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    Ambient Key

    Several of my clients have requested "space" music so I recently downloaded Ambient Key and added it to the VST plugins in my Cubase LE. I also have, of course, Garritan Personal Orchestra loaded. I am wondering if anyone else has used Ambient Key. I went in and reduced MaxVoices to 0 and still I get a very distorted audio. Neither Stein nor Ambient will respond to my inquiries.

    Anyone with a suggestion.

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    Hi, stealer of my name LOL!

    I don't know anything about Ambient Key, but if I was interested in "space sounds" I would (and after taxes this year will) get a copy of the Korg Legacy Collection, Digital Edition, which is a software version of the old Korg Wavestation SR rack module which is the most analogue sounding digital keyboard ever made (IMHO). It includes a complete reproduction of the Korg M1 also and will load and playback all the sounds of the Korg T1, T2 & T3 synths.

    It's $150 usd and uses a synchrosoft dongle just like Cubase and you can even put it's license on the same dongle as Cubase. It's a LOT of bang for the buck and is good enough that I'm going to sell my Wavestation EX keyboard and use the Legacy Collection instead.

    Tom

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    here are some good ambient vsts:

    Crystal (free)
    http://www.greenoak.com/crystal/

    Cygnus (free)
    http://www.krakli.co.uk/

    M42 and M51
    www.algomusic.nl

    H.G. Fortune synths (free and pro versions)
    http://www.hgf-synthesizer.de/

    YBaCuO

    List to my latest electronic tone sagas (using M42)
    The Abyss http://www.wusik.com/song.php?id=1078
    Hope is Never Extinguished http://www.wusik.com/song.php?id=1092

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    Re: Ambient Key

    Quote Originally Posted by TomcatII
    Hi, stealer of my name LOL!

    I don't know anything about Ambient Key, but if I was interested in "space sounds" I would (and after taxes this year will) get a copy of the Korg Legacy Collection, Digital Edition, which is a software version of the old Korg Wavestation SR rack module which is the most analogue sounding digital keyboard ever made (IMHO). It includes a complete reproduction of the Korg M1 also and will load and playback all the sounds of the Korg T1, T2 & T3 synths.

    It's $150 usd and uses a synchrosoft dongle just like Cubase and you can even put it's license on the same dongle as Cubase. It's a LOT of bang for the buck and is good enough that I'm going to sell my Wavestation EX keyboard and use the Legacy Collection instead.

    Tom
    Thank you! Although it seems to me a symphony orchestra provides more than enough options for "space" music, I find myself in search of additional sounds. I will most certainly look (rather immediately) into the Korg Legacy Collection.

    Oh - and, ummmm - "dongle?" What exactly is a "dongle?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by YBaCuO
    here are some good ambient vsts:

    Crystal (free)
    http://www.greenoak.com/crystal/

    Cygnus (free)
    http://www.krakli.co.uk/

    M42 and M51
    www.algomusic.nl

    H.G. Fortune synths (free and pro versions)
    http://www.hgf-synthesizer.de/

    YBaCuO

    List to my latest electronic tone sagas (using M42)
    The Abyss http://www.wusik.com/song.php?id=1078
    Hope is Never Extinguished http://www.wusik.com/song.php?id=1092
    I never cease to be amazed at the plethora of information
    in GPO forums. Thank you for your time and knowledge.

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    Re: Ambient Key

    LOL, a "dongle" is a hardware key, in this case a small usb plugin device, that has to be in place and recognized by the software in order for the software to run. It is a form of Copy Protection that is becoming more common and is somewhat controversial, ie, some people don't like them and refuse to buy software that uses them, such as Cubase SX-3 and Nuendo from Steinberg/Yamaha.

    Tom

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    Re: Ambient Key

    Quote Originally Posted by TomcatII
    LOL, a "dongle" is a hardware key, in this case a small usb plugin device, that has to be in place and recognized by the software in order for the software to run. It is a form of Copy Protection that is becoming more common and is somewhat controversial, ie, some people don't like them and refuse to buy software that uses them, such as Cubase SX-3 and Nuendo from Steinberg/Yamaha.

    Tom
    Thank you again.

    *sigh* Every so often I look longingly at the old fashioned staff paper.

    Tom Davis
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    Re: Ambient Key

    The problem with staff paper is getting the sounds to come out of it! The only sound I ever got was when, in a fit of frustration, I crumpled it up and threw it in the corner. .

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomcatII
    The only sound I ever got was when, in a fit of frustration, I crumpled it up and threw it in the corner.
    You've inspired me to try this new instrument. Do you have any tips for getting sound any louder than a mezzo piano?
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    Re: Ambient Key

    Quote Originally Posted by TomcatII
    The problem with staff paper is getting the sounds to come out of it! The only sound I ever got was when, in a fit of frustration, I crumpled it up and threw it in the corner. .

    Tom
    Careful. You are dangerously close to plagerizing John Cage.

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