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Jim Roseberry

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  1. If you're looking for a small tube-amp for the home studio, you might want to check out either the Revv D-20 or the Revv G20 (depending on the amount of gain you're looking for). Both are 20w tube amps (12ax7 preamp tubes, 6v6 power tubes) Embedded Two-Notes reactive-load (can be used without connecting a cab) and Torpedo Cab sim (can run two simultaneous Cab IRs) 9-lbs $1200-$1300 I just got the G20... and it sounds/responds great.
  2. I wasn't interested... until watching the video. I thought it was just auto-generated bass parts. The ability to drag drum/guitar parts into EZBass... is a whole different animal. For complex "tutti" type parts, that could save a lot of time/effort! Even if you prefer recording real electric bass, it would still be useful to (quickly) map out parts.
  3. Was only an issue on the AMD motherboards.
  4. Does your machine have Thunderbolt-3? How important is lowest possible round-trip latency? Do you have dedicated mic preamps? Impossible to make a good recommendation without more specific details. 😉
  5. I've been programming a Montage for live use... and have really been enjoying the synth-engine. Unlike past units, there's no separate "single-patch" and "multi-patch" paradigm. All patches are "Performances". Each performance can use up to 8 internal parts (individual sounds). Each individual sound can be comprised of up to 8 "elements" (oscillators)... with some advanced triggering/switching options. Not as flexible as Kontakt, but you can setup some advanced/detailed sounds. If you're working with your own samples, John Melas' "Waveform Editor" is a tremendous help... as is Sample Robot. I like having a balance of hardware and software synths. Each have strengths/weaknesses.
  6. I've been programming a Montage for live use... and have really been enjoying the synth-engine. Unlike past units, there's no separate "single-patch" and "multi-patch" paradigm. All patches are "Performances". Each performance can use up to 8 internal parts (individual sounds). Each individual sound can be comprised of up to 8 "elements" (oscillators)... with some advanced triggering/switching options. Not as flexible as Kontakt, but you can setup some advanced/detailed sounds. If you're working with your own samples, John Melas' "Waveform Editor" is a tremendous help... as is Sample Robot. I like having a balance of hardware and software synths. Each have strengths/weaknesses.
  7. FWIW, I'd sit on the decision for a while... to make sure it's not "burn-out", "odd-times" we're currently living thru, etc. Speaking for myself, I've loved music since my earliest memories. I almost feel like it chose me (rather than me choosing to love music). My grandfather was an opera-singer (died before I got to know him), so it may be genetic. I can't imagine totally letting music go. The technical side has kept me occupied to the point where I haven't much time/energy to write/record my own music. The older I get, there's a growing sense of urgency to "find" more (some) time for writing/recording. I've watched my step-father go thru retirement. He's planned well and is fine financially, but he wakes up each day bored out of his mind. He's bought new "toys" (takes a custom truck to shows), but it seems like a poor substitute for things he was passionate about. If retirement means leaving behind things I've loved my entire life, I want no part of it. I want to be around music until the day I pass. In any event, take the ramblings of a 53 year-old for what they're worth. 😉
  8. That's absolutely crazy... The whole idea is to discuss software/gear. If you bring to light that someone can get a good deal on tools-of-the-trade, good on you and them. KVR isn't what it once was...
  9. We've been building custom audio/video machines for ~30 years. If I can be of assistance, shoot me a PM.
  10. File this in the memory bank: Older HDMI cables won't work at 60Hz refresh-rates with 4k monitors.
  11. Nvidia video cards aren't particularly problematic. It's more of it either works... or doesn't type scenario. Check cables first... If that doesn't resolve the issue, I'd swap out the Nvidia card.
  12. Me too! Also have a pair of their Pultec clones.
  13. Hi Max, I would do the clean install of Win10 on a separate physical drive. Much easier to "clean-up" (once you've fully migrated)...
  14. Behringer gets a lot of flack for their past business practices (much of which is deserved). In the past decade, Behringer has absorbed some good companies, technology, and personnel (TC Electronic, Klark Teknic, Midas, etc). These days, Behringer is releasing original designs like the X32 series, Wing, etc... that are feature-packed decent quality pieces of gear. The Klark Teknic 1176 and LA-2A clones are both excellent (especially given the low cost). If you play live, the X32 series is used by many commercial sound companies. Was at a venue this past Friday night... and the FOH console was an X32. There's a trend recently to develop your own DAW application (UA, Behringer, Presonus, etc). Unless you're 101% committed, it's re-inventing the wheel. It's like trying to compete with Kontakt. It can be done, but it's a herculean task. Even if successful, it'll take years to catch-up to the competition. Behringer has the resources to develop a new DAW application, but is that the best use of their time/resources? They're admitting up front, that it's going to take a long while (18-months) for initial release. How long before it's able to compete head-to-head with the best DAW applications? From watching other DAW applications over the past 30 years, you're talking 4-5 years of sustained/committed development.
  15. Max, if the upgrade install of Win10 is a "mess", I'd start with a clean install of Win10. Yes, it's a pain to go thru... but well worth it for a rock-solid foundation.
  16. Max, I'm here if you need assistance. 😉 Nvidia video cards can work fine in a DAW. They can also cause high DPC Latency. ie: When the RTX-2xxx series were first released, they were causing high DPC Latency. BTW, This issue isn't limited to Nvidia. The latest v1909 Win10 update (with updated drivers for UHD-630 graphics) is causing high DPC Latency.
  17. With "Noise-Print" style noise-reduction, you may achieve better results using several passes (at lower reduction settings)... than using a single pass with heavier reduction. If the noise is almost as loud as the desired audio, it's going to be tough to achieve significant artifact-free noise-reduction.
  18. I have the UAD version of the Friedman BE-100. It's OK I've had a real BE-100 Deluxe. Running it thru something like a Boss Waza Tube Amp Expander or Suhr Reactive Load IR sounds/feels great. This combination sounds better than even the Axe-FX III. Only thing not great about the BE-100 Deluxe is the size/weight. I recently cycled back to tube amps. A few months later, I had "collected" three 50-60lb heads and numerous cabinets. They were starting to take up a lot of physical space... Finally came back around to the realization that the Axe-FX III (for me) is just a whole lot more practical. Neural DSP has released some top-tier plugins. They seem to have a bent for heavier gain. Their Quad Cortex (hardware) looks and sounds impressive. Release is on schedule for Sept of this year. From what I've seen/heard... it'll be right there with Helix, Axe-FX, and Kemper. Supposed to have a means of "Profiling"... in addition to modeling.
  19. Hi Craig, Yes, send me a PM or Email if you'd like details.
  20. I'm testing a new prototype. It's a "micro-tower" (mini-ITX) that has a handle (aluminum case). CPU is a i9-9900k with all 8 cores locked at 5GHz. Pair this with a 15.6" 10-point multi-touch monitor (essentially a laptop display with multi-touch capability). Put the multi-touch monitor and your audio interface in a 2U laptop rack case (rolling- easy transport and quick setup). Connect video and audio cables between the rack and micro-tower... and you're ready to go. All the power of a fast desktop... none of the limitations of a laptop... and runs near dead-silent. I use Ableton Live when playing gigs (trigger samples and to host virtual-instruments). I'm excited about this particular build... because I have all the speed of my studio DAW... in a form-factor that's practical for live use.
  21. Not here to argue... 😉 You could choose not to optimize Win2000, Win7, or Win10. Can you still work, yes... Is it optimal? Not in my opinion. By default in Win10; there's a lot of power-management, performance throttling, phoning home to MS, background applications running, scheduled tasks, automatic updates (including notifications), Cortana, OneDrive, etc.
  22. On the contrary, I'd say there FAR more to tweak with Win10 vs. Win7. Lots of extraneous "stuff" running in the background, automatic-updates, etc...
  23. I like most of the guys at our local GC. I've been buying gear from them for years. Like Bat, I know what I'm looking for before I walk in. Recently wanted to check out a Spector Euro LX 5-string bass. These are normally ~$2650. Online, a white one was listed for ~$1700 (I assumed it was lightly used). Got there and the white Euro LX was marked at $2650. Since the serial number matched the listing on the website, I got it brand new for $1700 plus change.
  24. Luna is reinventing the wheel. They'll be 5+ years playing catch-up to all the major DAW applications. The only advantage is slightly tighter integration with the Apollo series. In the live NAMM demo, the engineer claimed "zero-latency" for the monitoring of effects/processing. There's no such thing as zero latency... not even with hardware based DSP. Luna is using (re-purposing) UA's "Unison" technology from the Apollo series. Unison allows you to monitor any UAD plugin with ~2ms round-trip latency (which is excellent). Note that Luna and Unison won't do this (2ms round-trip latency) with non UAD (3rd-party) plugins. Lowest possible round-trip latency (with 3rd-party plugins) is not Apollo's forte'. RTL is on par with many of the better USB-2 audio interfaces. You can use an Apollo with any DAW application... and be able to monitor thru UAD plugins with ~2ms round-trip latency.
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