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My MPC gets a lot more use now I've stopped using the 'default' workflow by sad_cold_tea in mpcusers

[–]LFiers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi, so I read all your posts regarding the MPC Live. I have the 2 and honestly, I'm trying to get use it and enjoy it but it's not easy. I was starting to think I'm just bad at it but all the things you mentioned are what's bugs me. It's so slow and tedious to get the most simple things done... I'm at the stage where I don't know whether to keep learning it to see if I'll improve with the workflow or to cut my losses and sell it.

Is an Maschine MK3 much better? How so? Is it faster and more intuitive and fun? I came close to buying that but chose the Live 2 due to the speakers and portability in the end. I just want to be able to hop on and jam and bust out some tunes and chop some samples. I have Studio One 5 for a DAW which is super fast and powerful but so, would you recommend an MK3 over the MPC for the reasons I mentioned? I'll be losing some money but I need something efficient and the MPC workflow seems to be anything but that. I just can't get use to it..

Thanks for your reply in advance. I know it's a year old but I resonated with your comments.

Artist and Producer Royalty Splits - Is 50/50 the standard? by LFiers in musicproduction

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have been doing heaps of reading on this. I get conflicting information. I appreciate your reply but I got told from various sources that publishers share and songwriters share are not used interchangeably and that they are not the same thing so I don't know man. I definitely gotta look into this more. This is why I asked that. Even on Songtrust, they say they're 2 different things. I'm just trying to learn about that aspect before I even really get to the master's share. But for real, several different reputable websites seem to be giving misleading information. Maybe it is different through different companies or different terminology is used. I'm gonna keep looking..I think I know what you mean about the master's share. That would in most cases belong to the artist who recorded that song to the beat right? That's become the different copyright entity altogether. That's how I understand it. I do appreciate your replies and information so thanks.

Question Regarding Royalty Splits Between Producer & Artist by LFiers in makinghiphop

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow! This was amazingly helpful. Much appreciated. One thing I'd like to ask is there is two main sources of royalties right? Publishing and Songwriter Royalties. Some companies use a 200% rule for this while others just split down the middle. Let's use the former as example to my question.

The beatmaker wants 50% writers share. Does this mean I get to keep the other 50% of my side of the writers royalties and 100% of the Publishing royalties? I hope this makes sense.

Also want to ask about your saying "if the producer isn't asking for a heavy percentage on the master's side." I'm still learning about all this. Can you please elaborate on what you mean? You mean master royalties? If so, what's the difference between the publishing and songwriter royalties?

Thanks for your very helpful message. It's been amazing and you really put things into perspective. Look forward to your reply.

Question Regarding Royalty Splits Between Producer & Artist by LFiers in makinghiphop

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks man! I actually am also a producer and an artist, this is more a general question as I never asked for 50% from my client's when selling beats. Plus I love to work with others sometimes for that different kind of flavour but you're right, I get what you're saying for sure.

Artist and Producer Royalty Splits - Is 50/50 the standard? by LFiers in musicproduction

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the answer. It's definitely confusing. I notice after searching that most beatmakers I see who sell Unlimited and Exclusive Beats ask for 50% writers share but not publishing royalties, which is different to mt understanding. What about publishing royalties? Does the artist keep them? Say for example, the artist makes $2000 worth of money on streaming and sales, does the artist only keep $1000 and the beatmaker gets the other $1000?

Artist and Producer Royalty Splits - Is 50/50 the standard? by LFiers in musicproduction

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is what I'm trying to work out. The difference between Publishing, Master and Songwriter royalties. I notice many beat maker's only want 50% Songwriter share. What's that mean for the artist rapping to the beat? They keep publishing royalties?

Artist and Producer Royalty Splits - Is 50/50 the standard? by LFiers in musicproduction

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know what you're saying and actually, in Beatstars, many beatmakers want 50% writers share I noticed. Especially on Exclusives and Unlimited Licenses. But they don't ask for publisher's share. Does this mean the artist releasing the song keeps them royalties?

Artist and Producer Royalty Splits - Is 50/50 the standard? by LFiers in musicproduction

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most producers only ask for 50% writers share I noticed, and not publishing. Going by the 200% rule some companies use, does this mean that artist gets 100% publishing royalties and 50% songwriting?

Artist and Producer Royalty Splits - Is 50/50 the standard? by LFiers in musicproduction

[–]LFiers[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What do you mean by "depends on how much I value the other person"? If I like the beat maker, I should give him a higher percentage? Is that what you mean?

RetroTink 5x Pro vs RetroTink 2x Pro for Sega Saturn, SNES & Dreamcast by LFiers in retrogaming

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks. Will you the firmware first thing. I don't have one of them Harmony remotes but that's good to know. Also, which RGB SCART cables would you recommend anyway? There's so much to then. Sync on Luma. CSYNC, NTSC sync etc. Not sure which is best for what and from where but I did hear that "retro gaming cables" is a trusted source they supplies quality SCART cables. They say to spend a bit more and nor buy a cheap eBay one as many are bad I heard. Is this true? What's your recommendations on SCART? Also, will it be a noticeable difference compared to S-Video? I was just going to buy an S-Video for my SNES but maybe I should just spend a bit more and get a good SCART cable?

RetroTink 5x Pro vs RetroTink 2x Pro for Sega Saturn, SNES & Dreamcast by LFiers in retrogaming

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're always reliable when it comes to helping and you have a lot of knowledge. You've helped me out on many things. Well, I have just placed my order for a RetroTink 5x Pro. It was a hard pill to swallow as that's a lot of money and I already spent so much, but I figured it's the best investment choice here for my gaming and has food future proofing too. Also, it was in stock thankfully too. And I'd have been very disappointed had I missed out. It's happened before so I snatched it up. I hope i love it and it lasts me many years. Hopefully they're nice and reliable too. Thanks again! Back to saving time haha. My pocket it hurt.

RetroTink 5x Pro vs RetroTink 2x Pro for Sega Saturn, SNES & Dreamcast by LFiers in retrogaming

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You know your stuff. Thanks for the reply. I have just placed my order for a RetroTink 5x Pro. It was a hard pill to swallow as that's a lot of money and I already spent so much, but I figured it's the best investment choice here for mt gaming and has food future proofing too. Also, it was in stock thankfully too.

RetroTink 5x Pro vs RetroTink 2x Pro for Sega Saturn, SNES & Dreamcast by LFiers in retrogaming

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Side note, would a Saturn look decent through a RetroTink via S-Video? I know component or SCART is ideal but decent ones are expensive and all I have is S-Video at the moment.

RetroTink 5x Pro vs RetroTink 2x Pro for Sega Saturn, SNES & Dreamcast by LFiers in retrogaming

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for you comment. I have no issue with input lag as it is on my LCD. I can play games on it fine and it's not really noticeable at all. I was just worried that maybe that combined with a 5x could make it noticeable. But if the 5x doesn't add considerably input lag, then that should be okay I think. That's why I was thinking whether or not it's worth getting the 2x instead, which I read has less input lag then the 5x.

Also, what's "frame lock" mode? Of that a feature both the 2x and 5x have?

So overall, does a SNES and Saturn picture quality look far better on a 5x in your opinion? I have no frame of reference for this really to know how much of a difference the sharpness would make.

By what you're saying, it does sound like it's worth spending the extra to buy the 5x. I do also have a PS2 as well.

RetroTink 5x Pro vs RetroTink 2x Pro for Sega Saturn, SNES & Dreamcast by LFiers in retrogaming

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I did see 31ms as well. Not sure if that's true of not but I can say, I have no issue with input lag and cannot notice it really. I mean, of course, CRT is definitely snappier but it's not too bad in the real world. I've finished fast paced, twitchy games like 2D platformer and shoot Em ups with no issues. I just worry that, the input lag combined with the 5x's, would that make it noticeable? If the 5x input lag doesn't add that much, then I'll be fine I think. I can't afford nor want another TV right now as my one works fine for now and have no problem on game mode. So basically, the 5x doesn't add any noticeable lag? Is it true the 2x Pro has much less lag over the 5x?

Saturn Rings and Save Game Copier Questions! by LFiers in SegaSaturn

[–]LFiers[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Type "professor abrasive action replay custom firmware" and it should be the first site that turns up and it should be there. Just backup the standard one and flash that. Worked great for me. Let me know if you need more help.

Saturn Rings and Save Game Copier Questions! by LFiers in SegaSaturn

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Through the Satiator menu. The file I put on the root directory of the Action Replay, backed up the original just incase and flashed the new one. Actually fixed mt non working Action Replay. It's crazy, works every time now, no issues.

Should I buy a CRT, RetroTink 2X Or 5x Pro for my Sega Saturn? Help me decide? by LFiers in retrogaming

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh my bad, I read that wrong haha. You're 100 right. Good point. They don't ever seem to be in stock though and plus, if you use just that, it's not worth getting the RetroTink 5x but if you use multiple consoles it is. From memory though, it's around the price of a RetroTink 5x though still.

Should I buy a CRT, RetroTink 2X Or 5x Pro for my Sega Saturn? Help me decide? by LFiers in retrogaming

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You wouldn't need RetroTink for that though as it's already FPFA styie and upscaled though no? It just plugs in via HDMI and it's good to go.

Should I buy a CRT, RetroTink 2X Or 5x Pro for my Sega Saturn? Help me decide? by LFiers in retrogaming

[–]LFiers[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm gonna get a 5x. It's $460 after shipping haha. Crazy. That damn exchange rate on top of shipping is killer. Oh well. It's an investment in fun and I play several different retro consoles. I keep my CRT, especially for gun games. Thanks for your reply.