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Old March 4th, 2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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35% Off on all Sony Software

Hi,

I hope I'm at the right place to post this information but I just noticed yesterday Sony is offering 35% off on all their software until March 20th. Sony Vegas Pro 8.0 comes down to 357$US (download).

Sony Creative Software - Vegas video - ACID & Sound Forge audio editing

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Old March 4th, 2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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This offer applies to upgrades as well so if you've been thinking about it, now is the time to do it.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 04:00 AM   #3
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I got that email too, have been thinking about upgrading to 8 from 6. I just got the green light to do it, since I have not seen a deal like this from sony in a while.

I can't wait to try out Vegas 8!
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Old March 8th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #4
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Makes me wonder when Vegas 9 is coming out...
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Old March 9th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #5
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Makes me wonder when Vegas 9 is coming out...
Ahhh the speculation. I hope soon..... and I hope they fix the stupid nested veg problem with network renders. I also hope the fix some of the problems with docking the windows on external monitors....


but back to the topic at hand. If anyone has Vegas 6 and hasn't yet updated I would strongly sugest you update NOW because there is no guarentee that Sony will honor an upgrade from Vegas 6 to Vegas 9 when it is released. But from 8 to 9, obviously they would. Besides an upgrade is only $150 or so (give or take a few $).
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Old March 9th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #6
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Heh, even with the 35% off it's almost worth it to buy it off Ebay or similar, I grabbed an OEM copy of 8.0 Pro for $120... basic jewel case with CD, CD-Key and Activation code...
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Old March 10th, 2009, 05:26 AM   #7
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Did you guys tried the CINESCORE SW from Sony?I m curios about that.I was thinking to buy it


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Old March 10th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #8
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Did you guys tried the CINESCORE SW from Sony?I m curios about that.I was thinking to buy it


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I own cinescore. And I purchased a few of the additional audio packs. The control you have over the audio is not to my liking. For example: if a theme has "intro, Part A, Part B, Part C, Verse 1, Verse2, Chorus 1, Chorus 2, and False Ending".... you have no control over which parts get played in what order. Some times Cinescore puts in that stupid "False Ending" section between verses which meas your music has an interruption in the middle when may be you wanted a more constant non-distracting theme.

I should have tried Smart Sound SonicFire first because it sounds superior to Cinescore and seems to provide control on a per instrument basis even (don't want drums, bring them out, etc). But SonicFire is more expensive. Where Vegas may give you ~8 themes per theme pack for $80-90, SonicFire may cost $90 for a single theme.

So Cinescore will give you a greater variety for the same price. But in my opinion, the quality of the songs is lacking (too many "electronic sounding" themes) and the control over the song generation is sometimes very frustrating.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 03:42 AM   #9
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I'll pretty much go along with Jason's comments.

I've tried both, and while the integration of Cinescore with Vegas is a nice touch, it's really not exciting enough to make me choose Cinescore over stock music, creating my own and/or using SonicFire.

Cinescore has waay too few themes (although some are really very good indeed - which is probably why you hear them on so many productions!), there's too great a lean towards electronica and the control over song construction is poor.

Sonic Fire is better, but not perfect, IMHO. Much wider choice of themes, absolute control over the placement of individual loops within a theme, and on some themes - but only a small proportion - you can, as Jason says, control individiual instruments - very useful when going into a narration piece for example.

Of course the price difference is substantial. Fortunately, I am able to recharge this to my clients, but it might be a little steep for the casual user.

It also looks like Cinescore hasn't seen much development attention for a while, either. Still in v1 after, what, three or four years now? If it's to be viable it needs to be radically overhauled, with attention paid to user control over song construction, as well as a whole load of new content. But I guess Sony would rather you used Acid . . .
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