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  1. I would've given something precious to have that piano sound 30 years ago. For ensembles, consider layering real strings with synth strings. It's an art to achieve that, however - not everything will work. As for the rest - do consider you're setting very high standards for yourself. For fun, check out http://www.synthmania.com/sr-jv80-02.htm - then you'll hear how much better you have it nowadays. That doesn't mean you shouldn't upgrade - putting the bar higher for yourself is a good thing - but it's easy to get lost in buying things. Buying things won't make you a better musician o
  2. If you have two instruments and both give 'm separate reverbs, it's just going to sound unnatural. "Sound quality" is a weird way to describe it; it's more of a "this is something you can't ever hear naturally". Mixing is about the suspension of disbelief, and unless you're live-recording an orchestra with a pair of microphones separated at a distance equal to your ears in a seat somewhere in the venue (which is -still- an approximation because your ears work different from microphones), you're always trying to "stylize" things to paint a scene, send a message, or perform illusionism. It's lik
  3. When do you use inserts: for distortion, EQ, compression, chorus, flanger, phaser. When do you use sends: for reverb, delay. When are there exceptions: any time you want 'm. You can use compression as a send effect to get something called parallel compression. These are rules of thumb, and rules can and should be broken if you learn something from them. Chorus (or plain old oscillator detuning) can make the sound wider, but at the same time it can get weaker, because it's cancelling itself out in terms of phase. Reverb lets a focused sound compete with a smeared copy of its
  4. Nope, you need a (hardware) V-Synth for this. See (and listen) http://www.synthmania.com/v-synth_ver.2.htm and http://www.synthmania.com/v-synth.htm (see patch "Retro Singer")
  5. https://8dio.com/instrument/8dio-studio-vocal-series-jenifer-kontakt-vstauaxx/ https://8dio.com/instrument/studio-sopranos-vst-au-aax-kontakt-instruments/ https://8dio.com/instrument/studio-vocals-laurie-vst-au-aax-kontakt-instrument/ Roland had a JV/XP Vocal expansion board - http://www.synthmania.com/sr-jv80-13.htm Of course Omni is good stuff, but the libraries above are much more specialized
  6. So I happen to have an XP30, which is a JV1080 in keyboard form. The JV2080 is virtually identical, except that it has more expansion room, a bigger display, and 3 insert effects instead of just 1. The sound is called "Temple of JV" (PR-E 078). I've opened the on-board editor to find out what makes it tick. Note that this is the first time I'm seeing this - my previous analysis did not have the machine switched on. INT A-254 Org Vox C (that's the sound you're after) INT A-013 MKS-20 PR B (the cheap piano) INT A-151 Mini Bs 2 (the pulsating tonal sound) INT A-219 Soft Pad A
  7. The JV2080 is a synthesizer that has 4 sample-based "oscillators" - each has their own multimode filter, LFOs and envelopes. This helps because it means that you can deconstruct such a sound in 4 layers or fewer. So, layer by layer: the ttch ttch is noise - an open hihat sample would work - that's been cut and it gets played at progressively lower pitches at a tempo of 16th notes. Another layer is a pulsating triangle or sinewave. A square wave LFO is routed to the volume and the modulation amount is 100%. That one is tempo-synced but it's playing 8th notes (on the 2nd and 4th). Belo
  8. lol wut What kind of "discovery" are you hoping for exactly? "Pay me $3K if you want this beat?" Then make another account. Several producers have more aliases than sharks have teeth, how is this different?
  9. Why not SoundCloud? Easy to preview, and you can just make the original .wav files downloadable - even use a Creative Commons license. Sure, it's not loop-specific, but you can put enough meta-information in there - tag it as "127 bpm" if you wanted to - to make it easily findable/browsable.
  10. There's a reason they call it the musical landscape; there's a hot, boiling and roiling underground below a petrified, worn surface. Sometimes it produces an outburst, which scares the crap out of everyone, but soon that cools down and becomes part of the landscape as well. FYI, nothing in pop that's electronic right now is new - virtually all the tricks you hear were already done in the late 90s and early 00s, but it was mainstream in Europe, not the US. This does not mean either is progressive or lagging, just that trends may not surface at the same time.
  11. A question that's harder to answer is - how many of these people who got a copy do something with it - more importantly, -achieve- something with it? With music it would be - how many just hoard it and put it in a collection, and never listen to it? Even with a multi-gigabyte library, you have to be actually skilled to do something with it. A pirated copy does not necessarily translate to a sale. The people who get this kind of stuff - do they actually need it, or do they just hoard it? And the people who do use it (because if they really needed it they'd buy it) - what do they use it for? Whe
  12. Who says that's the only video? It looks more like it's one of a series, and Ableton quickly pulled it. Kind of silly to base any decisions on a minimum of preliminary information.
  13. The numbers are not the problem, learning to fluently play scales and transposing without a hitch are. That's what you should get hung up about - they're comparable to a fluid, legible handwriting or 60 WPM touch-typing plus correct command of grammar and spelling for authors.
  14. If you think your album will sell/not sell because of drum machines you have bigger issues than just the drum machine. So: Worry about other things. Worst a drum machine could do is that whatever samples it has are just not right for the kind of music you make. I wouldn't try to sell a Linn or an 808 as realistic when the rest is just plain garage rock or something and you're supposed to have a real kit around. The Linn would be desirable for chillwave or w/e Com Truise is called, and the 808 would do great for electro, both cases where a real kit would fail completely. Won't work. (unless yo
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