1. INTRODUCTION

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    1. Welcome to V.I. Control!

      Announcements and rules of this message board.
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    2. INTRODUCE Yourself

      Registered members only. Introduce yourself, let everyone know what you're doing, how long you've been doing music, etc.
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      Latest: Another french guy bbyrne, Nov 17, 2018 at 12:48 PM
    3. Newbie Questions

      New to this virtual instruments game? Not even sure what "virtual instruments" means? Here's your place to ask questions.
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      Latest: DAW, VST and recording gear recommendation Wolfie2112, Nov 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM
    1. SAMPLE Talk

      General discussion area all about samples, sample libraries, virtual instruments, synths, players and such.
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    2. COMMERCIAL Announcements

      This section is for paying advertisers. Announcements from non-paying companies should go into the Tier 2 sub-forum.
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    3. DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!

      This section if for paying advertisers. Deals from non-paying companies should go into the Tier sub-forum.
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    4. REVIEWS

      DISCLAIMER: Some reviewers may receive compensation from developers via click-though programs or affiliate links.
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      Latest: First Look: Glissando Harps by Chocolate Audio donbodin, Nov 20, 2018 at 10:20 AM
    5. SAMPLECASTS, PODCASTS, VIDEOCASTS

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      Latest: German Podcast "Tims sounTHcast" dog1978, Nov 20, 2018 at 7:27 AM
    1. Mixing, Post-Production, and Effects

      General Virtual Studio Mixing and Mastering discussion. Discuss tips & techniques to make your mixes shine.
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      Latest: Advice on Bread and Butter Mixing Plugins Wolfie2112, Nov 20, 2018 at 2:01 PM
    2. Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

      Hardware forum. Share configuration tips and ask questions related to DAW hardware: Mac & Windows.
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      Latest: Digital Performer PC (Windows) Users? DS_Joost, Nov 20, 2018 at 1:42 PM
    3. PC/Mac Builders, Mods, Peripherals - New

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      Latest: HP Z600 Dual Hex Core as Slave garyhiebner, Nov 20, 2018 at 10:55 AM
    4. GEAR Talk Forum

      GEAR Talk: hardware mic preamps, compressors, limiters, synths, mics, amps, guitars, keyboards etc.
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      Latest: USB Flashdrive for recording...? OleJoergensen, Nov 20, 2018 at 9:24 AM
    5. Acoustic & Orchestral instruments

      Everything/Anything about acoustic instruments, orchestral, ethnic, voices used to recreate MIDI mock-ups with real ensembles or orchestras, or as solo instruments, etc.
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    6. Workflow Tips & DIYs

      Workflow can improve or hinder creativity and production. Share Tips, Tricks of the trade, approaches, DIY projects, etc. that have helped you cut off on time and operations.
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    7. Sound Design and SFX

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      Latest: Krotos Reformer pro or similar gregh, Nov 15, 2018 at 10:45 PM
    1. KONTAKT: Sampling, Programming & Scripting

      Here's the place to discuss Kontakt, programming and scripting.
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    2. EXS24

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    3. OTHERS: Falcon/UVI, Halion, Giga, Sforzando Sfz.

      Other samplers platforms like Falcon/UVI, Halion, GigaStudio, Sforzando Sfz, etc. Discuss, troubleshoot, optimize, Q & A.
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    4. VIRTUAL SYNTHS: Omnisphere, U-he, Reaktor, etc.

      Discussions specific to Virtual Synths, (i.e. Omnisphere, U-he, Reaktor, PadShoPro, Falcon, etc.) distinct from instruments samples and VSTs.
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    1. Composition, Orchestration & Technique

      Discussions on composing and scoring music. Tips and suggestions on how to improve your orchestral mockups and midi techniques. Feel free to post unfinished or experimental works and get feedback.
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      Latest: Studying... Studying... And... meaks, Nov 20, 2018 at 1:02 PM
    2. Member's Compositions

      Add your URL to a completed composition on your personal music website. Your composition will be reviewed by a community member.
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      Latest: Trip to Andromeda - Piece for a Symphony band 4al.Coda, Nov 20, 2018 at 9:18 AM
    3. NOTATION Speak: Sibelius, Finale & Dorico

      Working with Finale or Sibelius notation programs? Here's the place to ask questions, get answers and improve your notation skills.
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      Latest: Finale student pricing Kubler, Nov 15, 2018 at 4:35 PM
    4. Competitions!

      Do you know of any upcoming composing competitions? Share with us. You are taking part in one? Announce results, share tracks, etc.
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      Latest: Film Music Contest PeterN, Nov 20, 2018 at 1:03 AM
    5. EIS Discussion

      Forum for discussion about EIS: Equal Interval System, a compositional technique and system developed and taught by Lyle "Spud" Murphy
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      Latest: EIS Student Examples Craig Sharmat, Nov 5, 2018
  2. THE BUSINESS

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    1. Working in the Industry

      Practical information area regarding getting started and working in the music industry. Question, answer and discussion.
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      Latest: John Adams reviews Debussy book miket, Nov 20, 2018 at 8:41 AM
    2. Members Professional Updates & Self-Promotion

      Here is a promotional section where you can post your latest news, updates, shows, CD & Movie releases. Got bragging rights? Post them here! * (probationary section). (formerly 'PROMOTE Yourself').
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  3. V.I. CLASSIFIEDS

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    1. FOR SALE: Music Gear CLASSIFIEDS (Free Service)

      Wanting to buy or sell used gear? Check out the offerings from VI members from all over the world.
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      Latest: FS: Izotope Iris 2 $75 SuprMelOx409, Nov 20, 2018 at 8:47 AM
    2. JOBS Board

      Check out the jobs board for gigs, jobs, etc.
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      Latest: PAID: Composer DDSF, Nov 13, 2018
  4. SANCTUS CAFE'

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    1. OFF-TOPICS - General Musings

      General musings from the community. Members may make announcements and create polls. Fix the universe's problems here.
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    2. OFF-TOPICS - Political - ENTER AT OWN RISK!

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    3. CHAT ROOM (VI-Control on Discord)

      The VI-CONTROL CHATROOM on Discord is open to all!
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      Latest: Chat Room creativeforge, Mar 22, 2017
    4. What's on your playlist right now?

      Which album, artist are you listening to right now, or lately?
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      Latest: MUSIC: What are you listening to ? ? Vin, Nov 20, 2018 at 6:37 AM
    5. ARTISTS INTERVIEWS: VI Spotlight

      New section for members to ask direct questions to professionals in the field.
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      Latest: On the road with Hans Zimmer TSG, Sep 24, 2018
    6. Drama Zone

      Here's where you can debate about stuff that most people are tired of reading about.
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      Latest: Hahaha Leo, Nov 11, 2018
  5. FORUM SUPPORT DESK

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    1. Questions about the new site? Ask here!

      If you have questions, suggestions, comments or issues with the new site, this is the place to ask. Please be patient and kind, as this thread will be tended by volunteers. Although it should be pretty intuitive, we will try to help you as much as possible.
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      Latest: Buy/Sell VST Libraries mdsound, Nov 17, 2018 at 3:04 PM
    2. Forum Suggestions and Complaints

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      Latest: Search Function Not Working? Land of Missing Parts, Nov 16, 2018 at 8:38 AM