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    New game - TetraDefense!

    Hi everyone, One of my friends recently launched a new web-based game called TetraDefense (that I composed the music for ) - it's a sweet combination of Tetris and "tower defense" that will blow your mind. The game looks simple, but watch out...although the first couple levels are easy, they get harder in a hurry! In fact, I still haven't beaten all the levels :), but I bet some of you guys will do better than I did: http://www.tetradefense.com/ FYI, the music changes every 3 levels, so you don't get bored of listening to the same track. And if you get stuck, the "How To Play" link at the bottom left will probably help you (of course you should read that first, but who has time for that?) Let me know what you think - and by all means, let me know if you manage to beat all the levels! GLHF -ContinueTheEnd
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    Problems with multiple SFZ player plug-ins?

    Never mind, everyone - apparently I had an older version of the SFZ player; I downloaded the version at http://wayback.archive.org/web/jsp/Interstitial.jsp?seconds=5&date=1184537031000&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rgcaudio.com%2Fdownloads%2Ffreeware%2Fsfz.zip&target=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.archive.org%2Fweb%2F20070715220351%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.rgcaudio.com%2Fdownloads%2Ffreeware%2Fsfz.zip and that SFZ player worked fine with multiple instances...I now have 8+ instances of the SFZ player (with different soundfonts, etc.) playing just fine. Thanks everyone for the help...I guess sometimes you just gotta search around for a quick fix.
  3. Greetings everyone, Does anyone know how to successfully use multiple instances of the free SFZ player plug-in with REAPER? If I use one instance, everything works/sounds fine, but as soon as I add more than one instance of the SFZ player plugin, I hear a hideous crackling/popping upon playback. I have seen this problem mentioned before, but my question is: is there any way to fix this? Some setting or something that can be adjusted so I can have more than one SFZ player plug-in active? Any advice is appreciated - and again, my DAW is REAPER. Thanks! -ContinueTheEnd
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    Good Guitar/Drum VSTs, etc.

    I totally hear you - I fully plan to use the trashy guitar VSTs that I have for now...and no, the Megaman X comment I made earlier doesn't mean I'm trying to bash the music (Megaman X has some of the greatest music of all time, no questions asked), but just the realism of the instruments used...which may not matter anyway, like you said, since people just want good rocking music. I already have my drums taken care of - and I'm planning on getting a cheap audio interface (~85$, Tascam) for direct guitar recording, should I ever need higher-quality sound, for whatever reason. Thanks.
  5. Hello everyone, Another newb remixer question: what exactly do I need to record guitar directly into my computer? I am assuming that I need BOTH of the objects in the links below (one is a soundcard, the other is an audio interface): Soundcard: http://www.guitarcenter.com/M-Audio-Audiophile-2496-PCI-Digital-Audio-Card-101145522-i1154070.gc#customer-reviews Interface: http://www.guitarcenter.com/TASCAM-US-100-USB-Audio-Interface-106541899-i1478020.gc Do I only need one of these, or do I need both (for recording guitar)? The soundcard looked like it had some kind of input capability, but I'm not sure if it can accept a guitar jack...any advice is appreciated. Also, I'm on a low budget, so that explains why I'm not spending more than 200$ on both components combined. Thanks for the help. -ContinueTheEnd
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    Good Guitar/Drum VSTs, etc.

    Alright thanks everyone I will try the Pettinhouse guitar stuff...I've already got a couple decent drum kits that should suffice (one from Darkesword's site) and one "Heavy Guitar" soundfont that sounds like stuff from the Mega Man X games.... I find it funny that guitar virtual instruments/effects are so expensive relative to everything else...you can get a practically complete orchestra library for free that sounds pretty good, but you can't get a half-decent sounding guitar for less than 400$? Wow...
  7. Greetings everyone, I am looking for some good guitar and drum sounds (either virtual instruments or soundfonts is fine, whatever) and am not sure where to start looking. I would like them to be FREE, if possible, since I am still learning how to mix and thus do not need expensive/high-quality sounds...but obviously I would like the best possible quality that can be found with free instruments. If anyone has any pointers/recommendations/advice, etc., please let me know. Thanks so much. -ContinueTheEnd
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    Emu 0404 Equivalent?

    K everyone thanks for the tips - to tell the truth, I think there's issues with running the 0404 on Windows 7 (googling "Emu 0404 PCI Windows 7" brings up a lot of driver/compatibility complaints on forums).
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    Emu 0404 Equivalent?

    I tried buying an Emu 0404 soundcard off of Amazon, but the new model uses the PCIe slot on your computer (the traditional Emu 0404 used PCI slots). Currently my PCIe slot is being used by my nVidia card, so I can't get the Emu 0404 card. I also checked Creative's site for the normal Emu 0404 PCI cards, but they were out of stock...basically, I can't get the Emu 0404 card that I want. Can anyone recommend an "equivalent" soundcard (in terms of performance) that is ~100$ and uses PCI slots (instead of PCIe)? Any advice would be appreciated - thanks.
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    REAPER Soundfont Issue

    Thanks for the advice - I will try this. However, you mentioned that you haven't used SFZ in a while...well, what do you use then? Is there something better that you would recommend (anything free is a plus)? Again, I am fairly new to sequencing/mixing, so any tips or advice you can offer would be appreciated. Thanks again.
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    REAPER Soundfont Issue

    I just got Shortcircuit - however, the program can't "see" any of my sf2 files...I put a shortcut of my REAPER Plugins folder into the "sample" directory just like it said, but all I see is the folder and no samples to load in the player itself. I'm using Windows 7 - I wonder if that messes things up. Any help is appreciated - I just need a soundfont player that works...I'm kinda disappointed that it's this hard to get one that does. I'
  12. I'm having a frustrating problem with REAPER (I'm a new user trying to learn the ropes): I have my soundfont players (SFZ and the Font! one) both installed, and I've got two different sound libraries (one orchestral and one guitar-based) as well. My first problem is that when I assign the SFZ soundfont player to a track, IT ONLY PLAYS THE FIRST INSTRUMENT ON THE LIST. Even if I change the instrument on the SFZ player in the FX settings, when I actually hit "play", it always reverts to the first instrument on the list and ONLY plays that one...then when I open the FX options to check, sure enough, it automatically reverted to the first instrument. I'm not sure how to fix this. My second problem is, with the Font! player, I can't hear any sound at all when I play back the instrument (although the player can load instruments and I can see it playing them "digitally", I don't hear sound!). This problem is puzzling because I can hear the playback of the SFZ player, but for some reason I can't hear sound with the Font! player. Any advice is appreciated - thanks. -ContinueTheEnd
  13. I'm having a frustrating problem with REAPER (I'm a new user trying to learn the ropes): I have my soundfont players (SFZ and the Font! one) both installed, and I've got two different sound libraries (one orchestral and one guitar-based) as well. My first problem is that when I assign the SFZ soundfont player to a track, IT ONLY PLAYS THE FIRST INSTRUMENT ON THE LIST. Even if I change the instrument on the SFZ player in the FX settings, when I actually hit "play", it always reverts to the first instrument on the list and ONLY plays that one...then when I open the FX options to check, sure enough, it automatically reverted to the first instrument. I'm not sure how to fix this. My second problem is, with the Font! player, I can't hear any sound at all when I play back the instrument (although the player can load instruments and I can see it playing them "digitally", I don't hear sound!). This problem is puzzling because I can hear the playback of the SFZ player, but for some reason I can't hear sound with the Font! player. Any advice is appreciated - thanks. -ContinueTheEnd
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    "Bare Minimum" Starter Remix Advice

    Thanks for the description, but based on what others have said, your "minimum description" seems quite high...you're saying a "good DAW" is 500$, but I just got Reaper for 40$, which people say is enough to pass the OCR judges if you use it correctly. You're talking about monitors that are 500$+, but people have said that good headphones are 50$ - 100$. Please keep in mind that when I say "bare minimum", I'm talking literally "the bare minimum I need to compose a mix that will satisfy the OCR judges' standards." And this is all assuming that I learn how to use my equipment (both hardware and software) properly, which I understand will take a lot of time and effort on my part.
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    "Bare Minimum" Starter Remix Advice

    Thanks for the link - that's helpful because I really have no idea where to begin as far as brands/companies go with headphones. As far as the headphones vs. monitors banter goes, I think I would stick with getting a pair of decent headphones and working from there...I'm in a pretty noisy household right now that would make it difficult (if not impossible) to do it any other way. Thanks again for your help; any more tips are appreciated.