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  1. I enjoyed this quite a bit. The piece is not in hurry and builds nicely. Bravo!
  2. I've run PLAY and Kontakt just fine on my Windows 10 PC. I've never head a problem with my VSTs, other than having constantly reconfigure my directories as I upgrade to bigger SSDs. However, Windows 10 adds new features when it updates itself. This means it takes more resources to run with every update, and my FX 8350 processor doesn't go as far as it used to. Hopefully Ryzen will hit a nice price-point for an upgrade, or maybe it is time to make the switch over to Intel.
  3. I remember seeing some of these extended techniques in my college orchestration class. Sadly I've never played this piece, but it sounds pretty cool. Here's a link to a paper that explains the symbols. http://www.anthonybannach.com/uploads/2/1/6/7/21674290/pendereckipaper.pdf It doesn't explain the slashes very well (he says hit the string with the nut, which is impossible), but if I were playing this I would hit the fingerboard/strings with the wood or maybe the screw of the bow. That is what it sounds like in the recording, and I'll bet it is the main percussive sound you are
  4. It is almost Thanksgiving in the United States, and that means black Friday sales are starting to appear. PreSonus Studio One is half-off on every version. You need a code that they provide to you. It goes until Nov. 28th. When Fl 12 came out, several people jumped ship to S1. (FL 12 got a lot better when patches came out, in my opinion) I think S1 is a sharp and fun DAW. https://shop.presonus.com/products/software/studio-one-prods/Studio-One-3-Digital-Downloads Ableton is taking 20% off just about everything until Jan 11th. I recently took a Mooc class on Live 9, and enjoyed us
  5. Wow that is pretty cool! I don't know how confident I would be doing it, but it might be worth a shot if it saves a grand or two for other priorities.
  6. Hi All! My wife and I have built a nice house, and I'm looking at turning the upstairs loft into a studio. Right now the sky is the limit, and was wondering where would be a good place to look for some quality studio furniture or DiY instructions. It seems that most of my normal places either sell stuff too small or really high end mixing consoles. The only real requirement is whatever furniture I end up with needs to accommodate an 88-key controller and two monitor screens. Thanks!
  7. Hello everyone, After finishing my masters thesis, I'm back to remixing. I've updated my track a bit and posted it here. Comments are always appreciated. It might clip around 3:10, or it might be my cheap monitors with all the bass going on. Thanks! https://soundcloud.com/william-rhoden/bach-to-the-valley-wip
  8. Hello everyone! I'm trying to do a remix of some of Bach's music with Gerudo Valley in an interesting way. There are at least three different Bach works referenced here. I feel I need to rework the drums and rhythms at some places. Also, I'm still working out the ending, but I wanted to share it here. Let me know what you think! Thanks, Rodok ARRANGEMENT / INTERPRETATION [ ] Too conservative - sticks too close to the source [ ] Too liberal - not enough connections to the source (too much original writing) [ ] Too much direct sampling from ori
  9. I've been catching up on this show, and it is great! Love the Dad jokes.
  10. Boy FAST Racing NEO looks cool! Glad it's only $15. That's actually reasonable. NID: voiceindesert
  11. 1. I use a Focusrite 2i2 2. It sounds good, is stable, and I don't need more than two I/Os. 3. Really I just got lucky. I did a lot of research, but was still unsure. The Phantom Power was important for my mic, but I didn't really know much about the different brand reputations. 4. Look for what you need, not what you want. I may want to look cool with 10 I/Os, but do I really need that for guitar/vocals or violin? Not really. 5. I'd avoid trying to sub in a soundblaster 24 bit with ASIO4ALL. Yeah it's technically the same bit depth and sample rate at a third the cost, but it was a hug
  12. My friends and I found OCR back in 2003 in my high school programming class as freshmen. The first OCR I heard was... http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00996 I haven't stopped listening. Started remixing during undergrad music school, and started learning to produce in the last two years. I also have an obsession with remixing Gerudo Valley. I blame it on hearing djpretzel's "Gerudo Interlude" (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00368) early on.
  13. Sounded like an introduction to a larger song. I enjoyed the ambiance!
  14. I enjoyed the gameboy sounds. I hope I can sleep tonight!
  15. Thanks Timaeus. I agree, it did end up a bit loud. Living and learning.
  16. Challenge Accepted. Not long, but fun to do. https://soundcloud.com/william-rhoden/single-note-challenge
  17. True, I was also a lot easier to impress when I was in middle school. Plus the N64 was such a huge step up from the SNES. I wonder if the new game is going to further the Andros story anymore. I never played SF Assault, so I'm a bit out of the story loop. It blew my mind to find out that Andros is Koine Greek for "man". I don't know if Nintendo meant it to mean that, but it changed the whole story for me.
  18. I for one wanted to go back and play StarFox 64 after watching the videos above. I remember thinking when the N64 came out, "can it get any better than this?" *sigh*
  19. Similar to DrumUltimA, I tell my students all the time to focus on one instrument for awhile and then branch out. Pick a main instrument that you can't live without. Treat the rest as secondaries. If you play drums, do you play keyboard percussion? That might help you a bit with the piano skills. If you have to do both, prioritize. I've also found that in the tonal instruments, there are principles that carry over between them. For instance, my main instrument is violin, but violin technique is very useful on all strings. (also guitar hero and rock band) Further, Piano helped me understand
  20. I ended up buying Lumina and CS2. CS2 just edged out Mural Ensembles on academic discount price. I am very pleased with the results. Here's an example of them together. Good libraries really do make a difference. https://youtu.be/QbVCSPcd3e8
  21. Rodok is play off my dad's USAF (Retired) pilot call name, Rodak.
  22. Loundness seems to be a genre specific thing. Classical tracks rarely are maxed out and I often have to change the volume based on the work. Probably because of the dynamic nuances classical music has. (Although I have noticed that more modern tracks are louder than say something recorded 20 yrs ago.)
  23. When I ended up with FL, I had tried Ableton, Reason, Pro Tools, and Garageband. I was so split on which one (although not Garageband) to get, and I could make a song in all of them. FL won out because I got it as a gift. So I'm still learning it and welcome the visual changes to 12. I don't have a massive sample library or older midi equipment, so it works for me. I get that FL is not the same FL it was years/months ago. Kind of the feeling that I get whenever Microsoft releases a new version of Windows. I would have stuck with Win98 forever if I could have and only got off XP around two ye
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