StevieBlunder

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  • in reply to: New PC Build – Seeking Advice #44300
    StevieBlunder
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    I started looking at a new computer 1 year ago and talked to a lot of resources.I was lucky to find a builder Fundamental AV that delivered a 16 core 3.4ghz with64gb memory 4 ssd’s but the main thing was they installed all of my main software for me. The computer arrived with 90% of the software I use like Steinberg, N.I Komplete, IK, Waves all ready to go. This was truly an amazing experience, worth the extra money to me

    in reply to: Sharing new work – best practices #44014
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    I’m in the same boat right now. I want to send links to my individual songs to people who need to hear. I had a Godaddy website that would only allow linking to a page and I’d have to tell the target recipient to find the song. I wanted better and dont want to use Soundcloud as its been a source of piracy. I asked around including here and was told that a Wix site could do this. I just went live with my site and now I find out that Wix cant do this at all.

    https://support.wix.com/en/article/wix-audio-request-creating-a-direct-download-link-for-your-music

    Im sitting here stunned , since I wasted time and money and still cant get the most basic functionality. I’m sure that ,like most folks here, customer service isnt always that important since most things are fairly apparent , but Wix is lacking almost all human contact. I should have stayed with Godaddy and it looks like Soundcloud is in my future

    in reply to: Is my music website a liability? #43558
    StevieBlunder
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    Not sure what you mean

    in reply to: Is my music website a liability? #43443
    StevieBlunder
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    Thanks for the replies. I’d put Squarespace on my shortlist until I heard of Disco. That seems interesting as my interest is just getting direct links to my songs. However I’m thinking it may not be bad to sell downloads for older tracks.As mentioned , Soundcloud is out for me as Ive seen examples of blatant piracy.

    in reply to: Artlist vs Soundcloud For Submissions? #42771
    StevieBlunder
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    I have a similar question.I currently have my tracks on a site I built on Godaddys builder platform. The problem is , their music player only links to a page, not a song so it can be confusing for the less than tech savvy. I dont want to use Soundcloud as I’ve known someone who had her songs stolen there. I want to host my new tracks where they wont get any public exposure apart from links I send out as I dont want ideas pilfered.I just looked to see if Soundcloud offered anything private and secure ,but dont see anything.

    Any ideas on a good place I can turn to?

    in reply to: Tunesat – Does it work for you? #41832
    StevieBlunder
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    Never mind..I hadnt noticed that my membership is regional. Its curious that my 2 detections are outside the US

    in reply to: Tunesat – Does it work for you? #41809
    StevieBlunder
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    I’ve had Tunesat paid account for about a year and have been looking at the same 2 detections. I logged in yesterday and found a new detection that I would have to pay for.I cant believe this. I’ve only got 30 tracks with them.I sent a support ticket for clarification

    in reply to: Should song writing collaborators have same PRO? #41582
    StevieBlunder
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    I’m coming to the point that we have to decide and I’m looking for any additional opinions on this? Two of us are ASCAP…would there be a viable strategy for the 3rd to be BMI? Seems like it would be a natural cross check?

    in reply to: Best online service to exchange works with collaborators #41483
    StevieBlunder
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    Thanks for the suggestions..I’ll check them out

    in reply to: Should song writing collaborators have same PRO? #40742
    StevieBlunder
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    Thanks for the response. I know that we CAN all belong to different PROS but Im wondering if there is any advantage to having one in BMI vs all of us in ASCAP.Spreading it out would seem to insure that all captures of usages happen.Would there be any downside that folks have heard of?

    in reply to: Waves Audio NX – Virtual Mix Room #37304
    StevieBlunder
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    I recently purchased the Slate VSX headphone/software package. Its really amazing, allows a great mixing environment on headphones. I’ve tried NX, Abbey Road 3 and Realphones. Slate has far more customization but I’d say Realphones are a good software only solution . Check out the 4800 comments on Slate at Gearslutz

    https://www.gearslutz.com/board/product-alerts-older-than-2-months/1327446-steven-slate-vsx-headphone-mix-pro-studios-mastering-rooms-cars-clubs-boomboxes-amp-more-161.html

    in reply to: Waves Audio NX – Virtual Mix Room #35084
    StevieBlunder
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    I have the Abbey Roads Studio 3 and I like it a lot. I moved a year ago to a place that I cant do any loud mixing just a pair of 5″ speakers and a sub. The AR Studio gives a nice break from usual headphone fatigue and really moves the mix to a place not unlike a studio environment. Its not magic by any means ,just a relief for me when mixing. It works with the NX mentioned above

    https://www.waves.com/plugins/abbey-road-studio-3#presenting-the-waves-abbey-road-studio-3-plugin

    in reply to: Feedback on this please? #32901
    StevieBlunder
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    “I don’t think I’ve ever met a Guitar Player that could not at least block out chords on a Keyboard.”

    eah, its not that hard, plus a daw like Cubase makes it easy

    in reply to: Feedback on this please? #32899
    StevieBlunder
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    Regarding the substitution of a guitar controller for a midi keyboard, I dont think this will ever work.A guitar controller is great for augmenting a keyboard, especially when you want to play single lines as string , synth or even piano sounds. You can use your guitar chops and, with quality sound libraries, get more than convincing performances. The problem is in playing full chords. Chorded backing tracks of ,lets say piano, will never sound as full when played with a guitar controller than they would when played with a keyboard. Best to learn minimal keyboards or master the function of a chord program such as Chord Track/Chord Pads in Cubase.

    in reply to: Quincy – The Movie #31040
    StevieBlunder
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    I saw it and was blown away. I’m old enough to have lived through his era first hand but had just forgotten the volume of work he’s done. When he made the comments about the Beatles and others the backlash was strong in my social media circles and a bit over the top given his age and general wit and sarcasm.

    Anyway, it got me wondering, just for fun, who gets the bigger monthly residual payout? Quincy or McCartney? This is NOT an attempt to compare quality of work but just from a business level. If your reflex says the Beatles survivors you should see the doc first.

    What do y’all think?

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