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Sophonic says

MusicLab Real Guitar is decent, as is electri6ity, but that’s it, they’re just decent. Decent is not good.

Guitar strumming just hasn’t been done well yet. They all still sound kinda crap. You would have to record hundreds of variations of each chord and each strum pattern to get a remotely accurate sample library AND then be able program it correctly – and no-one has attempted this yet.

I would rather have a beginner guitar student play some simple strums on my music than use a sample library (and I am a big fan of sample libraries in general).

I guess it depends on how the end product (the music) is going to be used. If it’s just some generic background stuff that isn’t going to be used prominently, than fine, but I don’t know, I just can’t bring myself to use guitar VST ’s. Guitars, violins, and the trumpet are still the instruments that have not been sampled well by any company yet.
Yup, I can always tell within a second when someone is using one of those strum sounds. I guess if you don’t play guitar its better than nothing.
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Sophonic says

Great stuff here. I really agree with you JHunger, one of the main things I have realized that I needed to change in my Stock writing material is simplicity.

Sometimes I feel like I add too much, too many changes, melodies, instruments. It gets too busy. This is my goal for 2012 is to “Dumb” things down a bit.

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I recently had an email exchange with the support team for the same situation: using my song in an intro sequence (same intro without any modifications) in multiple YouTube videos that makes money via ads. The conclusion is that a regular license is fine for this propose as its considered a series within a single project and the videos aren’t being sold directly.

Seems conclusive to me, so regular license is fine. Thanks for clearing it up.

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I always thought a regular license would cover a single youtube video, monetized or not. I think if you don’t know for sure you should be careful about telling people they need an extended license, last thing anyone would want to do is scare away potential business from the site.

If it is the case they would need an extended there should be a well written section in the license thats clear for youtube users, considering they seem to be a huge part of the buyer community.

I think someone official should step in here quick.

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Wow, thats awesome.

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Nice, Im interested to hear what “Simple Beauty” will sound like now. I’ll be looking out for it.
Hope you enjoy! Thanks! ;)

Great song Phil, just listened start to finish. Really well done!

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It would be great, could be way more efficient with our tags.

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Thats awesome, dudes blowin up. Best part is as far as I know, he is doing this alone so no labels to take most of the earnings. Pretty awesome.

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Unbelievable… I still do not understand why the US government keeps the firearms legal !!! At this right moment, I would not be proud to be an american citizen… May the victims rest in peace.
Well, I’m proud to be a American citizen. Its the bad guys who have the guns. So making it so good people can’t have guns for protection wont help. Bad people will always get guns, so imagine if only bad people had guns.
Statistics show that states with gun restrictions have fewer problems than US. It’s also kinda logic that more guns only improve the chance of gun related problems.

Probably true but I like living in a place where as a human you have that choice if you can pass the checks they put into place. When these kind of things happen its not the responsible gun owners who went through the proper procedures to get their carry permit that are doing these things.

If you have a family like I do and someone is threatening to possibly harm you or your family you would thank God that you lived in a place that gives you the right to defend yourself with deadly force if needed.

I will end it there, I feel really bad for the victims.

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Unbelievable… I still do not understand why the US government keeps the firearms legal !!! At this right moment, I would not be proud to be an american citizen… May the victims rest in peace.

Well, I’m proud to be a American citizen. Its the bad guys who have the guns. So making it so good people can’t have guns for protection wont help. Bad people will always get guns, so imagine if only bad people had guns.

I have a firearm carry permit and I had to go through all kinds of checks to get one, if you are a felon or have a mental issues you will not be getting one legally. I just wish someone in that theater was legally carrying a firearm, could of stopped it. See making firearms illegal does not really help anyone.

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