I have many awesome film soundtracks of the last 100 years for all kinds of film genres, but last week I saw Man of Steel and it’s certainly one of the best of 2013 as far as action/thriller goes.
Hans Zimmer simply did it again. It was refreshing to hear a properly evolved TDK-style OST, unlike the BB/TDK ripoffs everyone everywhere has been making ever since BB and TDK came out.
Yes, we’re slaves because our self-expression masterpieces are not subjectively valued by other people enough for them to want to throw as much money/bananas/hugs/recognition/etc at us as we want them to.
Yes. We’re totally enslaved.
Or... maybe we’re not slaves. Maybe slaves are slaves, and we’re just people who whine about stuff.
I too use real guitars. I’ve been working on my “brutal” guitar/drums tone for many many years (mostly with 7-string guitars, like NoizMan).
Right now I use a TC Electronic VPD1 mixed with some mild amp simulation and a tiny bit of EQ on the DAW’s tracks. But I try to be as minimalistic as possible, the lesser the plugins the better, in order to save CPU resources, and so that it’s not much of a pain to move my sound to another DAW in the future.
I really dislike sequenced guitars. People say powerchords are supposed to be “easier” to simulate, but to my ears most sequenced powerchords I’ve heard are as painfully obvious as any other kind of sequenced guitars.
Having said that, I think TJMusic is very close to reaching nice sounding acoustic strumming. At least it has some “life” to it, which is a must when simulating guitars I think.
Hmm I think this thread has lost its purpose.
This was supposed to be about finding the most brutal tracks, not about everyone posting any rock-ish/metal-ish stuff they can think of in their portfolio, LOL!
Oh sure, I have recovered: When I joined, I had no sales. Soon after that, I had 4 sales. Six months ago, I had 4 sales. One month ago, I had 4 sales. Today, I have 4 sales. Tomorrow, I will have 4 sales. 6 months from now, 4.
A year from now, I wil have 5 sales (see? I’m not pessimistic! :D).
If other marketplace peeps can use watermarked music from audiojungle in their videos then can I use watermarked aftereffects animations or watermarked stock footage in my audio previews? Only seems fair.
Of course the audio player would have to be updated to allow video playback but I don’t see why that would be very difficult…I’d be happy to provide links back to the watermarked file author or whatever. Just seems a little biased towards video-fx/footage guys having cooler available options.
I think this would at least double the work, logistics-wise, that must be done by AJ. Reviewers would have to check that videos are in proper formats, are allowed for AJ use, etc. Also, users would psychologically relate some specific imagery to our music, which I’m not sure is such a good idea. The “video preview” would then have to be an optional thing, which means a different set of conditional validations and verifications by the system, making the review process more complex.
But who knows. Maybe it could work, if done right.
PT did have MIDI capabilities way before PT8. But those MIDI capabilities (especially sequencing-related) were famously incredibly mediocre. It was laughable. At least, compared to Logic and Digital Performer.
Indeed it was since around version 8 that Digidesign began to pay attention to MIDI-related features in general (including adding VIs, like brandonamatias points out.)
PT forte had always been audio editing. But nowadays all major DAWs are pretty capable in all regards.