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Studio One General Discussion » Midi Keyboards » Go to message
You may want to play around with the keyboard before buying one. Remeber that you can buy a controller with everything on it, but if you don't like the key, you have to replace the whole thing. The other choice is the controller that only functions as a keyboard, then add the pad/slider later (by getting things like Korg NanoPad/NanoKontrol).

I used to have a CME keyboard which everything looks awesome on the paper, but I sold it because I don't like the key. Currently I'm using Roland Juno-Di as a controller.
Studio One General Discussion » recent purchases... Warning: Entering this thread can have an adverse affect on your bank statement » Go to message
Greetings. Seems like I missed a lot here.

Last week I had a discussion with my friends, and I was suggested to get NI Komplete 9. I had tried the element version and I quite like it (although the instruments bundled in the element version is pretty limitted, I had good time playing around with.). Later I went to see the local dealer and it's currently out of order . It's probably a good thing because I'm not really financially ready for that anyway.

Actually I'm considering waiting for Komplete 10, or waiting for discounts, whichever comes first (but there is never be big discount here in Thailand, practically).

@jBranam, I have a Roland MicroCube, it's currently lent to my brother. The MicroCube sounds quite nice, considering its size. My guitar tutor connects his into larger speaker cab and it sounds pretty good. I also have a modded Vox VT30, a modelling amp with tube pre section.

Speaking of my recent purchases, I just remember that I also bought Zoom H2n not so long ago (last 2 months or so). It's a handheld recorder with 5 condenser microphones inside. It also works as a USB audio interface as well. I find it pretty handy especially working outside the studio (=my bedroom). I also record some acoustic guitar tracks with that.
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jBranam wrote:
and tawan... my ex-fiance is from chiang mai. she had only been in the states for less than 6 months when i met her. i was with her for over four years... taught her english and american slang... i learned a little thai but i am a badass thai cook now. she cooked all the country style foods. the thai women all said i cook hotter than thai... i love the thai chili. i STILL eat chili paste with my eggs for breakfast and put fishy sauce on EVERYTHING! lol first time i ate with her family they fed me monkey balls and when i began to eat it they asked if i knew what i was eating... they told me thinking i would be shocked but i kept on eating and they just laughed and laughed... i didn't care... that shit was GOOD! and my nickname among the thai women was "White Monkey" hehe and they always said "kun bah mak mak" (you very very crazy)


Lol I'm glad you love Thai foods. I'm a bad cook, only cook when I need to (I had been in Canada for 6 months on business trip. Have to cook to save some money so I can buy a new guitar ). Besides I cannot take too spicy foods!.

Btw, back then when I was working in a game company, it was 2005 I believe, console game was the only way to survive. Mobile (java, J2ME, MIDP, whatever you call it) game market was very saturated and the operators were not so helpful (there's no 'AppStore' at that time), PC game cost millions to produce. Console game is a lot cheaper to create, and the platform owner (in my case it was Nintendo) did help a lot.

My ex-boss told me later that his games in WiiU makes more money than iOS and Android combined. This surprises a lot of people, as you can see Angry Bird or Flappy Bird making a lot of money, and you get only 20% of the revenue from the WiiU title (given that the game is not self-publish by the developer) comparing to 70% in mobile appstore. Mobile market is now even more saturated, it's a bloody-red ocean market.

Well I'm straying out of the topic too far I guess.
Studio One General Discussion » recent purchases... Warning: Entering this thread can have an adverse affect on your bank statement » Go to message
Thanks you all for the warm welcome .

@jBranam: ironically I had been in the video game business for a year, although it would be considered as a rural area for the industry. I live in Bangkok which is not a capital city for video game industry by any mean. Because of that I met a few composers working for game developers.

The gaming business has changed because of smartphones. I quit game developer company because I thought I could make games in my spare time (that's never existed).

Actually I'm quite good in C++ programming, doing that for living for almost a decade now. May be I should study more on real-time processing and VST API. Who knows one day your latest purchase might be one of my code .


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Most of the time I play pop music, if it's eligible for being a genre .

Edit: I think I should have been more specific, sorry about that. I'd say the music I plays are pop rock, and may be a little bit of (Japanese) fusion as well.
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Hello everyone!

I've skimmed through the whole post and decided I should join the discussion. This is my first post, so please be nice to me. Also seems like I've cut in between the discussion. I'm sorry about that.

My most recent purchase is a TV (Sony 40"). Well it seems unrelated but I also use it as my second monitor, so it counts... I guess. For the actual gear, the most recent one is actually the Studio One. A little while before that purchase is a Fender Stratocaster (American Special).

I've also used some of the 3rd party plugins, but, to tell you the truth, they are all illegal copies. I know this hurts the developers so badly (especially when I am a programmer myself, working for a software house. I understand how it feel when someone steals my work.). I admit that I was a bad guy. Recently I decided to make things right, and then delete all of those pirate software. Eveything is now legit. It does not make my self much better than I was before though .

Right now I'm in search of the plugins to use with S1. I'd like to start with instruments first. I'm not a professional, and cannot spend too much on a hobby. I've thought about getting IK's SampleTank 2.5, but with version 3.0 is about to release this year (if they don't keep postpone the date), it's probably not the good time to buy that... The other considerations are ... AAS Lounge Lizard, Garritan JABB&GPO, and Steven Slate Drums. My budget is around $200 per purchase (may be once a month or two). Oh and I'm also thinking about getting a cheap Yamaha bass guitar as well.

My current gears are a PC, 2 electric guitars, 1 acoustic, Line6 Toneport GX2 (with PodFarm), Roland Juno Di, Korg microKey, Medeli e-drums, AKG K66, and AudioTechnica AT2020.

Anyway I'd like to ask you for any suggestions on instruments/plugins that's good enough for an amatuer like myself, given that it's not too expensive. I'm now looking for 'good enough' software, not best of its kind which would cost both of my kidney.
 
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