On Fri, 2002-11-15 at 09:59, Fredrik Torefeldt wrote: > My name is Fredrik, but I use the alias NEA on forums. Hi Fredirk and welcome to the list! > Been doing music with computers since 87-88. Started out with an Amiga > running soundtracker, > moved to Bars & Pipes and now I have a PC with Massiva, Energy PRO, JXsynth > and alot of freebies. I very nearly bought an Amiga 500 off a friend 10 years ago... I was blown away when I saw his machine playing a 4 track module ;-). Then he said it could do 8 tracks if you reduced the quality slightly 8-). I'm still amazed at what can be done with trackers like fasttracker and impulse tracker, I have a large collection of modules that I listen to from time to time, just to remind me that good music is about the composition, not the flash tools you use to make it. > I have just ordered FL full so I'm waiting for the regcode (anyone knows how > long it should take?). Shouldn't take very long, I'd imagine you'll get it today and certainly with 48 hours. If you don't get it with 48 hours, email them. > I downloaded the demo of FL a month ago or so, and I couldn't stop using it. > It's so easy to get something good out of it. And you find new things to try > every time :) I'm still finding new stuff after intensively using it since the start of this year. Even once you have mastered all the features, there are still heaps of less obvious uses and abuses for the farious features and functions. > I'll probably use FL inside Massiva as a VSTi, but some sketches and stuff > will be made in FL. Massiva is one of those apps I've heard about but never really checked out. I'd be interested to know how you get on with using fruity VSTi inside it, especially the multiple output version. Last time I tried using the multi out version with muzys, it was using 50% of the CPU before I even loaded a song up in fruityloops, let alone played anything or used any effects. Don't under estimate the power of fruityloops; I'm currently using it to churn out entire tracks. You need a fast CPU do to this (depends how many effects and instruments you like to use though), but it is possible to work very quickly... very important when the inspiration starts to flow. > Current setup: > Intel PIII 900, AudioTrak MAYA 44, cheap headphones (OMG I want a pair of > Beyerdynamics 770 PRO), Massiva, Energy PRO, JXSynth and a lot of freebies. I'd recommend you save up for a pair of good studio monitor (speakers not headphones) if possible. Headphones are OK for writing tracks but if you want to create a mix that sounds good everywhere (not just on headphones) you need monitors. > Oh, and a lot of coffe (or beer on the weekends), is good for music making :) Talking of which; time to get the coffee on. > NEA / been waiting since 20:00 CET yesterday for my regcode Hehe, I remember waiting for my regcodes 8-). Originally, I bought fruityloops pro thinking "it might make a good drum machine for creating loops to use in Logic". After a day of playing with it, I realised that it was good for making entire tracks (and quickly too!), so I upgraded to full. I can remember checking my mail every two minutes waiting for the regcode to come through. Then there was the big wait for fruity 3.5 (this added fruity as a VSTi and a lot of very cool features) when everyone was checking the website ten times a day! btw. The next version of fruity (4.0) is due out at the end of the year; I'm getting impatient already! I hope your experience of fruity is as fun and inspirational as mine has been. Andy -- The contents of this e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may be legally privileged. If you have received this e-mail and you are not a named addressee, please inform us as soon as possible on +44 118 901 2999 and then delete the e-mail from your system. If you are not a named addressee you must not copy, use, disclose, distribute, print or rely on this e-mail. Any views expressed in this e-mail or any attachments may not necessarily reflect those of Tao's management. Although we routinely screen for viruses, addressees should scan this e-mail and any attachments for viruses. Tao makes no representation or warranty as to the absence of viruses in this e-mail or any attachments. Please note that for the protection of our business, we may monitor and read e-mails sent to and from our server(s).