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Jim Roseberry

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  1. Yes, but I have to be on top of it every day. When something comes in, I have to grab it immediately.
  2. Local distributor got 140 RTX-3070 video cards ($750 each). They were gone in less than 48 hours. RTX-3060ti cards were $500 each... and the limited supply of 10 was gone within an hour. Supply has also been affected by holiday rush... and (of course) Covid. ie: There's a Honda manufacturing plant in Marysville, OH. It was closed 3rd-shift yesterday thru 1st-shift today... to clean/sanitize (someone was infected). No production for two shifts (workers sent home).
  3. I believe Craig also designed something similar for Gibson Les Paul HP models... where you can enable/disable the "transient-tamer" via dip-switch.
  4. Can a voice tell the difference between a Samson C01 vs. AKG C12.
  5. Set-up is indeed important... but not the crux of what I'm describing. Fender passive style basses sound weak/anemic when run thru cheap DI boxes. Run the same exact bass thru a Neve Shelford or Portico-II... and the sound is just there (larger, more aggressive - no struggle). If the source DI bass track sounds weak/anemic, it's harder to seat that in a mix. Bass>Neve>1176 results in a bass track that requires little to no post processing. BTW, the Klark Teknik 1176 clone sounds/works great (inexpensive). Lots of folks use the A-Designs Reddi Box for similar reasons. Sounds similar to using an Ampeg B15.
  6. Bloatware is generally defined as unwanted software. Since Win10 was released, I've yet to have a single client who's wanted Cortana enabled/running. Ironically, a friend of mine worked on Cortana. Tim Noonan is a great guy, great musician, and super sharp.
  7. In the end, it doesn't matter "why"... the reality is the same. It can't be done. All those top-notch virtual instruments/effects are simply not available. One could fantasize about an OS far more dedicated/optimized for DAW purposes. BeOS was one such promising OS. No profit. No development. No future. The DAW using market is extremely small. The Linux DAW using community is a tiny percentage of that. It's not economically feasible for companies like Native Instruments, UA, Line-6, etc to spend massive development hours on such a small niche.
  8. FWIW, You don't have to convince me about the virtues of Windows 10. 😉 I'm quite aware of them... I've built custom Windows DAWs professionally for going on 30 years. As a Cakewalk user, I go all the way back to Pro Audio 4.0 (first version that could record audio). As to "bloated" and "dumbed-down", that's a matter of opinion/perspective. To cover such a vast user-base, Win10 (by default) has to be more broad-based compared to OSX. Note, I'm not an Apple fan... so no need to get into the downsides of OSX. How many folks complain that they can't disable Automatic Updates? How many people complain about Cortain, OneDrive, etc (extraneous, annoying components)? Less tech-savvy users often don't know/realize these things can all be disabled. Once reined-in, Win10 is a fine DAW platform.
  9. Can you run Helix Native under any Linux kernel at 96k using a 16-sample buffer size (sub 1ms total round-trip latency)? The answer is, no. You may have 2000 plugins... but you don't have anywhere close to the best plugins available. Can you run Keyscape, Omnisphere, Kontakt with advanced/scripted libraries, Waves plugins, UAD plugins, SSL plugins, etc (all native)??? The answer is, no. Without profit/competition, you're not going to see massive development. Witness the recent CPU boom we're encountering. Competition is bringing out the best in AMD and Intel.
  10. Can't disagree with anything you're saying... I've done "Hackintosh" builds... for the fun of it (like solving a puzzle). We have clients who are still running RME Fireface 400/800 audio interfaces... which are ~15 years old. The issue most folks have with Windows 10 is that it's a "universal" (all encompassing) OS. Supporting such a wide group of end-users, it's bloated and a bit "dumbed-down" (for less tech-savvy users). Thus, (by default) we have Cortana, Automatic Updates, lots of applications running in the background, etc. Of course, the flip side of being a more universal OS is that it drives prices down (OS, hardware, software, etc). Microsoft grew into a massive company... with massive (over) exposure... generating massive revenue. The "man with the big cigar" (in their realm)... Regarding Linux: If you take most of the profit away, you also take away competition and desire to develop. Competition drives development. (Look at the CPU progress were now encountering). You've got wide-open potential... with little structure/oversight A bit like the Wild West
  11. FWIW, I really don't get the fascination with running a DAW under Linux. It's literally like taking a 20+ year step back in time. We waited for decades to have the processing power, plugins, and virtual-instruments currently available under Windows.
  12. If you're dealing with large number of large files (and especially if you're not running 1Gb Internet), Cloud based storage is a bit impractical. Also note that scheduling and sync services constantly running is not ideal on a DAW.
  13. What a legacy! RIP Mr Neve
  14. I struggled for years to get good DI recordings of Fender style (passive) electric-bass. The sound was clean/clear... but "anemic". Tried numerous SansAmp racks/boxes, Solo-610, and many other DI options... but the sound was never what I had hoped. Finally decided to invest in a couple Neve channel-strips. Boom! There's the sound I struggled so long trying to achieve. The bass has clarity/definition... and authority.
  15. There was a massive rush this holiday season (along with Covid). Almost impossible to find higher-end video cards (and power-supplies) actually in-stock. Huge demand and almost no supply results in unusually high cost.
  16. I agree with that line of thinking. 😄
  17. Crazy. The RTX-3090 is over $2k. If a distributor/store gets 10 of them, they're gone in less than 30 minutes.
  18. LOL! You got that right. 😂
  19. Minecraft isn't demanding. That'll run on anything. Games requiring high FPS is where it gets expensive.
  20. I don't disagree with what you're saying. There's just no way to build a "healthy" gaming PC for under $1k. RTX-3070 is $750 RTX-3060ti is $500 Right now, it's hard to find any mid/high level GTX/RTX video card in-stock. FWIW, I just got done building a high-end gaming prototype machine. It's got the best of everything in it. Cost as much as a nice PRS guitar. ðŸĪŠ
  21. Totally agree... A fast CPU and Video card will chew thru $1k
  22. For a gaming machine, clock-speed is the single most important factor. Intel is currently offering higher clock-speed than AMD. Clock-speed (and extremely low latency) is Ryzen/Threadripper's (3xxx series) Achilles Heel. The new 5950x (Vermeer) is a much better performer at ultra low latency... but it's extremely hard to find in-stock... and it's an $800 CPU. Aside from CPU, video card is extremely important. Right at this moment, it's hard to find high-end GTX/RTX video cards actually in-stock. If you find one, grab it immediately. Our distributor received a shipment of 140 RTX-3070 video cards ($750 each)... and they were gone in two days. As a point of reference, running Forza Horizon 4 (racing sim): 1080p at 60-fps - RTX-3070 running ~30% 4k at 60-fps - RTX-3070 running ~50%
  23. One advantage to being "late to the game" is knowing the strengths/weaknesses of competing devices. Neural has "cherry picked" some of the best features from Helix, Kemper, Axe-FX, and HeadRush. To my ears, it sounds like their "capture" procedure may result in even more realistic "profiles" than the Kemper. Keep in mind the Kemper is what... 11 years old?! Amazing that it's still viable.
  24. Sad to know he's gone. What a nice tribute he wrote (describing his life and being thankful for both his career and those he's worked with). Think about the talent level in the Elektrik Band. At the time, the best modern jazz players on the planet.
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