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About dannthr

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Los Angeles, CA

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  • Website URL http://www.dannthr.com
  • Skype dannthr@gmail.com

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status 2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Cubase
    Pro Tools
  • Software - Preferred Plugins/Libraries Many
  • Composition & Production Skills Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design


  • Real Name Dan Reynolds
  • Occupation Composer/Audio Designer
  1. Starting to draw character (resurrection thread)

    That sucks, man! But at least you're getting out of there! Pose looks great, nice energy! I have a more interesting time with hands after some hand studies--you could try re-rendering some dynamic hands but with your 4-digit style: http://windsweptsummer.deviantart.com/art/Right-Hand-Reference-28509739
  2. Starting to draw character (resurrection thread)

    You going through something right now? Moving away? Or is it just a stressful trip? I like the pattern about her waist. I think would have liked her right hand to be a tad more interesting--maybe something more delicate like this: As it is now, she's clutching it in her fist--could be a transference of your mental state, if you were especially stressed, but I think how she holds the flower will help sell the "happy place" and bring it to life a bit more. Other than that, really nice atmosphere--feels thick.
  3. Sometimes Dan Draws Clothed People

    Kat/RedRabbu cosplaying as Chun Li--5-15 minute poses, Markers and Pencil on Bristol:
  4. Sometimes Dan Draws Clothed People

    Maura Evelyn Live Portrait 2.5 Hours, Charcoal on Drawing Paper:
  5. The book is separated into three parts: First, an introduction to KSP--assuming no background in programming--and walking you through the various types of Kontakt instrument interactions you create in the script. Second, example applications which read like case-studies/code examples. Third, script vocabulary reference (basically an A-Z of script commands, variables, etc.). It's a small book--about 6" tall--so at first, I was kind of annoyed at the price, but it's hundreds of pages long, and it makes up for its small form by being a substantial reference manual.
  6. Sometimes Dan Draws Clothed People

    Had a great session tonight with one of my favorite models, John Tucker! Charcoal on newsprint 5-15 minute poses:
  7. Mike Novy's KSP book is a pretty good (and the only published) resource on Kontakt scripting: http://www.amazon.com/KSP-Scripting-1-Mike-Novy/dp/3839150515/ I find it a pretty handy resource when I'm trying to say set up custom instruments.
  8. Newb Recording Question!

    Sometimes old gear has a noise-floor. It's not like this was pristine. Everything along the gain-stage chain can contribute to noise-floor problems. This includes the input and output type (instrument vs. line, etc.); the converters on both ends; to a small degree, the cable length; etc. It's difficult to say without implementing experimental control parameters, what component(s) is/are contributing to your problem.
  9. Is Absynth 5 worth getting?

    These days Komplete is a no-brainer starter package. However, for me, I'm not really interested in Komplete all that much--when I started out with Native-Instruments, Komplete didn't exist. I bought Kontakt 2 about 10 years ago over Gigastudio (super glad how that worked out). A year or so later, I bought Guitar Rig with the Rig Kontrol. Now it seems every year they try to tempt me with a Crossgrade price. The problem for me is that for the longest time, aside from Reaktor, nothing in Komplete really piqued my interest since most of the sample libraries were sub-par or redundant to what I already owned (having been collecting VST effects and instruments for 10 years as well). Last year I bought Reaktor 6 for like $100 bucks or something, maybe less, and that pretty well sealed the coffin for me on Komplete. Instead of Battery, I have Geist, Tremor, and a slew of acoustic drum libraries (including Addictive Drums 2). Instead of the Komplete collection of synths, I have pretty well mastered Zebra 2--I mean, presets are all great and everything, but I haven't used synth presets for a long time (except Init). When you master an instrument like Zebra, presets lose their appeal over the sound you have in your head. For fun I did buy Serum and I have owned Omnisphere for ages. So for me, no, Komplete isn't a great deal. They don't take into account that I have several of their products when they give me the crossgrade price. So I've been content, so to speak, just upgrading over the years the individual packages (when they do their summer 50% upgrade sales). For people just starting out, however, it's a no-brainer--save up, buy it.
  10. Sometimes Dan Draws Clothed People

    Saturday's long pose with model Barry Morse. Charcoal on White Butcher Paper Model: Barry Morse Pose: 2.5 Hours
  11. Secret of Mana

    I think it'd be a lot of fun to do! Along with contributing to the art, I'd be happy to put the book together in InDesign.
  12. Secret of Mana

    We could do an artist tribute album book with liner notes or stories from the contributors on what SoM means to them--and then send it to Hiroki Kikuta.
  13. Secret of Mana

    Dig it! Sign me up!
  14. Secret of Mana

    Sweet! So am I to assume there are not genre/style guides?
  15. Secret of Mana

    Weaving in some of the more principle themes to give it more substance as the last cue on the album.