Acid Pro 7 is Still Relevant in my Studio

Acid Pro 7

Acid Pro 7 is Still Relevant in my Studio

In the world of DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) technology, many average artists with big ideas have rising to greatness, without the help of professional musicians. In the old days, it took a full band and often backup singers to make a recording in a studio, not to mention top engineers and big dollars to book the studios to begin with. Still some artist do kick out big bucks in class A studios to make their recordings, but this is not always necessary to produce a quality track. For some they simply invest in better equipment after they produce a hit, but start out with a decent home recording studio.

Personally, I have a few music production software applications and use different ones for different reasons and effects. I know I am not a professional keyboardist, however I can do a little work and DAW technology and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) applications makes it possible to get good results, but nothing replaces a top quality keyboarding, but there is a solution in the absence of one and that is Acid Pro 7 loop based production software.

Acid Pro 7 is still a 32 bit application, whereby programs like Reason 7 and Cubase 7 are 64 bit platforms. I use a few applications, some 64 bits and some 32 bits. My main programs are Sony Acid Pro 7, Adobe Audition 3, Steinberg Cubase 7 and Propellerhead Reason 6.5, I use them along with VST technology and Recycle to name a few. I use them for different reasons and by doing so I can achieve different results.

I like (32 bit) Audition 3 as a mastering program, (64 bit) Reason 6.5 is all around as far as making beats, editing and doing vocal tracks with music, but in my opinion (64) Cubase 7 is better for making my vocal track productions with music and because of my limited keyboarding skills (32) Acid Pro 7, is the ultimate loop based production software application. And for those who do not have Acid pro 7 in their repertoire, at this time it is very cheap to purchase ($150-$200) depending on the vender, because Sony knows it is old technology (32 bits) and has to upgrade it to a 64 bit platform soon in Acid Pro 8. But even as a 32 bit software application Sony has an updated download now, that works fine on Windows 7-64 bits, but you cannot Rewire Sony Acid with 64 bits platform software applications such as Cubase 7 and Reason 7.

However, I choose not the Rewire anymore anyway, since Reason evolved into a full range studio, to me it now seems obsolete. Rewire was great when Reason was only good for music production and a program like Acid or Cubase was used to make full productions to include vocals, but now all of them are complete one stop studios. So now I simply export and import stereo tracks for one program to the other, synchronizing the BPM. It saves power for my vocal tracks which is sometimes necessary with Cubase 7, which uses a lot of power in full productions applications, which is one of its weak points, whereby you can use 15 or 20 tracks on Reason 6.5 or 7 and Acid Pro 7, Cubase 7 might give you about 8 or 10 safely for the same processing power. A good Cubase 7 studio will require about 16 GB of Ram in my opinion. Whereby 8 GB of Ram will be more than enough on Acid Pro 7 and Reason 6.5 or 7. But if you import stereo tracks into Cubase using instrumentation sparingly you will be fine with using VST on vocals mainly.

Anyway with Acid Pro 7, you can create great musical compositions in a short amount of time compared to Reason, Cubase and Audition as well as Pro Tools, Logic and even Fruity Loops, because of its very user friendly workspace. Its explorer window is so user friendly and its interactive tutorial makes doing some of the most complex tasks simple and on the fly. And with the loop construction kits out there today, you can create some of the most contemporary sounds as well as sounds from all ages, genres and complexities. For music production Acid Pro 7 is still the best on the market today and it will only get better with the introduction of Acid Pro 8, which I anticipate will be coming soon, due to super low pricing of Acid Pro 7.

However as a full production software Cubase 7 is probably the best out there, even better than Pro Tools 11 according to most reviews, but you need a powerful machine to run it. And for those with a average to good machine Reason 7 is the way to go as an all around and all in one production program.

Frank Paul Jones aka Paul Castellano

Stop Crack Legalize Weed

Stop Crack Legalize Weed

 

An appeal to America, we have stood in idle too long.  Crack cocaine is abomination   to the black community.  Let us look back to cause and effect like Mapp v. Ohio it was about Marijuana a cover up.  It resulted in New York Cry the big city looking the other way for the betterment of the community

 

Let us take into consideration the losses to the government; crack makes people blow their money too fast.  On weed they try to maintain long enough to think.  See crack steals their mind while weed makes them think. 

 

People who hustle drugs do not want to sell crack by preference, however marijuana dealers get busted as crack dealers run free.  It is a conspiracy against black people, to sedate us with lethal weapons.

 

We are good people, a peace loving community; we do not go into other people communities starting trouble.   We are a peace loving people. 

 

The Economy:

 

Assume I am smart and know 27 a joke, it will not support a working family.

 

The solution to the black community woes:

 

Bust the crack dealers and look the otter way of weed deals.

 

Rev. Frank Paul Jones

Introducing NaQuila aka Stackz Gotti the Mythology

Introducing NaQuila aka Stackz Gotti the Mythology

 

The Mythology of NaQuila the Prophetess

 

NaQuila Hardy aka Stackz Gotti Official Website

 

She’s said to be Stackz Gotti, NaQuila L.  Hardy is connected with the Gambino’s through the infamous Frank Paul Gambino.  Frank Paul Gambino formed the band Capstone Zulu as a solo act.  Late in his career he hooked up with NaQuila L.  Hardy who started doing vocals for the band Capstone Zulu; not long after she went on as a solo act with the name aka Stackz Gotti, in the prime of her career.  After requesting the blessings of Victoria Gotti and the Gotti Family, unlike some people who went public with it…

…NaQuila Hardy aka Stackz Gotti is the Female Gotti aka Stackz 2020.  Exploding onto the scene with a hot brand new album called “I Am Me.”  Still with the band Capstone Zulu in the background doing the music, she shines and sizzles with a sizzling list of songs such as “FindCure-CureAIDS”, [billed to be the International AIDS anthem] and other political stuff like, ”The Consumer”, and even tells jokes on, “Not on my computer.”  For NaQuila it is just the beginning under a new light and the Gambino umbrella.

NaQuila Hardy is the prophetess through her life experiences.  She was a former member of the Young Money entourage, now a member of Community Activism, and pro community works, she thrives on helping people.  But Prophetess NaQuila paid her dues and was mistreated and abused.  Full of anger she became close to the Capstone Zulu and found it in her heart to forgive. This was the secret that oppressed her for many years, she was angry with the world that was already hers.  Because of these arrangements in the destiny, she had to let go and let God.

The Mythology of NaQuila Hardy aka Stackz Gotti is that she has to once again become one with the Universal God, who is not Universal Records.  Why?  Because she is one with the World!  The question then is posed; will NaQuila find her oneness or become angry and bitter?  “I AM ME” on Gambino Records, now available on pre-sales at ReverbNation.

 

The Mythology of NaQuila the Prophetess

The Mythology of NaQuila the Prophetess

NaQuila Hardy Stackz Gotti Official Website

She’s said to be Stackz Gotti, NaQuila L.  Hardy is connected with the Gambino’s through the infamous Frank Paul Gambino.  Frank Paul Gambino formed the band Capstone Zulu as a solo act.  Late in his career he hooked up with NaQuila L.  Hardy who started doing vocals for the band Capstone Zulu; not long after she went as a solo act with the name aka Stackz Gotti, in the prime of her career.  After requesting the blessings of Victoria Gotti and the Gotti Family, unlike some people who went public with it…

…NaQuila Hardy aka Stackz Gotti is the Female Gotti aka Stackz 2020.  Exploding onto the scene with a hot new brand new album called “I Am Me.”  Still with the band Capstone Zulu in the background doing the music, she shines and sizzles with songs such a sizzling list of songs such as “Find Cure, cure AIDS”, [billed to be the International AIDS anthem] and other political stuff like, ”The Consumer”, and even tells jokes on, “Not on my computer.”  For NaQuila it is just the beginning under a new light and the Gambino umbrella.

NaQuila Hardy was the prophetess through the life experience.  She was a former member of the Young Money entourage, now a member of Community Activism, and pro community works, she thrives on helping people.  But Prophetess NaQuila paid her due and was mistreated and abused.  Full of anger she became close to the Capstone Zulu and found it in her heart to forgive. This was the secret that oppressed her for many years, she was angry with the world that was already hers.  Because of this arrangement in the destiny, she had to let go and let God.

The Mythology of NaQuila Hardy aka Stackz Gotti is that she has to once again become one with the Universal God, who is not Universal Records.  Why?  Because she is one with the World!  The question then is posed; will NaQuila find her oneness or become angry and bitter?

Capstone Zulu and Prophetess NaQuila News Flash

Capstone Zulu and Prophetess NaQuila Breaking News Flash

 

Capstone Zulu and prophetess NaQuila are on the verge of making a mark on entertainment.  The world is about to be introduced to a totally new way of entertaining.  The issues nobody dares to touch in fear of being called crazy they daringly expose.

 

Check out a couple of webs:

 

Capstone Zulu’s Official Coming soon Website:

 

Stackz Gotti Official Coming Soon Website   

Capstone Zulu first album a flop

Capstone Zulu first album a flop

 

Capstone Zulu was distributed through ReverbNation by many distributers to include:

 

iTunes (US, Aus/NZ, Canada, UK/Europe, Japan, Mexico), Amazon MP3, Amie Street, eMusic, Fox News, GetGreenMusic, GetPlaylists, Guevera, iLike, Immergent, InMotion Entertainment, Intertech Media, Think Indie (CIMS/Junketboy), La Curacao, Last.fm, Wal-Mart (Liquid), MediaNet, MOG, Moozone, MySpace, Myxer, Napster, Nokia, Pandora, Puretracks, Rhapsody, Secure Media, Shockhound, Spotify, Synacor, Tesco, WaTunes, We7, Zune.

The first sale reports are about to be delivered or are coming soon.  However it does not look very good, because the music is simply not being played very much.

 

Admittedly, it was not the best of productions, but it had a few very meaningful songs selections.  Songs such as Symbolic Castration, New World Order, Can we make it and You think I am bad, are songs that I am very proud to have recorded.  Perhaps a more mainstream artist could have carried it better, but if so would they still be considered mainstream? 

 

I think I made a mistake by rushing the release of this project as a BETA project.  In the process of attempting to learn and understand to distribution networks, for future releases I sacrificed this one.  I might re-master my favorite songs on this album and add it to my next project along with other new material.

 

I haven’t been promoting this album much lately, because I am a one man band so to speak and have been focusing on another agenda, my non profit corporation NCNCHINC (The National Network and Coalition of Highlands, INC.)  As we will meanly focus on community work, addressing the economic and social problems and situations of the Hood, we will build a state of the art DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) at the headquarters’ location.

 

We at NCNCHINC are very low on liquid capital.  However, we are in the green on equity and are seeking a line of credit and grants and of course philanthropic gifts.  We have to restructure our board of directors and tighten up on some of our administrative tasks to gain 501 c 3 statuses.  However our biggest challenge is the lack of liquidity.  We have a building that is two stories; however we are not able to move into it due to the lack of capital.  I have not seen many darker days, but for the first time I see light at the end of the tunnel.

 

We have a web site under construction, for further information check out www.NCNCHINC.org – This is our acronym and it was a blessing that we got the domain. 

 

Gambino’s Blue Temple Vision

Gambino’s Blue Temple Vision

 

Once known as the blue house for Prince Hall Freemasons, renamed the blue temple, by Rev. Frank Paul Jones, it will be a place of unification.  It will be the center of intelligence for the communities of Highlands County.  As place where sinners to saints, clergy to politicians, the wealthy and poor and it doesn’t matter if you are black or white.  If you want to help advance Highlands County and make it a better place we want your input.

 

Downstairs will be a state of the art, DAW recording studio, where Gambino Productions will perform their magic.  Producing mostly, Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Gospel and Inspirational music, in an attempt to help the youth pursue their dreams.  Because we believe dream chasing bring about longevity.  When people have hope for a tomorrow; they tend to be patient today.  And it was written that the meek will inherit the earth.  We want to “Keep Hope Alive!”

 

Also downstairs in the two story headquarters building, a social club will be located.  Worshipful Master Roberts and Uncle of Rev. Jones, always told the Reverend that what the black community lacks is a social club, where people can come together, congregate, socialize and plot and devise a plan for economic growth.  That is what The National Community Network and Coalition of Highlands, INC., foundation is all about building a better community.  And we know so well that it is no longer about a civil rights movement, but about an economic independence movement.

 

Upstairs will be a place for us to meet in confidentially; where a publishing company will also exist under the banner of NCNCHINC?  It will be our mission to bring the community together for the betterment of Highlands County first than the Nation and the world, as we believe our solutions are the Template to Nationwide economic stability.  As we will bring together the best of the best, who will form into the noble elite, community intelligence to advise the local, state and federal governments and businesses on the black state of affairs.

 

The Mission

 

To build a better community, by organizing the best and most suitable constituents within society, who are willing to do community work!  By establishing committees and subcommittees and bringing them to the social club of made men and women to tackle the problems that plague the communities at large and the world.  We are the central intelligence and network of brotherly love.  

 

Our Web Site is under Construction

 

A Statement about my credentials:

 

People say bad things about me; they say I am not this or that in terms of righteousness.  I am the living Apostle Paul in the new millennium.  And together we can do great things.  We need your support at NCNCHINC!

If you would like to donate please send your donations to:

 

Rev. Frank Paul Jones

917 South A Avenue

Avon Park, FL. 33825

 

Help us save the world!

NaQuila’s Album Release Date Maybe Soon

NaQuila’s Album Release Date Maybe Soon

 The Song – People Crying (Colors) 

So many things happened so quickly, talking about dramas.  And so many things are going on at once it is amazing I am not having a nervous breakdown.  Things are starting to get back into focus, so let me fill you in.

 

The Capstone Zulu next project is in the production process, I gave myself a year to pull this off and this amount of time will probably flyby so to speak.   This project means a lot to me and we plan to comeback with another NaQuila Project behind this one, which should be the topping on the cake.

 

Meanwhile the National Community Network and Coalition of Highlands, INC (NCNCHINC) is in the process of finding a permanent home.  The Location is Avon Park, FL.  I am the president of this non profit organization, which is a charitable organization.  We are working with the Small Business Development Center and other organizations to make this dream a reality.

 

And finally before we talk about NaQuila’s album I must say, we are hoping my nephew Dahoud gets released from prison next year as his brother another nephew of mine’s Lorenzo is putting up a studio here in Avon Park, FL.  Dahoud is amazing if only given a chance people will appreciate what he can bring to the table.  I am hoping we can work together on our projects.

 

NaQuila’s album yet to be named in stone is our first serious project.  The final master is ready for distribution.  It is somewhat political, dealing with some present-day issues and we also included song songs that are totally about having fun.  We have the copyrights back from the library of congress and it is registered with ASCAP.  We are in discussing on how to distribute it and promote the album.

 

In the making are some remixes, as we still have the final mix-downs of all the songs on the original tracks in our possession.  We had a setback due to a conflict in interest, that will soon be completely resolved, that will allow us to go forward with the project.  The release date is maybe soon, which can be one, two, and three or four months away, because we want to do this right and sometimes timing can be so important. 

 

Like I said there is so much going on and so there is little time in a day.  Sometimes time passes by so quickly.  I mean I am working on this huge business plan that is a community comprehensive design for redevelopment and new investment, dealing with several business institutions. 

 

NaQuila’s business plan we could probably do in very little time, but the project was put off, due to a conflict of interest and now we have to renegotiate on how this will be done.  Still there is the SBDC and other community development organizations and private investors that might take part in this business venture.  We have a finish product, but before we put it on the market it has to be sold (convince someone) to to make it a properly marketed project.

Officer Bueford had no probable cause to arrest Gambino

Officer Bueford had no probable cause to arrest Gambino

 

Officer Sean Bueford of the Sebring Police Department violated the constitutional rights of Frank Paul Jones aka Gambino Productions.  It is said that Frank Paul Jones allegedly violated Florida Statue 316.151.1b, with an improper left turn.  Meaning he was not in the left lane when he turned.  Yet he is he is accused of making a left turn into the officers path of travel being the left lane.  In other words he moved into the left lane in front officer Bueford prior to making a left turn into Sebring Parkway from North Ridgewood Drive.

 

It is a violation of the Florida Statute to cross a solid white line, to change lanes and the officer’s dispute was that he had the right of way when Frank Paul Jones changed lanes to make a left turn.  So it was probably a violation of Florida Statue 316.085 with is the limitations set on overtaken, passing, changing lanes and changing course.  And there was no accident because almost does not really count.

 

In any case the probable cause to stop Frank Paul Jones aka Gambino Productions on suspicion of DUI was valid.  The stop was valid; however the arrest was unconstitutional, because almost having a car accident due to a violation of Florida Statue 316.085 is not probable cause for the arrest of a DUI.  Even the failure of the sobriety test should have been followed up with a breathalyzer test to determine the alcohol levels in the suspect.  Then and only then should an arrest been processed at the jail house. However Frank Paul Jones aka Gambino Productions did not fail the sobriety test nor was this probable cause for the DUI arrest on the police report.

 

Both charges are false because of poor policing by Officer Sean Bueford.  Now Frank Paul Jones aka Gambino Productions is force to carry a financial burden that is untimely.  He is on the blotter report as a drunk behind the wheel, was forced to take a mug shoot, all while high powered meetings are taking place to develop his non profit organization and Production Company, which are works in effect at the harvesting stage. 

 

We cannot simply call this racism, as it is black on black crime.  Officer Bueford is black man.  He should be ashamed of himself.  As he drove Stackz2020 in the car to the Mixx nightclub, that was very unprofessional because anything could have happened.  She could have pulled his gun and he could have shot her claiming she attempted to pull his weapon.  I think Officer Sean Bueford owes Gambino an apology, all charges should be dropped and all expenses reimbursed.

 

 

NaQuila on the Rise watch out Nicki Minaj

NaQuila on the Rise watch out Nicki Minaj

 The Song “FindCure-CureAIDS” on MP-3

Her name is NaQuila L. Hardy aka Stackz2020 & Female Gotti.  A former member of the Young Money posse, who found a new home in Universal Music Group with a new Record Label name Involved Records, who is a subsidiary of the major label.

 

Her first single is about to be released in August 2010, the name of the song is “People Crying (Colors).” The song received the personal blessing of Ice T, who used a similar hook year ago in the soundtrack song from the movie “Colors.”  The song is Gambino Production writing by NaQuila L. Hardy and Frank Paul Jones.

 

NaQuila and Frank are currently engaged in major negotiations with one of the largest nonprofit organizations in New York City known as SUS acronym for the Services for the Underserved.  This organization has major influence in the nonprofit sector and does great work helping people with developmental disabilities, Mental Health problems and people living with AIDS to name a few of their services.  There is a possibility that SUS may receive a donation that is a song anticipated  to be the International Anthem for AIDS Research, which is also a Gambino Production performed by NaQuila and co-written by Frank Paul Jones & NaQuila L. Hardy.

 

Frank Paul Jones aka Gambino Productions is a personal friend of some of the high level executives at SUS, to include the CEO Donna Colonna and Senior vice President Priscilla Fuller who was his supervisor when employed at the Central Office of SUS in Manhattan, New York.  And the Chief Development Officer David L. Hertz made Frank make a promise before leaving SUS for undisclosed reasons.  He said, “Frank promise me someday you will make a donation to SUS.”  Well Frank called David and said “I am broke, but I can give you a hot song by new hot artist.”  And now it is all agreeing to terms. 

 

Meanwhile, NaQuila is being played at the local clubs in South Central Florida to include the hottest club in Highlands County called the MiXx; where NaQuila has powerful and influential friends.   NaQuila L. Hardy is turning heads as “she is to be taken seriously as an artist and is no Nicki Minaj” says the CEO of Involved Records Devon Gaithner.  NaQuila has gained the personal attention, respect and blessing of the Gotti Family in the use of the name Female Gotti, unlike Rick Ross who is perpetrating a fraud. 

 

So watch out Nicki Minaj there is a new high speed train traveling out of a small town called Avon Park, Florida that is about to reach out and touch the world.  Why?  Because the turn of time has come for her to shine!