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Recently I went through the process of releasing physical copies of my music for the first time, and in this process I had the joy of learning about Gracenote. What is Gracenote? - I hear you ask. Well... I hope you're strapped in for something that seems incredibly stupid in 2019. To make it very simple, have you ever wondered how iTunes and other audio players on your computer seem to understand what songs and artists are on that CD you just bought? If you're like me and use Spotify, you might have forgotten about that entirely! Well, that 'technology'...
Many people have asked me online where to get great free Kontakt instruments. Here at Genera Studios we have a free Juno-106 Kontakt instrument, but if you produce music you probably want to have dozens or hundreds of Kontakt instrument. Recently we came across an excellent website called FLStudioMusic which has links to hundreds of free Kontakt instruments released over the years. They also link to free samples, loops, plugins, presets, MIDI, and more. The internet has more free music content than you could ever hope to use in a lifetime, but the problem is its not always easy to...
Today is an exciting day! For the longest time the Genera Studios site was run off of both Wix and Selz - so our main site was not integrated with our store. This was largely due to starting with Wix, realizing it couldn't support the features we needed, and using Selz to support those features. For example, Wix only supports 1GB file sizes and doesn't really support free products.... While our Wix/Selz hybrid store technically did everything we needed in terms of file delivery, there were many issues: It wasn't a seamless experience The product pages on Selz were very...
I recently tried to figure out how to implement some of the new KSP features in Kontakt 6, and hit a wall when trying to implement the new UI_Wavetable control. Scripting the wavetable position onto a slider was easy, but for some reason making a visible wavetable would not work. So to save you some time, here's a brief explanation of how to implement UI_Wavetable and also how to make a wavetable position knob. The new KSP reference manual for Kontakt 6 does have a section on UI_Wavetable, but they left something out - how to actually map the UI_Wavetable...
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