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    Surf Lessons for: Orchestral Arrangement tutoring in Pro Tools

    Hey community. How about a weird barter to consider? Who wants to learn to surf? Summer's right around the corner, and I'd like to exchange my expertise for yours. I'm a working composer in TV, but I'd like to get some high level -one on one- orchestral arranging guidance with someone who...
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    VEP dragging MIDI loop issue

    One thing I figured that works is to share screens and files -- then I drag the MIDI file onto the server desktop, and then import MIDI from the DAW computer which can see the VI HOST over network, into the clip bin. works, but maybe there's a faster method.
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    VEP dragging MIDI loop issue

    Hi all, I just loaded up VEP after a nightmarish final episode on my series where I pushed my main rig too far. I survived it, but yeah VEP all the way from now on. My question: how do you pull MIDI files manually on to your daw edit window, when using VEP on a separate host computer...
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    PT Video Engine Reported an Error - Help!

    I'm on a Mac Tower 3.3G six core, 32G RAM. Running Protools HD Native Ultimate, Komplete Ultimate 11, decently large session. Lot of crashing and bugginess. Trashed preferences already. I can get the session to load sometimes, but then it won't play - I get the above message. Even when I...
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    $$$Series Fee Range for Composers?

    thanks everybody, appreciate all the feedback. very helpful.
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    $$$Series Fee Range for Composers?

    Pardon my ignorance but what is an 11 min episode? I thought 24 mins is the shortest basic cable show.
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    Kontakt Hissing / High Pitch Squeal and strange playback sounds??

    time crunch and this is killing me. Any Idea what could be causing an instance or two within kontakt to start hissing squealing and not even playing back the intended sound? I do have up to 11 loaded, but even when I delete some it sticks around. Then I'll restart pro tools and my rig, and...
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    $$$Series Fee Range for Composers?

    Totally agree.
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    $$$Series Fee Range for Composers?

    Fitz, 10 mins of music or... 10min ep?
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    $$$Series Fee Range for Composers?

    Awesome thanks. Good call.
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    $$$Series Fee Range for Composers?

    Anyone who can weigh in would be helpful. The producers of the show I am on are putting together a budget should they get a re-order. First season they just got the budget they were handed — going forward they’re going to put the pressure on network for a bit of a raise across the board. It’s...
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    Basic Cable Royalties?

    Thanks Noam! Your help really made a huge difference.
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    Basic Cable Royalties?

    Yeah something tells me there’ll be a difference between basic cable and premium, but it’s fun to fantasize. I searched ascap for a formula but what I found on their site was pretty murky. They should publish exactly what it should be, or have some kind of programmed input mechanism so you can...
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    Basic Cable Royalties?

    Judge Judy! Generous gal. Y
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    Basic Cable Royalties?

    Awesome I appreciate this. Cheese or no cheese? Fries?
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    Basic Cable Royalties?

    Gotcha. Trutv
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    Basic Cable Royalties?

    Hi all, general rumination here. Wondering if anyone has the skinny on the compensation range between basic cable/premium cable & network distributions for cues? Is it drastic? I'm coming to a close on my first basic cable show, and since I served as both the composer and music editor, part...
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    AAF question

    Perfect. Thanks, that's what I've been doing. So far, to my ears, everything's been equivalent - occasionally if they've done some bad edits I'll get into it with my own files of course, but that's the exception. It's a lower budget operation so I am doing more than 'normal' whatever that...
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    AAF question

    I'm serving as both the composer and music editor on the show. My question is, when I receive the AAF and locked cut from the picture editor, is the audio that's transferred back to me through the protocol, a perfect rendering of what I originally sent to them? Or should I just consider it a...
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    Using Show cues for Website / Self Promotion

    I’m starting a band called autodinger. Who’s in?
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    Using Show cues for Website / Self Promotion

    For sure, I just know the 400 lb gorillas get agitated even when u look at them funny
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    Using Show cues for Website / Self Promotion

    Thanks Charlie, great info. I'm currently building a site with wix (advertising works!). I suppose they have a proprietary player but I'll check to see if I can limit to streaming only. It's insane that you had something dinged mid upload. They're always watching folks!
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    Using Show cues for Website / Self Promotion

    So what's the consensus on using the cues you write for score on your own website? As the writer, given typical throughout known universe contracts, does one have the legal authority to use the works in a self promotional way as long as you are not using them/exploiting in a commercial...
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    Composer Duties on TV show - Basic Cable

    Thanks everyone, now my biggest concern is whether or not I will have to change out of my jammies if I hire help. Might be a deal breaker.
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    Composer Duties on TV show - Basic Cable

    I think submissions aren’t getting thru cuz u put only three monies.
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    Composer Duties on TV show - Basic Cable

    I love this forum. Noam, amazing stuff thank you, and for the kind words!
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    Composer Duties on TV show - Basic Cable

    Thanks, yeah I realized after the post that it was pretty rambly. Prednisone / Mucinex related mind funk. But your info is helpful, I just don't really have a basis for what's 'normal' so just wanted to hear some general opining... is that a word?
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    Composer Duties on TV show - Basic Cable

    Hi guys, I just want to get a feel for what the customary roles are on a TV show for a composer. It's a first time gig for me, and even though I'm crazy overworked at the moment, I'm ecstatic to have this opportunity. I just want to make sure that going forward I'm not being taken advantage...
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    My ears are okay, it's my eyes that suck...

    If you gotta an extra few grand maybe this: https://www.visionect.com/products/place-and-play/
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    My ears are okay, it's my eyes that suck...

    Amazing guys, thanks! Yeah I've been hobbling along with CVS readers and leaning forward a lot. I'll consult an eye doc and I love the suggestions. I'm gonna do a combo platter of matte screen, glasses and moving arm. love it. out of curiosity, would anybody else enjoy working on a kindle...
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    My ears are okay, it's my eyes that suck...

    So I'm 3 episodes into my first TV gig and yeah, my eyes are taking a beating already. I'm 48, so that's the first culprit, but maybe I need better screens? Mine are cheapy samsungs and the like. In addition I had to change the screen resolution in order to make the fonts and everything big...
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    TV series. Correct way to Deal with 44K to 48K change in Pro Tools?

    What a relief. Thanks wolfie and chrisr, my brain didn't want to let it be that simple for some reason. thank goodness for this forum and the kindness of strangers. I see NoamL's thumb's up, another gracious/helpful fella who has put me on the right path! Thanks all!
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    TV series. Correct way to Deal with 44K to 48K change in Pro Tools?

    Composer Question. So just I just received episode two of the series I'm working on, and the video is 24bit 48K. The last video I received (ep 1) was at 16/44. I inquired, and lo and behold, they had provided the wrong encode previously. So... Needless to say, All my 40plus PT sessions to...
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    Way to swap in new Video into multiple PT Sessions at once?

    Thanks guys, okay. I was considering videoslave until everything seemed to be working fine with just straight import - but if it'll save me having to re-import for every session, then it's a done deal. Looks like it offers a lot of other great features too, so... Appreciate it!
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    Way to swap in new Video into multiple PT Sessions at once?

    Hi all, I'm working on the first few episodes of my first TV series gig. Going pretty well. Wondering... when you get a new cut, is there a way to AUTOMATE the process, or an easier way to swap in the new Video into (in my case) 20+ sessions, without having to do it for each session...
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    Dub Stage Prep - what do I bring?

    Gotcha. I may provide them on the day for myself -- I'm fairly confident with my mixes, but want the ability to recommend a tweak here or there if things are sounding different than expected. I just don't know how much time we're going to have and if they're going to give me the latitude here...
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    Dub Stage Prep - what do I bring?

    Hi all, Final Mix on the first episode hasn't been set yet, so I wanted to reach out for some advice as it will be my first mix on a tv show. There is not a music editor on this show, so I will be bringing (or sending via dropbox) my Pro tools Ultimate session with all my mixed, stereo cues...
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    Payment schedule? Up front pay?

    To follow up... I initially reached out to my series producer contact letting him know (via email) that I was okay with the proposed 'per episode' fee, to which I counter proposed a payment schedule based less on benchmarks and more on time frame. That's when I used the 'upon commencement'...
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    Reasonable turnaround time comedy half hour?

    Hi all, what would be a reasonable amount of time to deliver 15 to 20 cues Per episode for a comedy half hour? They are dragging their feet on a schedule so I’d like to get a feel for what is customary before I go into talk with them about it. Record, approvals mix, delivery. Thanks.
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    Action strikes delay sync issues

    Awesome thanks
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    Action strikes delay sync issues

    Maybe there’s another thread covering this but I haven’t found it. My issue specifically is when I click the cursor into the middle of an action strikes or action strings midi event it will play back out of sync with other VIs and audio. However, If I click the cursor before the start of...
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    App that integrates all Departments?

    found it. it's called qwire, but not available until 2019. in beta use on major shows apparently.
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    App that integrates all Departments?

    Hi all hoping somebody can point me in the right direction. A few weeks ago I watched a video promoting an app that streamlines the workflow between all the various music related department heads in a TV or film setting. I believe it automatically fills Cue sheets and acts as a conduit between...
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    Level mix around dialogue or leave to editor / Sound stage

    Oh this is perfect, thanks!
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    Level mix around dialogue or leave to editor / Sound stage

    for TV comedy series: I think I know enough to not have crazy instrumental parts and percussive elements competing with dialogue, but I'm not sure how to handle overall volume? Do I mix what would presumably be a low music part, low, or do I mix and then bounce everything uniformly/at the same...
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    Correct way to Export Cues? - TV

    Gotcha thanks!
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    Correct way to Export Cues? - TV

    Thank you so much for taking the time for this!
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