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  1. Vik

    Con Moto

    Personally, I'd rather pay more for a single instruments that I know I'm going to use than have to buy a full string library even if all I need from that library is one of the instruments, or only the shorts, or only a legato cello. And among the many sampled string sections I've heard, the Con...
  2. Vik

    what does 32 gigs of RAM allow for samples?

    A lot, if you freeze and unload the tracks you aren't currently working on from memory.
  3. Vik

    Con Moto

    The only real risk I see for Performance Samples here is that if they wait too long before releasing the viola and the Violin A, other companies may produce and sell a similar kind of library before PS can deliver what their users have been wanting to buy from them for quite some time now.
  4. Vik

    Logic tips and tricks

    Here's another tip: Use the Patch function. If you click on the little Save-button in the lower right corner of this pic, you can save Patches. They include more than Channel Strip settings (Articulation sets, for instance and Smart Controls and routing settings.) One very thing with th...
  5. Vik

    CSS + Elgar = magic

    Here you go!
  6. Vik

    Forum changeover this Sunday - Forum will be down for a few hours

    One of them were Gearslutz, the other was another forum I randomly found (which has less clutter, but also an IMO slightly too small font if you sit slightly further than ideal from your monitor.) Btw, I see that you already changed something – thanks a lot! :)
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    Forum changeover this Sunday - Forum will be down for a few hours

    From a Desktop, all made with the same zoom level in post #137. But the specific pic you copied into your post was not made in the default zoom level, it was zoomed in. IMO the font size should be adjusted to how busy the area, contrast, and all that. All I want is the site to be as readable...
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    Forum changeover this Sunday - Forum will be down for a few hours

    I agree in your comments, ED, and it would be more useful – but I'd prefer to look at a page without a lot of orange squares. IMHO there are better ways to show new threads/unread threads than a very visible, orange and kind of large NEW icon next to each new thread, like for instance a •...
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    Forum changeover this Sunday - Forum will be down for a few hours

    Also, when comparing the regular thread overview at this and other forums, the font size is smaller here or the area is more 'busy', which matters if you read this eg in a studio where you have a mixer or MIDI keyboard between yourself and the monitor. This means that some of us need to zoom in...
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    Forum changeover this Sunday - Forum will be down for a few hours

    When looking at a list of threads inside a subforum, there's almost no difference between read and unread threads - only bold vs regular, which in this case don't look that different from each other. But when looking here... ...we see all these orange NEW icons which have no function; new or...
  11. Vik

    What are your *most* important wishes for Logic and work with sample libraries?

    They have been listening! But are any DAWs capable of doing what you describe in #6?
  12. Vik

    POLL: Please put back a dark blue theme:)

    I like both the dark and bright modes.... below is a screenshot answering your question, creativeforge: Screenshot:
  13. Vik

    TOMORROW 18th July - Tune in for a special announcement!

    A 200 GB Spiccato EVO library would certainly be something, but my guess is that it's a new version of their player app.
  14. Vik

    CSS + Elgar = magic

    I just came across this thread again – thanks for sharing your insights. Do you have the project files now, Noam? I still have them on my drive if you need them.
  15. Vik

    Expression & Dynamics Performance

    I try to not touch them at all, which can be confusing - since there seem to be two different default levels for CC7 in Kontakt. There must be enough headroom to boost something if needed. But I'd never set CC7 to 127. All this also varies from lib to lib. The main problem isn't about boosting...
  16. Vik

    Expression & Dynamics Performance

    I try to avoid controlling Expression – after all, the instruments that are emulated only have dynamics, but no "expression" or "volume". The sound of a sampled string ensemble which is being faded down with expression or volume is different from the sound of a library where the volume reduction...
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    POLL: Please put back a dark blue theme:)

    Part of the problem may be that if we check out the skins, and switch from dark to bright a few times, they'll look darker/brighter than they would have looked if we just used one skin all the time. The main thing for me is that (especially for the dark version) more contrast and larger fonts...
  18. Vik

    POLL: Please put back a dark blue theme:)

    What I mean is that it would probably be good to have the option of writing withdark font/light background even when using the dark theme.
  19. Vik

    POLL: Please put back a dark blue theme:)

    IMO the new bright mode is a bit too bright (combined with colourful, blinking ads and many colourful icons), and I'm getting the feeling that the dark mode, which contains a few situations with light gray-ish text on darker grey-isn background will becoming a bit tiring soon for my non-perfect...
  20. Vik

    Question regarding Logic Pro score editor

    Agree, Saxer, these key commands are very useful. I also use these quite often: Show/Hide Instrument Names Toggle Duration Bar Display Fix Displayed Note Positions Fix Displayed Note Positions and Durations Convert Sustain Pedal to Note Length And these: Transpose Region/Event +1 Semitone or...
  21. Vik

    Question regarding Logic Pro score editor

    I guess you mean duration bar. :)
  22. Vik

    Question regarding Logic Pro score editor

    Regarding Logics score editor as an add-on: it somehow existed before Logic, since the score editor in many ways is based around many of the same principles which Notator was based on, and also the was made by the same main programmer. But the score editor doesn’t seem to get the same attention...
  23. Vik

    Question regarding Logic Pro score editor

    Agree – many times, using the mouse is the most intuitive way to do things - but if you want to work really fast/on a lot of notes, using key commands is usually faster. You can of course do what you describe in Logic as well, for one or multiple notes. If you hold down Shift and Alt, they'll...
  24. Vik

    Question regarding Logic Pro score editor

    I guess I have to disagree in that statement, with a few exceptions. Logic has a lot of key commands and other ways to edit note lengths which are useful in the score editor, like eg those below, using 1/16 notes as an example: - Global Commands Rewind one 1/16 Note Forward one 1/16...
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    Question regarding Logic Pro score editor

    A few things to be aware of in Logic's score editor: The parameters above only affect how notes are shown. Interpretation mode will try to show your notes you want to see them, but not necessarily in accurate way. No Overlap means that Logic will suppress the display of overlapping notes, but...
  26. Vik

    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    It's great that new technology allows more people to create music, art, documentaries etc. What I'm talking about is a different topic; a situation where someone generates products where computers start composing, writing stories and so on. Humans have feelings, we sense things, we can be...
  27. Vik

    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    This thread is maybe mainly populated by members on this forum which are interested in AI composing or beta testing AI composing software, and I'm certainly not going to jump into some fight with any of that – whatever floats your/their boat. "As we age, we become less relevant to the market...
  28. Vik

    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    And with composers joining in with free consulting, it will both become a better product and more profitable - which again will contribute to increased use of AI-based compositions in the future. And I'm not a 'purist' composer. I don't mind using toys and tools in the process of music making...
  29. Vik

    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Sorry if this has been written earlier - the thread is long already – but I fail to understand why a composer would join a beta test team for a product which in many ways will influence the future towards using compositions used by machines instead of compositions created bu humans.
  30. Vik

    Dedicated subforums for Cubase/Logic/the major DAWs?

    I believe Gearslutz had a solution where there were specific subforums for the main DAWs, but where all other posts (eg threads comparing DAWs) were listed under the overview of all the subforums (where it now says "There are no posts in this forum". That would, IMO, be a better solution than...
  31. Vik

    Logic Sudden Crash getting a Bit Desperate ! Help !

    Have you tried to freeze all the tracks, and then unfreeze them one by one? This could give you an idea about whether it's the number of tracks which is the problem, or if is one track/some specific tracks. Also: you could try this...
  32. Vik

    What strings lib for mocking up this piece?

    The USoE violin 1s sound nice but are possibly a bit too thin for this kind of sound. And as someone already wrote; it would have a lot to do with mixing (choice of mic positions, possibly reverb etc). If you want exactly that sound with one library, I'd start with trying out the most flexible...
  33. Vik

    Dedicated subforums for Cubase/Logic/the major DAWs?

    But we're already using tags, aren't we? :) As you know, I prefer to have the subforum options in addition to tags... (can we search on threads based on tags, anyone?) but tend to think now that maybe it would be better with subforums for all the major DAWs (Cubase, Logic, Reaper, Studio One...
  34. Vik

    Logic Sudden Crash getting a Bit Desperate ! Help !

    If you post the first part of the crash report – the one which explains which thread that crashed – you may, with some luck, find someone who can tell you something about the crash. Even if Logic isn't supported on Hackintoshes, you should send them info/feedback as well, because this bug may...
  35. Vik

    Dedicated subforums for Cubase/Logic/the major DAWs?

    Hi, wcreed51, it wasn’t thinking so much about how busy it was, but about the number of existing threads mainly dedicated to the Logic/VI combination, the Cubase/VI combination etc. have a lot of interesting topics that I, if I were new to all this, would be interested in discovering without...
  36. Vik

    Tip for Logic users with performance issues: Memory diag

    Too early to tell for me, I haven't used it for that long... I had one situation, once, where it seemed that a some samples were missing - where I thought that maybe Memory Diag had removed more stuff from RAM that it should. I'll have to investigate more - this only happened for one instrument...
  37. Vik

    Dedicated subforums for Cubase/Logic/the major DAWs?

    Based on this DAW poll, it seems that Cubase and Logic are the two most used DAWs among composers working with virtual instruments - especially Cubase, but that could change now when Logic has track disable, articulations sets and hopefully more features for composers/VI users in the future...
  38. Vik

    Logic Pro 10.4.5 Update

    Check you setting in the mixer view menu :)
  39. Vik

    Logic tips and tricks

    Here's a small collection of tips that can be useful if you have performance issues with Logic when you use it with Kontakt or other samplers. Check out this thread for advice about a free app (Memory Diag) which monitors Logic's memory use in real time Don't use Kontakt's memory server unless...
  40. Vik

    Logic - System Overload - Help !

    I've also have loads of these lately. It is definitely memory related here. I don't only get warnings, but the Mac is freezing totally so I need a long click on the on/off button to switch it off. Here are a couple of threads that may be useful in addition the to advice you already have got...
  41. Vik

    Logic Pro 10.4.5 Update

    You should report it to Apple asap. There’s a bug in 10.4.5 which somehow reminds about what you describe: if you freeze a Kontakt track and unfreeze it again without having saved it first, it loses its settings. Maybe they are related.
  42. Vik

    Keeping your DAW off Internet

    I've never had any issues with my DAW computer being internet connected either – after 20-30 years. But if any of you know a way to keep myself off internet, please let me know.
  43. Vik

    Logic Users - how do you overwrite CC MIDI data?

    Logic clearly needs improvement in this area, which has been discussed among VI users for years, eg. here.
  44. Vik

    Tip for Logic users with performance issues: Memory diag

    Sure - this, and Apple's Activity Monitor can be useful when trying to sort out what happens under the surface when having various kinds of hiccups. If an admin or moderator sees this: maybe it would be a good idea to merge this thread with the general Logic tips and tricks thread?
  45. Vik

    Logic Pro 10.4.5 Update

    That's good, but sometimes the CPU and disk meters look totally fine, while Logic still struggles with too much strain - eg if you have very memory or CPU intensive stuff happening within one single instance of Kontakt. I just found a new tool which can monitor some of that, which I wrote about...
  46. Vik

    Tip for Logic users with performance issues: Memory diag

    I've had some serious issues with Logic lately, and spent a lot of time troubleshooting. The main thing that came out of all these hours were mainly one thing: MacOS/Logic allow us to load more samples into Kontakt than our system can handle, and there's no built in way to monitor that. The...
  47. Vik

    Logic Pro 10.4.5 Update

    Are you having multiple Kontakt instances on one track? Do you know how your Mac's single core performance is?
  48. Vik

    Thoughts on OT Berlin Strings

    Hi again, I also have some thoughts about why it doesn't sound like a doubled number of strings even if we hear recordings of twice as many players in crossfade situations, and I also generally think that crossfading in Berlin Strings work well; it' a favourite library of mine. And yes...
  49. Vik

    Thoughts on OT Berlin Strings

    The main strength of the EXP A and EXP B is in my opinion the sul tasto articulations, which has three dynamic layers (for the violin). CSS has no sul tasto, SCS has sul tasto with two dynamic violin layers, and four players.) The Berlin sul tastos sustains come in two different versions, with...
  50. Vik

    Thoughts on OT Berlin Strings

    An example: When you listen to a library with 8 violins you often hear twice as many instruments due to all the crossfading between dynamic layers. So, when you're in the middle of a crossfade between a recording of 8 violins playing mezzoforte and 8 violins playing fortissimo, you hear 16...
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