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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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ColonelVogel

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Hey everyone, greetings from the Bay Area!  My name is Paul, and I fell in love with the music of John Williams at a young age, even before I knew who wrote it.  I am in high school now, and am trying to compose my own music.  I would appreciate it if you guys gave me some help picking the software I use to make music. 

 

Favorite Scores: All Star Wars; 1. Empire Strikes Back, 2. A New Hope, 3. Return of the Jedi, 4 The Phantom Menace, 5. Attack of the Clones, 6. Revenge of the Sith.  Also the first 3 Indiana Jones movies, the first 3 Harry Potter movies, Jaws, E.T, and Jurassic Park.

 

Thanks to everyone who gives advice of the software.

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Welcome to JWFan!

 

Regarding software: I use Finale 2014.5 for composition, but if I need to make a good-sounding mockup I head over to Cubase 8 where I use EWQL and Orchestral Tools libraries...

 

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2 hours ago, Stefancos said:

Does anyone here use a pencil, paper and a maybe piano? 

 

You know, the proper way to compose? How it was done for hundreds of years.

I do that too, but I can't play other instruments besides the piano on the piano :)

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3 hours ago, Stefancos said:

Does anyone here use a pencil, paper and a maybe piano? 

 

You know, the proper way to compose? How it was done for hundreds of years.

 

I do. So do many others here.

 

But production is a different process. For those of us who can't afford orchestras, technology is a necessity!

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11 hours ago, ColonelVogel said:

Thanks for replying everyone!

 

@IncanusI see you have exactly 1492 reputation... do you like Chris Columbus's movies? :)

Well some of them yes.

 

And movies about Christopher Columbus too.

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On 18 March 2016 at 7:18 PM, Woj said:

Bay of Pigs. I used to live there, you know.

 

You're gonna die there, you know. Convenient. ;)

 

3 hours ago, Incanus said:

Well some of them yes.

 

And movies about Christopher Columbus too.

 

"Rent" was awful! I prefer "Lease".

There aren't that many movies about CC, are there?

 

 

BTW; welcome, dude! :)

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