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    What guitar sample library is good for making this kind of sound ...?

    The Prominy metal guitars are made for this kind of fast riffing also.
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    Cheapest way to get Komplete 12?

    Aaaaand I forgot that when physical things get shipped across international waters you can expect some taxes and such. $60 for PST/GST/Fedex fees. Joke's on me I guess! Next time I'll skip the hdd and just buy direct download from NI. Also, based on reviews from people who actually used the...
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    Cheapest way to get Komplete 12?

    I upgraded from K11U to K12U Collector's because the price was just too good. I mean I just wanted all the expansions but I also think the full symphonic products are actually under-the-radar good. I mean strings are Audiobro strings with 4 dynamic layers and auto divisi. It's basically LASS...
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    Big Spitfire Purchase Feedback

    Just get SCS and Albion ONE and call it a day. Buying too much stuff in one go usually results in under using all of them. SCS + Albion gives you 90% of what you've asked for. Now that last 10% sometimes delivers great results, I'm not saying never add to it and it's all you'll ever need, not...
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    Why so much hate against USB security dongles (like iLok and Steinberg key)

    How did you find a phone number? I logged in with my ilok account and clicked 'support' it's sure not there in fact says "we do not provide phone support you must use our support page" which as I mentioned is garbage: I also tried their site map, but I found no contact info there, and the...
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    Upgrade from cubase pro 9.5 to cubase pro 10 - is it worth it? Or wait for 10.5?

    No, how it works is you activate your 10.0 license after 10.5 is released so you are in grace period, e.g. they do this for people who buy the 10.0 upgrade and then 10.5 comes out next day. I did this once by accident because I went to upgrade Wavelab only to discover I already had an upgrade...
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    Why so much hate against USB security dongles (like iLok and Steinberg key)

    I'll give another reason: PACE is actively trying to prevent paying customers from contacting them. If you want to ask a question you cannot. Their online troubleshooter is not just garbage, but actively so: it works very hard to prevent you from contacting them. If you have a question not on...
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    Upgrade from cubase pro 9.5 to cubase pro 10 - is it worth it? Or wait for 10.5?

    They only do 50% off upgrades like once a year, don't they? I'd just grab it now. If you really don't care, hang on to it and activate to 10.5 for free. I've done that in the past with Wavelab, but for Cubase, I use that all the time so like to stay fairly current.
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    VSL instrument licenses vanished from e-licenser

    How can you lose a Kontakt license, it's tied to your NI account.
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    VSL instrument licenses vanished from e-licenser

    Prior to this insurance (which is a brand new product for them) you had to re-buy all your licenses at 50% of the price. Given how expensive VSL is, this is an absolutely huge change from them. It's still BS, and VSL is still terrible, but if you have $10k invested in VSL then just pay their...
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    VSL instrument licenses vanished from e-licenser

    They've already made changes-- the license insurance product is brand new, in response to this issue. It's not a good response, but they are listening at least. Certainly much better than their old policy of reselling you your licenses for 50% discount. So if we're still not happy we should...
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    VSL instrument licenses vanished from e-licenser

    I stopped buying VSL over this issue. I will live with dongle-based copy protection if the company treats me right. But this 'buy a dongle every two years to stay in warranty' thing is.... it's a Kafkaesque reading of the world, of reality. Put your FAKE thingies (licenses, which are just...
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    Anthology II: Adagio general discussion

    Maybe my perspective on it is just warped due to frustration with how Adagio was released/supported for what was a pretty expensive library at the time (on par with LASS or EW HS). At $48 I'm sure it's a great deal for anyone looking sampled strings.
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    Anthology II: Adagio general discussion

    Man there's no mystery about it: 8Dio chat support told me I have to pay 4 times to upgrade all 4 volumes (violin/viola/cello/bass). I think for people who have been waiting a long time for bug fixes, people who spent $1000+ and supported your company and allowed you to build the business you...
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    Anthology II: Adagio general discussion

    No, I chatted on this already, they told me to take the $1100 or whatever it cost to buy Adagio on release and shove it. In slightly more polite terms, but basically that's it. I have not given 8Dio money in a number of years and the way they handled Adagio is the primary reason for this.
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    8DIO Adagio - VIOLAS. Downloading Now !

    This is only for people who upgraded to Anthology. If you bought on preorder when they first came out but never bought Agitato or Anthology upgrade is $28 per. Of course after my experience with Adagio I never bought another 8Dio strings lib so of course I didn't buy Anthology. Now almost 10...
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    Is layering strings something common ?

    I almost never do it, sounds good in isolation but turns your mix to mush very quickly. I suppose if I was frustrated and not getting the sound I needed, it might be something I would try. But every time I end up pulling it back and simplifying the mix instead. Maybe because I use 99%...
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    Looking for a retro-synthy-midi orchestral library

    I always think of Super Ghouls n Ghosts. Even all these years later the first level song still randomly get stuck in my head. It's catchy! Shireen, I would recommend listening to the whole score for this game if you want to get ideas about 'snes orchestral'. (probably a bunch of JRPGS are...
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    Looking for a retro-synthy-midi orchestral library

    Ok after going down the rabbit hole there are some fun things like modern MIDI DSP chips with ROM sets, there are modern expansion boards that will fit on soundcards if they have the right header. So instead of an old Edirol Sound Canvas you can get a modern General MIDI usb device like...
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    Looking for a retro-synthy-midi orchestral library

    I was thinking old ROMplers might be good-- stuff with General Midi soundsets, from 1995-2005 or so. Old soundcards (if you have a PC with the old slot) would have really dated sounds as well. Old SoundBlasters and such. ISW makes Super Audio Cart, as mentioned, but also Super Audio PC, which...
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    Spitfire Spring Wish List Announced ;)

    You don't want to discuss pricing in the DEALS DEALS DEALS forum?
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    Spitfire for electronic/ambient music?

    Evos and Swarms are going to be most interesting for you, I think. Generally you are best served by making your own sounds but perhaps they will also be good. Also, Olafur Toolkit has good ambient / synths, but you're primarily paying for the felt piano there so decide whether you need that...
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    Spitfire Spring Wish List Announced ;)

    I am missing the same two libraries from both Olafur and Scandii bundles. But the prices for complete my bundle are different in both of them. Surprisingly it's more expensive in the BIGGER bundle. But maybe that's because I bought Tundra on Apex sale price so it's not credited the same as...
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    Output: maybe the time has come...

    1. They are awesome and GREATLY increase usefulness of the core products. 2. Reduce the number of layers so they're not so obvious/busy. 3. EDNA/Earth is good but not as organic as maybe the stuff in the Albion synths. 4. All of em. I suppose Exhale is most 'specialized' but I still like it. 5...
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    Output: maybe the time has come...

    Have the bundle and love it. Not cheap but with the expansions you get so much, and so much of it is really great.
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    Is it legal?

    No one is ok with selling DERIVATIVE works. Modifying samples is not transformative (from legal perspective). To be transformative you have to make a significant change to the meaning of the work, generally-- there's a bunch of tests-- but generally just editing stuff is not sufficient...
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    Looking for Pulse Library (not synthy)

    Seconding Tantra, or any of the Heavyocity Gravity expansions which have a lot of acoustic sources. And hey they're 50% off through NI right now.
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    Is it legal?

    Yeah it's BS. If KSHMR is still on the site, they are lying thieves. Also, wtf is with them pushing responsibility onto users or legit copyright owners, like who has time to police everything. I can not stand these scammers and theives building whole businesses on this and just never caring...
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    Is it legal?

    Yeah this is not ok. I hope they go out of business tomorrow, or someone with the will and resources takes them out and ends up owning the founders' houses. Especially because the work he did on that soundtrack was incredible! Not just the output but the actual work he did was an amazing...
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    Is it legal?

    There is a tendency for "crowd sourced" content based businesses to not look to close at this type of thing. Or to say it's the responsibility of the "producers" and not them as middle man. I don't agree. I think if you build your business with this type of model you have massive...
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    Is it legal?

    I am starting to see Splice ads everywhere, e.g. music forums on reddit, man I wish someone would take them down. Piracy is one thing but a BUSINESS based on piracy really grinds my gears.
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    Is it legal?

    There's watermarking, I'm not sure how much it is really used these days though. Based on CH's recent video about 'taking things legal' I will assume that you will probably never be sued because it's far too much cost for far too little benefit. However the flipside to that coin is that if...
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    Is Vocaloid ever on sale?

    I got it on sale at some point so the literal answer to your question is yes. But I'd never choose it over, say, Realivox Blue. That said I'm on an old version and never upgraded. In fact I think I never even installed it. Just searched my emails: Vocaloid3 AVANNA purchased from Zero-G...
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    Libraries that aren't seated in place

    Yeah with MIR I use close mics. Moving a mixed/tree mic, I would just use panning and hope for the best. (Part of why I went all-in on Spitfire was so I could always just use tree mics and never worry about this stuff). Seeing Precedence I would buy that just based on 2CAudio reputation alone...
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    Play 6 upgrade free?

    LOL owned by EW again.
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    Libraries that aren't seated in place

    I use MIR with zero reverb. Previously I tried VSS and liked it quite a bit: https://www.parallax-audio.com/ Version 2 looks quite incredible and if I didn't already have MIR I would buy it. Honestly I like MIR but don't love it and kinda wish I'd seen this first because I think strong, good...
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    Tape Plugins?

    I have Slate VTM and it works. Waves MPX is ok too. I would love to grab Softube Tape or U-he Satin but that's just too many tape plus. :-) Another secret weapon which is SoundToys FilterFreak. You can engage the 'analog modeling' function, with various settings, with the filter wide open...
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    Stand alone Glock library

    For me the real answer is Spitfire Percussion which has Glock and Celeste. Alternatively, SonicCouture's Morpheus or Resonance Emotional Mallets from Impact Sound Works.
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    The end of Albion 2 Loegria?

    Will we get support? And for how long? Will we be able to continue to download the product? Will future versions of Kontakt be supported, if there's a problem in K7 will they fix it? Will compatibility issues with NI/Access be addressed or will they wash their hands of it, etc. because it's...
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    The end of Albion 2 Loegria?

    Yeah I agree, too much FOMO. I have been pushing back on the SFA marketing hype hate that we get around here, but at this point it's crossed a line for me too. I'm a customer, I bought this library, what does it mean for me that you're discontinuing it? Because end of life'ing a product...
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    The end of Albion 2 Loegria?

    I would buy it if I didn't already have it.
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    Stand alone Glock library

    Because they use the VST protocol. Even standalone they are (often) running VST wrapper. I assume. So the term is not incorrect, at least not entirely so. I don't like it either though. But there's your etymology I guess. I wonder if it's mostly a beginner thing and people drop usage with...
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    The end of Albion 2 Loegria?

    I cannot figure out my problem with ONE it just sounds wrong and I can never put my finger on it. Maybe it's just something as simple as velocity curves.
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    Stand alone Glock library

    https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Percussion/Glockenspiel Not Kontakt Player but VSL does have a free player as well.
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    Bollywood-Style strings

    Has anyone ever tried making this sound in the OSR2 runs builder? With the correct scale and in octaves, how's that sound? I have Sultan Strings but they're all loops, I can never get anything musical out of loop libraries, just too static, too stuck in the scale. But depending on your needs...
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    The end of Albion 2 Loegria?

    I still like it, they got some amazing sounds, more character than in other libraries since. SCS is better, and you don't NEEEEEEEED Albion 2 if you have it, but it is special and sometimes technically better is not strictly better. Sometimes more interesting and more beautiful is better...
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    Swingle Singers 60’s vocalise suggestions?

    The. Ladies. It was made for this.
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    Soundiron Customer Service - The Fastest Response in the West or thank you to customer support

    There are no must haves, fully depends what you want, they have good variety and everything is quite usable and high quality. I like their weirder stuff personally. Anti-drum, that type of stuff. Also, the choirs are my go-to's. Frendo is probably my favourite of all things because it just...
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    Soundiron Customer Service - The Fastest Response in the West or thank you to customer support

    I'm glad to hear they are still doing such a great job on this, I always recommend them as having the best CS in this industry but haven't had to contact them in a few years so never 100% sure they are still as great as they were. Awesome.
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    New Spitfire Evolutions plugins

    Ohhhhhhhhhh man I didn't even realize this. I too live and die by the lightguide for the Evos and would not want to trade that away.
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