Phillip Lovgren replied to John Hoge's discussion Studio Monitor Recommendations for Mixing/Mastering Orchestral Music
"Another option is to buy used monitors from a reliable seller. 
You can probably find someone who is upgrading to more professional monitors or has just lost interest in composing or recording. 
I picked up some Event TR-8 monitors years ago at a…"
Sep 7, 2013
John Hoge replied to John Hoge's discussion Studio Monitor Recommendations for Mixing/Mastering Orchestral Music
"Thanks a lot for the reply, much appreciated!"
Sep 6, 2013
John Hoge replied to John Hoge's discussion Studio Monitor Recommendations for Mixing/Mastering Orchestral Music
"Anyone have any advice? I could use some else's knowledgable perspective!"
Sep 5, 2013
Francisco Garrido replied to John Hoge's discussion iMac Specs for Sample-based Video Game/Film Composition
"Get the maximum ram that you can get in order to load huge libraries. Processor speed is not such big a factor since you can always "freeze" tracks and relieve the CPU from some real time processing, specially on tracks with heavy samples and lots…"
May 12, 2013
Michael T replied to John Hoge's discussion iMac Specs for Sample-based Video Game/Film Composition
"What's your budget?
I've been researching this for weeks and I'm hanging on for the widely rumoured new Mac Pro.
Whatever you get, forget 8meg of ram. Ram is cheap and I'd go for 32 meg or you might find yourself adding more later."
May 12, 2013
John Hoge replied to John Hoge's discussion iMac Specs for Sample-based Video Game/Film Composition
"thank you for the info!"
May 9, 2013
Robert FRANKLIN replied to John Hoge's discussion iMac Specs for Sample-based Video Game/Film Composition
"Hello,
I have several large Orchestral Files including the largest called East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Platinum & Platinum Plus, all 64 bit!
 
Windows 7 Ultimate
16 MB Ram
3 TB drives
 
 "
May 9, 2013
John Hoge replied to John Hoge's discussion iMac Specs for Sample-based Video Game/Film Composition
"Great, thanks!"
May 8, 2013
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Nov 12, 2011
Jonas Aras replied to John Hoge's discussion Mixing and Mastering Sampled Orchestral Audio
"I have a fair amount of experience mixing orchestral mockups, so I'll chime in.  With the ambient EW mics (Silver library), I would suggest working only with EQ.  In general, I don't like to boost the treble of anything sampled, especially…"
Jul 23, 2011
John Hoge replied to John Hoge's discussion Mixing and Mastering Sampled Orchestral Audio
"Thanks guys, I now have East West Gold library though so I no longer suffer from the problems of a year ago:) but thanks still!"
Apr 19, 2011
David Healey replied to John Hoge's discussion Mixing and Mastering Sampled Orchestral Audio
"Consider subscribing to my channel and following my current series of videos on mixing sampled music. I have also done a basic mastering tutorial too.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TotalComposure?feature=mhum
You can also follow me on facebook for…"
Apr 17, 2011
John Hoge left a comment for Anthony Berlin
"I checked out Requiem by Tonehammer...Wow! But yes, I'm gonna need some more money before I make another big purchase. I'm just a poor college kid after all:P"
Mar 21, 2011
John Hoge left a comment for Anthony Berlin
"That's awesome! And wow I'm jealous, I have EWQLSO Gold which is nice, but what I would give to have Storm Drum and Symphonic Choirs:P Actually, I used to have just Silver, which is what all of my work that is up was done with. I haven't added…"
Mar 20, 2011
John Hoge left a comment for Anthony Berlin
"Hi Anthony, thanks for the comment! Just a question, but was Fantasy Movie Trailer at all inspired by Lord of the Rings? I only ask because one section sounds VERY similar to the wringwraith theme:D Anyway, all of your pieces sound great man, I'm…"
Mar 20, 2011
John Hoge replied to John Hoge's discussion iPod Touch Speaker Distorting Music
"Yeah I don't have an audio input to my ipod, I'll just have to do trial and error with mp3. Lame!"
Feb 15, 2011
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  • Greetings John,

    I like your music very much. It is quite professional, and very compelling. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

  • for anyone interested: http://soundcloud.com/john-hoge/winds-of-adventure

  • Congrats on your first real gig!! Not much of a surprise as you good and always had the potential :) Yeah, I did read that you upgraded your library. I'll def look you up on facebook. You'll get a request from Hardworking Hansani lol. ttyl
  • Hey John, how are you. I have been busy and just signing in after a long while. Just listened to your new "Action" piece....sounding good! A great amount of musical growth has occurred! Hey, if you have a Facebook let me know.
  • So am I! :D I have been saving for years to afford all of this!
  • Hehe. Well it has cost alot of money! And to be honest, Hollywood Strings has been my best investment since my computer, when it comes to orchestral libraries! Also, I've been looking at other libraries for choirs, and found Liberis and Requiem Pro by Tonehammer. You should look into those. They seem even better than Symphonic Choirs!

  • Thanks alot John! :D

    Yeah I scored a private fake trailer for LOTR that my buddy did. He wanted that theme in there, but still with some originality to it. :)

    I used EWQL Hollywood Strings, EWQL Storm Drum, EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum (with Pro XP) and EWQL Symphonic Choirs for this piece, and all the other pieces as well, except of course not the choir, for the pieces that had none. ;)

  • Great music man! You have true talent! Your sense of harmony is amazing and I love the way you change keys. Cudos!
  • thank you for listening and the comment!
  • i really like "Strength of a Noble Kind"!
    IMO it has alot of FFA(Hitoshi Sakamoto) feeling to it which i really like!
    very cheery and yet epic and tells alot of story!
    imo it sounds very professional as-well!
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