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  1. We had a power outage a few weeks ago and I was happy that my computer remained on while everything else in the house was off. Outages are not uncommon here, but also power dips have been have been more of a problem. I used to get random crashes on both my PCs and I suspected that they were caused by power dips. I have never had any random crashes on my DAW PC since I connected it to the UPS, but I still get them on the family PC.
  2. All of the installers are available for download on your MyProducts page: https://www.cakewalk.com/My-Account/Products Command Centre is not essential for these most of the installations.
  3. I have a UPS, but I don't like to overtax it with too many items of outboard gear, so I only have 3 items connected to it, including the computer. I'm not sure whether ground loops ever occur in my system. The UPS itself hums continuously anyway, so sometimes it's hard to tell.
  4. I'm dreaming of a future technology that allows you to speed up and slow down audio playback by means of a continuously variable sample rate.
  5. With Platinum the plugins are installed independently from the main program. There are several separate plugin suites.
  6. Graphics cards can be a factor too. I have a 24-inch 1920x1200 screen that I have used with 2 different computers and ended up using different display settings for each. With one of them (with an Nvidia gaming card) I found it necessary to set the resolution to 1280x800, as text was often difficult to read at the native resolution. But on the other one (Matrox card) I found the native resolution acceptable.
  7. It could be worse still if you were using Digital Performer. In some sections of its GUI the text and objects are very tiny indeed. Some DP users complain about this a lot.
  8. Right. Sorry, I was thinking of Console View rather than Track View.
  9. Hold down the ALT key while dragging.
  10. If you rely on one single computer for all your computer needs, then yes you can't really manage without an internet connection. But it might be different if you have several computers for different uses. An internet connection is not necessarily available in 100% of situations. 2 examples: I used to take a laptop to work for onsite recording. I was not allowed to connect it to the staff network. It was an old laptop and did not have wifi. But I didn't need an internet connection anyway unless some software suddenly required a reactivation, which would have been very inconvenient. For a while, my current DAW PC was in a bad spot for receiving wifi and I had to run a 20-metre long ethernet cable along a corridor and across the lounge, etc. to a router. This was a trip hazard so I only connected it when absolutely necessary.
  11. A while ago I proposed a customizable timeline ruler, described here: http://forum.cakewalk.com/Offset-Mesure-One-m3097431.aspx#3098058
  12. Me neither. I have several of them in 3 different computers. Also, nearly all of the networked PCs at my work rely on a single generic 128GB SSD. I haven't seen or heard about any failures yet.
  13. Mine only allows one single m.2 drive and it uses the combined bandwidth of one PCIe slot plus a pair of SATA slots and rules out using those particular PCIe & SATA slots. Some motherboards have as many as three m.2 slots, but using them all limits the bandwidth allocated to each.
  14. Multisamples are definitely better on an SSD, and better still an m.2 SSD. Mine are on a 256GB m.2 drive. The size that you need will depend on what samples you have. EDIT Sorry, I hadn't read your post about your samples. 1½TB is a lot. I would probably split them and put the important (or most used) sample sets on the faster drive.
  15. SSDs can have a longer life if you can reduce the overall amount of writing to disk. I would therefore keep project files off the system disk. Project files are ok on a traditional hdd. You won't see any reduction in performance, aside from loading and saving projects being a bit slower. I have one set of projects on a 128GB Samsung SSD and another set on a 128GB partition within a 2TB WD "black" hdd and I never notice any difference between the two.
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