| | Hmmmm ... Interesting
So ... what you are saying is, if anybody asks what is a good music software, and if Manning pipes up and says, "Powertracks Pro 10", this is spaming? What would you have suggested? Music software, that is.
Also I'd like some proof that he was banned from that forum, even once. I'll see what the moderator has to say about it.
If that forum is like Tweakheadz and has its own software that it sells, and Powertracks Pro is a competitor, then I agree. He should not have even brought it up. However, if all he did was to suggest to people that they give Powertracks a try, what harm could be in that? After all, aren't these forums here to help others share in knowledge? If I were to say that Cakewalk is the software to buy would you have gotten upset over that? Or, in my case, GigaStudio. How about that? Is it ok to tout GigaStudio? I use it a lot on some of my songs. Has an awesome 1 gig piano. I just downloaded a bunch of new plugs for it too. Are you going to get mad at me for mentioning GigaStudio or the fact that I downloaded the plugins for it? Or that I just downloaded the upgrade for it?
Another thing ... when someone starts bad mouthing a product that someone else uses and suggests to others, what kind of person is that? Not a very good one in my book.
If you use Tascam, Sonar, GigaStudio, Band in a box, Powertracks, Cubase, Cakewalk, etc, etc, ad nauseum, is it ok to try to get you banned because you brought up these subjects?
Can you give me a URL to this web site you are talking about where Manning was banned? Can you show me where the moderator asked Manning to leave? Did he do it publicly? If so, where is the URL to that session?
If you wish to call down on someone for being excited about a product then you must be a competitor. That is the only reason I can figure all this bad feeling is coming from you. Or you're feeling badly about what you bought because it cost so much and does all this nice stuff and along comes this upstart with $50 software that will blow you out of the water.
Now then. What product do you use? What music have you produced with it? Do you have a web site with it displayed? May I take a look at it? listen to it? If it's good I'll let you know. If you're just trying to learn how to use your software then I understand. You have to get a start somewhere. It was tough for me and I'm sure it was just as tough for you. So why not try to be constructive in music instead of cutting someone up because they're excited about their stuff?
Just my 2¢ worth but I'm sorry I'm even having this conversation. It almost feels like I'm dealing with children that can't get along with others. Sorry about that.