Calle Edlund replied to Jon's discussion Help me!!!
"And check out 'Starshine' by purple motion. It's on 293 kb and is like the best song ever. Download Open MPT or any other tracker and you'll see how it's made."
Feb 20, 2012
Calle Edlund replied to Jon's discussion Help me!!!
"Ok most songs sound really crappy in 64kbps and even in 128 kbps, but that particular song I tried with sounded good in 64 kbps, probably because it was a four channel MOD Carl Edlund aka Calle said:
I make music in the old tracking formats of .it…"
Feb 18, 2012
Calle Edlund replied to Jon's discussion Help me!!!
"I make music in the old tracking formats of .it .xm .mod. s3m and recently did a  tunes under 800kb. However then the samples need to be pretty small but it doesn't have to at all sound super corny. It's just a challenge to get good sounds out of…"
Feb 17, 2012
Spiros Makris replied to Jon's discussion Help me!!!
"are you sure? I remember most of my mp3s being much larger, 3, maybe 4 mb minimum. In any case, what format were you using?
and where you trying to upload? your profile page, a post, a personal message?"
Oct 10, 2011
Don Kim replied to Jon's discussion virtual pianos...your thoughts
""it just says play me"

Hi Ray,
That's very well put. It sounds so simple and obvious, yet its intangible and complex. In the end, if the instrument (virtual or not) can speak to us and inspire us, it doesn't matter what other people think."
Jul 13, 2009
Chris Alpiar replied to Jon's discussion virtual pianos...your thoughts
"One of my favorites is Grandioso Steinway D, it has a really big and rich steinway sound, the soft notes have so much character. But its an older gigastudio sample. There is however a new one from VSL that should be unfreakingbelievable, the Vienna…"
Jul 12, 2009
Don Kim replied to Jon's discussion virtual pianos...your thoughts
"Very cool! I just played around with the Pianoteq demo and I was pretty impressed."
Jul 12, 2009
Jamie Kowalski replied to Jon's discussion virtual pianos...your thoughts
"I second the Garritan Authorized Steinway. Absolutely gorgeous! It's very playable live or sequenced."
Jul 8, 2009
Chris Alpiar replied to Jon's discussion MAC/PC combo anyone???
"why dont you trust midioverlan?? Its not dodgy lol, its the single most stable program I have running on my network, its updated frequently, works for all versions of mac and pc, and as long as you have your computers on a gigabit ethernet it runs…"
Jun 29, 2009
Chris Alpiar replied to Jon's discussion MAC/PC combo anyone???
"yep I was on a couple of the chats with Gary about the purchase and his plans. I am interested to see what he builds with the GS technology. But even if he releases a stable working GS4 product and GVI4 for mac, they will not recognize previous…"
Jun 29, 2009
Chris Alpiar replied to Jon's discussion MAC/PC combo anyone???
"I have 2 farm machines for samples, 1 is a Windows XP Pro machine, 4 gigs ram, core duo - its a Creation Station from Sweetwater - they build excellent excellent PC's. This machine runs GigaStudio 3 Orchestra and uses a Hammerfall HDSP 9652 so I can…"
May 23, 2009
Jon replied to Jon's discussion MAC/PC combo anyone???
"I think LAN would be the best solution for me actually. Thanks for the reply.

Jon"
May 19, 2009
Don Kim replied to Jon's discussion virtual pianos...your thoughts
"DId you end up picking a piano library?

If not, you might want to check out Purgatory Creek's Digital Piano Shoot-Out:
http://purgatorycreek.com/

They have a number of audio files of the different digital pianos, romplers, and samplers playing the…"
Apr 21, 2009
Neil Binley replied to Jon's discussion virtual pianos...your thoughts
"I can only comment on what I have used and Steinberg's 'The Grand' is very good. Personally I ditched synthesizers in favor of virtual instruments about six years ago, all the work I do now uses nothing but the virtual environment."
Feb 26, 2009
James Semple replied to Jon's discussion virtual pianos...your thoughts
"I also recommend ArtVista's Malmsjo piano... It's beautiful for minimalist pieces and we've heard it all over many modern film scores. James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer use it frequently."
Nov 2, 2008
Sonaljit replied to Jon's discussion virtual pianos...your thoughts
"Ivory Italian Grand is one of best piano emulating environment ever. But there are others as well. East West's Bosendorfer might be a good choice. Also Steinberg's 'The Grand' , Native Instruments Akoustik or Elektrik piano, or Reason Pianos Refill.…"
Nov 2, 2008
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  • Jon, Welcome to our little corner of the world. Post some music and a pic for your Avatar. Maybe some pics of your studio as well.
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