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Everything posted by synkrotron

  1. Interesting, thanks. About the same over here in pounds sterling but already built. I'm up for building, as I used to do that way back when... A lot easier now haha! Jim's got me thinking about the i9 now... an extra £125...
  2. Ouch! If you're ever over in the north west of England I'll treat you to a pie and a pint
  3. Well, might even go for a 750W then as at some point I may decide to install a half decent GPU. Looking (drooling) at a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX Fanless 4GB GDDR5, you know, just in case I get bored of doing music stuff
  4. Thanks again, @abacab, I'll mention that when I call them.
  5. I did look at the i9, briefly, and it jumps quite a bit outside my budget, unfortunately. Then again, this will probably be the last PC ever buy, ever. So getting the i9 would kinda future proof the build... Oohh... Decisions, decisions! I notice some of the boards come "RGB" ready. I mean, WTF! I have enough coloured lights in my studio haha! I'm thinking of "switching up" to the Z390 cheers, and thanks andy
  6. Thanks @abacab I'll have a look at that part picker site. Been having a gander at @Jim Roseberry's site, very informative. I'd get one of those but I'm not sure it would be cost effective, although I haven't gone as far as checking shipping costs to the UK. But, yeah, good for ideas PC Specialist are also supposed to check component compatibility. For instance, for the spec above they informed me that I do not need a 650W power supply and that a 550W would be still be more than enough. I'm going to phone them as well, though, to make sure there are no "trip ups" in there... cheers andy
  7. Thanks for that @Amicus717 The gigabyte one I am looking at only has two "internal" USB 2 ports, which is a bit of a pain, so may yet opt for the ASUS, as above. I also need to make sure that the USB 2 ports are on the same controller, as per the Roland OCTA-CAPTURE manual, as I am linking a pair of them. More research required. Not ordered yet... cheers andy
  8. Yeah, you're right, I was just being a bit of an arse Carry on!
  9. Aye, I googled it and now I'm a little wiser... Been in a bit of a cave for the last five years with not needing to spec a DAW up. That, now, appears to have changed and I'm looking again
  10. No, the motherboard I am looking at only supports "Coffee Lake..." Is that bad?
  11. I'm posing a similar question in the Coffee House, I've just posted a spec there. Not sure if it's a Kaby Lake CPU though...
  12. Thanks again, and sorry to be a pain, but I spotted that one and it doesn't do what I want. I was hoping there would have been a shortcut for the actions of clicking on the double arrow things to the right of the tracks in track view. Just one click and it's done, and I've already set my "optimum" track height and locked it. Thank you for your patience cheers andy
  13. Looking like this:- Case = FRACTAL DEFINE R6 BLACK QUIET MID-TOWER CASE Processor (CPU) = Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-9700K (3.6GHz) 12MB Cache Motherboard = ASUS® PRIME Z370-P II: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs Memory (RAM) = 32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (4 x 8GB) Graphics Card = INTEGRATED GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR (GPU) 1st Storage Drive = 1TB Samsung 860 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW) 1st M.2 SSD Drive = 512GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3230MB/sR | 1625MB/sW) DVD/BLU-RAY Drive = NOT REQUIRED Power Supply = CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Power Cable = 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead) Processor Cooling = Noctua NH-U14S Ultra Quiet Performance CPU Cooler Thermal Paste = COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND Sound Card = ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Wireless/Wired Networking = 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED) USB/Thunderbolt Options = MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS Operating System = Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
  14. Hi, thanks, but that is just for the vertical strips in Console View, I want to either expand or minimise the track with focus in Track View. cheers, andy
  15. Another one for the hardware sub forum I wasn't going to spend any more on my hobby this year but I am coming to the conclusion that my trusty old CLEVO i7 laptop ain't up to the task anymore. So I am currently spec'ing up a new desktop. I use a company in the UK called PC Specialist and their website is great for building up a spec. They even have a so called "Pro Audio" solution but I'm not so sure about that. I know I've titled this post "ASUS or Gigabyte" but I'll probably ask more questions along the way, although that may also depend on the speed of service I receive here So, yeah, which mobo then? ASUS or Gigabyte? I'm probably not going to go for the latest processors and what have you. For the case I'm going for a mid tower with 3 off 140mm fans:- https://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define-series/define-r6-black CPU will probably be an Intel® Core™ i7-9700K3.60GHz12MB L3 cache 8 cores 8 threads. Probably 32GB RAM... There's more... don't go away...
  16. Thanks @Chuck E Baby I'm like you, I want more than one track at a time expanded. I just thought that while I was using the keyboard to change track focus I could use another shortcut to expand/close it. Oh well... I suppose I could make an FR for it... cheers andy
  17. Hi Peeps, A daft question, I suppose, but I would like to assign a couple of keys to the "Minimise Strip" and "Restore Strip Size" actions. I've had a good poke around the Global and Track View bindings and I can't find anything. Am I missing something? cheers andy
  18. Hmmm... Mine are getting longer...
  19. LOL That was an awesome audio and visual assault! (back to work now...)
  20. I have been trying a few things with my CLEVO laptop today... Getting on for ten hours of faffing around. I tried plugging my OCTA-CAPTURE units into a different USB port but that didn't yield any improvements. I used LatencyMon and a hardware monitor utility a number of times today. And each time, a slightly different result, varying from, "your PC is Crap," to "what are you worrying about." Here's the last LatencyMon stats report:- _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CONCLUSION _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Your system appears to be suitable for handling real-time audio and other tasks without dropouts. LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:10:44 (h:mm:ss) on all processors. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SYSTEM INFORMATION _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Computer name: MUSIC OS version: Windows 10 , 10.0, build: 17134 (x64) Hardware: P15xEMx, CLEVO CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820QM CPU @ 2.70GHz Logical processors: 8 Processor groups: 1 RAM: 16280 MB total _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CPU SPEED _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Reported CPU speed: 2694 MHz Note: reported execution times may be calculated based on a fixed reported CPU speed. Disable variable speed settings like Intel Speed Step and AMD Cool N Quiet in the BIOS setup for more accurate results. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ MEASURED INTERRUPT TO DPC LATENCIES _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The interrupt to DPC latency reflects the measured interval in which a DPC could execute in response to a hardware request from the moment the interrupt service routine started execution. Highest measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 911.907944 Average measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 14.388774 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ REPORTED ISRs _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Interrupt service routines are routines installed by the OS and device drivers that execute in response to a hardware interrupt signal. Highest ISR routine execution time (µs): 201.021901 Driver with highest ISR routine execution time: USBPORT.SYS - USB 1.1 & 2.0 Port Driver, Microsoft Corporation Highest reported total ISR routine time (%): 0.032606 Driver with highest ISR total time: USBPORT.SYS - USB 1.1 & 2.0 Port Driver, Microsoft Corporation Total time spent in ISRs (%) 0.043807 ISR count (execution time <250 µs): 764019 ISR count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0 ISR count (execution time 500-999 µs): 0 ISR count (execution time 1000-1999 µs): 0 ISR count (execution time 2000-3999 µs): 0 ISR count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ REPORTED DPCs _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DPC routines are part of the interrupt servicing dispatch mechanism and disable the possibility for a process to utilize the CPU while it is interrupted until the DPC has finished execution. Highest DPC routine execution time (µs): 911.515961 Driver with highest DPC routine execution time: USBPORT.SYS - USB 1.1 & 2.0 Port Driver, Microsoft Corporation Highest reported total DPC routine time (%): 0.940592 Driver with highest DPC total execution time: USBPORT.SYS - USB 1.1 & 2.0 Port Driver, Microsoft Corporation Total time spent in DPCs (%) 2.153383 DPC count (execution time <250 µs): 4228955 DPC count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0 DPC count (execution time 500-999 µs): 60047 DPC count (execution time 1000-1999 µs): 0 DPC count (execution time 2000-3999 µs): 0 DPC count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ REPORTED HARD PAGEFAULTS _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hard pagefaults are events that get triggered by making use of virtual memory that is not resident in RAM but backed by a memory mapped file on disk. The process of resolving the hard pagefault requires reading in the memory from disk while the process is interrupted and blocked from execution. NOTE: some processes were hit by hard pagefaults. If these were programs producing audio, they are likely to interrupt the audio stream resulting in dropouts, clicks and pops. Check the Processes tab to see which programs were hit. Process with highest pagefault count: dllhost.exe Total number of hard pagefaults 5 Hard pagefault count of hardest hit process: 2 Number of processes hit: 4 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PER CPU DATA _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CPU 0 Interrupt cycle time (s): 155.056404 CPU 0 ISR highest execution time (µs): 201.021901 CPU 0 ISR total execution time (s): 2.240861 CPU 0 ISR count: 760401 CPU 0 DPC highest execution time (µs): 911.515961 CPU 0 DPC total execution time (s): 110.243173 CPU 0 DPC count: 4025487 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CPU 1 Interrupt cycle time (s): 29.352408 CPU 1 ISR highest execution time (µs): 28.566815 CPU 1 ISR total execution time (s): 0.000491 CPU 1 ISR count: 338 CPU 1 DPC highest execution time (µs): 254.365256 CPU 1 DPC total execution time (s): 0.193402 CPU 1 DPC count: 27301 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CPU 2 Interrupt cycle time (s): 16.744755 CPU 2 ISR highest execution time (µs): 101.984781 CPU 2 ISR total execution time (s): 0.006978 CPU 2 ISR count: 2044 CPU 2 DPC highest execution time (µs): 257.556793 CPU 2 DPC total execution time (s): 0.192298 CPU 2 DPC count: 85076 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CPU 3 Interrupt cycle time (s): 22.718981 CPU 3 ISR highest execution time (µs): 38.102450 CPU 3 ISR total execution time (s): 0.005497 CPU 3 ISR count: 804 CPU 3 DPC highest execution time (µs): 207.529324 CPU 3 DPC total execution time (s): 0.013133 CPU 3 DPC count: 5276 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CPU 4 Interrupt cycle time (s): 15.224276 CPU 4 ISR highest execution time (µs): 114.303638 CPU 4 ISR total execution time (s): 0.003161 CPU 4 ISR count: 432 CPU 4 DPC highest execution time (µs): 196.432071 CPU 4 DPC total execution time (s): 0.202355 CPU 4 DPC count: 101838 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CPU 5 Interrupt cycle time (s): 21.795608 CPU 5 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0 CPU 5 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0 CPU 5 ISR count: 0 CPU 5 DPC highest execution time (µs): 140.878990 CPU 5 DPC total execution time (s): 0.008488 CPU 5 DPC count: 3173 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CPU 6 Interrupt cycle time (s): 14.327490 CPU 6 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0 CPU 6 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0 CPU 6 ISR count: 0 CPU 6 DPC highest execution time (µs): 187.095768 CPU 6 DPC total execution time (s): 0.083292 CPU 6 DPC count: 37686 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CPU 7 Interrupt cycle time (s): 20.502024 CPU 7 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0 CPU 7 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0 CPU 7 ISR count: 0 CPU 7 DPC highest execution time (µs): 110.209354 CPU 7 DPC total execution time (s): 0.008919 CPU 7 DPC count: 3165 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ And here are the screen dumps:- Like I said, extremely boring stuff, and I don't have a clue what it all means. If any one does know what all that means, and you have got this far, please reply below. I'm going back to setting up my project template in CbB now... cheers andy
  21. Okay, thanks @pwalpwal I came across this image on my hard disk a minute ago, taken back in 2013 when load balancing really was an issue LOL
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