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The following PDF file contains step-by-step instructions on getting up and running with HiredGun RMS:
Working musicians often have printed music (charts, lead sheets, and other media), lyrics, and media files scattered across various notebooks, CDs, cassettes, and computer files. HiredGunRMS consolidates these files into an easily managed database.
The HiredGunRMS database consists of "Items", which are small XML database files that associate a Title (let's call it "Row Your Boat") with related files and performance information. For example, the Item for "Row Your Boat" might contain the following:
When you purchase HiredGun RMS, you get a collection of tools specifically targeted for the working musician:
HiredGun RMS associates an IMAGE (sheet music), a MEDIA file (how the piece should sound), a DOCUMENT (what the student needs to work on for this piece) and CLIPs (recorded at the lesson.) The teacher's copy allow the content to be exchanged in a format that can be read on the students home computer. No notebooks to spill, no paper to spill upon, no lost lesson notes... you get the picture! Just a Flash Drive that you can hang around the student's neck on a chain.
HiredGun RMS also provides a DRM file format suitable for general, non-transferable distribution of books, sheet music, teaching materials, etc. We are working with publishers to get a wide selection of existing music in HG format.
HiredGun RMS files are not normally encrypted. They may be used on any computer equipped with HiredGun RMS software. However, HiredGun RMS also provides a DRM file format suitable for general, non-transferable distribution of books, sheet music, teaching materials, etc. We are working with publishers to get a wide selection of existing music in HG format.
HiredGun RMS is currently available only for Windows XP-SP2 and higher, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The clips recording feature uses the latest technology and is available only when using Vista and above. Though the program itself requires little space (under 5MBytes), HiredGun RMS is "data intensive" and you'll get the most use from the system if you have about 8Gigs to devote to data. If you plan to do alot of recording in high resolution formats, plan on about 32Gigs for storage. If your system is capable of running the operating system, then it will be adequate to run HiredGun RMS as well.
If you have HiredGun RMS Key Enabled software, then just move the key from your desktop to laptop. If you're using a downloaded, password enabled system, then you'll have to get a separate license for the laptop and desktop.
This depends upon the size of your repertoire and your facility with your computer. If your repertoire consists of 100 songs and you're an experienced computer user, then an hour or two will get you set. If it's the first time you've touched a computer and you have 1000 songs distributed on paper and disks in seven ex-girl/boyfriend's apartments — well, at least it'll keep you busy.
HiredGun RMS is NOT a librarian — that is, it won't search your computer system's storage looking for this or that — because everyone maintains their information in a different format. It WILL provide some assistance in finding related files.
Well... we tend to think the uses are limitless. For example, the director of a small corporate video department might use HiredGun RMS as a Talent File -- the Image(s) are actor's head shots, the Media is the actors demo reel, the Document is the actor's resume... the clips can be audition files. So, tell us how you wind up using HiredGun RMS — surprise us!
Currently in development, HiredGun WEB is slated for release in June 2013.
HiredGun WEB features free accounts for viewing shared content created by other HiredGun products, and premium accounts that unlock features based on a subscription fee.