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  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: Ding dong! Kevin Fortin, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:00 PM
    1. SAMPLE Talk

      General discussion area all about samples, sample libraries, virtual instruments, synths, players and such.
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      Latest: Create a track with one library.... which one? nas, Feb 18, 2018 at 2:04 AM
    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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      Latest: Noir Released with HUGE site wide sale!! essay, Feb 18, 2018 at 12:49 AM
    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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      Latest: Sonokinetic instruments on sale on NI's site... mac, Feb 18, 2018 at 2:13 AM
    4. REVIEWS

      DISCLAIMER: Some reviewers may receive compensation from developers via click-though programs or affiliate links.
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      Latest: Century Brass Bundle by 8Dio Review Nils Neumann, Feb 18, 2018 at 12:31 AM
    5. SAMPLECASTS, PODCASTS, VIDEOCASTS

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    6. 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: Video Rendering Software with Audio Mayur Hegde, Feb 17, 2018 at 2:41 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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    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: Ditching Templates and Loving QuickLoad Garry, Feb 18, 2018 at 2:15 AM
    3. PC/Mac Builders, Mods, Peripherals - New

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      Latest: PC case recommendations Gerhard Westphalen, Feb 17, 2018 at 2:10 PM
    4. GEAR Talk Forum

      GEAR Talk: hardware mic preamps, compressors, limiters, synths, mics, amps, guitars, keyboards etc.
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      Latest: 88 Key Midi Controller with Piano-like keys EvilDragon, Feb 17, 2018 at 3:16 PM
    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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      Latest: VE Pro 6 automatic startup (with .vesp64 file) Skyroads, Feb 17, 2018 at 12:27 AM
    1. KONTAKT: Sampling, Programming & Scripting

      Here's the place to discuss Kontakt, programming and scripting.
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      Latest: Multi Divisi Script ScoringFilm, Feb 18, 2018 at 2:00 AM
    2. EXS24

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      Latest: Growing Your Own Samples (Christian Henson) shapednoise, Feb 15, 2018 at 3:23 PM
    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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      Latest: Plogue Sforzando sfz Primer wst3, Feb 17, 2018 at 10:08 AM
    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: If like me you love RAVEL... fiestared, Feb 18, 2018 at 1:38 AM
    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: Epic Trailer Music - The Journey Begins Desire Inspires, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:20 PM
    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: Sibelius 2018.1 dcoscina, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:53 AM
    4. 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: How much is EIS? dannydawiz, Feb 17, 2018 at 4:13 PM
    5. Soundtracks Discussion

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  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: Temp music... jonathanprice, Feb 17, 2018 at 5:56 PM
    2. Composers Self-Promotion

      Looking to hire a composer? Check out VI composers' websites - visit the many talented composers who frequent VI Control! Free service to our members.
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      Latest: If you live in Los Angeles, come see me! Ashermusic, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:56 AM
    3. Members Professional Updates

      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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      Latest: Pianoproducer.com February update CGR, Feb 10, 2018
  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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    2. JOBS Board

      Check out the jobs board for gigs, jobs, etc.
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  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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      Latest: The story of Sammy Nestic - on kickstarter NYC Composer, Feb 18, 2018 at 12:34 AM
    2. OFF-TOPICS - Political - ENTER AT OWN RISK!

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      Latest: Petition to censure Donald Trump chimuelo, Feb 17, 2018 at 7:43 PM
    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 ? ? JonAdamich, Feb 18, 2018 at 12:13 AM
    5. ARTISTS INTERVIEWS: VI Spotlight

      New section for members to ask direct questions to professionals in the field.
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      Latest: Ryuichi Sakamoto san Interview synthpunk, Feb 12, 2018 at 6:02 AM
    1. 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: CAIFF Film Scoring Competition IranG, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:47 AM
    2. VI Control Forum Promotions

      For the month of March
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  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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    2. Forum Complaints - New

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      Latest: PM conversation posts always have current date tack, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:15 AM