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  • #46
    Not much to say really, although I just upgraded Digital Performer from version 5 to version 8, and discovered to my surprise and delight that an issue I had with the SupaPhaser plugin is magically resolved. I love this plugin and now it's easier to use!



    Pretty boring reply, I really wish I had a more exciting one.
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    • #47
      Not much to say really, although I just upgraded Digital Performer from version 5 to version 8, and discovered to my surprise and delight that an issue I had with the SupaPhaser plugin is magically resolved. I love this plugin and now it's easier to use!



      Pretty boring reply, I really wish I had a more exciting one.
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      • #48
        Best live show-Los Strait Jackets and Big Sandy and the Flyright Boys



        Best Local Band: Flowtilla



        Best show I played: 4/20 Show with the grandson of a jazz legend smoking a bong in the front row



        Recorded music highlights-going to the Balkans and returning with over a dozen CDs, nearly all of them good. My Favorite Devla by Boban i Marko Markovic Orchestar. My other major musical kick this year was rediscovering swing jazz guitar, esp. George Barnes. Sadly, after he died I also learned how versatile and great rock-blues-jazz guitarist Micky Baker was.





        Best music on video: Abstract Logix Live 2010 with John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension featuring Zakir Hussain, Jimmy Herring Band, Wayne Krantz, Lenny White's Anomaly, Ranjit Barot

        "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

        My music: http://www.oranjproductions.com

        The first website dedicated to the the baritone guitar: http://www.thebaritoneguitar.com

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        • #49
          Best live show-Los Strait Jackets and Big Sandy and the Flyright Boys



          Best Local Band: Flowtilla



          Best show I played: 4/20 Show with the grandson of a jazz legend smoking a bong in the front row



          Recorded music highlights-going to the Balkans and returning with over a dozen CDs, nearly all of them good. My Favorite Devla by Boban i Marko Markovic Orchestar. My other major musical kick this year was rediscovering swing jazz guitar, esp. George Barnes. Sadly, after he died I also learned how versatile and great rock-blues-jazz guitarist Micky Baker was.





          Best music on video: Abstract Logix Live 2010 with John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension featuring Zakir Hussain, Jimmy Herring Band, Wayne Krantz, Lenny White's Anomaly, Ranjit Barot

          "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

          My music: http://www.oranjproductions.com

          The first website dedicated to the the baritone guitar: http://www.thebaritoneguitar.com

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          • #50
            I have continued to get my music played as incidental music on TV shows, according to my BMI checks. I never hear these, probably because I don't watch the Biography stuff on the History Channel or My Sweet Sixteen or whatever it's called. But it's cool. This just doesn't immediately come to mind because it's music that I recorded a year or two or more ago.
            Ken Lee on 500px / Ken's Photo Store / Ken Lee Photography Facebook Website / Blueberry Buddha Studios / Ajanta Palace Houseboat - Kashmir / Hotel Green View - Kashmir / Eleven Shadows website / Ken Lee Photography Blog / Akai 12-track tape transfers / MY NEW ALBUM! The Mercury Seven

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            • #51
              I have continued to get my music played as incidental music on TV shows, according to my BMI checks. I never hear these, probably because I don't watch the Biography stuff on the History Channel or My Sweet Sixteen or whatever it's called. But it's cool. This just doesn't immediately come to mind because it's music that I recorded a year or two or more ago.
              Ken Lee on 500px / Ken's Photo Store / Ken Lee Photography Facebook Website / Blueberry Buddha Studios / Ajanta Palace Houseboat - Kashmir / Hotel Green View - Kashmir / Eleven Shadows website / Ken Lee Photography Blog / Akai 12-track tape transfers / MY NEW ALBUM! The Mercury Seven

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              • #52
                Making it through my first year and first full calendar year of DTD, it continues to be great and I have come on leaps and bounds as a player, so here's to more of the same in 2013. During the summer I also joined my first cover and tribute bands, making a return to performing live after two years away from it. It took a while to really get into it again, but it makes such a difference to pull in money by playing live - don't think I'll be returning to originals!
                Do you need live drum tracks? http://www.drumtracksdirect.co.uk/

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                • #53
                  Making it through my first year and first full calendar year of DTD, it continues to be great and I have come on leaps and bounds as a player, so here's to more of the same in 2013. During the summer I also joined my first cover and tribute bands, making a return to performing live after two years away from it. It took a while to really get into it again, but it makes such a difference to pull in money by playing live - don't think I'll be returning to originals!
                  Do you need live drum tracks? http://www.drumtracksdirect.co.uk/

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                  • #54
                    The highlight of my musical year was my band playing a fund raiser for Leukemia and seeing the organizer who had her last dose of chemo the day before, dancing with pure joy when we played one of her favorite songs. She raised $6000k that night!
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                    • #55
                      The highlight of my musical year was my band playing a fund raiser for Leukemia and seeing the organizer who had her last dose of chemo the day before, dancing with pure joy when we played one of her favorite songs. She raised $6000k that night!
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                      • #56






                        Quote Originally Posted by UstadKhanAli
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                        I don't want to turn this into an analog vs. digital discussion, but most people don't miss the distortion in analog. They miss the fullness, presence, better sound stage, natural and musical sounding compression, etc.



                        Now, talking about DAWs. A lot of us are not computer people. I'm not. We're musicians. We're recording engineers. We want to get on with creating and not update, maintain, configure, read the manual over and over, trouble-shoot, reinstall, upgrade, etc. Some people live for that ****************, but they have to understand that many of us do not. But I would agree...once it's working, leave it alone. I often generally "freeze" my rigs, and make a back-up of them when they are running really well. But anyone who says there's less maintenance with a computer DAWs with a bunch of plugins over an analog tape deck and board is completely insane, in my opinion.




                        I couldn't agree more and great idea to freeze your system and create recovery backups for a robust build. And I used the word distortion not to discredit, but because I didn't necessarily want to go into detail and open that can of worms. Perhaps a better word would be coloration. Analog does tend to color things in a way that seems like mamas home cookin, ie natural sounding compression as opposed to sterile digital compression which has to add fx chains to emulate analogue coloring. But per the door stop thread. Its much easier to discard crappy plugins than it is to discard expensive boat anchors.
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                        • #57






                          Quote Originally Posted by UstadKhanAli
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                          I don't want to turn this into an analog vs. digital discussion, but most people don't miss the distortion in analog. They miss the fullness, presence, better sound stage, natural and musical sounding compression, etc.



                          Now, talking about DAWs. A lot of us are not computer people. I'm not. We're musicians. We're recording engineers. We want to get on with creating and not update, maintain, configure, read the manual over and over, trouble-shoot, reinstall, upgrade, etc. Some people live for that ****************, but they have to understand that many of us do not. But I would agree...once it's working, leave it alone. I often generally "freeze" my rigs, and make a back-up of them when they are running really well. But anyone who says there's less maintenance with a computer DAWs with a bunch of plugins over an analog tape deck and board is completely insane, in my opinion.




                          I couldn't agree more and great idea to freeze your system and create recovery backups for a robust build. And I used the word distortion not to discredit, but because I didn't necessarily want to go into detail and open that can of worms. Perhaps a better word would be coloration. Analog does tend to color things in a way that seems like mamas home cookin, ie natural sounding compression as opposed to sterile digital compression which has to add fx chains to emulate analogue coloring. But per the door stop thread. Its much easier to discard crappy plugins than it is to discard expensive boat anchors.
                          Fusion Tycoon

                          Mercury Catfish Myspace

                          Mercury Catfish

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                          • #58






                            Quote Originally Posted by Hush
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                            She raised $6000k that night!




                            That's super-inspiring!



                            Personally, it's all about working and growing. Having taken on a second job has been highly rewarding. And finding a mentor in Tuck Andress (he and Patti live in the area) for my solo and duo (vocalist plus guitarist) jazz work has been icing on the cake. I realize the second post in this thread sounds a little world-weary, but having been one of those duped by unscrupulous types, I'm learning to leverage more power. It doesn't mean I'm learning how to be a jerk; rather, it means growing teeth to protect what I have, and learning and doing as much as I can in the time I have left on this earth.

                            Working and growing!

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                            • #59






                              Quote Originally Posted by Hush
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                              She raised $6000k that night!




                              That's super-inspiring!



                              Personally, it's all about working and growing. Having taken on a second job has been highly rewarding. And finding a mentor in Tuck Andress (he and Patti live in the area) for my solo and duo (vocalist plus guitarist) jazz work has been icing on the cake. I realize the second post in this thread sounds a little world-weary, but having been one of those duped by unscrupulous types, I'm learning to leverage more power. It doesn't mean I'm learning how to be a jerk; rather, it means growing teeth to protect what I have, and learning and doing as much as I can in the time I have left on this earth.

                              Working and growing!

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                              • #60
                                A number of cool musical events this year. Got to perform a guitar duet on Charlie Parker's 'Anthropology', played a few pit orchestra gigs on drums, and my own band is fun. Met an awesome keyboardist who is gonna come sit in.
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