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Jim Roseberry

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  1. I have the exact same desk. 😉 BTW, Some nice gear in that desk!
  2. Just tried playing virtual-instruments in MB32C. Even with an ASIO buffer size of 32-sample (at 96k), you can really feel the lag. This doesn't happen with any other major DAW application. I like a lot about Mixbus, but that's a show-stopper for me.
  3. Finally got the situation ironed out (sort of). I received new codes from Full Compass. The rub... it's Samplitude Pro X4 (not Pro X4 Suite). The original description and pics on the Full Compass website were of Samplitude Pro X4 Suite. The website has now been changed. I need the features in Pro X4 Suite (DDP, etc). I should have just bought the upgrade straight off the Magix website.
  4. For those who don't know, Michael Carnes is the man/mind behind Lexicon's classic hardware reverbs.
  5. Full Compass (still) has no clue as to what's going on. They haven't changed the Website (still says Pro X4 and SoundForge Pro 12). They're saying it's going to take several days to figure out. Magix rep is out of town until April 15th. Should have just bought the Pro X Suite upgrade from Magix.
  6. Thanks Wren! I'll contact them today.
  7. Registered the Pro X3 Suite SN on the Magix website. There's no means of accessing Pro X4. Tried the upgrade procedure on the Magix website... price still comes up $199. Have to wait until tomorrow (Monday) to reach a human at Full Compass.
  8. I bought this... thinking it was too good to be true. It is too good to be true. Although the Full Compass website lists/shows Samplitude ProX 4 and SoundForge Pro 12, you actually get Pro X3 and SoundForge Pro 11.
  9. Unbalanced I/O with phone plugs. If you're looking for quality recording, that's a bad start. Also note, with A/D inside the box, about the best noise-floor I've seen is ~-100dB. Most of the better audio interfaces with external converters have noise-floor of -110dB to -118dB (usually more expensive interfaces have lower noise-floor).
  10. Quick speed reference: Conventional HD sustains ~200MB/Sec SATA SSD sustains ~550MB/Sec M.2 Ultra (NVMe) sustains ~3500MB/Sec Where you're going to see the most bang-for-the-buck is with disk-streaming Sample Libraries. They're going to load faster... and you'll be able to pull 17+ times the disk-streaming polyphony vs. conventional HD (6+ times the polyphony of SATA SSD). For most users: We recommend using a SATA SSD for your boot drive (still plenty fast). Use M.2 Ultra SSD (more expensive) "strategically" for that library/libraries that loads slow or where you need massive polyphony. On many motherboards that have two M.2 slots; if you run the second M.2 slot using 4 PCIe lanes (maximum performance), the last two SATA ports will be disabled. You can work around this issue by putting the second M.2 Ultra SSD on a PCIe host card. Note that it has to be installed in a PCIe slot with at least 4 PCIe lanes. If you've got a complex build (multiple M.2 Ultra SSDs, multiple PCIe cards like UAD-2, dedicated video card, etc)... available PCIe lanes can become an issue. Typically, if you're going socket 2066, it's because it's a more complex build. 😉 If you go socket 2066, go all the way and get an i9 CPU with 44 PCIe lanes.
  11. I spec'd and built every PC Sweetwater sold for the first ~3 years. Note that I was always freelance (not an employee). 😉 We're still on good terms. I (like many of you) buy a lot of gear from Sweetwater. If you go to GearFest 2019, you'll probably see me there looking at guitars.
  12. Hi Bob, When you call... you'll get to talk directly to me. 😉
  13. There's precious little time for me to actually work on music. That time has to be productive. The owner of Above Records used to call me once a week (Rolling Stones, Neville Brothers). Each conversation used to end with, "So... do you have any music I should hear?" Used to almost physically hurt to tell George Daley "no"... because I was just too busy working on the technical side. Life is nothing if not ironic. 😉 At 18 years old, I would never have dreamt I'd know/talk to the guy who signed the Rolling Stones.
  14. Noel would have a real explanation... 😉 I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that not every process in a DAW can be multi-threaded. Video rendering is much different in that regard.
  15. Yep. Class-Compliant means crap latency performance on PC. You'll want an audio interface with a proper ASIO driver.
  16. It'll get used to produce synth samples for use live on stage.
  17. @abacab Thanks for the run-down! I will go for Max... as that seems to be significantly more complete.
  18. Those who have installed ST4, how are you liking the sounds?
  19. Most major DAW applications have what's called Automatic Plugin Delay Compensation (automatic PDC). If a latent plugin is inserted *anywhere* in the project, all other audio is delayed by that amount to maintain sample-accurate sync. If you have several latent plugins inserted in series, the latency adds up quickly. The workaround is either to avoid latent plugins when tracking... or use the Global PDC Bypass option in the Control Bar. Latent plugins are often Mastering, Linear-Phase, Convolution, or Look-Ahead type processing
  20. If you're like many general-purpose users (Surfing the Internet, Facebook, Email, Office apps), you may get along just fine with 4GB RAM (even though it's running lean). FWIW, I think you'd find the VM Swapfile (even on SSD) is **FAR** slower than DDR4 RAM. 😉 DDR4/2400 has a transfer rate of 19.2 GB/Sec M.2 Ultra (NVMe) SSD sustains 3.4 GB/Sec. SATA SSD sustains 0.54 GB/Sec
  21. Agreed... but not running Win10. If you're left with 1.5GB RAM (or less depending on how well it's optimized), that's running super lean. It wouldn't take much of anything to get the machine hitting the VM Swap-File (and that'll kill performance on any machine).
  22. A well-configured lean install of Win10 will use about 2.5GB RAM when idle. That leaves a whopping 1.5GB for CbB and any plugins. Even if the OP was recording audio/MIDI only (no virtual instruments), that's running too lean and most likely hitting the Virtual Memory Swap-File (which absolutely kills performance).
  23. With 4GB RAM, the machine is likely getting "ram-starved" in which case it'll hit the Virtual-Memory Swapfile (which absolutely kills performance). You need enough RAM for your largest projects. Additional unused RAM doesn't buy any additional performance. Also, check the laptop's DPC Latency using Latency Mon. High DPC Latency can cause audible glitches and transport drop-out.
  24. Mastering, Linear-Phase, Convolution, and "Look-ahead" style plugins are often latent (add additional latency).
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