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  1. Eliminated the comparison mixes in the first post and made sure the latest was out there. Sounds like this one is pretty much done according to you guys. Happy about that. I think it sounds good. I'm still unsure about the bass, but it sounds right to me.
  2. That's hard to answer a bit. They were to the point where when they started to occur, I could only get about 5 more seconds of play back before another happened. That's pretty impactful. At this point, after rendering all my region fx, I'm only getting them every minute or so. It just interrupts critical listening at this point. Im not sure what that setting does that you're pointing out, but I can try it and see.
  3. Thanks, I appreciate it. I have heard of them before, but I'm not familiar with any of their songs. I do like that distorted guitar, though. Dig the breakdown at about 2:57.
  4. I disabled AVG in a test. It might have made a slight difference. I wasn't getting any full fledged drop outs but was getting some significant stuttering. That may also have been the fact that I was on a fresh start up of the computer.
  5. Thanks. It's the "1" code, which is the audio processing taking longer than buffer. I'm already set at max in the RME settings. I also rendered all of my Melodyne Region FX and that helped a bit. Still getting the drop outs. Read it might be auto saving. I turned that off but it didn't help. Checked fragmentation on the disk. It's 0% fragmented. I do have an antivirus (AVG) running in the background, but I don't wanna disable that. And it's never caused issues before. I don't really have any other background processes running. Waves Server deal and BandLab Assistant. That's pretty much it. So I guess I'm just simply at...I'm using too many damn plugins and need to upgrade if I want more power. I may try the solution of saving as a bundle file and then re-opening and saving again as a cwp. I'm skeptical that would do much, but never know I suppose.
  6. Kinda agree. Bumped it just a hair. Updated in OP. Appreciate it!
  7. So I'm getting lots and lots of dropouts. On my current song, which I'm hoping to use it as a mix template of sorts going forward, I have quite a bit going on in terms of plugs. I have Melodyne on about 4 vocal tracks as region fx. Looks to me like it instantiates one instance per track, so I figure it's 4 instances. Then I have about 4 instances of Brainworx SSL channel going as well as a bunch of Slate stuff for virtual channels, EQ, compression, etc. Then the busses have some delays for sends, verb, etc. Then some glue compression on busses. Master buss has a whole mastering chain going with compression, EQ, and other special sauce. This all seemed to really go down hill when I added Scheps Parallel Particles to my master buss. It's a recent purchase and I wanted to use it mostly for the harmonics section. But I assume that it's fairly process intensive due to the parallel nature of all the stuff it's doing. Now I'm not saying that it's all the fault of the Scheps plug. It's definitely the culmination of everything. I can certainly get more detailed with what I'm using if you guys like, but I didn't want to bore anyone to death. My current PC is a 10 year old i7 with 32GB of ram. I've been told that should be perfectly fine since it's still an i7. But I almost feel like I'm pushing this thing to its limits and I don't feel like I'm asking too much from it. Maybe I am. So I guess my post is two fold. Am I undersized for what I'm trying to do or do I have unreasonable expectations regardless of specs? Additionally, are there things I could be doing to make things more efficient? Do I need to bounce all the Melodyne things? I'd like to avoid freezing tracks, but I can't give a good reason why. I just feel like I should be able to do what I'm trying to do. Thanks!
  8. Thanks, David. I appreciate it. I wish I could take credit for the voice. It's a good friend of mine. I'm just a boring guitar player and drummer that occasionally sings terrible backup vocals. LOL I actually posted an edited track as of today. It's in the OP. I thought the bass was a bit lacking. Would appreciate if you guys would let me know if I'm crazy (or not).
  9. It's been a bit since I heard this one and you've made some really good progress here. I really like the guitar at the beginning. It has a nice hooky riff. That with the kick drum pumping it along is really nice. I'm being selfish, but my ears want to hear a less wet vocal. I'm not saying go back and re-track it or anything like that, but the next song you do, maybe try a more up front vocal? It's just like my ears want to hear that with that guitar part. Great progress, Lynn. Keep it up! (btw, I still think this has Paul Thorn vibes. not sure if you checked him out)
  10. I'm late to the party on this one. I was reading some of the early comments and was thinking, "Really? I think it sounds pretty good." Then I read some later ones and realized you had "fixed" some things. I thought it was a really nice, chill, laid back tune. Nice vocals. At first I was thinking it could use some more brightness, but as the song progressed, I thought, nah...it's good like this. It's the vibe. My only critique is the arrangement. I think it needs more of a build into the top line. You may be able to accomplish this with stripping it down at the beginning a bit and bring instruments along as you get closer to the vocal. Basically, more of an intro to bait the listener. Nice work RexRed. I enjoyed it. What's cool is that it's kind of a lengthy song at nearly 5 minutes. But I didn't even notice it until I went back and looked.
  11. Appreciate it, Jack. Not sure I'm at all qualified to tell about my process yet. I'm still trying to figure it all out! LOL
  12. Enjoyed this one. Music sounds good, good vox for the genre, a nice one. It has a raw vibe to it. I dig the bass sound. I'd like to hear more bg's on the "was it just a big illusion" part. But that's totally subjective. I think it would add some more movement. Great job! The intro was cool. Reminded me a bit of an intro by Extreme.
  13. On my never ending quest to get better at production & mixing, I'm offering up this work in progress for feedback. Constructive feedback is more than welcome here.
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