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  1. Blimey!

    Posted this, went to the dentist, went to visit my lad and bring him back here for a takeaway, watched a bit of telly, and we're now up to page two!

    So, if CbB is free, is it crap?

    I've downloaded and installed... I've now got to get my head back into SONAR mode having been using Studio One and Reaper since Gibson did the dirty. Looking pretty much like SONAR but I am very rusty.

    Got to update and add some MIDI instrument definitions.

    Got to remind myself of how to set up outboard effects sends/returns.

    Going to be a slow process, but needs must as the devil drives, or something like that (REAPER and MIDI hardware sync has let me down and Studio One has turned out to be a VST only DAW...)

     

    I'll try to catch up with some of the ramblings here...


  2. 5 hours ago, abacab said:

    I would recommend using a client with a cloud based email service that both support the IMAP protocol, such as Thunderbird and Gmail (and others).

    The advantage to doing this is that the cloud based email can still be accessed,  if needed, from anywhere using web mail (or a mobile client) if you are away from your main email client (for example from a mobile phone, a laptop, work, a friends computer, etc).

    The IMAP protocol (which can replace POP/SMTP) provides for instant two-way sync of all your mail folders including inboxes and sent mail, accessed from any device that can sign into your email account.

    This way, your main client on your home PC can become your backup repository for all of your cloud  based mail folders via IMAP, while giving you the flexibility to have complete access to your email from anywhere/any device.

    Use IMAP to check Gmail on other email clients:

    https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7126229?hl=en

    Yeah, like I said above:- 

    21 hours ago, synkrotron said:

    It is worth noting that although I use a client I do not have it downloading all my e-mails from my e-mail provider. This is an option, IMAP vs POP3. This means that if I have to I can still access my incoming e-mails via a web browser. My e-mails are only removed from my provider server when I delete them or move them from the inbox to a folder on my computer.

     


  3. 10 hours ago, kitekrazy said:

     Which client are you using?   I had a product no longer developed call Thunderstor for Thunderbird and still works.  It had to convert the Thunderbird format to something usable.     As web masters get less competent deleting accounts and proof of purchases those backup files came handy.   

    Hi :)

    I have been using eM Client for a few years now:-

    https://www.emclient.com/

    It is worth doing some further research. I did some, but I found the amount of stuff available a bit overwhelming. At the end of the day I wanted something which was not connected to google, microsoft, mozilla, all that stuff and I think eM Client is not related to any of the "big providers."

    eM Client is free for non-commercial use and for up to two accounts. I paid the £30 one of payment just for the "VIP Support," although I haven't needed it yet.

    It is worth noting that although I use a client I do not have it downloading all my e-mails from my e-mail provider. This is an option, IMAP vs POP3. This means that if I have to I can still access my incoming e-mails via a web browser. My e-mails are only removed from my provider server when I delete them or move them from the inbox to a folder on my computer.

    cheers

    andy


  4. I'm still using a client because I like to be able to save a backup of certain emails to my hard drive. And there have been a couple of times when I needed access to an email when the internet was down. But that is a rare occurrence, I have to admit.

    My lad thinks I'm a bit daft for doing so and he is webmail all the way.

    I put it down to our age ...

     


  5. 25 minutes ago, James G said:

     

    I've never read that in an insurance policy (then again, I've never really read one...), but if I'd caused the accident I'd hardly remember that anyway, and certainly would apologise.

    Same here.

    I rear ended a Chelsea Tractor on my motorbike. Comical really... Scrubbed most of my speed off and cracked the light cluster on the car.

    I apologised... Told that insurance that I was responsible and they told me off. 

    That's how I know...


  6. yeah, can't stop laughing

     

    Thing, is, though, you are instructed by your insurance providers NOT to apologise at the scene of an accident. But Mr. Windsor did, according to the guy interviewed that pulled him out if his Chelsea Tractor, express concern for the other party.

    And if the guy who put me in hospital for six weeks, after knocking me off my motorbike in 2009, had turned up to say "sorry," my missus would probably have told him to feck off.

    You will also find that the police, in such a situation, strongly advise against contacting the third party.

     

    Anyway, Mr. Windsor wasn't driving:-

    DxLy1-aWsAAZJWU.jpg

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  7. On 1/25/2019 at 3:53 AM, John K said:

    My opinion, if you are going to publish a CD, do 44.1 k and 16 bit depth. All else upper and lower is lost until they update the CD standard, and you are at the mercy of the integrity of whatever you have chosen to up sample or downsample your final mix.

    I gave up on thinking about physical releases quite a while ago. Can't remember the last time I burned a CD with my own stuff on it, probably early 2K.

    I upload all my stuff to Bandcamp as 24 bit wav and it is up to the downloader as to whether they download the WAV file or the 320kbps MP3 file. Bandcamp does the conversion to all the other file types, I just upload the WAV.

    Also, when I download stuff from Bandcamp I download 320kbps MP3 files because my hearing is fecked and lossless file types are lost on me.

     

    Regarding gain staging:-

    I don't worry so much about that any more, since moving to 24bit. The "noise floor" is so low, apparently, using 24bit that you can record much lower signals that what you would have done using 16bit.

    For 16bit recordings, gain staging, and faffing with that level to get it as hot as possible without clipping was quite important.

    So, that's why I would never, ever record in 16bit again.

     

     

    cheers

     

    andy


  8. 1 hour ago, pwalpwal said:

    i got rid of my sh-101 back in '92, wish i hadn't...

    I got rid of my SH-101, Drumatix, Bassline and Juno 6 in the mid eighties!

     

    I still have my Yamaha A3000 which, like @Christian Jones and his Akai S3000 XL, I never use and only used it on a couple of tracks I make back in the early 2000s when I got it. I realised very quickly that samplers just wern't my thing...

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