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  1. Regarding EWQLSO, are these just individual samples of instruments, or are they actual musically phrases that simply need triggering? Oh and I can't recommend Logic enough, and I used to use Cubase for a long time, well, since the Atari's. They are extremely high quality samples that you play w/ a keyboard through your comp. I actually have Logic, and I despised its high learning curve ... I never saw the huge advantage. I used Cubase for years and it was always my faveorite. Why do you consider logic better? I think something you can pick up and use is better than something you need a 5,000 page manual for lol.
  2. If money isn't that much of a concern, I would definitely get at least the Gold version, otherwise you won't get all the articulations. If Platinum isn't much more, you can't go wrong with the extra mic positions. The price of the composer collection (or whatever it's called) is so good, I would just get the Platinum Plus version. I purchased all of the libraries separately, and easily spent around $5000. Either way, you can't go wrong with Gold or Platinum. I just noticed that page you linked is a customizable page. Were u linking me to a customized setup that would work best? For 1,500 dollars that sounds unreal to have access to all those high quality sounds. I will definitely go with this route if that is the case.
  3. If you want to do orchestral, definitely stay away from keyboards. There are amazing sample libraries that are available. Personally, I'd recommend EWQLSO. In fact, if you have $1500, you cannot go wrong with this: http://www.soundsonline.com/Complete-Composers-Collection-PLAY-Edition-Customize-SAVE-50-pr-EW-189C.html I just finished scoring a movie, 90% of which was done with these libraries. If you want to hear some samples from the movie, go here: http://www.gregstitt.com/manhater.html In terms of what kind of machine to get, I don't have any recommendations otehr than loads of RAM. If you are doing orchestral mockups, you will definitely want to go 64-bit with as much memory as you can afford. You can make it work with 32-bit and I listened to ur samples man. That orchestral set sounds amazing. I definitely have to go the software route. Do you think its better to invest in the more expensive EQW series, or just get the silver one?
  4. If you want to do orchestral, definitely stay away from keyboards. There are amazing sample libraries that are available. Personally, I'd recommend EWQLSO. In fact, if you have $1500, you cannot go wrong with this: http://www.soundsonline.com/Complete-Composers-Collection-PLAY-Edition-Customize-SAVE-50-pr-EW-189C.html I just finished scoring a movie, 90% of which was done with these libraries. If you want to hear some samples from the movie, go here: http://www.gregstitt.com/manhater.html In terms of what kind of machine to get, I don't have any recommendations otehr than loads of RAM. If you are doing orchestral mockups, you will definitely want to go 64-bit with as much memory as you can afford. You can make it work with 32-bit and I have actually heard of those sound libraries, and I have to say they sound totally amazing. Sounds like software is really the way to go these days. In fact its becoming more clear to me that a powerhouse computer is almost all you need, and 1 nice keyboard. Am I correct? I will check out ur tunes later tonight.
  5. If you want orchestral samples, you're better off buying an orchestral sample library than a keyboard. If you already have a good Mac, I wouldn't switch to a PC just to do music. Plenty of good software is available for the Mac (lots of composers like Logic), and you could put that money towards something else. Here in Boston, there's a pretty vibrant game development community w/ a lot of students and indie guys doing projects on their own - all of which may need music. However, there are also a ton of entry-level composers looking for the same thing. Berklee's got a pretty active video game music club that, AFAIK, opens up their meetings to the public. I know they've had some big-name composers come through to give lectures. That may be a place to start. -Dan. Thanks. Good info. I've sometimes thought of going back to school for music , like berklee, but I've always thought it would probably be a waste of my time. I already have a degree in something else that pays well . . . Not sure if its neccesary to get a degree in music to do anything with it. Maybe i'm just naive.
  6. Lets say you wanted to start up a new studio to try and do this type of composition for under 10,000 dolllars. First off, I think its a good idea to stick what your'e good with, and I'm good at making Ambient, Electronic, and more Indie/Alternative type music. I'm also interested in learning how to do more "orchestral" type pieces, but just never bought the gear to do so (yet). What would you buy? Currently I have a Mac Laptop with really good specs, but honestly, I'm thinking of switching to PC (haha). Gear I currently own Larivee Acoustic Guitar American Telecaster Andromeda a6 synthesizer American Jazz Bass I pretty much sold everything else, like my amps and stuff, because I cant do the band thing anymore. So now I'm thinking of doing something else. Well, I'm at least going to try. So what I'd need I guess is . . . Fast PC Firewire Audio Interface Sequencer (I lean towards Cubase) A really good keyboard with a lot of different sounds (orchestral, piano etc, i've though of the kurzweil pc3x) And everything else im kind of up in the air on. I know you guys must get a lot of questions like this, but I'm getting to the point where its something I'm interested in again. Thanks ;-)
  7. Originally Posted by 6strings4rock I would have never thought this, but last week, I was going crazy to try a modeler, but which one, so after reading 300 of these posts from different forums, I chose the VOX ToneLab LE.........Well, after hours of trying it through my different amps, in different ways, I was very unimpressed. I couldn't find or create anything tonewise that I found acceptable in the way the tone SOUNDED, yes, you can create almost anything you want to hear, but the question is quantity, yes, quality ( IMHO) No.......There was nothing I would play through my 4x12, down to my Mesa 30 tube. The unit sounded ratty no matter how I tryed to tame or adjust the tones. SO, the reason I am writing here, other than my lack of amazement in the tonelab, I figured I would stick with my tried and true analog, true bypass pedal set-up, but still feeling like I wanted to try something new, I went out and bought a Pocket POD, ...lol Well, I had some spare inputs in an A/B/Y box on my pedalboard, so I patched it in so I could chose my pedal chain, or just patch in whatever tone I had chosen from the Pocket POD, or just go straight into my amp......awesome set-up. Well, what was more awesome was when I switched the Pocket POD on into my clean tube channel on my Marshall and OMG, I couldn't believe my ears, so I switched through so other choices, and all different, but all sounded incredably full, incredably toneful, and just plain great. So for me, to get my modeling jones on, its the least expensive of the units out there that rocks.......I know tone is subjective and the usual disclaimers of different equipment apply, but I will say, you want to play with a one stop shop, try the Pocket Pod, its amazing. My VOX TLLE is back at GC, and I'm up about 300.00 bucks, and still have some awesome modeling going on.....lol Rock-on all. Really? I think the pod sounds terrible . . hmm :-/
  8. Originally Posted by rowwe11 Heres two clips of the tonelab Le. http://youtube.com/watch?v=HBMaJJpOtxQ http://youtube.com/watch?v=q8hG_nAbh3M Thanks for these clips. I'm definitely getting one of these things. Sounds great to my ears.
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