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Everything posted by Gswitz

  1. No but you can install a pair of diodes in your guitar cable as limiter. https://www.guitarplayer.com/gear/tech-support-march
  2. idk. It might be that hiding the midi tracks would make it easier to navigate and showing them when you need them. It's hard to guess whether a better PC would make the problem go away for you. Obviously bigger better faster is better bigger and faster. For me, I can't easily change my PC. I got my current computer around 2007, but it's a Studio Cat. I do take steps like hiding tracks that are slowing up the daw if it helps the performance. I don't have problems often, but I do sometimes need to do something to simplify things if I'm bumping my head on a limitation.
  3. Scientific American March 2020 by Jillian Kramer White noise may help listeners distinguish between similar sounds Scientists often test auditory processing in artificial, silent settings, but real life usually comes with a background of sounds like clacking keyboards, chattering voices and car horns. Recently researchers set out to study such processing in the presence of ambient sound - specifically the even static-like hiss of white noise. Their result is counterintuitive, says Tania Rinaldi Barkat, a neuroscientist at the University of Basel: instead of impairing hearing, a background of white noise made it easier for mice to differentiate between similar tones. Barkat is senior author of the new study published last November in Cell Reports. It is easy to distinguish notes on opposite ends of a piano keyboard. But play two side by side, and even the sharpest ears might have trouble telling them apart. This is because of how the auditory pathway processes the simplest sounds, called pure frequency tones: neurons close together respond to similar tones, but each neuron responds better to one particular frequency. The degree to which a neuron responds to a certain frequency is called its tuning curve. The researchers found that playing white noise narrowed neurons' frequency tuning curves in mouse brains. "In a simplified way, white noise background - played continuously and at a certain sound level - decreases the response of neurons to a tone played on top of that white noise," Barkat says. And by reducing the number of neurons responding to the same frequency at the same time, the brain can better distinguish between similar sounds. To determine whether the mice could differentiate between tones, the researchers used a behavioral test in which the rodents had to react to a specific frequency. Like humans, the mice easily recognized very different tones and struggled with similar ones. But with white noise added, the mice could better tell similar tones apart. The researchers investigated further by measuring neural activity in the mice's auditory cortexes as white noise played, and they also stimulated particular neurons directly to induce the curve-suppressing effect. Future research should address how this mechanism works, says Kishore Kuchibhotla, a brain scientist at Johns Hopkins University, who was not involved in the study. And "the jury remains out on whether and how this relates to human perception," he adds. It is possible that understanding this effect could eventually help people hear better. "Adding noise into the ear will not help someone with hearing loss," says Daniel Polley, who studies auditory neuroscience at Harvard University and also was not involved in the new study. "But learning how to turn down the hyperexcitability in the brain of someone with hearing loss could be helpful for hearing sounds in noise - as well as other related conditions, such as tinnitus and hyperacusis," hypersensitivity to loud sounds.
  4. Midi can be an issue across lots of lanes. When i practice my guitar adding 100 midi lanes to a track, navigation performance falls apart. Archiving or deleting unused midi is the fix for me. When i have issues it isn't touch specific. It holds up everything.
  5. I think the answer to my question is yes. Long leg is positive, short negative. Use two leds soldered oppositely.
  6. @Craig Anderton, I've bought a pack of red 3mm leds and I'm ready to solder. I'm not great at reading the spec and i cannot tell if i can put them on backwards or not. Do i just solder on 2? Do they need to be inverted? I can't tell one side from the other on the leds. They all have one leg longer than the other. Is that the tell? Put one one way and the other the reverse?
  7. I tried today with my Frontier Alpha Track and it worked ok. I must say, I don't use it for that. 🙂
  8. I'm trying to understand but this isn't enough for me to get there. All editing has been working fine for me, but i might not have hit your use-case.
  9. Use whatever driver works. Does your headset have a battery? The obvious implication is that power for driving the speakers and the preamp for the Mic might be insufficient. Does it work better if you plug in the laptop? I used to record using a laptop internal soundcard with a preamp. You can get a single channel preamp for around $40 usd.
  10. I don't switch screensets while recording. Once was enough to learn that lesson. For me, they change quickly enough. It is true that I'm very fast getting the view i want whether changing current view or using a screenset. When i take time to lay out an array of fx for viewing, it is easier to save it as a screenset. I have a good video driver but only 16gb ram. I don't use lenses yet. They are more recent in my cakewalk experience and i haven't had a need for them.
  11. screen sets? (you can use the number keys on the keyboard to switch between screensets. Like you can have #1 have all the tracks small and #2 BIG and #3 medium with Auto Track Zoom ON and #4 Medium with auto track zoom off and #5 be your favorite synth maximized and #6 be your guitar Amp Sim maximized and #7 be Track View etc. You can lock these views or not lock them. If you don't lock them, any changes you've made stick when you move off of it.) https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR&language=3&help=WindowManagement.08.html Auto Track Zoom? Auto Track Zoom. This command enables/disables Auto Zoom, which allows you to automatically enlarge the track that has focus. All other tracks are minimized. When a new track is focused, it swaps heights with the previously focused track.
  12. He mentions how he would never want to use midi from a daw on stage. I laughed at this. I love rapture pro merged with guitar.
  13. I have a family so I use an Amp Sim. THU currently. One of my favorite things to do is to fiddle with tones and then play a tone for a while and then fiddle some more. I often re-amp anything recorded using an Amp Sim. I use this re-amp box I soldered together from a kit... https://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/products/l2a It's pretty fun to put your guitar playing on a loop and then play with your pedals and amp until you get a sound you like. This means that when I have the house to myself, I can really focus on the amp and fx. Now, I definitely prefer to play through the Amp and on most Friday and some Saturday nights I get to. I think gear comes best dribbled into your life. It takes me a while to get used to new things. One or two new items a year is usually enough for me. I have tons of software I don't really use and some hardware. One of my favorite purchases is my Rivera Rock Crusher which enables me to turn up my 60 Watt amp without rattling the nails out of the walls. Amp Sims are huge repos of toys and you can really invest a lot of time to getting talented at using them. I make myself my own bank of sounds and save sounds in it as I go. That way I can remember things I've tried before. I also use an FCB1010 to control the amp sim so I have expression pedals and stomps to control those in the Amp Sim. Craig is an incredible musician and teacher. I have purchased a number of his books and videos and learned a ton. I'm very grateful for all he has taught me. One of the things I use the most is his Pop Filter in the Anderton Collection > Vox Tools. To me the thing is magic. 🙂 Thanks, @Craig Anderton Regarding Neve... I spent a lot of time reading the manual for the Shelford Channel and even made videos about it... I feel I learned a lot from how the Neve manual that helped me get ideas for how to use the gear I have.
  14. It's so cheap to try, if you really care about a mix, let them try and compare with your own. You might learn something that helps you do a better job on your own.
  15. ThreadSchedulingModel value to 3 I just tried this and played through a 12 bar blues. The midi tones got farther and farther behind the guitar tone from TH3 until I had to stop. I reset the value to 0 and everything works again. Any tips? Did I do it wrong?
  16. Using galbanum piscus, one patch i liked went bad after i pay for a few minutes on the patch in a project after dragging on an mp3 to play along with. Deleting and re-adding the synth doesn't help. Any other patch works fine. The troublesome patch works fine in a new project. Shrug. I don't really expect help, but i wanted to share. I love rapture pro. I think the patch is Cassini.
  17. I was describing track or project templates. You can make templates so when you open a new project everything looks the way you want it to. Track templates are great too... Jimmy's Taylor guitar settings... 😎 Sarah's breathy vocal with tempo sync delay... Anything you can think of. Then pull them in and tweak forward.
  18. I had an old MAudio Fasttrack that did that. The inputs on the back continued to work fine. The ones that didn't have preamps. But the ones on the front that had preamps went bad. Took a number of years and heavy use. I continued to use it past that point, but the writing was on the wall. Could be the phantom power. Have you tried using mics that do not require it so that you disable the phantom?
  19. I think it is in your preamp in the interface.
  20. Idk how to use it as both controller and instrument at the same time. @Noel Borthwick? @scook?
  21. So if you have a separate midi track from the synth track (I recommend this), you see level on the midi track bouncing but no level on the track with the synth on it... Then I recommend checking properties > Midi > control surfaces and make sure no surfaces are checked. This will route the midi to the controller not to the instrument track you thought you were routing it to.
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