning.com/photo/my-whole-studio

    My Whole Studio
    Yes, it is tiny compared to what I've seen some of you folks have, but its a nice start for a hobbyist such as myself. All in all there are 5 synthes…
  • Hi Doug, i'm listening to your music, it's very, very sofisticated. There's some rich variations of texture, it made me wonder: how it would be if it was a paint? 

    Best wishes to you

  • Hi Doug nice to meet you...:-) o.k I`ll see what I can do about the music player.
  • Hi. Tough question you got for me there. I rarely have favourites of anything, but there are many a great chamber piece. If I were to mention every great chamber piece, this would just be a large list of pieces, so I'll leave it be.

    Some chamber pieces that sticks out to me are Griegs string quartet in g minor, op. 27 and Beethovens string quartet in c sharp minor, op. 131. When it comes to pieces for cello and piano I can't say I have anything I would call favourite.. I'm sorry. Though in example Brahms, Beethoven, Britten, Bartok (etc) have composed good pieces for this given duo.

    As said, I don't really hve favourites in music. Some pieces will stand out, of course, but the repertoire I have to choose from is too great for me to have favourites.

     

     

     

     

  • yaay! my first CF friend. Thanks.
  • Hey Doug, I've been browsing through this website and your name has just been cropping up everywhere!  You have a totally sweet studio, and I love the jams, they've got a great feeling to them, would be good live I reckon! 

  • Thanks very much Doug! I like your material too!
  • Hi, i want to add some my music file, but i am new here and don't know how.
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