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Alan Tubbs

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  1. There are tape stop plug ins available, which would get a lot of the effect.
  2. There are plenty. I think the cakewalk hardware was a re-branded Roland. I’m not sure about the specs, channels and such. But I’d probably go with Audient’s line of interfaces, which are good quality and about the best in class to my ear. I’m sure lots of people will give recommendations.
  3. I interviewed Rupert Neve, whose pres and consoles are still the classics of “tone”. He said was always trying to get the cleanest signal possible with the least possible distortion. After selling Neve and waiting out the non competitive clause, he got back into making recording equipment. The earliest focusrite stuff and latter hardware were cleaner, so clean a buddy who had one swore he could turn up the eq and hear nothing. The roughness in the saturation of eq etc. made changes easier to hear. Most of the engineers didn’t like the newer hardware (tho electrical engineers found it great). Mr. Neve added the silk circuit in his Rupert neve designs gear to put back some desirable saturation into his gear. Distortion won’t help w hunting subs but can with music production if you need some edge. the console emulator is supposed to add some of the non linearities inherent in complex , multiple transformer coupled signals passing thru a console. It is certainly cheaper and easier than having nice, expensive stereo analog channel strips to put all you audio into and through.
  4. Motu is completely out of the mk 5. I’ll get a review unit as soon as any new units are available so I can see if there is any fuss to get excited about. I’ll update here tho motu said it would be at least a couple of weeks before they get any.
  5. Good stuff, all. There seems to be shortages of the mk5 what with chips production down. It might be a while. I was hoping for. A Labor Day sale. thanks @
  6. Thanks all. Always good to hear dissent, esp. when it has a happy ending. Being Mac centric always shied me off before, tho motu seemed to offer bang for bucks. I always tried to up the quality rather than quality, but the mk5 seems to have nice clean ins and outs and I have enough external hardware to stamp a transfer coupled sound going in.
  7. Yea bitflipper, I thought you used them. and thanks to the other comments. Many of the software problems I’ve read about have people watching utube and gaming and answering email. This will be a pure music computer and offline. My retiring win 7 machine lasted a long time that way.
  8. The full rematrix is very great. It includes eq delay and a algorithmic reverb too. But, as said above, it can be a bit much for simple convo.
  9. Thanks all. Good to know about the windows drivers. After getting a summing mixer I need more outs. I’d really like a lynx, but in the meanwhile the motu looks to fit the bill as a clean stream while the RND can “transform” things. any other examples are great -even bad ones. I read the long gearslutz/space thread and as usual, the first pages had some good info while the last 200pgs were arguments about different opinions. Hope to review it first. @
  10. I’m thinking of getting the new ultralight 5. any comments in general or specific. I know, this question should be in hardware but that gets so little action.
  11. No, as I corrected above, it came windows 11 ready. My bad.
  12. Thanks Jack. And I guess this computer is windows 11 ready. @
  13. I know how to back up my old win 7 machine which which is heading into retirement. the new machine is win 11. Do I need a program to make an back up installation or will windows 11 update with new programs natively? I don’t mind spending money on a third party software if needed, although I’ve done fine without them up til now. @
  14. Part of the best is also easy to use, don’t forget. As to my favs: alchemy, rapture/dimension, kontak, massive x, synthmaster and falcon.
  15. Since I haven’t really mucked with it, I guess it isn’t what we need for cakewalk.
  16. I haven’t checked it out but bandlab has a sampler that now comes with the daw. I wonder if it is a vsti and could be used with cakewalk? Or whether it will be imported?
  17. My first music computer was a Yamaha CMX or something like that in the mid 80s. It used game cards to run music. You could either edit the 4 op fm synth or run a sequencer. Only one card slot. I spent 350$ for a 3.5 inch drive (a step up from floppies.). It was rocking back then and more fun than programing a computer by line code.
  18. I prefer to add a little hair from the get-go. Not distortion but some nice transformer coupled saturation but not too much. Same way with dynamic control. Shave off a few hard hitting dBs that firms up the sound. Then add more if necessary in the box.
  19. Behringer uses generic drivers and or Asio for all which is a ms driver wrapper. Lots of problems here. the easiest thing is to ditch the B and get a TAscam or other cheap interface with real asio drivers. The quality at the low end mechanically is pretty good as are the drivers. But you will have to spend over a hundred dollars. @
  20. The pro channels are all good. The 1176 works esp. well for vol control and can add a little of that 1176 edge. The pc eq is great, and when you dial in a sound you can jump between eq models. And the buss ssl comp is my favorite and works great. most of the time effects included were 3rd party based so you’ll need to supplement cakewalk there, but the native cake channel stuff is good to superb.
  21. Two or three o’clock on the interface output. For most volume control that is the sweet spot to produce a full signal without distortion. However, I go through a summing mixer and then to an amp whose vol knob is in easy reach. That is set about 11 o’clock.
  22. yes, it was in program file/vstplugins/. That was in my to scan folders and I had started and restarted the computer a few times. But now it seems to be running fine. it is easy to forget what a nice synth it is. Once I got it up I mucked about w/ it and some libraries. Fun stuff. Thanks all. And a certain reptilian persistence. I'll probably need it since registering Rapture Pro is on the list. I'vde got the solution so I did need any tips YET! We' ll see. Thanks again for being such a great Forum. @
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