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  1. ^^^^ circling back to the OP, that would be the "answer"
  2. I still get chuckles watching that video, especially for his side comments, but that is definitely a recommended video for just about anyone to see at least once. His point about checking plugins for upsampling (to determine the "lazy" programmers) as a valid one. SONAR/CbB introduced 2x upsampling; but for lower sample rates, that may not be enough to prevent the "grains of sand" (i.e., crap), from showing up in the "hear-able range." His explanation is nicely done overall, but I am surprised at times that internal upsampling by plugins doesn't come to the fore more often. IMO, that is a good litmus test for a digital plugin to be "valuable" or not, especially those that can cause aliasing issues. You also mentioned this when you posted this video previously, but Melda has 16x upsampling capability in all of their plugins. I am not aware of any other vendor who has gone to that level of detail with plugin design (is there another vendor that does this?).
  3. Depending on FX used and their accuracy, you might get a little more precision from a mixdown; but if simply converting a rendered file, you won't get anything new/better. As for ... ... technology has surpassed the capability of human hearing for a long time already. Unfortunately, people tend to focus on the technology side versus its application (the listener). Just because something could be recorded at 128-bit/384 KHz, doesn't mean a listener would know or care. 44.1 was chosen because it exceeds human hearing, and no one's ears have gotten any more capable. As we age, hearing deteriorates even without loudness damage (ironic that musicians tend to do this intentionally) ... for the longest time I forgot where I had seen this, but it was on an episode of "Brain Games" Another interesting test is to use a brick wall EQ (or steep as you can get) as a HPF, set it way high initially (well over 10KHz), play a tune and see how low you need to drop the threshold before you can identify the song. It is more fun as a party trick but is an eye opener for where the crux of music is located.
  4. Thanks for the response. He has a checkup tomorrow for shots so I will quiz the vet again. Most vets default to domestic short/long hair unless it is an obvious breed. The ”self-domesticating” comment about that breed does stand out because that is exactly what he did. The pellets are what get used in pellet stoves, so they are carried at Lowe's, Home Depot, and the like. Be sure to get soft wood pellets, they are roughly $5 for 40lbs. Even pet stores try to overcharge for them, but Lowe's here carry them right inside the front door. That 40lbs bag lasts roughly 2 months for three cats.
  5. It is interesting you posted those pics, since I had a stray kitten show up wanting to move in (stood outside crying till I let him in) a couple years ago that looks very similar. Do you know what breed that is? I was told it is a Dragon Li, but I am having a hard time believing it since he shows up half a world away from where he "should" be (body is long, tail is short, sways hips when walking and is dense like a rock). Mine has shorter hair, and the stripes turn into spots down his back, but I have never seen a cat like him in my life. I have not seen a potential sibling or parent to him around here either. I had a vet check his hips early on and she checked him out and said "Nope, that is just the way he is." He was about a year old in this pic, camping out on the fridge. The hair there isn't his... oddly enough, this guy doesn't shed and has no undercoat. Quick comment for folks who do not know this... Soft wood pellets (not hard wood) make exceptional cat litter. They absorb the smell of urine and expand when used, so cleaning is typically just the crap from the box till the pellets have been consumed (then throw the entire pile of dust out and start over). Clay just stinks (even scented), and keeps stinking when disposed of. I have had numerous people say they didn't realize I had cats till they saw them because the house doesn't smell. I just chuckle and tell them the litter market is a sham. Soft wood pellets end up lasting 6-8 times as long for the same price to boot.
  6. I would also ask this, since you can do just about anything with post-processing these days.
  7. Undo is preferred method. If that doesn't work and slip-editing doesn't either (been bounced), the original audio will still be in the project folder unless you intentionally deleted it. You can always fall back to that.
  8. This is more a side comment as a bystander over the years for many plugin discussions... I tend to read posts just to take mental notes of software/companies, especially the ones that tend to pop up more frequently with issues. Overall, I have steered clear of those, and wanted to let the folks who take the time to explain "why" with their opinions that it has been (and continues to be) appreciated.
  9. +1, I have the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI) (previous version) in this machine with an i7-8700K. Back then it was pretty much splitting hairs on performance above a certain level, so deciding was based more on the feature set on the board. You can easily disable hardware without issues, but depending on what he will be doing, an i9/64GB of RAM could easily be overkill for audio work. You have to be pulling some fairly hard-core VST(i)s to require that, which is hard to imagine with someone starting out (it would save money initially to only get a pair of 16GB (32GB total) and see if he actually uses it - then could add another pair later). Audio is not overly stressful to a system, but video work and gaming would be (why MB manufacturers to not target the audio market). Also, for either of those he will want to get a dedicated graphics card (but shouldn't need it for audio only).
  10. Was going to add earlier that I batch processed CD tracks (already on the machine) into mp3s years ago with Audition, and each song took 1-2s max (and one song per thread). For your situation, the FX processing / reassembly of the audio is what you are seeing. The "mp3" part is rather trivial.
  11. What player are you using? Does that come with its own? I have seen this in ARIA Player, but also saw a Kontakt version, both of which are multi-timbral.
  12. When Melodyne 4 came out I went back and forth with Celemony on this, and the extra sound manipulation features in Melodyne 4 make the analysis portion roughly 6 times slower on M4 versus M2. To my knowledge, this has never been changed, but the best solution would be an option to not do the additional analysis with M4. Unfortunately, you need to relinquish the M2 license to get M4. The launch time sounds like a different issue, which may be the preference setting to check for a Melodyne update when it is launched, but not sure on that one.
  13. + 1 to the above. I saw this last night but was using my cell. I have never changed click behaviors, so program changes can cause issues to workflow; but as Dave mentioned you can always drill into them with the menus. Also, since you have so much time under your belt with SONAR, my recommendation would be to choose a version of SONAR (from CCC) that suits your needs. Sure, it is not the newest, but it is static, so your workflow will never be interrupted. I use software 8-20 years old for this very reason... I know the bugs, what it can/can't do, and can get tasks done quickly in them... that is priceless. As commiseration, last July I was in a hurry, opened CbB to do some simple recordings and got tripped by "Duplicate Track" not duplicating the track... I wanted the routing on that track so I could delete the audio, but the routing didn't duplicate. In the span of about 15 seconds, I said "Screw this" and skinned the cat differently by shift-dragging the audio from the original track to a new one and kept working the original track. I never even went back to determine why "duplicate track" didn't take. Developers (for most programs) have made the assumption that end-users have hours of free time to keep current with software updates, but that is almost never the case.
  14. A few quick comments. Traktion's Waveform has a workflow that is unique, so I would recommend using it and liking the workflow before getting excited about an upgrade. Sales are not uncommon, so if/when you decide you want/need an upgrade to Waveform 10 it will go on sale again at some point. Waveform 8 is quite capable on its own (you can check out "what's new in Waveform 10" to see what you are missing, and trial/demo it as well before buying). Auto-tune Access wasn't worth the time/effort to install for me. There are only two controls with 3 settings each IIRC, and the artifacts it generated were obvious in many cases. The installation was so invasive that backing out of it took some effort, so definitely review that before getting excited about it. MAutoPitch (free with Melda's MFreeFXBundle) is more capable, free, and works in any DAW. Both of these fall into "real-time FX processing." Melodyne Essential requires an ARA capable DAW to use to its full capabilities, and is much more capable that Auto-tune Access across the board for surgical editing. That you would more likely use, but is also included free with other product offers as well. However, the Traktion 10 offer may be the cheapest method to get it.
  15. I would focus here and consider how you intend to use it, and if "don't really notice" truly applies. With a little time, you may turn "don't really notice" to "don't really care" or simply see it as how the amp is. Bass puts out far more power than higher frequencies, so a simple cone resolution may be the real answer to consider, but I would get some time under your belt with it first to see if it is really necessary, especially if it requires running at high output to notice. If it truly becomes an issue, you will want to make the same changes to both speakers, be it re-coning as RBH mentioned (I have never done this myself either, but may very well be preferred) or replacement. Only consideration with replacement is to make sure that the speakers can handle the power (I have always done 3x the RMS on a channel for the speaker to anticipate peaks, but that suddenly is not cheap and won't keep it vintage).
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