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adammonroe
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Hey guys, what’s the world on the street as far as sample library discounts? Just got an e-mail from Soniccouture, they are selling everything 40% off this week. I’ll probably pick up their broken Wurli because I always thought it sounded particularly spectacular. I’ve also noticed Hollywood Strings/Hollywood brass have been on sale for $500 each, which seems pretty low to me. I don’t know if that’s a special or new pricing. sampletekk also has a 50% sale going on right now. Already missed a few black Friday sales. Anyone else know of any good deals? I think it’s time to buy myself some Christmas presents.

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I have to say that puzzle looks like a pain in the ass.

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So what is it a picture of, an ice castle?

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It might be hard to judge composers from most of the work sold here, because most of it isn’t necessarily the kind of work you would find in a score…scoring is a little different, as it’s writing music in response to something or to enhance something rather than writing a catchy tune, and there’s a finer level of subtlety. Still, there are tons of people here who are likely capable of it…it just might be hard to find the one you need. It might help a little if you explained what kind of score you were looking for. A traditional orchestral score, ambient, modern/electronic, upbeat, ect, as there are some really fine people here who excel in these different categories, and all of these can be made to sound inspiring.

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Well said Patrick; whenever I hear a choir these days I feel my eyes roll a little, as they seem to be an occasional part of the Percussion+Percussion+Horns+Staccato Strings EPIC formula. Not to say that they can’t be well used (the Williams example is a good one) but more often than not they are being thrown in to achieve a bigger sound cheaply and quickly…which is fine, but I feel like more composers could be using the full orchestral palette to achieve the same thing (Holst’s Mars?)...but then of course, you wouldn’t end up with the characteristic 2 Steps From Hell Sound sound everyone is lusting after these days.

I don’t really own too many choir patches but if I was in the market I might consider Cinesamples Voxos? Their stuff is usually pretty good.

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Good job Mat! Always good to add some big-name clients to the old resume. And now that you’ve been named in the comments, you are probably good for a few hundred thousand views of exposure.

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Like everything else, it probably depends on the reviewer? I had some reference to John Williams removed on one track, but another track has references to five composers – although those guys are long dead and in the public domain.

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I think the approval time right now is around 8-10 days, and sometimes they will hold items for maybe up to 5 days? Probably nothing to worry about – in my experience they are just asking for a second opinion, and it’s usually on whether or not they should approve it or soft-reject.

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I don’t know about the best, but I can tell you that Sonar’s is increasingly a pain, especially since X2 came out. I get the feeling that DIGITAL PERFORMER probably has a nice piano roll/midi sequencing. The best DAW is the one you like!

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Hey Star, I don’t really understand your question, but good to see you. You were uploading like crazy for a while there but haven’t seen you upload anything in a few months.

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