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  1. I haven't even turned my daw on a few months. Haven't cancelled Presonus Sphere and never used those Melda plugs I got for a few bucks on sale. I repurposed my daw monitor which was a TV back into an actual TV in my bedroom so I couldn't if I wanted to without a lot of hassle. It's a real pain to try and log in and navigate sites from my cell which is all I use now. That's why I haven't gone in and canceled Sphere yet. That said I have dozens of vsts I've downloaded and never installed. It's an addiction. I highly recommend boxing up your daw and walking away from it regularly. It helps you gain control of the situation.
  2. 2 years ago today I left the gym about this time of day to give the manager a ride home because his car was on the fritz. On the way back home a school bus ran a stop sign and totalled my truck and almost killed me. The airbag blew my arm back against my head and severely sprained my wrist and broke my fingers. Gave me a severe concussion. Almost lost my right eye. Had my right foot jammed on the brakes and the impact rammed my leg back and messed up my hip. Caused tremors in my arms and hands. I was lucky I was in great physical condition. I had lost an enormous amount of weight. Gained a ton of muscle. Had just won two weight loss/body transformation contests back to back. They said if I wasn't so strong especially in my legs I would have shattered my hip. At the time I could easily do 3 sets of 15 leg presses at 600lbs. I had to relearn how to pick guitar temporarily. I could only use a couple fingers for months. I still can't play like I used to. I've never fully recovered from any of the injuries but at least I'm alive. 👍 Anyway. Thanks everyone for being here.
  3. Is it curved or straight?
  4. Howdy. Thanks for asking/caring. Well, since the people want to know ... Put simply I just don't feel welcome here. It has absolutely nothing to do with the forum members. I like everyone here even the ones I've get in to heated discussions with. My posts are heavily censored while others that clearly violate the ridiculous TOS are allowed and I'm just done with it. It's not fun to be here anymore. I bumped in to Guitar Hacker on another forum and said hello and asked him to pop in here. He completely ignored me and never showed up. As far as I remember I always got along with him and liked his posts. Bit's last communication that I saw/viewed was with me regarding the censorship. Haven't seen or heard another peep from him. He did say he got vaxed and was looking forward to getting back together with his band iirc. I'd put money that's where he is. I still read once in a while but I'm rarely here. Take care.
  5. @Kevin Perry Thanks for the info! I think I would feel better with three drives but I'm not sure. I assume I can add a third later. I'm amazed at what you can do now at very little cost. You can get free plug-ins for FreeNAS. You can set up your own secure cloud server so you can access everything and share it with anyone. You can also get a program called Plex and stream all your ripped movies and music and pics from your NAS to any device that you can install the Plex App on. Kindle Fire, android, even my extremely app limited Samsung TV allows Plex. They do it by offering movies but you can use it to stream your own content as well. I can't wait to get all the items together and dive in to this. From everything I've read my i5 650 should handle all of this no problem. I've seen videos of guys running 4K streaming from FreeNAS via Plex on much older hardware than mine. I can stream in 8K with my internet connection so I know this will work for streaming my 1080p and 4K rips. 👍
  6. I've been looking for a video card a long time and doing a lot of research. You can get an entire system with an RTX3060 video card for almost the same price as the card. Although the cards are coming down. The cards are readily available on amazon and ebay. I've seen them going a few bucks cheaper than an entire system but only by a few. I can get a good deal on Dell's through where my wife works. I did my homework on them and they are bad even upgraded/customized. The best deals I've seen on systems with an RTX3060 have been on Amazon. Real cases and real components that you can update/upgrade yourself. No weird Dell stuff. I almost bought one of these systems in this video. Glad I found it before I did.
  7. Every time I've seen a change like that on a forum it also included other major changes that screwed the users in some way. Look how long it took to make the current changed and how many things changed ... Careful what you wish for. You may get it.
  8. @Bapu Thanks! If I can't get this to work I may take you up on that.
  9. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Well, except those that seek this stuff out illegally and get hooked. You got what you deserved IMO. The all natural solution is A-OK here now but unfortunately the Mrs. won't even discuss it. Me: But hone ... Her: NO Me: But the doctor sai ... Her: I SAID NO! Me: But it has to be better than synthetic heroi ... Her: If you ever want this again you'll shut up about it! Me: What's the difference? I don't get it no ... And that's all I remember. Woke up slumped over on the couch 3 hours later. And I was doing so good too. Had a senior moment and tripped and fell in my yard yesterday and set myself back I don't know how long. What a maroon. It's ok. I gots you's guys to keep me entertained. 😁
  10. That's one of the lesser known/talked about side effects of the opi pain meds I'm on. It requires you to take bushels of this.
  11. Thanks. I try. Rockin' the boat ain't my thang any more. I'm a lead guitar/singin' man. 🎸 I'll leave that to the bass player and drummers of the world. 😁😜
  12. He's got some other great vids on his channel as well.
  13. It's sad to look at these photo's. He was so young when they were taken.
  14. Hmmm. Do you think my "I feel like Gein and Getting More Like Him Everyday" thread would get deleted too?
  15. I've been trying to find info about Raid configurations but haven't had much luck. Even the wiki on Raid configs assumes you know a lot. I was hoping to use 3 drives but it looks like Raid 1 has a minimum of 2 with pairs of 2 or more. Unless I misunderstood what little info I could find, if they are all 1 TB drives, two drives yield 1TB, 4 drives yield 2TB. The manual for this motherboard is useless. There are two. One for the mobo and the other for the Raid setup. But it says it only supports Raid 0. I found some forums that talked about it and they said it supports Raid 0 to 10 so I'm at a loss whether it has a true Raid controller or not. I'll just have to go in to bios and poke around. 4TB would be the minimum. I have one program alone that is over 1TB with all the samples. I have close to 2TB in projects spanning multiple single drives now. That's great advice about doing a test restore right away. So far I haven't been able to find any info on how to go about that. I'll have to keep digging deeper. I have to do something soon. My main backup drive says it has some bad sectors and keeps asking me to fix it. It works otherwise. I know from experience to never let it fix or do anything without backing up first. I lost a decade of projects one time doing that. The motherboard I'm going to use is a Gigabyte P55M-UD2 Rev 1.0. It has 4GB RAM and an Intel i5 650 CPU. I think it should work great for this.
  16. I haven't had that happen with paid plugins but it sure has with the free stuff. I'm constantly trying out new things and when I go to install it it asks me if I want to overwrite the previous install. My wife cured me of buying stuff. She keeps an extremely tight grip on the funds.
  17. At least it's music related. 🙄
  18. I think I'm getting too old for any DAW. I've lost my creativity and desire to dive in to it like I used to. At this point I'm kind of like a zombie. Getting slower, running on muscle memory/instinct only, can't learn anything new, forgot 99% of what I used to know. I feel like I should like recording but can't remember why. Essentially I've turned in to a real life Bub.
  19. Happy Easter Bapu and everyone. I was thinking about the old days today when my mom was still here and how we used to color eggs and had a big family dinner at Easter. She used to color some by boiling them in onion skins. She said that's how they did it when she was a kid back in the late 20's. There's only one Tom Waits song I like. Can you guess which one? ☺
  20. There's some off topic stuff they haven't axed so it seems they do have a little heart left. ❤ It's still the best forum IMHO compared to the others I used to go to but I do agree with you. It could be far far worse. Presonus set their version of the CH to only be visible if you were logged in and to log in you have to be a registered use. Then they set it to delete all posts after 30 days except for one. It was their version of Ed's random thoughts thread. It totally decimated the place. TDPRI had mods that make ours look like prom queens. The world has changed. Everything we knew and loved is dead and dying from music to ... fill in the blank. Honestly I'm ready to go any time. There's not much good left anymore the way I see it all unfolding. Sorry for being such a downer. Still on pain meds. Probably should hit the hay.
  21. Well that would be a first/1st wouldn't it. 🤠😁
  22. Bill it's actually the pain meds making her look like that. Here's what your nurse really looks like.
  23. The TOS here is the same as the old CH except there the TOS was not enforced. A lot of us myself included have committed banishable TOS violations here and we're still here so I don't think it's anything personal.
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