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  1. Hi @Jim Roseberry My lad has helped me along a bit wit the "new tech," so I'll be going along with the NVMe PCIe cards rather than the ones that use the SATA bus. I know what you mean about "overkill," and for what I create, music wise, my system will be well over the top. My thinking is, this will very probably be my last PC, ever. If it lasts me ten years then, at 68, I probably won't be bothered so much about gaming (assuming I even reach that age), and I will probably be more than happy to freeze my music setup at a point that is still workable on my proposed spec. Hence some of my seemingly over the top decisions. If I did upgrade anything in the future it would be for what ever game takes my fancy at the time and will probably only involved swapping out the GPU. Funny really... I loved my laptop and it is still doing "almost" what I want it to do and I generally manage loading issues by freezing VST or printing effects as the need arises. I had always said that I would "never" go back to a desktop... Never say never haha! I still have another laptop that I like to take away with me, a Surface Pro i5, which handles straight forward VST stuff quite well and that is another reason why I don't mind going back down the Desktop route. And if I need something with a bit more oomph, like recording my youngest lads V-Drums at his house then I can always resurrect the old CLEVO by sticking the Pro 850 SSD back in and getting a newer one for my desktop. Interesting times... I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a more powerful PC will help with some of my ongoing problems with crackles and pops... cheers andy
  2. Thanks, yeah, good point I think. I still have the option to go for a smaller (500GB) NVMe drive for OS and, seeing as I really won't be using my old CLEVO laptop much I am going to rip my 1TB Samsung Pro 850 out of that.
  3. Noted, Jim, thanks. I'll be okay I think. Going for a Socket 1151 i9 CPU with a Noctua NH-U14S cooler. And I'm going for a full tower case now in the hope that it will aid with cooling... Could fit more 140mm fans if need be. cheers andy
  4. Thanks @MUDGEL I'm thinking along the same lines, but thought I'd ask. I am currently considering a slightly larger, 1TB OS drive and was wondering about creating two partitions on it. This is what I am challenging, I suppose. I mean, do we even really need to partition storage devices with all this new tech. cheers andy
  5. I guess I'm "lucky" then... I consider myself to be more of a "sound designer" nowadays and I find that I get away with using factory presets and then tweak until I get to something I like. Or even initialising a patch and start from scratch. So, I suppose the question for me is, "don't you save your tweaks as presets then?" And the answer to that is, "no." I treat each project as a "new start" and each sound, although very similar to other sounds, are still unique to that project. I never take a sound from one project to another. That's what I mean by "lucky..." I do not have to worry about saving presets in order to use them in another project. And then there is my modular system... No presets there... Every sound is built from scratch. But, yeah, that's not for everybody, I understand that, it's just how I work right now cheers andy
  6. Hiya Pees Yet another one for the PC experts here... Back in the "good ol'days" you were always advised to have one storage device for the OS and another storage device for data. That was for traditional disk drives. I am now looking at solid state drives, particularly M.2 format PCIe NVMe device. Read/wright speeds are in the order of 3000MB per second. So, is it still important to have separate devices for OS and data in this instance? Obviously the OS and data R/W operations will be on the same bus, but does this matter at this sort of data transfer rate? Might be something else I am missing... cheers andy
  7. My lad has water cooled CPU and he has advised me not to bother.
  8. Thank goodness! I wanted to help but got stuck in an endless loop... Had me really confused. I'm glad all is now clear
  9. I know, sorry, I shouldn't even be posting in this topic as I don't have a clue what it's about.
  10. Better than anything I could do, Geoff. I hate doing talky stuff in any sort of "live" situation. It ain't easy, even though some YouTubers make it look like it is... cheers, andy
  11. A couple of nice pictures there @SteveStrummerUK 👍 I've tried my hand at this kind of stuff and I'm crap. I like some of my panoramas but that's it. I'd since decided to concentrate on motor sport pictures, when I can get to a track that is.
  12. Hi again @craig I tried synchronising my Beatstep Pro, as the Master, with REAPER this morning. It REAPER didn't even register the incoming MIDI Time Code and therefore didn't start. I posted about it in the REAPER forum and the one reply so far stated the it is a known fact that REAPER doesn't work well as a slave. So that was a waste of time. I have also posted a question in the Arturia forum about this. No response as yet. Is it essential for you to have the BSP as the master? You could try setting the tempo on the BSP to equal the Cakewalk project tempo but it may drift out over time. cheers andy
  13. Hi @Gswitz I watched all of your video. I was with it, 100%, up to around five minutes in and then I got a bit confused. So all the stuff about the phase cancelling, adding External Insert and then finally bringing in your compressor, totally with that. I understand why you need to send to an Aux track, in order to record the output from the compressor. I think that anything after that isn't actually relevant to the "how to" of using External Insert. It is more about how to use a particular effect. For instance, once you have "printed" the compressor output to the Aux track, is the original track done with? Could either be muted or even deleted if you don't think you will be changing anything (although I wouldn't recommend that). Or you could leave the original track in place and use the Aux track for "parallel compression" and mix to suit with the original. Regardless, though, it certainly would help someone like myself using External Insert for the first time, so, good job done really 👍 cheers andy
  14. I found the key change quite amusing...
  15. Hi again Craig, I opened my Cakewalk test and setup project and set it up so that the BSP was the master and Cakewalk was the slave. My Cakewalk tempo is set to 80BPM and I had also set the BSP tempo at 80BPM. When I played the project everything stayed in sync and the project is over five minutes long. That includes MIDI sent to hardware, MIDI sent to VSTi and the CV/Gate sequences sent to the modular synth. I then tried setting the BSP to 90BPM and when I started the project I expected the Cakewalk tempo to match the BSP tempo. But it didn't and the BSP played at 90BPM while the Cakewalk carried on at 80BPM. I checked the settings of my Beatstep Pro and there are no settings for MIDI sync as such. I managed to find some old SONAR X3 documentation on how to set up SONAR as the slave, and I made sure I followed the instructions, but it didn't help:- https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR X3&language=3&help=Synchronizing.05.html I also found a discussion on the old Cakewalk forums but there was no help in there, really, just posts echoing the documentation while the original poster still had issues. I read the topic right to the end and the "issue" still wasn't fixed:- http://forum.cakewalk.com/Syncing-Sonar-tempo-to-match-external-MIDI-clock-m2976288.aspx Perhaps @Noel Borthwick could help with this? Sorry Noel... Clutching at straws here... I could ask others to help, who were involved in the discussion on the old Cakewalk forum but, in the main, they were saying that the software is functioning correctly. cheers andy
  16. Hi Craig, Beatstep Pro user here. I did briefly try using my Beatstep Pro as the master but I prefer making Cakewalk my master and driving my setup that way. So I can't really help you. Sorry. Can I ask, what "settings" are you referring to? cheers andy
  17. I didn't want to send you all to sleep with my usual stuff
  18. Thanks James I think I prefer the String Swing bracket, only because I don't trust my internal walls, which are double skin plasterboard things. The Chord 180 brackets are probably not so bad on an external wall. cheers andy
  19. Not sure if this will work here... You may need a twitter account:-
  20. Nice one James What brand/model of wall bracket are you using?
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