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  • #2441
    Bob Ellis
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    Hi Dreams. Thanks for your interest. If you check my website in about 2-3 weeks you will have the latest album which contains a lot of Pianobook instruments. http://www.season3.co.uk

    #2506
    Dreams
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    Hi Bob

    I can’t open the Youtube link on your page: http://www.season3.co.uk/
    It is not accessible in my country ;-(

    #2507
    bo din
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    Are all youtube videos inaccessible in your country or just these ?

    I notice the link above is http but if I click on it it automatically converts to secure https, I use the latest version of Edge.

    There are five different suggestions that might help here;
    https://www.techlila.com/youtube-not-available-in-your-country/

    (strike-through is to prevent the actual preview video loading)

    #2510
    Dreams
    Participant

    Hi Bo

    Thanks, apparently there are “conflict” between Youtube and musical rights organisation, in my country. I will try with Tor-browser

    #3245
    Mike Summers
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    I’m a newbie here too. I play jazz, and pianos are a bit of an obsession for me – though mainly I need ones I can take to gigs. Still, it would be fun to try a nice VST plugin. Maybe I’d love it and want to practise with it. I have never knowingly used a third party plugin. I’m new’ish to DAWs too really. Yes, I have used Audacity, and I’m beginning to use Cakewalk. I’m not just a cheapskate though. I purchased Cubase and a Steinberg interface many years ago (before most DPs had a USB to Host port) paying a pretty penny for the two. Nine times out of ten they didn’t work because of installation and security procedures which would frighten Julian Assange, Mossad and the KGB. Then Steinberg stopped supporting the interface, and then my licence expired. So now I’m keen not to get locked into an expensive and overly complex system.

    I saw a review which spoke favourably of the Mason & Hamlin plugin. I downloaded some files, clicked on something, and that brought me here. I feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland, excited by the new things, but also concerned about becoming a nuisance or getting seriously sidetracked. I don’t really know what Pianobook is. Is it mainly about free VST plugins? I read the posts about Kontakt being kind of necessary. I see that the Mason & Hamlin plugin has four downloads including an SFZ version. Does this mean I can try it and maybe use it without Kontakt? Anyway, how do I begin?

    #3246
    bo din
    Participant

    Get Decent Sampler, which is free and will work in Standalone format and can also be used as a plugin in a DAW.

    You need to have an account to set up Decent Sampler but it is free to register and use and there are about 120 free libraries currently to choose from. (there are a few commercial libraries on the Decent Sampler site).

    Decent Sampler Plugin [FREE]

    What is this all about then?

    #3247
    bo din
    Participant

    Get Decent Sampler, which is free and will work in Standalone format and can also be used as a plugin in a DAW.

    You need to have an account to set up Decent Sampler but it is free to register and use and there are about 120 free libraries currently to choose from. (there are a few commercial libraries on the Decent Sampler site).

    Decent Sampler Plugin [FREE]

    About Pianobook – see the ABOUT tab at the top ! (I tried to add a link but two links and your post disappears)

    #3248
    bo din
    Participant

    Getting Decent Sampler will let you get playing quickly and then you can see which direction you want to go after that.

    The vast majority of DAWs, plugins and sample players have at least some trial or limited version to help you get a feel of what they have to offer.

    In the meantime if you have any set up issues, just ask…

    #3310
    Jo Krielly
    Participant

    For a solid, affordable DAW I would also like to recommend Reaper, which costs only 60 bucks to own forever, including all upcoming updates, and can be tried out for free with no limitations. Its a very customisable DAW which I’m currently working with and learning, and I really enjoy it a lot. Its also well powerful enough to match up to any other more expensive DAW and you can use all your normal plugins in there no problem.

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