VI-CONTROL

INTRODUCTION Welcome! Introduce yourself, share your music, get to know this forum's rules and more.

Welcome to V.I. Control!

Announcements and rules of this message board.
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INTRODUCE Yourself

Registered members only. Introduce yourself, let everyone know what you're doing, how long you've been doing music, etc.
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Newbie Questions

New to this virtual instruments game? Not even sure what "virtual instruments" means? Here's your place to ask questions.
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VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS & SAMPLE LIBRARIES

SAMPLE Talk

General discussion area all about samples, sample libraries, virtual instruments, synths, players and such.
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COMMERCIAL Announcements

This section is for paying advertisers. Announcements from non-paying companies should go into the Tier 2 sub-forum.
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DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!

This section if for paying advertisers. Deals from non-paying companies should go into the Tier sub-forum.
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REVIEWS

DISCLAIMER: Some reviewers may receive compensation from developers via click-though programs or affiliate links.
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SAMPLECASTS, PODCASTS, VIDEOCASTS

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STUDIO PRODUCTION

Mixing, Post-Production, and Effects

General Virtual Studio Mixing and Mastering discussion. Discuss tips & techniques to make your mixes shine.
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Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

A place to discuss everything related to DAW software! (Cubase, Logic, VEP, etc.)
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PC/Mac Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Forum for discussing computer hardware, components, & peripherals (Macbooks, CPUs, computer keyboards, etc)
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GEAR Talk

Studio Gear Talk: hardware mic preamps, compressors, limiters, synths, mics, amps, guitars, keyboards etc.
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Acoustic & Orchestral instruments

Everything/Anything about acoustic instruments, orchestral, ethnic, voices used to recreate MIDI mock-ups with real ensembles or orchestras, or as solo instruments, etc.
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Workflow Tips & DIYs

Workflow can improve or hinder creativity and production. Share Tips, Tricks of the trade, approaches, DIY projects, etc. that have helped you cut off on time and operations.
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Sound Design and SFX

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SAMPLE PLAYERS & VST/VI SYNTHS Virtual instruments interfaces, Virtual Synths, Sample Players. (For example Omnisphere, Kontatk, U-he, Falcon, etc.). For discussion about SAMPLES themselves, visit SAMPLE Talk.

KONTAKT: Sampling, Programming & Scripting

Here's the place to discuss Kontakt, programming and scripting.
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EXS24

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OTHERS: Falcon/UVI, Halion, Giga, Sforzando Sfz.

Other samplers platforms like Falcon/UVI, Halion, GigaStudio, Sforzando Sfz, etc. Discuss, troubleshoot, optimize, Q & A.
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VIRTUAL SYNTHS: Omnisphere, U-he, Reaktor, etc.

Discussions specific to Virtual Synths, (i.e. Omnisphere, U-he, Reaktor, PadShoPro, Falcon, etc.) distinct from instruments samples and VSTs.
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COMPOSITION, NOTATION & ORCHESTRATION

Composition, Orchestration & Technique

Discussions on composing and scoring music. Tips and suggestions on how to improve your orchestral mockups and midi techniques. Feel free to post unfinished or experimental works and get feedback.
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Member's Compositions

Add your URL to a completed composition on your personal music website. Your composition will be reviewed by a community member.
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NOTATION Speak: Sibelius, Finale & Dorico

Working with Finale or Sibelius notation programs? Here's the place to ask questions, get answers and improve your notation skills.
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Soundtracks Discussion

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Competitions!

Do you know of any upcoming composing competitions? Share with us. You are taking part in one? Announce results, share tracks, etc.
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EIS Discussion

Forum for discussion about EIS: Equal Interval System, a compositional technique and system developed and taught by Lyle "Spud" Murphy
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THE BUSINESS Here, it's all about you!

Working in the Industry

Practical information area regarding getting started and working in the music industry. Question, answer and discussion.
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Members Professional Updates & Self-Promotion

Here is a promotional section where you can post your latest news, updates, shows, CD & Movie releases. Got bragging rights? Post them here! * (probationary section). (formerly 'PROMOTE Yourself').
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V.I. CLASSIFIEDS

FOR SALE: Music Gear CLASSIFIEDS (Free Service)

Wanting to buy or sell used gear? Check out the offerings from VI members from all over the world.
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JOBS Board

Check out the jobs board for gigs, jobs, etc.
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SANCTUS CAFE'

OFF-TOPICS - General Musings

General musings from the community. Members may make announcements and create polls. Fix the universe's problems here.
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What's on your playlist right now?

Which album, artist are you listening to right now, or lately?
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Drama Zone

Here's where you can debate about stuff that most people are tired of reading about.
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ARTISTS INTERVIEWS: VI Spotlight

New section for members to ask direct questions to professionals in the field.
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CHAT ROOM (VI-Control on Discord)

The VI-CONTROL CHATROOM on Discord is open to all!
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FORUM SUPPORT DESK Can't find a feature? Notice a problem? Technical questions about the forum? Ask here!

Questions about the new site? Ask here!

If you have questions, suggestions, comments or issues with the new site, this is the place to ask. Please be patient and kind, as this thread will be tended by volunteers. Although it should be pretty intuitive, we will try to help you as much as possible.
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