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  1. I've only got four guitars but I really must get them up on my wall somewhere... In fact I searched for guitar wall hanger brackets just last week. Thanks for reminding me that I need to get my ass into gear and get some wall brackets ordered
  2. Haha! Yeah, I forgot about that too! I didn't get that far I really must make more use of Snipping Tool myself cheers Larry, andy
  3. Hiya Michael Open Paint and then Control V into there, and then save the image to your hard drive (Pictures is best) and then from there attach it to your post. Also, as I am a bit "old school" and always use the Print Screen button, I keep forgetting about the Windows Snipping Tool. Hit the Windows key and then start to type snipping, and select Snipping Tool. Looks like this:- Click on the New button and it allows you to drag a selection window of any part of your display and adds it to the clipboard. Then do the same as above which is, Control V into Paint and save to your Pictures folder so that you can drag it into here. There are four modes altogether:- It really is a, erm, snip cheers andy
  4. Who's to say I'll still be of use this time next year... My missus constantly reminds me how useless I am now haha! And she probably has a point... I disappear into my little studio and forget about all those little tasks I should be taking care of 🤪
  5. I'm hoping to get to May 2020. My dad lasted until he was sixty and his dad 59. Then again, I may last a little bit longer because I've never smoked and lately I don't even drink. A decade? I doubt it haha! Let's make a date to have this conversation again in 2029
  6. I'll mention it... He may be interesting in doing a "Don't Fear the Reaper" death metal cover...
  7. Hiya ØSkald Okay, the reason is, I will more than likely be getting this thing from a company called PC Specialist which is in the UK. For not much more than I would pay to build this myself, I get something that is built for me, OS installed and tested and delivered to my door, so I reckon that is good value. The downside, however, is there are limitations on components used in the build. I only want/need a 0.5TB system drive and, unfortunately the only ones on offer that look any good at that size are the intel ones, and they get a reasonable review on Tom's Hardware. They do have Samsung but at 1TB, and £134 more I don't think I need it. I'd rather spend the extra money on a better CPU. Haha! Yeah, still not ordered it yet. I will announce when I do, if I do, right here Yeah, a bit expensive... I'm looking at it this way... I'm nearly 60 and this will more than likely be my last ever computer, so may as well go out with a bang. At this level of spec, for what I will be doing with it, I reckon it will still be going strong in another ten years time, which is a very long time in PC terms. No doubt games will be making ever increasing demands on CPU and GPU but I'll be happy to turn down the graphics options and will probably still with older games like DOOM 2025 (not announced yet). Thanks Hiya Tim Haha! Yeah Thanks
  8. Nice Okay, so, is the TD-17KVX "basic," or does it pass muster? Out of the three, this is the most expensive. Brain might not be as good as the TD-25. And the snare trigger doesn't have lots of zones like the TD-25. But, according to this guy, The TD-17KVX is slightly better than the TD-25 kit. cheers andy
  9. Hi @Michael Fogarty Regarding screen shots. First of all if you only want to copy a dialogue box or an active window you can do that by holding down the alt key then pressing the print screen key. Or, alternatively you could paste into paint first and then crop to size. I am assuming you are using windows... Cheers andy
  10. Bloody neighbours! Haha! I bought a DM5 back in the early naughties for my MIDI studio, still got it in fact I made a set of triggers for it using a piezo transducer glued to a metal which had some 3mm rubber glued to that. It worked, of a fashion. It's in the shed now, probably all rotted away... Okay, this is what I am thinking, but I will wait until a few more peeps have seen this post before pulling the trigger... cheers andy
  11. Update:- https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/z9X3J8 (budget has flexed slightly)
  12. Hi Peeps, My youngest lad is an occasional drummer. He has a reasonable acoustic kit but he hardly plays it since getting his own house due to the usual reason of upsetting the neighbours. He mentioned he was thinking of getting an electronic kit so I thought I'd ask around see what peeps think here. Having watched some YouTube reviews for a couple of kits including Roland, Yamaha and Alesis and out of all of them, for a budget, I think the Roland TD-17KVX was the best. The TD-17KVX appears to have a much nice set of triggers which includes a hi-hat that you mount on a proper stand and a snare trigger that is a cut above the triggers on the lower priced TD-17 kits. There still appears to be a little problem with the "machine gun" issue but I reckon that, if we record a MIDI performance as opposed to audio then the machine gun effect can be fixed, and it would also allow for using other kit sounds too. So, yeah, what do you think? cheers andy
  13. I'm not sure but I think that Mary will assume that the apology to her is implied, so you should be okay. Let us know how you get on.
  14. A great topic, and at a good time for me before I spec up mu next workstation 👍 I'd be no good at iRacing... Can't put in the required time to "get gud." I'd probably consider Project Cars for my next PC... I also use AutoCAD "professionally." Well, when I'm working anyway haha! But when I needed to do some work at home I used something called BricsCAD which allows you to work on DWG files. Much cheaper, and you can still buy it outright, although when it comes to "add-on" pages, or AutoCAD Plant 3D, which is my default tool nowadays, then it has to be AutoCAD. Anyway, I'm waffling... Back to GPU stuff! Thanks for the heads up Jim 👍 I am currently looking at that one. It is touted as being a 0dB card. I was going for a "mid" tower though so I may have to have a think about that. I suppose a full tower would be easier to cool... cheers andy
  15. I'm just curious... Is this the right place for seeking forgiveness?
  16. Hiya Geoff, I'm not sure to be honest. I mean, it works for you, and it works for me, although so does leaving the offset at zero. In my opinion the manual is poor and the plugin is not intuitive. I just did a search on google for "sonar external insert instructions." The top item in the search was older documentation for X2:- https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?help=Mixing.32.html&language=3&product=SONAR X2 Which is pretty much the same as the latest SONAR User Guide. Third item in the search is an even older Cakewalk 8.3:- https://www.cakewalk.com/Support/Knowledge-Base/20090222/SONAR-8-3-External-Inserts-Enhancements-Tips I think that the important thing to take notice of is the part about "Testing the Delay Measurement" I followed these instructions:- Now this, to me, implies that we should only be using the "Offset" box for very small amounts of adjustment. When I tried the above, the initial delay applied did not totally cancel the sound, as expected with the phase inverted. Then when I tried adjusting the offset up or down the sound actually got louder and I ended up leaving it at zero. I think that this confirms that perhaps what we have been doing is in fact incorrect. It works because at the end of the day we are re-aligning stuff by other methods. What are you thoughts, Geoff? cheers, and thanks again, andy
  17. Oh dear, I am not sure to be honest. Have you tried unplugging your interface and plugging it back in again?
  18. This is an old problem. Best thing to do is shut down your pc and turn it on again. Basically, when SONAR crashes it doesn't release the the audio device and often it is easier to restart your pc. Cheers andy
  19. As someone who creates beat-less ambient stuff I don't even belong in this topic but I just wanted to say, isn't tempo something that is used to impart a particular feeling to a piece? You can take any known song and change its tempo in order to mess with its chemistry. And some genres only work at 140bpm. I'll get me coat.......
  20. Probably, but my laptop has 16GB and seeing as I am "upgrading" I thought I'd increase that to 32GB. The i9 is still on the cards...
  21. just posted a quick and dirty pic in that other post...
  22. Hi @Base 57, Okay, I'll try to explain. I have a four MIDI hardware synths and I "play" them via MIDI tracks within my DAW, be that Cakewalk or REAPER. The audio from those instruments are fed into my DAW via my audio interfaces which are two OCTA-CAPTURE units. I will only record that audio once I am happy with the "composition." A typical project will also have a VSTi too, and, again, I do not "print" these until I need to. So, everything stays in the MIDI domain until I am ready, or until my DAW can no longer cope with the number of tracks on the go. But I do try to hold off for as long as possible. For effects I use a combination of hardware and software. The only difference between me and you, then, is that I am using my hardware effects, with the help of External Insert, to process real time audio, rather than recorded audio. I am not sure what the difference is yet as I have not yet recorded any audio. All my efforts have been put into synchronising my hardware synths and software synths, which has been a bit of a bind because, I am embarrassed to say, did not realise that I had to bypass the effects in my hardware units. Now that I do, things have become a little bit easier, although, as you can see from above, I am still scratching my head over some things. Okay, this is new to me. I've seen the PDC button before and often wondered what it is for. I guess I should hit the manual... In fact, I've just done that. And I am even more embarrassed now. I realise now that when using a plugin like Pro-L, for instance, which searches ahead for any incoming transients, that this is where PDC comes in. At least I think so. I must sound like a complete noob... I feel I must defend myself here, haha, or at least explain my past experience. Way back in the late nineties and in to the early naughties, I was all hardware. I would create MIDI tracks in Cakewalk, back when it was TTS, which would play my MIDI hardware and at the same time I would record a stereo track in Sound Forge. I even managed to buy a MIDI mixer around that time, which helped with mixing and automation. Good times. Then around the release of SONAR 5 I got heavily into VST stuff and my hardware gathered dust. A couple of times in the last few years I have tried incorporating my old MIDI synths into my projects but nothing much come of that. Then I got into Eurorack modular synth stuff and my DAW was consigned to simple multi track recording duties. I didn't even bother setting a correct BPM as everything was "outboard," even my effects. So, present day, here I am going over new ground and making a complete hash of it all. Oh well, it is why I am here, asking noob questions, I guess cheers andy
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