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    PA going to Subscription too

    Then wouldn’t that make this entire thing a non issue for mixers like you? If you already own everything you want and need, then this shift has no impact on you. For the professionals who did not buy into plugin alliance yet, or those who only had a few and want the full range it makes sense. On...
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    PA going to Subscription too

    https://www.greenhousedata.com/blog/getting-savvy-about-software-licensing-can-save-thousands Interesting article about the IT world and licensing. Honestly, this is how it works out well for me and my accountant. Subscriptions are operational expenses I can generally write off each year...
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    PA going to Subscription too

    If you found value in those plugins, why are you using the subscription like a rental service? Why would you only join the service for one project? If these were such common go to plugins, wouldn’t it make sense to continue your subscription?
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    PA going to Subscription too

    I suppose maybe this has to do with my circle of professionals. Most of the ones against the subscription model are people who don’t make enough money out of their work to really invest. Most of them are choosing between rent or a new plugin. Mix engineers and producers, and studios have...
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    PA going to Subscription too

    They had rent to own. Not sure how often it was used, but You can’t do rent to own on a full subscription. Giving people full access to everything you make and then letting them cash out 100% sounds like a poor business model. They’d have to go back to previous model of pick 10 plugins to pay...
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    PA going to Subscription too

    But we were never entitled to sakes prices...what is this belief that companies are required to offer massive sales? Isn’t that just the expectation of a bunch of people used to Black Friday deals and binge spending? This new model maybe getting $100 more from a few users a year is supposed to...
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    PA going to Subscription too

    This is why I can’t get this issue. In this worst case scenario you subscribe for 6 months and only want to buy one plugin, but are then conflicted because you’ve lost access to other plugins you’ve used from them? That’s why the subscription makes sense. If you’re likely to use a bunch of...
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    PA going to Subscription too

    Up until now there was an authorization using your pluginalliance account...I’m not sure if this means going forward it will check for authorization each time you load up a plug-in. I’ll give it a shot later. How is it a backstab? You keep everything you already own and they still have a...
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    PA going to Subscription too

    Personally I like subscriptions more than trial periods because you can really get a feel for which plugins stay in your workflow or not. I just ended my Eastwest composer cloud subscription because now I never use their instruments. plugin alliance stuff has been in my work flow a lot to offset...
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    PA going to Subscription too

    If you spent a lot of money with PA you should have a discount code sent to you for the subscription
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    Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 (control room modeling)

    funny thing is I was actually surprised by their bass plugins. I like them..but this product is really a lot of sales talk. Its not really particularly useful. It feels like a gimmick and maybe some people might be inspired or find a way to make it work..but it seems like it has the potential to...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    lol seems like we might be a bit off topic, and this is too grey to make any sense now because a good musician is not necessarily a great songwriter..and a great songwriter is not always a great arranger, or engineer. Thats why we have an ecosystem of musical jobs that masters of their craft...
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    Studio One users, how do you find S1 for big orchestral projects?

    no criticism intended. Its very unusual, and its hard to sort out why you're having such problems. I cant say its large projects, because my system with 128GB RAM has never stuttered like that...so perhaps its a matter of project size, and resource management within your system. Its very...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    If I could make one loosely related observation about this AI/Tech assisted digital generation that I found interesting....the current self proclaimed “producers”, DJs and beatmakers may have a very basic knowledge of musical theory and instrumentation, but it is interesting to see how many of...
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    Studio One users, how do you find S1 for big orchestral projects?

    Some points I agree with but by everything I’ve seen so far, it seems like Studio One is not a match for your preferred workflow. No doubt more changes will come to later versions as people keep contributing to the forums, but for whatever reason it seems like S1 is not a great match for your...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    My guess is the need for change will spark the change from smartphone. Maybe it will start with foldable tablet/smartphones when that gets ironed out. Already the smartphone market has hit a wall. You can add a new camera, and improve some of the internals, but overall not too much innovation is...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Currently It’s just too hard to do well. Likely it needs next gen tech to work in a way that keep them small, portable and fast. I never got into glass, and I’m not crazy about the idea of AR glasses, but something will eventually take place of smart phones, and likely some combination of...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    “I've heard compelling arguments that all the hightech workflows drive the old-school analog guys out of the creative roles in big productions and that is detrimental to the bottom line quality of the product. “ I was responding to this ^
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Completely fair, and I agree to Mike Verta’s point that tech gives choice but that does not equate to skill. I suppose I do challenge the standards of skill. It’s a problem I have with academia and art and relates to the comments from Carlos. It’s potentially sinister because it gives the same...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    I'm curious to know what it is about "high tech" that makes it so prone to claims of diminished quality? where is that cut off in the history of tech? To classic musicians and composers that had to suffer through the invention of radio and the record player, was the quality of that tech superior...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Writing music for you is one application, that might lead to more practical and unique applications. Instant rearrangements for different ensemble sizes. Maybe automated arrangement ideas around a motif and chord structure you’ve set. (Orb composer does that to a degree). Maybe some software...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    I dont mean to imply that inevitable means that we have no impact, say, or influence. I just mean that when a technology comes in that stands to improve quality of life or drive a new financial incentive, society gradually tends to move toward it until future generations accept it as just the...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    That’s fine, but that assessment is subjective and still sidesteps the fact that writing a “soundalike” is not the peak of originality or artistic expression. It’s something AI would eventually be able to do as well, and people might end up feeling the way you do...that the soundalike is better...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    I would love to get a poll of how many people, mainly professionals actually spend their time doing original work. How many commercial jobs actually let you just go at it with no reference and no "please give us a song that sounds like this person's song"? I still see AI taking that work. The...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    But what if thats exactly what it allows us to do? What if it frees us from the soul crushing tedious jobs, and instead allows for a new system that encourages people to study, explore, experiment and create? Quality is subjective but how many more active creators do we have in the world now...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Fair enough...but I think people approach these things ignoring one major part. As we age, we become less relevant to the market, as do our tastes. What we make with AI today will likely reach its bigger potential as we’re all being aged out of the market by a new generation of young consumers...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Because if you're part of the beta, you might be able to make sure it is designed with composers in mind. Made for them, rather than to purely replace them. You can help influence the design so that it maintains the core things you find important in music. Without the input and concerns of...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    I’ve heard of many projects beyond the scope of aiva that are generating 100% new voices, and faces. Other deep learning algorithms that are learning what certain musical patterns imply to listeners. Already younger audiences have grown used to music produced by computers in ways that are too...
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    Guitar Strumming Pattern Database?

    for the internal strumming engines it seems like most of them never update them, and none of them provide an official place to share them. For ample sounds, the one benefit though is you can use the riffed to generate tons of random strum patterns and export those to midi for use with other VIs.
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Well someone has been selling out the soul of humanity for about a century now for massive profits...I think this is the peak of arrogance in the music community, that we feel it is so pure and essential to the human experience. It wasn't always this big a thing for everyone, and we fool...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Aah, I see what you’re doing. Oddly, in your analogy, if we were to just consider their mass, if you got hit by either the impact would probably feel the similar. So you might consider them quite the same there. Anyways, it’s fine. None of us will ever agree on anything here completely. Some...
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    Virtual Guitars On Commercial Recordings

    I’m not familiar with the western music scene enough to identify cases of V.I. guitars, but in Japan in JPOP and anime music it is extremely common to hear V.I. guitars.
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    Virtual Guitars On Commercial Recordings

    an interesting example i recall is his use of trillian bass, and while its not a VI guitar, he does some sampling to a degree to get the effect of the guitar.
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Though not directed at me, I think I want to call into question the comparison. Better modern ways to kill compared to atomic bombs? Chemical warfare? No matter which way mankind has chosen to kill, it's always awful. The technology is the method, and we decide how far it goes, and we've done...
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    Is there a portable controller the ISN'T Micro USB?

    http://midiplus.com/html/X2_MINI.html https://nektartech.com/impact-gx49-61/ https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/keyboards/komplete-kontrol-m32/ https://www.alesis.com/products/view/vmini best i could find from a quick search. Only one I'm really familiar with is the Native...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    the relevancy is in the fear of technology and the lack of respect for new technology. People outside of the realm of synth technology thought it was noise at first, and had no musical relevancy until it became the norm and people's skills became appreciated for it. Just look at sound design in...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Thats fine. I suppose the problem is for everyone else left in the industry. We can all be against the change, but if we intend to stay in the industry we have to adjust...or get out of it completely once we're obsolete. If i had to deal with AI becoming the norm, I'd rather be a part of helping...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    there is no scenario where we win. For as long as music is a business, automation will win. Honestly anyone using VIs has no place to even talk about how bad it is for computers to take the work of people. Learn to work with the tech, or be replaced by it.
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    IK Multimedia Introduces MODO DRUM - Modeled Drums

    I agree entirely that IK Multimedia's branding comes off as looking cheap, but I think that the actual quality of the product should be of higher priority. I'd strongly disagree with your take on BFD3. Its GUI is terrible, to the point of being a distraction from it fulfilling its purpose. Ugly...
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Japan’s kind of doing that though...lol
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    Aiva - Artificial Intelligence Composition: beta starting today

    Ugh these conversations about AI are so boring. Music has been shitty, uninspired and full of basic plagiarism long before AI came along. People need to stop acting like humanity is some well of creative perfection. Out of all the music in the world only some of it is truly great. The rest is...
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    Best, Focused, High-Quality Individual Instrument Libraries?

    I mostly agree. I think AcousticSamples really doesnt hold a candle to Orange Tree, but I feel like strumming is not Orange Tree’s strength. I definitely think AmpleSounds is better for strumming, but Orange tree is the best for arpeggios and melodies. As for piano, a bit on the higher end...
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    Not renewing Pro Tools "subscription"

    They say you have to vote with your wallet. Just cancelled my renewal now. I cant support their business model and I probably open Pro Tools 2-3 times a year at this point. Good to hear Harrison is beta for support. Ill try that out for a while since i like that DAW way more than pro tools.
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    Is it that vastly different from its predecessor in function? Since they seemed to have included the walkthrough from the original orchestra, and list the extra articulations thrown in with a “what’s new” section that mostly says new sounds and midi export...it sounds like it’s just the old...
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    What instrument is this and what effect is it playing?

    My guess is an Irish Low Whistle doing double tonguing perhaps.
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    I’m glad it’s that way actually. I have too many tabs to add extra. I’m just gonna consolidate them all into the complete set (if anything is missing) and hide the old one.
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    Articulation switching in Studio One

    I should note, lately I’ve found it easier to bulk edit macros in a text editor. For that purpose I made Keyswitch templates for each key. I should copy the relevant key range I need into a folder and manual edit them and import them into studio one. If anyone would like, the Keyswitch notes...
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