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adammonroe says

Never tried it, some things I look for in a keyboard/midi controller:

88 keys – not necessary, but you may find yourself wanting those extra keys at some point.
Weighted/realistic keys – do the keys feel good, or at least somewhat like a piano? For me, this is the most important aspect of a controller.
Pitch+Mod+Sliders – My keyboard only has a pitch wheel, and it’s a pain in the butt.

I think the best way is to go to a place that stocks a lot of keyboards/has some display models and try them out, see what feels good.

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adammonroe says

We have a major issue here:

On the voting form, both of my submissions, namely

“Rising Power Cinematic Trailer” and Heroes and Soldiers Cinematic Trailer”

are NOT my tracks!

The correct tracks are being played in the Radio application, but not on the form. Instead someone else’s tracks are being played as my submission!

Can someone verify this please? Just play one of the above songs on the radio and on the voting form. I am afraid many other authors might be affected.

They are the same tracks for me and the same as in your portfolio.

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adammonroe says

In hindsight, I’m wishing I put the shorter versions before the full length version in my previews. The ones with edits go straight to the point of the piece and then it ends, then you’re interested in what the full version sounds like. I’m finding myself listening less to the ones with full intros at the beginning. This is so strategic, I wish I had thought about putting the edits first.

Don’t worry about it Tortoise both your tracks caught my attention enough to pass my “Round 1,” along with 112 other tracks… :-)

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adammonroe says


Seems the list is chronological and I’m at the bottom! If you even get down that far, thanks for listening!
Yeah, it would be more fair to have a list that randomises track order on page load.

Oh please no, because the page malfunctioned about 8 times well listening to all the tracks and I had to find my place again!

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adammonroe says

The way I’m approaching it is I’ll let the first few seconds run and if it catches my ear I’ll let it play but if it doesn’t I’ll skip around to different parts of the track to see if other parts catch my ear, basically trying to narrow it down from 400+ to maybe a 100 and then I’ll go from there. So far there are some really cool tracks!

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adammonroe says

pssst I’m also having a few drinks, seems like the only way to get through so many tracks. SHHHHH, don’t tell anyone ;-) Hopefully doesn’t cloud my judgement too much!

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adammonroe says

Whoooeeee, let the voting begin guys! 448 entries-don’t know if I’ll listen to all of them in their entirety, probably just listen to a few seconds from each one and if one catches my ear listen the whole way through? Happy to be part of this contest, good luck everyone!

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adammonroe says

I assume that you meant plugin, so, here’s my answer:
Most of the times I use Kontakt, some of the libraries from NI or AcousticSamples. Now the AcousticSamples moved away from Kontakt and all their librarie are available exclusively for UVI / MachFive. The good news is that UVI is free, the bad news is that you need iLok for that, the good news is that now iLok can just install on HDD, the bad news is that your computer has to deal with another program installed and if you’re short on CPU…

Is it now possible to manage ILok licenses from a hard drive? How is this done? I’ve been avoiding ILok like the plague as I’ve had horrible experiences with the USB ILok in the past. They wanted me to pay them $200 to transfer licenses to a new ILok when my ILok broke. I would like to get some EastWest stuff…

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adammonroe says

I always thought Hans Zimmer needs a composer :|

Hah. I read somewhere for Interstellar Christopher Nolan told Zimmer to “knock it off with the ostinato strings and horns.” Maybe he will score something on par with Silvestri’s work on the new Cosmos?

>stifles laughter<

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adammonroe says


I hope to be 250,000th! :)
I hope to make $250,000, I could afford to pay my electric bill in the Summer!

Texas? Arizona? California? New mexico?

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