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  1. Try this - you might find Windows thinks it's a hard disk or USB storage device. Access the system tray, click on the usb connected devices and select the Novation mini key and eject it. My son had this problem with his. We haven't yet worked out how to stop Windows from thinking it's a hard disk so he just does the eject thing every time and it works fine. Hope it helps Andy
  2. Great guitar tone and - of course - another killer vocal. Well done Andy
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    Love Light

    Very nice - you have a great touch with a ballad and those falsettos are not easy to nail - especially when crossing in and out of your normal vocal range. Great BGVs too. This song has beauty in its simplicity - complexity would ruin it. Terrific stuff. Andy
  4. Tom - completely and totally sublime. I mean that is one incredible piece of content you created there - of which you should be rightfully proud. Brilliant is the only adjective that comes to mind. Andy
  5. Wow, how'd I miss this one. I'm getting a strong Eagles vibe - that was seriously good and I loved it. Just the usual crit - too short! 😂😂 Andy
  6. I'm using a laptop (4 years old) with an i7 7700 CPU and was a little surprised to fail the compatibility checker for that reason alone. Win 10 is in support till 2025 so I see zero reason to upgrade to Win 11 so it can break my ageing audio interface and probably half my apps. I'm not sure being an early adopter of new Windows versions is a good place to be - it's called the bleeding edge for a reason... Good luck to those going over the top first Andy
  7. I wish I'd had access to resources I have now when I was younger. I still feel creative - even at the ripe old age of 59! I guess it feels harder to be original the older you get, I put down a riff and then think I've definitely heard that before - turns out I have. Lyrics wise, I think I am a much better lyricist now than in my youth - more to draw on I guess - life experience gives you that at least. Great question though. Andy
  8. Fabulous skills - I could listen to this stuff all day. Andy
  9. Best show on UK TV currently (disclaimer: I do love me some fishing) 🎣
  10. Great stuff - killer tune, lyrics and bang on message All round brilliant - as always Andy
  11. Very clever and very well done - I am suitably impressed. Andy
  12. That is one sweet vocal, I didn't find the bass line too busy - the lead guitar I enjoyed, but maybe there's scope for something more or a little different? I'm not quite sure what, perhaps played on a nylon strung might be the right vibe... 🤔 My minor crits and ramblings aside, another great job. Andy
  13. Your lyrics paint some interesting images John, a lot of craft in there. One minor crit: drums perhaps a little busy in places, but appreciate this is very much a matter of taste. Thanks for the listen Andy
  14. Peter, I really enjoyed that - it's right up there with some of your best work for sure. Hope you're all recovered from Covid, I think we're all going to cop for a dose eventually - vaccinated or otherwise. Thanks for ten minutes of blissful musical respite from an otherwise mad World. Great work! Andy
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    Rio Al Mar

    Ha, many a true word spoken in jest Kurt, Mrs AndyB01 is a big fan of the 'silent' feature - her favourite line, as I am practising Horizons for the umpteenth time trying to perfect those fast runs and harmonics or get a single-take recording: Andy 😂😂
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    Rio Al Mar

    Nice work Kurt, very enjoyable listen. I agree with David about Yamaha instruments. I bought a SLG200-N a while back - in the shop I was comparing it with guitars at four or even five times the Yamaha's price point and it still more than held its own. Appreciate the SLG guitars are a bit niche, but they are very playable, have a good blend of amplified and modelled sound and record well. I really should get mine out of the case a bit more often. 🙂 Andy
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    El Godin

    Very fluent Mark - very impressive work - never apologise for the squeaks, they're as much a part of the performance as the notes. 😉 Loved it. Andy
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    Elevator

    Very classy Mark, truly terrific work and a great listen. I hate elevators but I might ride one if it was playing this. 😉 Andy
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    Walk A Mile

    Treesha, this is fab-u-lous - wow - the vocals just blew me away. Yes I also get the Kate Bush/ Peter Gabriel vibe and just a hint of Pet Shop Boys. Really haunting but mesmerising stuff and some really interesting chord progressions in there too. I loved it - well done. Andy
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    Still Holding On

    Lovely song and very well performed (great harmonies). I wonder if that guitar solo should have just a little more drive - rather than being a completely clean sound - not a crit, more of musing. Loved it overall, top work as always. Andy
  21. Some more and the final word on this from Focusrite: Alejandro Flores (Focusrite ) 9 Aug 2021, 18:57 BST Hello Andrew. Thank you for the update. We are glad to hear that the beta driver is working for you. The beta driver works for all Focusrite USB interfaces. It was made to improve performance with USB devices before it is moved to the main release. We thank you for testing it for us. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. Best Regards, Alejandro Flores // Focusrite Technical Support Engineer
  22. @Syphus certainly sounds related, I definitely had that issue too but I was also getting a BSOD when connected via USB 2.0. Touch wood, new driver will resolve it.
  23. Hi John, the Scarlett 2i4 is USB powered, no external power supply. The laptop goes haywire if I accidentally connect via USB.3.0 instead of USB2.0 - no idea why. I'm sure someone on here knows the answer. Andy
  24. Seems all good so far after a few days of usage so here is the link: https://sync.focusrite.com/s/y36gakQssglmbxd/download It just downloads the .exe file (I have scanned this with Bitdefender but note you should always check internet downloads with your own endpoint detection software). Note from Focusrite Support is to ensure you disconnect your interface BEFORE running the install. Please note this driver was provided for a Scarlett Gen1 2i4 - if you are using it with other models/ generations of interfaces, then I am unable to provide any assurances as to whether it is (a) suitable or (b) will work. Your risk, as they say. Andy
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