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by Bob Amser
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think that my query has something to do with midi
Replies: 9
Views: 3543

Re: I think that my query has something to do with midi

Well if, like me, you REALLY don't know what you're doing, I found that GarageBand on iPad is really pretty good for strings if you don't mind being limited to the various fairly standard patterns and your chord progressions are not too quick. I have once done a more complex job by individually trac...
by Bob Amser
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Santa Been?
Replies: 15
Views: 5643

Re: Has Santa Been?

Thanks again. I've got more info from this board than I have from trawling the web. Must be the quality of folk who use Auria ;) I tried Reaper before I got the iPad and got... Nowhere! The complexity of setting it all up with an external sound card defeated me. Several days at it with one lousy gui...
by Bob Amser
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ASK THE RECORDING EXPERTS
Replies: 466
Views: 617656

Re: ASK THE RECORDING EXPERTS

I found the iTrack Solo really good. Had loads of problems with the IO Dock, but none at all with the Solo. Also deals with mic input and carries phantom power. Cheap too!
by Bob Amser
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Santa Been?
Replies: 15
Views: 5643

Re: Has Santa Been?

Sadly, I'm a drummer with no spare cash and young kids, so swapped my acoustic kit for a midi one a while back. I do need to get a real kit back soon - I only get to hit real drums in practice studios and when I borrow a kit for gigs. Waiting for that Sony recording deal then I'll sort out a home st...
by Bob Amser
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Santa Been?
Replies: 15
Views: 5643

Re: Has Santa Been?

Wow, thanks chaps. I honestly didn't just mean this to be a 'help Bob Amser' forum, but it's much appreciated. I keep hearing about the EZ Drummer program. It's real money, though. That said, I can't see that any of the apps will quite do it. I've been using SampleTank to access some decent samples ...
by Bob Amser
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Santa Been?
Replies: 15
Views: 5643

Re: Has Santa Been?

I've had a look at Saturn, but looks a bit technical for me. Thanks for the book recommendation. Having come up with the first track 'in the can' that I am actually happy with today, I am HOOKED on Auria and getting to grips with proper recording. I will try to understand the channel strip as you su...
by Bob Amser
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Santa Been?
Replies: 15
Views: 5643

Re: Has Santa Been?

You're right, but a book helps pick you off the 'ignorant' floor!

Of the ones you have, what would be your top recommendation?
by Bob Amser
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Santa Been?
Replies: 15
Views: 5643

Has Santa Been?

Go on then, who bought / got given some plugins for Christmas? If so, post it here and give a mark out of 10 for how much it / they have changed your recording life. I got three and have already been playing with them. Pro-Q - 10/10. This, coupled with the tutorial video on YouTube have helped me to...
by Bob Amser
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ASK THE RECORDING EXPERTS
Replies: 466
Views: 617656

Re: ASK THE RECORDING EXPERTS

Thanks, I'll give that a go. I'm using the included compressor with Auria for now, but got my eye on the pro-q one.

Thanks for the help.
by Bob Amser
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for your favorite Auria video!
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: Vote for your favorite Auria video!

Great fun entering and forced me to sit down and complete a track. Started two more since, so it's been a great 'jump start' to proper recording. If you didn't enter this time, I'd recommend going for it if another competition comes up. Good to have a deadline! Do go and have a look through the vide...
by Bob Amser
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ASK THE RECORDING EXPERTS
Replies: 466
Views: 617656

Re: ASK THE RECORDING EXPERTS

Hi folks, Quick question. I have a rock track that has a relatively quiet intro and then everything comes in at once. I've dialed up the compression pretty high which works nicely during the song itself, but there's a dodgy bit when everything comes in. The big thump of it all coming in seems to ove...
by Bob Amser
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auria In-app sale tomorrow!
Replies: 92
Views: 28355

Re: Auria In-app sale tomorrow!

Fabulous!

Thanks for this. Bought my first three plugins just now (even at half price I have a tight budget). Now all I need is time to go right through my tracks playing with my new toys!

Thanks for the half price thing - gave me ammunition to persuade the wife that these were essential purchases!
by Bob Amser
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: User Submitted Songs
Topic: Active Auria Artists Demos/Masters
Replies: 353
Views: 353383

Re: Active Auria Artists Demos/Masters

Nice track. Lovely synths and chord progressions. With my drummer ears on, I wondered whether boosting the higher frequencies around the snare and adding a bit more reverb around the snare hits may be good. Would make for a different type of sound, so may not be what you're looking for. Nice to chil...
by Bob Amser
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at purchasing Drumagog, need impressions/advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3238

Re: Looking at purchasing Drumagog, need impressions/advice

Can anyone help as to how this could work with midi drum kits? I don't have a nice accoustic kit and mics, so I use a Roland electric kit. I do this through sample tank via audiobus which works, but I seem to end up with latency probs. is there a more direct way of doing this? Also, will Drumagog wo...
by Bob Amser
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auria on Sale on Monday
Replies: 17
Views: 6336

Re: Auria on Sale on Monday

In App Purchase sales would be very dangerous - just the excuse I need to lose all self-control!