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    New iMacs released. Up to 8 cores on non-pro model.

    It's +$200 to upgrade from 8-core i5 (3.0 GHz) to an 8-core i7 (3.2 GHz). Does anyone have an idea of how much an improvement an i7 would be over an i5? Oops.. thanks for the heads up. They're both 6 core, not 8, on the 21.5", which is the one I was looking at. I see that the 27" does have...
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    Question about adjusting midi controller curves in Logic

    If you're trying to get that specific with what you want the controller to do, I'd assign the MIDI CC (modulation, expression or volume) to a fader on your controller. Record through the track and ride the fader. Then you'll probably have to go back and tweak it a little bit. I think that'd...
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    Writing knowing you'll throw it away

    This reminds me of a book I saw in a music store, called something like "How to write better music". Normally I wouldn't pay much attention to a book like that, I assume that it's mostly fluff. But I flipped through it and was reading a chapter that said, go ahead and try to write a bad song...
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    I paid ~$1200.00 for Hollwood Strings and apparently I have to buy Gold if I want to save HDD space

    It's like buying a giant watermelon and taking it home. Deciding you don't like, you go back to the supermarket and grab a smaller fruit, say an orange, and try to walk out of the store without paying. The manager stops you and says you have to pay for that orange, and you say "but I bought a...
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    I paid ~$1200.00 for Hollwood Strings and apparently I have to buy Gold if I want to save HDD space

    Wow. Surprised to see this thread still going strong. My two cents. If one buys a big knife and doesn't like it. This doesn't mean he can go back to the store and demand he gets the smaller knife for free. Different products for different things.
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    Wtf? Is Apple's refurbished products US only?

    I wish that I could say I was surprised, but this is how business works now. Apple makes a great product (IMHO), but instead of continuing to innovate to stay ahead of the curve, they're trying to control their customers and what they can do with any apple products they buy. I think the mac...
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    Hello from India

    Welcome. You'll find lots of good information here.
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    Is 16gb enough RAM?

    I've got a mac with only 16 gb. I find myself running into its limitations sometimes. Depends on what I'm trying to do. I like to alternate between orchestral and rock style tracks. I've got SSDs so that does help. I use EW orchestra and Kontakt libraries, have to be choosy about how many...
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    Favorite Beatles song?

    I can't pick just one song, so I'll pick an album. And I can't pick just one album so I'll pick three. Sgt Pepper, Revolver, Abbey Road, Rubber Soul. I guess that's actually four albums.
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    EWQL Hollywood, some Orchestral Tools, Shreddage Guitars, and various synths

    I know that can be tough, when you have four chords that sound great and everything you do to try to change it up just doesn't sound right. But if you're song is three plus minutes, it's going to need some variation. Sometimes a quick and dirty way to do it, is to have a pause or drop out. And...
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    EWQL Hollywood, some Orchestral Tools, Shreddage Guitars, and various synths

    Not bad! IMHO, it has some good bits and when the song finally kicks in (maybe around 1:40), the sound starts to fill out and have some weight to it. The rises and hits are effective. If I was writing this myself, I would get really bored with playing the same four chords for almost three...
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    Logic Pro X 10.4.2- Illegal Region (2)

    I can't "like" this update enough!! Good news.
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    Logic Pro X 10.4.2- Illegal Region (2)

    Hasn't been a problem for me the past couple of months, but the last project I was working on. LPX crashed, tried to reopen. Got the Illegal Region error, project opened but my entire piano track was deleted! I tried reverting to previous saved projects but they either crashed or the piano...
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    Free 20 EUR. Gift to Everyone for Cyber Weekend | Rast Sound

    Thanks. Picked up the hang drum, I always love the sound of those things. Cam to 11$US after 20€ discount.
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    I paid ~$1200.00 for Hollwood Strings and apparently I have to buy Gold if I want to save HDD space

    I've got diamond HS which has only 24 bit samples, and gold has only 16 bit samples. Are you saying platinum has both? That's a little weird. But the library is huge and it's because of all the mics. I moved close and mid mics to my work drive, and kept all the other mics on a separate drive...
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    Labs piano/choir/cello piece

    Wow. Nice vibe. All with free instruments too. Maybe we don't need to spend $100s on libraries this Black Friday?
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    Anyone on Mojave?

    After the most recent Logic update I would occasionally get an Illegal Region pop up window when I opened a project that I had been working on. And sometimes one region would be deleted and missing, I must confess I've yelled and pounded on my desk a couple of times. But the past couple of...
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    60% off EastWest

    Yeah, sorry about that! Gold is great too. I did use that for a while, but diamond is worth it if u can go the extra $$. The only thing is that it's 680 GB, takes up some serious space.
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    60% off EastWest

    I just recently got HO diamond and very happy with it. The biggest benefit of diamond over gold is extra mic positions. I really like the sound of adding the close mic with the main mic. The close mic has a drier, crisper, more immediate tone to it. The string divisi samples are nice too. Those...
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    Anyone on Mojave?

    Strange to see all the "all clear" and happy faces here. Glad it's working for everybody else but my experience today has been the exact opposite. I was hoping to find similar experiences to mine. Today I've been getting crashes left and right. Whole sections of my song disappear, and I...
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    Komplete Drums vs East West Ministry of Rock's Drums

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Haven't tried mixing different drum libraries together yet. I do like Battery, good for electronic drums and percussion, mixing that with Studio Drummer or Abbey Road might work. But I really don't like to spend all day tweaking and trying to find just the...
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    Komplete Drums vs East West Ministry of Rock's Drums

    Haven't checked out Addictive Drums yet. Haven't looked around at other libraries all that much. But I'll be sure to check them out. Thanks for the suggestion! As I'm now thinking that I'll have to supplement K11 with a decent drum library. Leaning towards MoR II because it comes with, not...
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    Komplete Drums vs East West Ministry of Rock's Drums

    No, K11 doesn't have Damage or Action Strikes. Ultimate does though. K11 has Studio Drummer (which is the one I've mostly been using), Abbey Road 60s Drummer, and Drum Lab. I tend to write a lot of rock style music, guitar riffs, bass and drums. I need me some toms and snares that can pound...
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    Komplete Drums vs East West Ministry of Rock's Drums

    I recently had East West Composer's Cloud and made a lot of use of Ministry of Rock's drums. I canceled composer's cloud and ended up buying Komplete 11 (the day before Komplete 12 went on sale). I like Komplete 11, comes with a lot of good stuff, however I'm finding that the drums are...
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    Hello from Massachusetts!

    Oh wait.... never mind.. Chelmsford. There it is.
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    Hello from Massachusetts!

    Nice! I went to UMass, Amherst too. Yeah, this area's not too bad. I like it. Where are you living now?
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    Logic Pro X 10.4.2- Illegal Region (2)

    Same problem. Super frustrating. Just started happening to me after the logic pro update. I'll be working on a project, no problems. Save it. Come back and try to re-open it, get the illegal region popup. Then the file opens and one of my tracks is gone! This has happened twice since the...
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    Hello from Massachusetts

    Hey thanks. I noticed another member from Massachusetts introduced themselves the same day as me, and they got a whole ton of "welcome friend". Mine was a ghost town, I was wondering hey what's going on?! So thanks for saying hi.
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    Hello from Massachusetts!

    Hey. I'm from the forgtten, but less trafficy, side of the state. I'm in western MA, town of Northampton.
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    Hello from Massachusetts

    Hi, name's Kery. My story is probably much the same as anyone else's here. I like music, I like writing music. If I can make a little income from doing something I love, than life is good. Still getting started. I've got a website, WallArtMusic.com. Got some tracks from the past year on...
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    Which orchestral plugin is best for me?

    I had Composer's Cloud for a year, really like Hollywood Orchestra. Canceled my subscription, and bought Hollywood Orchestra Diamond for $450, really happy with it. I think Gold was $300 or $350. But this doesn't include the solo instruments, it'd be extra if you wanted those too. I didn't...
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    Is it worth upgrading to Komplete Ultimate?

    That's probably what I'll do. If it's available at some point for $300, next summer whenever, I will strongly considering upgrading. In the meantime, still plenty of sounds and noise to make with what I already have.
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    Is it worth upgrading to Komplete Ultimate?

    No sweat. It's definitely related to the starting topic. I am wondering, though, which of the cinematic libraries anybody gets actual use out of. I've heard people mention Thrill, Kinetic Toys, but what about Rise & Hit, Action Strings, Emotive Strings, etc.?
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    Is it worth upgrading to Komplete Ultimate?

    Thanks for your replies, though it got sidetracked by the kontact 6 discussion. ;) I watched a walk through about una chorda and was really surprised about all I did not know about it. Honestly there's so much I've got already and need to figured out better than running off to buy something...
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    Is it worth upgrading to Komplete Ultimate?

    I currently have Komplete 11 and am happy very happy with it. The upgrade to Komplete 12 Ultimate is $599. The main thing that I'd be interested in is the Cinematic Libraries, like Thrill, Rise & Hit, Kinetic Toys, etc. But is it worth $600? I'm just wondering if others get a lot of mileage...
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    Hollywood Strings patch suggestions for template

    When I first got Hollywood Strings through Composer's Cloud I was overwhelmed by all the options and was wondering, are all string libraries like this? But all the articulations still break down into four categories: longs, shorts, legatos, or FX (tremolo, harmonics, etc). Most of my...
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