Hello to my fellow Music Makers and Plug-ins/Sample LIbraries addicts lol,
Well, the moment I thought it is time to organize my sample libraries and get rid of the stuff I don't use, it ended up in finding some new stuff, haha! Apparently my winter / spring/ summer since 2019-up until 2021 ( this blog I am literally editing) software cleanup did not happen (again).
When it comes to mastering my tracks, I keep it simple (Compressor, EQ and maybe here and there some gain if needed), and I have not been using Ozone in a long time until tonight...when I run into some good deals online.
**Anyways, here are the links that our DAW "stimulus" gave us lol:
"First aid" mic to record on to go - discovered during our "military" quarantine times that's behind us, I got this Blue Mic, Bluebird, from Guitar Center and loving it. Not sure if it is the best one but for me it works when I need a quick decent demo to send over. ( got mine in Guitar Center). Also this isolation gadget is great. You can get it from Guitar center though I got this one from Amazon.
Izotope: click here: They have promo discounts on and off so always so make sure you double check about it.
Omnisphere ( a giant "pig" that will eat up your space but we all love it, however, I am not a fan of its orchestral sounds, but for pads, ambience, synths, I like it)
Plug ins/ Mixing: My favorite: Vallhalla Reverbs.
Piano: tried everything, always back to German Ivory piano aside of a live recording on Yamaha.
New Big Sur update- ha...I will skip commenting on this. That tells enough. Hope Apple will have some mercy on production music in near future. Also, along with its regular "bugs" and glitches, should I mention that I ahve the sign" Your screen is being observed" and my Chrome browser being " a part of organization"... If you noticed these things, after you check your privacy, be sure it is a glitch and it will disappear just as it appears. Not a bad idea to scan the virus protection, however it is def. a glitch, signature, limited edition of the glorified Big Sur update I can not stand.
DAW: I use Logic X though Cubase is the best, technically speaking. As a creature of habit, I am still in Logic, but it really doesn't matter as long as you get stuff done. Btw, I was shocked to see how much Garage band that most of used as beginners have progressed lately. Crazy...
Computer: I am waiting for new iMac like majority of us tech "victims" as my dad calls me. Respect to Windows but Apple forever ( minus the prices, lol)
Orchestration: Sibelius. ( Turns out I am too "blonde" for Finale)
That's it for now, those are some basics, I did not include general stuff that we all know are the "mother" ( Vienna Symphonic Library etc.) and pretty much I don't know a living composer that does not use it.
Bottom line: Live musicians are The Best, but technology is also an instrument, and as a supplement works great. Sky is the limit!
Install and Enjoy!!!
Some of my music:
Album · 2019 · 7 Songs. Available with an Apple Music subscription. Try it free!
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