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  1. msmcleod

    Amazing AAS deal at StackSocial

    I only got around to installing this yesterday evening. I was extremely impressed that it authorised itself as part of the installation - so no messing around with cutting/pasting serial numbers
  2. msmcleod

    "Clean Audio Folder" options

    This is a great idea. I've had a few projects' audio trashed in the past where it's got things wrong. This was decades ago, so I assume it's probably working now, but I've been too scared to try it again!
  3. msmcleod

    Rush in theaters on Aug. 21st

    Just looked at the Glasgow showing... it's sold out
  4. None really. All AUD.INI contains is details about your current audio device, and your default bit size/sample rate, and some latency preferences. These can change if you update your drivers. It's a cache of these values, so if the file is deleted, your device will be queried again and the file recreated. TTSSEQ.INI contains the available MIDI devices, which ones are selected, and in the case of MIDI outputs, their order. I think it also contains your MIDI sync preferences. So a bit more "user" data in here, but nothing that can't be easily re-selected within Cakewalk. Again, this file is recreated if it's deleted.
  5. I use a Mackie BigKnob in the studio, which serves my needs most of the time. It's only when I'm constantly swapping between headphones & speakers that I'll create extra buses. If I'm only checking headphones now and then, I'll stick both ARC2 & Sonarworks in the master bus and just toggle between them.
  6. msmcleod

    MCU Pro and master fader

    I think John meant to say "There select in the Master Fader section Bus and next to it select 1.": Otherwise, it'll control the left volume of your soundcard.
  7. msmcleod

    Cakewalk won't play audio

    MIDI tracks by themselves do not produce audio - they need a synth (either a soft synth, or hardware synth connected to a MIDI port) for the MIDI to "play". Depending on how you've imported your midi file, TTS-1 is normally loaded - but as I said, it depends on how you imported your midi file. Do you have any synths in your synth rack?
  8. FWIW, I've been offline forum-wise for the past hour, and the only reason I saw this post was because I got an email notification...
  9. msmcleod

    Headphone Mic

    If its for just for getting ideas down, then I think any old headphone mic should do, but obviously something like a dedicated singing headphone mic designed for live use would be better (like Shure's WH20XLR or PGA31). However I suspect your singing will be affected more by the fact you're lying down, than the mic quality. As an alternative to doing the singing yourself, you could maybe try this: https://www.plogue.com/products/alter-ego.html I used this when I got a chest infection and lost my voice for a while.
  10. msmcleod

    Crackling using 32-bit VSTs (BitBridge)

    I originally got it for use with the V-Machine: It came as a bundle with Extreme Sample Converter, which in itself is a fantastic utility for converting between different sampler formats. I just got used to using it, and as it's never caused me any issues and as it was designed for the V-Machine, it has incredibly low CPU & memory usage. It's also one of the few sample players that plays stereo soundfonts properly, but it also supports . I might contact the developer and see if he'll consider doing a 64 bit version.
  11. Have you tried deleting AUD.INI and TTSSEQ.INI from %APPDATA%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core ? AUD.INI in particular stores details about your audio devices, which may behave differently after upgrading to Windows 10. It's totally safe to delete these files, as they are re-created automatically the next time you start Cakewalk. The only thing you'll need to do is set your Audio device preferences again within Cakewalk, and choose your MIDI devices. The other thing I'd suggest is re-installing your Audio drivers. If you do this though, delete AUD.INI again.
  12. msmcleod

    Crackling using 32-bit VSTs (BitBridge)

    No, I meant exactly what I said, "BitBridge is a really simple wrapper - all it does is wrap up the 32bit VST and pass the calls back and forth." It works fine in real time, but it offers no additional optimisation or tweaks for changes in the operating system. Bear in mind that a lot of 32bit VST's were developed for Windows XP, on much slower machines. A fair amount of them used "illegal" windows calls or shortcuts to improve performance. BitBridge makes no effort to try to address these. I suspect if you ran these plugins on Windows XP 64 bit, most of them would work perfectly using BitBridge.
  13. The "value" essentially comes from scarcity, in the same way gold is valuable because it's rare. The mining part involves ever increasing complex computations, where when a particular criteria is met a new bitcoin is "found". As everyone who uses bitcoin has a complete copy of the block-chain, everyone knows the number of coins in circulation, and finding new coins to add to that circulation is becoming harder & harder. The complexity is at such a level now, that the cost of electricity required to mine a single coin vastly outweighs the monetary value that coin has. This was true even at the point when bitcoin was at its peak at $15,000 per bitcoin. Mining "farms" of computers are now generally powered in places where they can get free energy - i.e. where there's a solar farm, wind farm, or geo-thermal generated electricity. I guess that's why this malware exists - they basically want to you to pay the energy bill.
  14. Yeah, it's just cracked software, not legit stuff. I question the point in mining in this way though - bitcoin hashes are so complex now, even the most powerful PC doesn't compare to dedicated mining hardware. And that's when the PC is dedicating 100% of it's CPU to mining. I had a couple of USB mining dongles for a bit (like about 5 years ago), but the energy costs due to increased complexity have long since surpassed anything I could earn from them. Slightly OT, but the most ingenious thing I read about was a guy who extended his water PC cooling system under the floorboards of his house so the energy wasted mining actually heated his house for him!
  15. msmcleod

    Amazing AAS deal at StackSocial

    Yeah, I got mine with PayPal - £8.71. A bargain