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KingConga

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  • Birthday 12/29/1958

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    Drums, Vocals, Writing, Arranging, Audio Editing

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    Producer, blogger, internet marketer, affiliate marketer

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  1. Yeah, Mr. Grumpy, you're right. The *.ins files were great once you set them up. I think Cubase had a related format that you could use *.ins templates and somehow translate them, but SO never had any such thing, In fact, my Alesis Fusion was never able to make a good translation in SO. I'm hoping the mfrs simply create a firmware that will make that update along with M'soft. I don't care about Macs. I also hope they FINALLY make adequate drum maps a universal feature as well, where they're not only translateable from 1 DAW to another, but where if you disconnect a device the map will still be there so you don't have to remember what the old map said. I haven't used it in such a long time I've forgotten all of the features I wanted addressed and Bandlab never addressed it either.
  2. I was hoping he would clarify if there was an optimum pitch range for each size drum. Great video though.
  3. I could have sworn, in fact, I KNOW I responded to this thread with a great site for very authentic sounding MIDI backtrack files. Anyhoo, I'll take another stab at it. Here's the 1st: https://jazzbacks.com/collections/all?gclid=CKCY8YbepL4CFUNqOgodizsASg&pg=cat&ref=a-to-z Here's the 2nd: http://www.thejazzpage.de/index1.html Hope you enjoy.
  4. For my money I'm definitely a mesh head. Here's why. If you ever remember back in the 70's and 80's when astroturf was first being used in the NFL and players were going through hell with their shin splints. The reason why was that as hard as good ole Earth was, cement was WAAY harder on your shins especially. It's brutally hard surface was brutal on other injuries as well. So, what's my point here? When I started subbing for another drummer that had standard rubber pads I noticed after playing on them for a few hours my forearms would have excruciating pain, and thankfully, I made the connection then and there. So, when I bought my electronic kit I bought Pintech mesh drums. Now, while the rest of their hardware sucked eggs, their mesh head pads were WAAY better than the WAAY overpriced Roland kits. Although, I did buy the Roland TD-8 that worked great. Also, the heads bounce more realistically than rubber heads, and they're certainly not as loud (the sound of the stick on rubber) as the rubber pads. Now, that was almost 20 yrs ago and I'm sure the technology has improved, but this is an issue that technology isn't really going to change. Hence, that's why rubber-head kits are so much cheaper to buy. Just my two cents, and you can give me change back. KC
  5. Great article Craig, it actually was the perfect segue to a great idea I had. Not heaping another task on your busy schedule, just saying it'd be a great idea, but it's along the lines of your article. What if musicians had a site they could go to to get their DAW workstations completely optimized according to the setup they already have, and given any recommendations to make it better. And to make it profitable offer a decent FREE scan, and then give other paid options, maybe an exclusive discount to other PC retailers.
  6. I have an Allen&Heath ZED 10FX board. I can't seem to make the FX work on it. I downloaded the manual from their homepage and looked at that section, but nothing jumped out as far as what I might be doing wrong. I'm just wondering if anyone here can offer some simple troubleshooting to verify I'm doing everything correctly. The chip, or whatever, may very well be bad, although, I know it worked a few years ago. First of all, the model that I have (as far as FX) isn't like the one in the instruction manual. Mine uses all buttons to select the different FX, and parameters, as opposed to a rotary knob on the model in the manual. I understand that shouldn't make a difference, and they work properly. I'm quite knowledgeable about these small to medium-sized mixers, I'm just trying to absolutely verify if the chip is bad. Thanks, KC
  7. Thanks erok123. I had checked out Hydrogen a few years ago, but it just wasn't what I needed. It seems to have undergone many improvements. I'll definitely download it, and play with it. KC
  8. I've been trying every which way but Sunday to get into the Magix Samplitude forum to get some kind of support for their Independence plugin. Their corporate support doesn't work weekends, and the forum is down, or just craps out every time I try to log in, or even reset my password. So, I thought I'd come here to see if there was anyone who could help me with a few basic questions. Thanks, KC
  9. I've been trying every which way but Sunday to get into the Magix Samplitude forum to get some kind of support for their Independence plugin. Their corporate support doesn't work weekends, and the forum is down, or just craps out every time I try to log in, or even reset my password. So, I thought I'd come here to see if there was anyone who could help me with a few basic questions. Thanks, KC
  10. Is anyone here aware of any s'ware developer that makes a Drum Sample Library & Editor? Meaning, an independent piece of s'ware that creates libraries of all of your drum samples (I have gigs, and gigs worth) that you can create customized drum kits, which it also stores. Next, even if you can't edit proprietary samples, let it give you an editor that you could record, and edit wave files to sample. Finally, let's say you create a library/drum map of all of your favorite kicks, snares, and toms, etc., but it still is able to provide a sophisticated step sequencer that will let you pick whatever favorite kick, snare, etc for one particular project. A product like that would be just AWESOME.
  11. Is anyone here aware of any s'ware developer that makes a Drum Sample Library & Editor? Meaning, an independent piece of s'ware that creates libraries of all of your drum samples (I have gigs, and gigs worth) that you can create customized drum kits, which it also stores. Next, even if you can't edit proprietary samples, let it give you an editor that you could record, and edit wave files to sample. Finally, let's say you create a library/drum map of all of your favorite kicks, snares, and toms, etc., but it still is able to provide a sophisticated step sequencer that will let you pick whatever favorite kick, snare, etc for one particular project. A product like that would be just AWESOME.
  12. You folks may not believe this but I'm simply trying to find a turnkey site (Tried Wix, Weebly, etc.) that I can sell MIDI files off of. What you won't believe is NONE, NOT ONE of these "conventional" sites support the MIDI format. Apparently, they have never heard of the term. What's even more amazing, and frustrating is the fact that MIDI's are only 1/10 the size of MP3, and other comparable files. Another very unfortunate fact is neither Soundcloud, Spotify, or iTunes supports MIDI either. GEE, I thought SoundCloud was originally created to aide musicians. I mean, I'm thinking that if you have a team of musicians that want to collaborate wouldn't the support of MIDI files be KIND OF A GOOD IDEA? So, enough of my whining. Does anyone know of a turnkey site that offers support for storage, and download of MIDI files? Thanks, KC
  13. Hey folks, I'm a musician (like most of you guys) that knows tons about music, and I'm a partner in a musician/band mgmt business with a very well-healed financier that runs the marketing, and promotional side of the business. He was told by a promoter he needs to get on Pollstar as an artist manager. I went to their website and read their FAQ, and tried to google independent reviews, but really didn't find anything useful. The FAQ's were helpful, but I wanted to get some independent opinions before we invest $400/yr. Other than as a concert-goer consumer, if you've had any experience with these guys I'd really like to know about it. Thanks, KC
  14. Thanks for the helpful replies, folks. And, gee, I kinda feel like Gilligan backing right into a helpful solution. I actually know a little more than I was letting on, but I do like the idea of looking at songs that I like, and emulating those progressions. What I'm also doing is using BIAB2013 where I can think of a nice melody line, then let BIAB generate a progression, and even substitutions, then finally add a style, and Bing-Badda-Boom, I gotta HIT! Thanks Again, KC
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