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    Sounds interesting what you’re doing. I’m a Linux musician, but when I used to use Windows I always thought Reason looked a lot of fun.

    There seem to be companies out there that buy the rights to sample libraries from folded companies (they come and go on a regular basis...). http://www.ilio.com was mentioned lately, and stocks copies of sample libraries that anyone and everyone used in the 90s.

    As for percussion, Freesound has a lot in this area. If you limit yourself to CC0 and CC-BY licensed samples, maybe you could make your own sample library!

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    I have loaded Soundfonts successfully into the NN XT, using Reason 7.1.

    This means, for example, i can load the Proteus 2000 orchestral collection from Digital Sound Factory.

    There are currently about 12 different orchestral or related Strings libraries for Reason, many for free or for very little money. But Orkestra is still surprisingly good for articulation sets, even though quality wise the samples are bit lacking IMO.

    Thanks for the tip; I am always one the look out for orchestral samples for Reason, both free and commercial. I am writing a book about Reason called Refill Yourself, which covers Refills, WAV and Soundfont libraries, provided they are legitimate and legal of course.

    There was this great commercial library from Artificial Ear, back in 2009;l sadly, the company has gone, but i would still like to find this library for the solo violin. I never use torrents, btw, so any one knows of any legitimate way of obtaining these samples …

    I have discovered a couple of unauthorised libraries, which obviously i can't refer to in my book.

    I think I have just about all the WAV sample libraries for Reason, consulting the every wonderful Reason Freaks site, the book is actually running to six volumes!!!

    If anyone can think of any other free sample libraries, particularly for unusual percussion and drums loops (demanding a complete volume on its own!), I would be grateful for any heads up.

    There is actually plenty on free sound to do with orchestral items, I am new here, so I must have a look.

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    I have recorded myself (male voice) saying this and it will be up on freesound soon. Hope I help.

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    Nice am interested...

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    I would say yes with regard to putting forte and piano together in one patch, although you could do either. This is the old ‘velocity layers’ paradigm.

    I’m quite a fan of the Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra patch set, which is ‘free as in freedom’ as well as free of charge. http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/ What I actually use is a conversion of this library (in SFZ format by default) to soundfonts, although I can’t remember where I found that.

    Is there something that can convert from soundfonts or SFZs to Reason patches? Or maybe someone has done that already? If the SSO set satisfies you that might be the answer.

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    I am feeling brave enough to tackle loading orchestral samples from the London Philhamonia sample libraries, which are free, if only for home use (you can't obviously make Kontakt or Reason libraries out of them, and sell them on!).
    For a start, you have to batch convert from mp2 to wav 24 bit.
    You are then presented with a pretty laborious task of loading them all in; I shall be loading them into Reason NN XTs to create patches, for example, of Pizzicato violin, etc.
    My questions are: in the folder list for, say, the violin, you get Pizz piano and Pizz forte - does this mean you should zone the soft samples together from Velocity zero to 69 and then load the forte Pizz samples into another zone from velocity 70 upwards? Thus to create a multi-samle velocity sensitive patch?
    Or: should these be considered separate samples for separate patches, in this case, soft Pizz and loud Pizz?
    Has anyone who uses Reason in fact created any patches using the free samples from London Philharmonia - they are beautiful and noise free; much better than London Solo Strings Refill, which, frankly, are very noisy, and not at all worth the $99 asking price, IMO
    Am I in fact wasting my life doing this?
    thanks

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    My team and I record audio and video for live band shows and video for studio sessions. If you have good lighting and a quiet environment (and acoustically treated), you're going to have great results.

    If the camera doesn't have good low capabilitues and the lighting is not good, you have to bump up the gain, and it's going to introduce noise. Same with audio... If the source is quiet, you bump the gain and get noise.

    You can get much better result with a faster lens (and low self noise mic). So it's kind of important to be able to change the mic or lens.

    The audio is as-important as the video, so I would try to get the best equipment I can get my hands on.

    Rent, borrow, steal smile Just kidding. But ask around, maybe someone in your area with audio equipment is looking to have fun on some projects, you never know.

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    Hello, I need a voice...Male or Female, I don't care.But if is female I want to be sexy smile)

    This voice need to say: Murdock Grafix.I would appreciate if it would be a movie voice.

    Anyway, just need to say Murdock or Murdock Grafix.

    P.S: Sorry for my English, I'm Romanian.

    Thank you anticipated.

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    I need a Sexy female voice to say

    "This has been a T.R.X. Digitalwerx Experience."

    "T.R.X. DigitalwerX"

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi guys, any recommendations for gear below £100. For a long time I was set on a Zoom H4N and Rode shotgun mic then realised, especially for recording natural sounds, I don't need 4, 6, 8+ tracks. I need high quality audio.

    This to me suggests at least:

    Zoom H1
    Tascam DR-05
    Tascam DR-07
    Olympus LS-10
    Zoom H2N
    Tascam DR-22

    The main reason I didn't go for an H4N is many reviews about the cumbersome interface and unintuitive menus.

    If anyone would recommend anything specific, please do let me know. The review links in the beginning of this post are 6 years old now and your experience and advice would be much appreciated.

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    Hi

    I also need your help (if possible)

    phrases: "Turn up the Bass", "Are you ready?" Go!"

    Thanks smile

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    By not changing name I meant that he uploaded the file as is, so SC automatically created the link you see, which includes sound ID and your username: 244942-spoonbender-wind-through-trees-3b

    Definitely not a malicious sneaky move, as he could have always changed the SC link via edit as an afterthought; your frustration is understandable, but I see no reasons against a happy ending for your case smile

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    Cheers copyc4t,

    (He did change the name..)

    But I guess he knew he should do something hence mentioning freesound.org, and he's not taking credit etc..

    Ay caramba.. It's still slightly frustrating. That sound took me an entire day of climbing trees!

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    Hello,

    he surely acted in good faith. A malicious user wouldn't have mentioned Freesound at all, and would have changed the sound name before uploading or at least the link, since it mentions you and the sound ID.
    Most people just aren't aware of licensing issues, I second reasonable approaches and giving chances to fix any issues before declaring war smile

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    Hello, I just need a bit of a reality check on something.

    A Soundcloud user has uploaded one of my recordings to their page and not correctly attributed it. It is this sound - http://www.freesound.org/people/spoonbender/sounds/244942/ and here is where they have uploaded it - https://soundcloud.com/ronan-thompson-4/244942-spoonbender-wind-through-trees-3b

    I left a message on their upload and also sent them a private message asking that they attribute it correctly or take it down. I guess it's just a kid who doesn't understand how to follow the CC attribution license correctly and they probably don't go on Soundcloud very often. So, I don't want to be a jerk and report them to Soundcloud for copyright infringement etc, I'd much prefer to give them a chance to do the right thing. But, if they don't fix things or reply, I'm not sure I will have any other option.

    Has anyone gone through this process with Soundcloud? If you did, how did it work out? There are all sorts of scary agreements that you have to tick relating to costs etc when you report someone!

    Or, am I being over the top about it? Should I just let it slide? (Hence the reality check request).

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    Thank you Vlatko

    Indeed, i don't want anything to do with mics without XLR connectors! Plus, in the future, i can upgrade to a better recorder with phantom power, so XLR and phantom compatible are two of my items in the "must have" list.

    If things develops well, and someday i start making money off my videos, my plan is to get much better equipement, i always used Shure and Senheiser when i had my studio years ago, but both are way too expensive right now.

    The rode is a very good mic, indeed, but while the takstar does for 100 USD down here, the cheapest Rode shotgun is about 400 USD (a sennheiser starts from 600 USD)

    My "wet dream" would be a Sennheiser Mkh70-p48 but they are above 4k USD... probably next year once I move to north america, but not while i'm stuck in Argentina.

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    If you plan to do this often, I'd recommend getting something with xlr inputs/outputs. I've bought a few of the cheap shotguns from ebay, but I was always dissapointed. Now I'm using rode ntg2, but I'm not quite happy with it either - for quieter sources, it's still a little noisy.

    I watched your video, it would certainly benefit having a good ambiance track.

    You can make do with stereo camera audio if there's also a music track that wil cover the camera preamp/mic noise.

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    The report spam button is not really a button, but just a link. It's at the lower right corner of a comment. On the last comment in a thread it is immediately above the "Post Reply" button, but only appears on comments by relatively new users. I'm getting older and am less sharp than I used to be and accidentally clicked it when I was going for the Post Reply button.

    Wibby.

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    Just a word of advice, you might have better success if you post sample requests in the relative sub-forum.

    Sample Requests

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    Hey all!

    I need a short vocal - girl / woman singing like here (or saying, I can autotune)

    It doesn't have to be 100% perfect. I can make a little AutoTune (or a lot tongue)

    Text:

    I wanna hear the bass,
    see the smile on your face,
    I wanna scream and shout,
    DJ, make it loud.
    This is the best time of your life,
    so come here with your wife
    and let's rock this party
    DJ, never stop it!

    Notes like here: http://www8.zippyshare.com/v/0koxpd8B/file.html (click "HD" instead of "SD" while hearing)

    Whispering: "turn up the bass", "i know you like it", "let's have some fun"

    Other info: BMP about 146, doesn't have to be 100% perfect, d-moll.

    If someone will help me, I will be really happy. smile

    Regards and thanks.