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    PA going to Subscription too

    The PA website doesn't mention Gobbler, iLok or any other subscription/license enforcement mechanism. What are they going to use? Does it require a continuous internet connection, or only a brief connection once a month to renew licenses?
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    PA going to Subscription too

    I agree. Subscription plans are fine as long as (1) they are an alternative to perpetual licenses rather than the only option, and (2) you keep your existing licenses when you sign up. There's one possible limitation here, though. With a subscription option available, PA's discounts on perpetual...
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    Prebuilt Kontakt Gui

    If I recall correctly, a Version 2 was announced, and after several months briefly made available as a beta test product. Then it disappeared. I remember thinking at the time that Version 2 was overly ambitious, especially for a solo developer. I wasn't surprised when it (apparently) didn't work...
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    Dedicated subforums for Cubase/Logic/the major DAWs?

    The question is, where do you draw the line? The two most popular DAWs? The five most popular? Ten? I don't have an answer, but I think the question is worth asking. Personally, when I have an issue with Studio One or Reaper (the ones I use most frequently) I don't seem to have any trouble...
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    Why has it been a decade and a half...

    As a newcomer here, I second this question.
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    APD/SL *** Drama Spinoff

    Very well said, Mike. It looks to me as if Fleer's enthusiastic attitude was making it difficult for him to respond in plain language. Eventually he did, though:
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    APD/SL *** Drama Spinoff

    For the record, I have never received anything of value from a developer in exchange for a favorable comment or review. I did once receive a free copy of a plugin in exchange for bug reports and feature requests I made as a beta tester. That was a product that I have never had an occasion to...
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    APD/SL *** Drama Spinoff

    Unfortunately, I'm afraid I have to agree with @thereus on this. It's simple enough to write something like the following: "I do (or do not) receive any form of compensation, direct or indirect, for anything I write about Product X." And "I do (or do not) know the developer(s) of Product X...
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    77% off Sample Logic XOSPHERE 2

    This explanation is very helpful. Thank you. Listening to various demos leads me to believe that the samples cover very similar ground thematically. That suggests to me that I can economize by getting Volume 2 by itself.
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    Dummy question about MIDI usb interface and ASIO

    That wasn't my understanding, but you certainly might be right.
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    77% off Sample Logic XOSPHERE 2

    I would like to here from someone who has used both Xosphere1 and 2 and can compare them in terms of the styles/moods/genres they are good at. Can they be differentiated in that way, or is the second volume more (and possibly better) material for use in the same dramatic and musical situations...
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    PEDAL STEEL by Impact Soundworks - Available NOW w/ intro pricing!

    Since the product isn't released yet, this suggests you are a beta tester. Are you? When beta testers, or others with pre-release copies, comment in pre-release threads, I think they should disclose the fact.
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    77% off Sample Logic XOSPHERE 2

    Actually, the full amount in your wallet is the discount you get.
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    Appears to be permanent. See https://vi-control.net/community/threads/new-from-output-steven-slate-sonuscores-the-orchestra-and-ik-multimedia.83053/page-4#post-4402700
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    New from Output, Steven Slate, Sonuscore's The Orchestra, and IK Multimedia

    Are Sonuscore's upgrade offers usually permanent or temporary? Their website doesn't say anything (that I could find) about a time limit to upgrade to Orchestra Complete. Thanks in advance!
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    Dummy question about MIDI usb interface and ASIO

    As Nick just said, ASIO has to do with audio only and has nothing to do with MIDI. I would think you need at least one stereo audio output for monitor speakers, plus headphone outputs. The audio components on most motherboards are looked down upon by composers and musicians. But if all you need...
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    I'd be happy to split the difference between free and costly, and be offered the update for something like 20 per cent of full price. Whether I'd pay that much would depend on what's in the update.
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    Studio One users, how do you find S1 for big orchestral projects?

    If I had to guess, my guess would be that Presonus's priority is producers of pop, urban and EDM. I would further guess that if they were to start taking this seriously, they would have to hire someone with a background in film scoring, TV or production music. That sounds expensive. But doing so...
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    No voucher here either. I bought at Best Service and registered in Native Access 76 hours ago. Since it appears that some of us are getting vouchers, I suspect that they are just behind.
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    PEDAL STEEL by Impact Soundworks - Available NOW w/ intro pricing!

    From rags to riches in one week. See this thread: https://vi-control.net/community/threads/my-midi-pedal-steel-guitar-check-it-out.82738/ I know that I will eventually get both.
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    How did you register your serial number? I registered mine in Native Access. K12U CE is now listed on my registered serials page at NI, but there's no $25 voucher in my account (and it's been about 48 hours). I haven't been able to find a way to register serial numbers directly on the NI website.
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    Only 3 Days Left! VSTBuzz: 77% off “Synth Bundle” by Gospel Musicians - Normally €384 Now Only €89!

    I'm not familiar with these, although I have and like some of GM's more recent products. I'd like to hear from folks who have these Yamaha emulations. Thanks.
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    I just found this on the Native Instruments website: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/shop-information/online-shop-faq/ I saw NI products available for sale at a third-party shop. Are these safe to buy? No – download products are only available at the NI Online Shop. Please send us a...
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    See this from Universal Audio (located in California): https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000014803-Sales-Tax-on-Webstore-Purchases EDIT - just to illustrate how, um, let's just say "interesting", U.S. tax law is, UA, located in California, does not have to collect sales tax from...
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    I suspect that the text of the email changed during the day on Friday. The only email I have received said "Unfortunately no serial number / license code is available for the following product, or the license needs to be individually ordered or generated per customer. Our service team has been...
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    Didn't know that, thanks. It's been a while since I downloaded anything from NI. Sales tax across state lines in the U.S. has been changing and I'm pretty sure it will change even more in the next year or two.
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    NI also charges sales tax for boxed products shipped to U.S. addresses, although not for downloads. So does (I think) IK Multimedia and other developers with offices or warehouses in the U.S. My comment was about retailers like Best Service that only have a physical presence in one country.
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    No. Retailers outside the U.S. do not charge sales tax or VAT on sales to customers in the U.S.
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    Yes. I don't recall for sure, but you might have to wait for the box to arrive in order to get the serial number(s).
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    Best Service has a download option in addition to the boxed products. That's relevant for me because I am going to be away from home for almost three months and am working hard to avoid parcel deliveries during that time. Mentioning it in case someone else is in the same situation. I assume...
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    78% off: Boutique Mega Deal!

    They have updated the description to mention the Emissions pack for Carbon Electra and the Future CZ pack for Virtual CZ. The only parts of this I don't already have are Carbon Electra and Scaler. I've passed on both when they have been on sale before, in spite of the fact that they appear to...
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    What FX plugins can be used to transform an acoustic sample into a pad or something else interesting

    There are probably many approaches to this. The first tools that came to my mind are: Tantra by Dmitry Sches Wormhole by Zynaptiq SpecOps and Fault by Unfiltered Audio (sold through Plugin Alliance) Another approach is a hybrid sampler/synth like UVI Falcon.
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    POLL: An idea for VI-Control sponsored sample library reviews

    I think I agree. In addition, the process feels cumbersome to me -- too much process for the amount of substance it would produce. I chose the "No thanks; I like the intention of Musicians helping Musicians - nice idea, but not for me" option in the poll. What I mean by that is "nice idea, but...
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    78% off: Boutique Mega Deal!

    I have a suggestion for the description of this bundle. Carbon Electra and Virtual CZ each comes with one expansion pack. Please mention in the text which expansion packs are included. Thank you.
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    90% OFF: Sektor by Initial Audio!

    Also from the KVR thread, apparently a lot of the presets rely heavily on sampler instruments to augment the synth engine, and the filters are not as good as the other components. But $15 is very cheap for a decent wavetable synth, especially for those who don't already have one (or several).
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    90% OFF: Sektor by Initial Audio!

    If you have your eye on something in the APD store and are saving up your reward money to get it at the minimum price, then Sektor is essentially free. The entire $14.99 is added to your rewards "wallet".
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    MIDI Plugin in VST Format?

    I believe that Blue Cat Audio's Plug'n Script can also do this.
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    VEPro 7 now available!

    By "mute and unmute" do you mean disable and enable? If so, I have been having the same problem in VE Pro 6. On my system, it seems to be limited to VI Pro and the free Vienna Instruments. I haven't seen it with Kontakt yet. Like @maestro2be, I've tentatively decided that it is related to...
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    The risk of that approach is that whatever they mean by "taking it to the next level" will cost more if you don't buy in now to be eligible for an upgrade. By the way, I haven't heard anyone speculate on what they mean by "the next level." My personal guess (or is it wish?) is keyswitches to...
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    VSTi that finds notes out of audio files?

    Thank you for the reference to AnthemScore. I was unaware of this program. For $35, I think that @kessel and I should both download the free trial and check it out. The developer's website includes a fascinating discussion of what is involved in audio-to-score (or audio-to-MIDI) translation...
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    VSTi that finds notes out of audio files?

    If what you are looking for is improved accuracy, rather than convenience, then there might not be an inexpensive solution. I haven't used Audioscore, mentioned in an earlier post, but I have used the same developer's Photoscore and it is quite good.
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    VSTi that finds notes out of audio files?

    I just learned that Reason 9 and 10 have an audio to MIDI conversion feature built in: https://ask.audio/articles/using-reason-9s-convert-audio-to-midi-feature I don't know how well it works. But you should explore it before spending (more) money on something else. Notation programs can...
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    VSTi that finds notes out of audio files?

    Do you mean single notes or chords? At least two of the tools mentioned so far -- HoRNet SongKey, DDMF Chord Detector -- are for chords only. And a second question, what sort of output do you want -- visual display only, or MIDI, or score? I think we can be more helpful if we have a more...
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    GAS attacks are especially uncomfortable on an empty wallet.
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    Operatic Vocal Phrases

    Is Zero-G's Classical Vocal far enough over the top for this assignment? I don't think they sing Ave Maria, though.
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    What other orchestral library is most comparable to The Orchestra in terms of the sketching and arranging features (I'm not asking for sonic comparisons)?
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    True. I implied as much in my question: "(with a lot more effort)". On the other hand, money is very tight right now, so I'm asking a lot of questions.
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    Okay, the MIDI pattern generators I named can do velocity but I don't think they can control envelopes. Thanks.
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    Other than the sound of the instruments and the hall they are recorded in (which I like a lot), is there anything I can do with the ensemble patch in The Orchestra that I can't do (with a lot more effort) with Cthulhu or Kirnu Cream or Thesys in front of a Kontakt multi?
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    ILok soft license question

    This sounds like Slate has changed their license terms since I bought several of their products (which include Trigger but not Steven Slate Drums). All of my Slate plugins require a USB dongle; they can't be activated on a computer. But I gather that your license allows three activations. And...
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