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  1. Shiirai

    You desert island soft synths?

    Which all work in FM8 and usually sound better there too. Not to mention the horrible interface on Dexed. The answer to the question givemeenoughrope asked is 'No'. There isn't really a 'better' FM synth than what you have. Just different ones. I love Dexed too, but it's certainly not 'better'...
  2. Shiirai

    60min speedscoring - now using my own vocal! :O

    I can't believe I haven't thought of this before. Seems like a good idea to me! Are those embertone flutes?
  3. Shiirai

    Your NI Komplete (Ultimate) gems

    Taking liberties with the topic here, but I recently discovered this and had to share it somewhere: Anyone experiencing load clipping with heavy Reaktor libs (looking at you Polyplex) in, for example, Cubase should check whether their windows power profile is set to full. Everything works so...
  4. Shiirai

    Your NI Komplete (Ultimate) gems

    I'm not at all knowledgeable about the sonic qualities of different reverb plugins, but as far as I can tell the RC48 has a specific sound that works, but really doesn't seem all that special. I use it because it's what I got, but that doesn't stop me from drooling over the character something...
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    Your NI Komplete (Ultimate) gems

    You might want to check the Reaktor user library then, someone made a sequencer specifically for Polyplex which I use pretty often for random beats.
  6. Shiirai

    Your NI Komplete (Ultimate) gems

    From the top of my head: - everything from Heavyocity (Damage, Evolve series) - Kinetic Metal - Reaktor (user libs are a goldmine), also Monark and Razor - Polyplex (can't believe how much I love this thing) - Drumlab (You need drums? Here's drums) - Battery 4 - Absynth - RC48 (Go-to reverb) -...
  7. Shiirai

    Komplete Kontrol, which one to buy?

    Well. Maybe something else to think about... I've found that only the Komplete Kontrol S keyboards have the indicative LEDS that make all my KK-ready plugins that much more playable. So while Komplete Kontrol is expensive, there is really no alternative in that area. What I'm trying to say is...
  8. Shiirai

    Komplete Kontrol, which one to buy?

    Got an S25 and it's dead useful. Of course it isn't useful for anyting but playing simple melodies and controlling stuff. Got an Axiom 49 for other stuff. But that wasn't big enough to really play piano on, so I went and got myself a bigger, 3rd keyboard. There's two things I've taken away from...
  9. Shiirai

    Favorite Reaktor User Library?

    Oh man. I discovered Reaktor recently (while researching everything else included in Komplete 12) and I fell in love with the little beasty. Such brilliant toys. A few I'm currently really into: - Form - Polyplex and Polyplex Seq - Nod-e - Dron-E Synths: - Nord Rack - Nord - OB-Xb - Oki...
  10. Shiirai

    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    Yeah, and I filed a complaint because as someone who has never used that site, it's ridiculously easy to miss. So I ordered without knowing it was sold out, because nothing else on the site warns you, not even when you go to order. If I tried to sell that design to my customers they'd laugh at...
  11. Shiirai

    24 HOURS LEFT! Get Palette Symphonic Sketchpad for just $179

    This was my first orchestral library and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. 7 out of 5, Palette is awesome.
  12. Shiirai

    POLL: An idea for VI-Control sponsored sample library reviews

    I'd gladly pay money for actual reviews but I'm actually rather skeptic about the likelihood of getting those. No offense to any of the reviewers who are going out of their way to try and bring us quality content, but most of what I find is more valuable as 'entertainment' to me than as an...
  13. Shiirai

    Seeking views on NI Symphony Series & Brass

    Only in so far you have the option of closer mic positions which apparently really helps. I've been waiting for the current sale for a while. My current library collection is pretty basic and the Symphony Series strings, Ensemble and Solo Brass and Percussion are my first higher-end libaries...
  14. Shiirai

    An Incandascence Of the Dark Lord

    Ahhh, I got Potter-baited.
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    Is this a typo? (on Time + Space website) Because I'm pretty sure full Symphony Series is supposed to be included in the Collector's Edition. EDIT: Nevermind, it states elsewhere that it is so. So a typo then. Ordered \m/
  16. Shiirai

    Hi from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Welcome to the forums. I also hail from the Nether-realm. (I find this so awkward.)
  17. Shiirai

    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    It's $276,- and 295 euros. That's some pretty stupid math. Does that mean that I have to pay 50 euros on top of what an American would pay just because I'm European? EDIT: Nevermind, euro's includes tax of course. But that means I'm just going to order the CE from NI tomorrow. Been waiting for...
  18. Shiirai

    I have no idea what I'm doing

    I do not so much bite as peck. But really, does anybody truly know what they're doing? Or do we just throw things at a canvas and learn from what sticks and looks pretty? Welcome to VI-C.
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    How do I become a moderator?

    Moderators are people too. You know. Except when they're not.
  20. Shiirai

    How do I become a moderator?

    An all consuming dislike for piracy that isn't scored by Hans Zimmer.
  21. Shiirai

    Native Instruments Symphony Series?

    My point is that even without the upgrade, the full Symphony Series itself for the 300,- we're expecting the upgrade to cost would be a good deal ;). For me, at least. Honestly, there's a lot of orchestral libraries much higher on my list, but all this together? How can I not?
  22. Shiirai

    Native Instruments Symphony Series?

    That's basically what I'm figuring. The Essentials are borderline unusable in what I'd like to do, but I've watched some stuff and have seen that there's much more to the full version. The value for money during a sale (at least in my case) would be such that I simply couldn't refuse. I'd much...
  23. Shiirai

    Native Instruments Symphony Series?

    I'm wondering this as well. Whatever faults Symphony series has, lack of articulations or effect-options aren't among them in my opinion.
  24. Shiirai

    Mastering Engineer or Do it yourself?

    Agreed, though I would always consider whether the quality of your work fits the goal of the product. For a bandcamp album I'd probably try to do as much as possible myself. It's fully and completely my work, after all. Music released as a library for a game, film or other work however, I'd...
  25. Shiirai

    Best Kontakt library for 80's synthwave sounds?

    1. I use both whenever the option exists, using kontakt libs for easy iteration and experimentation. Depending on the awesomeness of the Kontakt instrument I may grow to love the on-board effects. I do use a Sample Manager whenever possible, however. 2. Predesigned kits are great for...
  26. Shiirai

    Best Kontakt library for 80's synthwave sounds?

    Whoah, thanks! I might have to take you up on that :). Aaand now I have Synthwave Drums. That's a ridiculous price.
  27. Shiirai

    Best Kontakt library for 80's synthwave sounds?

    Sorry to necropost, but can anyone tell me how much of this library (Power Move) is dedicated to drum sounds? I'm wondering if getting "Synthwave Drums" by Beatskilzz for $20 is at all useful if I'm planning to get this as well.
  28. Shiirai

    Native Instruments Symphony Series?

    I'm actually keeping money set aside for the summer sale in hopes the upgrade to the Collector's Edition will be half-off as well. That would basically be my only reason to upgrade my 11 Ultimate to 12. Full Symphony Series would definitely make it worth it.
  29. Shiirai

    Subscription licenses scare me

    Can we please stop the capitalistic preaching?
  30. Shiirai

    Subscription licenses scare me

    That's true, but that's only a subscription if you want it to be. If you don't *have* to update, you can still use the older version until it breaks.
  31. Shiirai

    Subscription licenses scare me

    Not every government is corrupt. Adobe certainly is a corrupt government in this example. EDIT: ANYWAY. Let's leave the political metaphors for now. Adobe is awful. Stay away. Go for Affinity or Clip Studio instead.
  32. Shiirai

    Subscription licenses scare me

    In my case, legal and reasonably priced Cannabis.
  33. Shiirai

    Subscription licenses scare me

    I think socialism is fine. What Adobe does isn't socialism though, for many reasons. The main reason is that they've become increasingly greedy. Their subscription model *should* scare you, it's pretty terrible. Not every subscription is backed by an awful company, however. I've long switched...
  34. Shiirai

    KeepForest Evolution: Dragon - $60 at T+S (lists $149)

    Damn Froggy, you're really on top of things aren't you?
  35. Shiirai

    I've Bought My Last String Library

    You must not have Aria London Strings. I kinda like the sound, but it's virtually unplayable and I can't for the life of me fit it in with instruments other than themselves. Then again, I also have Session Strings and those don't even work in a solo setting so I guess that's worse.
  36. Shiirai

    Native Instruments Symphony Series?

    Indeed. Also, to answer the OP, all the parts are decent, though woodwinds sounds a bit weird and I've been told the strings sound synthetic. I don't particularly agree. The percussion, however, is fine and the whole set for the discounted upgrade price is a very good deal. I will be getting it...
  37. Shiirai

    I've Bought My Last String Library

    What. That's a really good pricepoint damnit. I had my sights set on CSS and CSSS. How am I supposed to choose now?
  38. Shiirai

    Sample Library Depreciation thread

    I find it unnerving how people keep repeating they've "gotten used to it" and have "learned to deal with it", how they try to minimize the damage, making excuses for the companies. Kinda in the same way someone may talk about an abusive spouse.
  39. Shiirai

    Faster String Runs Library to complement CSS

    Truly, I didn't know the Kontakt Factory Library had any good patches at all. Imma need to take notes.
  40. Shiirai

    POLL: Do Cory's YouTube reviews help your purchasing decisions?

    Pretty much like your stuff :p. I swear I can hear your voice when I read your posts. Anyway, Cory's videos are informative, relaxing and appear to be very honest. Actually, I should watch more of them. Gotta go!
  41. Shiirai

    Sample Library Depreciation thread

    Pretty much. There's also some legal stuff going on with copyright on samples. I get all that. And I don't *actually* mind not being able to resell plugins. What I find unacceptable is being unable to return the product (or basically, terminate the contract and receive a refund) when it turns...
  42. Shiirai

    Limited Free Download - Synths DX by Karanyi Music!

    I love this kind of music, and you are right, this is really good. Seriously, the free UVI synths from last week and now this? I should really get to work ^^.
  43. Shiirai

    Sample Library Depreciation thread

    Actually, 'fit for purpose' is not an actual requirement to return something. You can return something within x time, no matter what the reason is, if you are not satisfied with your purchase. It's consumer protection, at least it is in my country. I actually *get* the no-resale policies. We...
  44. Shiirai

    Sample Library Depreciation thread

    Man. You can tell pretty much exactly who is American in this thread and who isn't. See, on this side of the water, we expect laws to protect consumers above companies, not the other way around. No-return and non-resale policies are *not* normal. Also, 'stop bitching cause shit is cheaper now...
  45. Shiirai

    Limited Free Download - Synths DX by Karanyi Music!

    Lucky. I was going to buy this on kontakthub last week and figured it could wait a bit. Looking forward to playing with this ^^.
  46. Shiirai

    Behringer CS-80!

    Hah. Well, when you put it that way I can empathize ;). You, at least, know what you'd like from them. I'm just happy with what they are able to provide within my budget. Which, quite frankly, is more than I could have hoped for a couple of years ago.
  47. Shiirai

    Behringer CS-80!

    Hahaha. 'have respect, innovate'? What does that even mean? Can we please just keep wheels round please? Honestly, I find that Behringer innovated the hell out of their little beast. After all, what's more innovative than being able to recreate something near perfectly for less than a tenth of...
  48. Shiirai

    Behringer CS-80!

    Considering Behringer's recent track record I'm very much looking forward to seeing how this turns out. That reminds me, I still need to get myself a Model D. And Neutron
  49. Shiirai

    Does anyone actually like or use phrase based orchestral libraries?

    I find the Sonokinetic libraries I bought to be extremely helpful and very useful for very specific things. For one, they sound fantastic (unlike Emotive Strings, for example) and as a starting orchestrator (not songwriter, got more than enough experience at that) it's really helping me...
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