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  1. Many people never get past the inflammatory headlines and thread titles, so I'm posting the descriptive article that won't simply cut/paste from the a source website. The source website displays a large portion of a book called: Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake A Social and Popular Dance Reader Edited by Julie Malnig (C) 2009 Pages displayed by permission of University of Illinois Press The specific chapter that mentions Cakewalk starts on page-55. That chapter is : "Just Like Being at the Zoo" / Primitivity and Ragtime Dance by Nadine George-Graves I think the fair-use practices will allow me to type out and paste this portion of the chapter here. I'll remove it if there's any issue, but the web link is below the re-typed part that I've provided here. I added paragraph breaks for ease of reading, as the original page-56 has no breaks in it. The Cakewalk was the most popular black social dance to influence the social dancing of the ragtime era. In fact, many early rags are Cakewalks, and the Cakewalk's syncopated rhythms directly led to ragtime musics's style. The Cakewalk had its roots on the Southern plantation when slaves would get together and hold contests in which the winners would receive a cake often provided by the master. The style of dancing had many influences, including African competitive, Seminole dancing in which couples paraded solemnly, and European dancing and promenading that the slaves witnessed in the big house. The Cakewalk was a mockery of these European styles, but when the slaves performed for the whites, their masters often mistook the playful derision for quaint approximations of their dances. In this couple dance, dancers stood side by side, linked arms at the elbow, leaned back and pranced about high-stepping and putting on airs (figure 3.1). The men usually wore suits with tails, top hats, canes, and bow ties. The women wore long dresses, heels, and often carried a parasol. Cakewalks were a regular feature in minstrel shows and black vaudeville, and because of the influence these traveling shows had on popular dancing, the Cakewalk quickly made its way to Northern dance halls. The Cakewalk led the way for Southern black dances to gain popularity in the North, thereby playing a seminal role in the creation of ragtime dance. [https://www.google.com/books/edition/Ballroom_Boogie_Shimmy_Sham_Shake/zCSDBjRqC5EC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=cakewalk+slavery&pg=PA56&printsec=frontcover]
  2. I have run Sonar and now CbB on Win7/Bootcamp and then Win10 natively in my 2010 Mac Pro for many years without problems. There are lots of possibilities of what could be the root cause of your symptoms. Start with the basics; Let us know what MacBook model year and configuration [RAM/SSD-space/USB interface and any converters] you're running Document which release/maintenance level of Win10 you're running Run LatencyMon to establish its real-time friendly profile See if there's a way to manage SpeedStep CPU clock changes (always a source of pain) See if the behavior is different with the native audio function As you do that, the community here will chime in to help you navigate into calmer waters. There are plenty of insightful people here, so you came to the right place.
  3. Yes, that's 100%. It's only reasonable/possible to do that when the physical display is large enough. I know I'm repeating myself, but I can't remember where/which forum: The pixels-per-inch (PPI) that my eyes can manage is around 81 PPI at my working distance of about 43 inches from the screen. That's the same PPI that my 28-inch HD-only screens had. I liked the 3-screen HD arrangement with track view in the center, VST's on the left and console/busses on the right. However, there was never enough horizontal space to manage the number of busses I typically use unless I went to the narrow view, which is inconvenient. The price of 4k screens held me back until I got a Craigslist deal on the LG OLED 55-inch screen. On an unrelated note, check out how I changed the registry to show the title bar color of inactive windows as deep burgundy while the active window bars are medium green. It helps enormously when there are so many windows.
  4. Everyone has their 'way'. I rarely do any individual window in full-screen since replacing 3x 28-inch HD screens with one 55-inch 4k screen. Here's a picture of my common layout in 4k:
  5. There are a couple of "moving parts" in the considerations regarding displays (monitors) and video cards. First is your viewing distance. Based on that, the optimal size of the display is readily determined. As an example, I am comfortable working 42-inches away from my 55-inch diagonal display that sits behind my mixer. At my other working position, I'm comfortable 30-inches away from 34-inches away from my 32-inch display. Both are at 4k (3840x2160). The top 25-percent of the 55-inch display is above my comfortable viewing angle, so in CbB I put my track view in the lower 75-percent and use the top for the console view of busses. I added a screenshot of what I do; although the area for the VST plugins is covered with a Gmail window. This website linked below will allow you to play with some calculated values so you can use your current experience with the relationship between pixel density (PPI), resolutions and viewing distance to make a more precise estimate of what would give you a happier computing experience. [https://www.designcompaniesranked.com/resources/is-this-retina/] If you use a TV as a computer display, the TV must support 4:4:4 chroma subsampling at 60Hz refresh at UHD to give satisfactory text. That was a big/rare deal a few years back, but is much more common on TV's today. Computer displays always do that just fine.
  6. One example in CbB is doing Drum Replacement. I had to do it for the kick and snare of a 1.5 hour recording that had 30 mono channels. For each run of Replacer, CbB loads all 32 logical cores at a total load of 72% very evenly. Mixdowns so far have maxed out at around 12% total load, again looking very even (ThreadSchedulingModel=2). There's some possibility that the UAD-2 (Oxide, Reflection Engine, LA-2A, EMT140) is affecting the max achievable CPU load, but everything else involved is either NVMe Gen4 or SATA-3 SSD. I've attached the power meter to my AMD machine, and will be getting to the video work soon enough. Everything is being done at 48k; my round-trip latency through the Midas M32 with these four ASIO buffer sizes is... 32 samples = 3.02ms /// 64 samples = 4.35ms /// 128 samples = 7.02ms /// 256 samples = 12.35ms
  7. Power consumption is proportionate to total heat output. It's the concentration of watts per square mm that determines the temperature. Consider a 15-watt soldering iron as an example of low wattage and high temperatures. Idle current in the Ryzen processors certainly shows "high" current because the temperatures are higher than comparable new Intel processors. My new AMD 3950X system disturbingly idles around 51C (138F). However, the whole system is drawing around 105 watts from the wall socket in that condition. Although much older, the physics lesson is that my 12-core Mac Pro with dual 3.33GHz processors idled at around 39C (102F) but the system is drawing 230 watts from the wall while idling. Video renders in my AMD machine push the processor to 82C (180F) while the older Mac never crossed the 70C (158F) mark while drawing 480 watts from the wall during the render. I have some challenging video renders to do this afternoon, and if ambition strikes, I'll hook up my power meter to the AMD machine to see what it draws at full cry. I expect that its maximum draw will still be less than the older machine's idle state, while offering over 3x the total processing capability. It won't be a perfect comparison, in that the Mac has a GTX 1070 (180W TDP) video card, while the AMD has a 5700 XT (225W TDP) video card, but it should be instructive nevertheless. When comparing the newer 9th generation Intel processors to the AMD Ryzen series, one has to be careful of the numbers because the TDP ratings are developed in wildly different ways by each chipmaker. The typical outcome is that the Intel power consumption if significantly higher at equal performance capabilities to the Ryzen series.
  8. Okay, I'll make a try at understanding the root of the problem: A good place to start is to run LatencyMon [www.resplendence.com] to check that your machine happy with its combination of video card, network (wired/wireless) and other driver interactions.
  9. Yesterday, I received the new 2.30 BIOS for my ASRock X570 Creator motherboard. The 2.30 isn't posted on the ASRock website, so I had to directly request it from ASRock Tech Support. The 2.30 BIOS fixed the problem of the UAD-2 PCIe 'Failed to Start (Code 10)' problem. It's working fine now.
  10. Perhaps something from the [vb-audio.com] product line will do what you want; Virtual Cable, or Voicemeeter, or Voicemeeter Banana. Take a look.
  11. I did a trial connection with a friend using www.audiomovers.com VST plugin. I put it on a bus in CbB. The destination link is given to the person on the other side who can have it as a VST simply in a browser window. Our visual connection was Zoom so a cut/paste in the Chat window was used for passing the URL to him. I've also configured vMix for a variety of uses (sort of like OBS) but never tried to integrate AudioMovers with it. Give a fuller description of what you want to accomplish and I'll see if I can provide some useful input.
  12. Any progress on this? I just ordered a Lynx AES16e-50 and would like to benefit from any experience out there.
  13. Thanks for your interest in this topic. It might be instructive for me to remove the RME MADI PCIe card, leaving only the UAD-2 card in place to see if it's properly detected. I doubt it would change anything but it is good diagnostic hygiene. I'll try that tonight. I know for sure that: The UAD-2 card uses only one PCIe lane Firewire cards only use one PCIe lane The RME MADI card is PCIe 1.1...also uses only one lane; and the other PCIe x1 cards are likely PCIe 2.0 or lower. The PCIe x1 slots on the ASRock Creator are PCIe 2.0 specification Th e UAD-2 Solo, Duo and Quad cards negotiate addresses differently in the PCIe slot compared to the Octo which reportedly works fine everywhere (AMD+Intel) The M.2_2 slot in this board will disappear from the boot menu candidates when Thunderbolt is enabled The M.2_2 slot can be concurrently used with the PCIe Slot-6 if Thunderbolt is disabled As for other factors, I may get to them "soon". For now the most interesting problem to solve is setting the "Record Latency Adjustment / Manual Offset" value in the Sync and Caching page of Preferences. The RME MADI card only knows its digital behavior and the driver reports I/O Latency values to CbB . The driver can't see the 44-sample ADA delay through the M32 that I measured using Oblique RTL Utility. Since the Reported Input Latency (in samples) is about 1/2 the size of the Reported Output Latency, I'm wondering if I can determine the correct value of Manual Offset without having to do an experiment with click sounds and a microphone next to my monitor speaker (how crass). I'll report back after I do the "UAD-2 only" test. UPDATE: The UAD-2 only test showed that the machine would not recognize the card and even the Device Manager refuses to open the dialog window. Moreover, the LG OLED UHD display screen has disturbances and flickers. That implies that something bad is happening on the PCIe buses or within RAM timings that's common to the slot that serves the AMD 5700 XT video card. I took out the UAD-2, put the RME MADIface ExpressCard back in, and all is well. The next PCIe card going into the machine will be a Blackmagic Design BMDPCB95. It's a 2x SDI + 2x HDMI-HD PCIe x1 card for video capture. The hope/plan is to use it as a two-input 'webcam' card for Zoom sessions, fed by high-grade DSLR cameras instead of my wimpy Logitech C615C USB webcam. UPDATE-2: The UAD- 2 now works because ASRock issued a new 2.30 BIOS for this X570 Creator motherboard. As of April-17th it's not on any of their webpages, so you have to directly request if from ASRock Tech Support. As for the timing offset. The correct answer for an RME MADI Expresscard through a Midas M32 is 45 samples. I recorded a metronome into a CbB track, then played it back through the mixer as an analog input, and checked the offset by zooming into the track level. The 44-sample figure was obtained from a Oblique RTL Utility. The 45-sample figure is obtained by directly measuring the sample-level alignment of the playback and recorded track.
  14. Thanks for the tip! The BIOS parameter is Advanced AMD CBS / NBIO Common Options / PCIe Ten Bit Tag Support Its default status is .Auto=Disabled.. I changed it to 'Enabled.'. There was no change in the symptom...still Code 10... Device not Started (UAD2Pcie) I'll see if I care enough when I get up tomorrow to send an error report to ASRock tech support. They may welcome the distraction, or deem me insular and self-involved to bring up such an issue at a time like this.
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