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Per Westin

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  1. Hi Pathfinder, MS do have a strange sense of humour for choosing update dates.🙄 I have pretty much the same specs on my DAW ASUS Z370 TUF, 32 GB RAM, i8700 + Asus 2060 GPU + 2x M.2 & 6 SSD's/HD's + a Allen-Heath SQ-5 as audio interface. OS Buildinfo is identical, so I don´t think it´s the latest Win update that caused this. Do you experience sluggishness in any other way on the computer? If you do I think a virus and malware scan might be a good idea + look if any other programs/apps have been updated and possibly added an autostarting service or two, I always try to disable autoupdates in the programs/apps. Another thing to look at is what driver is used for the network adapter, I know it makes little sense but upgrading to the latest drivers from Intel can make a difference for various programs - including DAW:s. (Another, possibly better way, is off course to disable the network adapter when using the DAW) Latest Intel network drivers I installed the "wired 26.1_x64" version. Latest Intel chipset drivers - for some reason Win update don´t always (or rather rarely) install or even suggest to use Intel's latest drivers even though they might be useful for the latest Win update. Other than the above I´ve done pretty much the tweaks suggested by Pete Brown here + disabled a bunch of services that I don´t need on a dedicated DAW, especially disabling the (at the time new) "Connected Devices" services made the computer feel overall less sluggish. Good luck and I hope something of the above is useful for the solution.
  2. I didn´t feel burned, maybe a little disappointed, I see it this way - I still got more updates/stuff in $/day than what the (kind of) yearly update fee would have cost me, my biggest concern when the doors closed was about the servers so I still could do new installs when necessary.🙂 I´m VERY grateful💖 to Bandlab and the CW-staff for what they´ve done after the shutdown, from keeping the servers alive to updating the renamed Sonar platinum in the same (maybe even more) forward thinking spirit as before the shutdown.🙂
  3. I also remember the early Sonar (I started with Sonar XL) days when there was about 2-3 updates a year and no one worried about it unless there actually was a problem with the latest release.🙂
  4. My spontaneous thoughts for what they're worth(about .01 $ I guess🙄😁). Swapping electronics on a semi-acoustic guitar is not a biggie, TVJones has the solution, I made my own cheap kit from latex surgical tubes, there are videos of him using it on u-toob. Are you sure the bridge is glued? It might be just dirt or that the lacquer was sticky when the bridge was put on it and depending on what(maybe the previous owner knows?) glue was used you might be able to remove it anyway. Another thing that might rattle which I stumbled on when swapping pickups on my cheaper Gretsch (Korea) is stiff (i.e. cheap) cables inside that aren´t fixed well. I had a sunburst Epi Joe Pass 8-10 years ago, great guitar IMO, even the pickups which I assumed would be kind of crappy sounded good when adjusted to the right height. When it comes to strings I use DÁddario XL 0.011-0.049 on my Gretsches and yes they are a bit tougher to bend than .010's but make up for it in tone + if the guitar is well set up you might actually get away with lower action than if you use thin strings, IMO you should at least try .011's before you make up your mind. Enjoy your new guitar!☺️
  5. Latency is not a problem either if the USB connectors in your computer are good(most are afaik), I´ve been using a SQ-5 for about 2 1/2 years, as an audio interface it´s excellent, I never got it to work satisfyingly as a DAW controller for Cakewalk (or Sonar Platinum) though. The only problems I´ve had when recording is not related directly to your question. You can record directly to a USB-drive on the SQ models but it has to be fast enough, i.e. not even expensive thumb drives are guaranteed to work well. I put an older SSD that I had in the drawer in a cheap USB-HD-cabinet which solved the problem. After that the band disbanded and I wanted more inputs so the SQ ended up replacing my RME FF400.
  6. Oh, it´s there if you look under "Excluded" VST's in the plugin manager, I have no clue why it isn´t enabled as default.
  7. DSOTM - wouldn´t surprise me a lot of it´s true. A bit late but I hope you had a really great and merry Bapday, oh go on celebrate for at least a week - you deserve it Bapu! Anywho: My thoughts on explaining old "classics" to people who haven´t heard it or don´t get what´s so great about it is kind of "you had to be there at the time", i.e. put it in perspective of what other music (& in some cases what was going on i society) was around at the time it came out. When people are talking about 70´s music they´re usually referring to Led Zep Orchestra , Deep Purple, Boney M etc. - what I remember actually hearing on swedish radio though was old folks music, primarily jazz and folk music on fiddle and accordion with maybe 4-5 hours of what was modern music at the time thrown in on late friday nights or saturday afternoon. Imagine the contrast between slow accordion jazz and Jimi Hendrix´ Fuzzfaced strat and the impact it had on (at the time🙄) tiny me. I remember seeing on the news that he had died and how cool I thought he looked with the strat, I was a 6 year old runt at the time but he made a lasting impression.
  8. Oh, I wouldn´t worry, thats Frank Sinatra (aka Ol' Blue Eyes), he probably heard your jamz and wanted in.😉🙃
  9. Per Westin

    SSL UF8

    No dedicated profile, but shouldn´t it work anyway? Quote from SSL´s own product info: "Many other DAWs have HUI & MCU controller integration. At the time of writing, we provide dedicated UF8 profiles for the list of DAWs above."
  10. I´ll join the RME-praise choir. I bought my Fireface 400 in 2007, I had to replace the PSU a couple of years ago but other than that it´s been smooth sailing all the way - even though they replaced it (with UC/UCX) around 2010/11 they released drivers (which work fine here with the latest W10 Pro updates) as late as 2019, that´s commitment to the customers and the products. Depending on your needs I´d look at the RME HDSPe AIO Pro, RME ADI-8 QS, Digiface AVB or Digiface USB
  11. Yes you can reinstall Sonar providing you have the install files & serial + response code or can log in to your old CW account or CW Command Center. Cakewalk has never locked your licenses to specific hardware (at least since CW Pro was replaced by Sonar around 2002). I.e. no reason to hurry.🙂 If you´ve lost your login info I think CBB:s support can help you.
  12. Nope AFAIK, but the Competitive Crossgrade to Pro seems ok IMO, click the Buy Cubase link & Pro 11 to see requirements & pricing.
  13. Thought, and maybe a stupid one: how about minced bacon? Mixed with mashed potatoes & maybe wrapped in flatbread? Hmmm....🤔
  14. I Am "that " guy today: Actually she´s swedish, you can hear it in the accent when she says Skål + her YT-info makes it very obvious. In case anyone wonders - yes everyone in the nordic countries go bathing (au naturel, off course) in frozen lakes in the winter ......😉😄
  15. That looks nice and is definitely worth trying out, thanks @Brian Walton😊
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