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  1. pderbidge

    Zero G sale question

    Late reply, but I haven't had much time to get on the forums lately. These ones by Zero G are good but IMO only if on sale for under $50, except for the Ethera's although I think I did only pay $50 for the EVI which is a great bargain. Kontakt based libraries by Zero G worth considering-...
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    Recommendations for new near field monitors

    I haven't found them to be boomy at all but I'm sure if you compare them to what you're used to then maybe so. They do have a bass and treble attenuator on the back which is necessary because of the rear mounted bass ports. Perhaps they were placed too close to a wall and that is why they...
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    Recommendations for new near field monitors

    What I like about the Kali's is that they are recommended by a a few professionals I trust and respect and they are crazy cheap. If I wanted to stay under $400 I'd probably get the Kali's but if you're willing to spend more than I think some Adam's and Focal's would be worth looking at. I own...
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    New studio monitors

    Just Curious. What monitors were you using before? I think those would be a big upgrade for quite a few people around here and of course if you're spending that kind of money on monitors I would assume your room is already well treated. I don't know anything about these but I'm sure they'll be...
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    8dio is actually having a sale!

    I have one of their older Phrase/loop based guitar libs and they are limited but not bad if you find a certain phrase useful. The best phrase based guitar libs that actually give you quite a bit of control are the Session Guitar Series by Native Instruments and the latest Acoustic Revelations 3...
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    Recommendations for simple no-nonsense audio interface that just works? (Win 10)

    I had read the same about Adient drivers in the beginning but also read that the newest drivers are very solid and that the Latency is on par if not better than the Focusrite. One good thing about the 3rd gen Scarlett's is that even the line inputs in their combo jacks are decoupled from their...
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    Recommendations for simple no-nonsense audio interface that just works? (Win 10)

    the 2.5ms latency is based on 32 Sample Buffer size. I'd be more curious as to how it performs at higher buffer counts. The standout features of the Motu seems to be 1. Beautiful LCD Metering. Better than anything out there right now. Probably the most standout feature. 2. Independent Phantom...
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    One more con to be aware of is the Behringer THD. They don't list them in their specs but the link below is a test that someone did on the 404HD. The moral of the story is that the 1/4 inch outputs seem to have higher harmonic distortion than the XLR outputs. The XLR's seem to be on par with...
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    As I prepare to get a new interface so I don't have to unhook my travel interface when I'm on the go I see that M-audio has a new Air Interface. I've had hit and miss results with M-audio but the latency on these new USB-C interfaces look really promising and if the drivers are as solid as my...
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    One other con I find with the UMC202HD is that the main outputs are not as hot as I would like them to be. This means that I have to turn my JBL LSR305's up a bit more than usual. It works but turning them up does expose the hiss from the monitors a bit but not enough to be bothersome. The...
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    Sorry to hear that. I will get a click and pop once in a while when switching from my DAW to another application but that's sort of inherent to the ASIO drivers dedicating themselves to one program at a time. During a mix I will occasionally get a bit of a stutter (like once during playback)...
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    I will add the Scarlett Solo as another good budget friendly alternative to the Behringer. I just noticed that the Instrument input can also be switched to become a line input. This is actually huge for people who want to use external Preamps, and it's cheaper than the Behringer abliet less...
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    Also consider trying the WDM drivers. They might be more stable and some have even reported lower latency with the WDM drivers in Win10 but that has not been the case in my testing. WDM was actually quite a bit higher latency than ASIO for me and even the WASAPI drivers were lower latency so...
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    Acquiring Midas was definitely a step up for Behringer, however even before that Acquisition they had a few gems like the DEQ and DCX stuff that was uniqe to Behringer, engineered from the ground up while a lot of their other stuff were low cost copy cats of the competition at a cheaper price...
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    Good review. The Behringer is not without it's flaws such as the signal level readout being only a green led and a red led clip indicator. That part is a bit of a joke but also something that isn't hard to get used to. I do wish they would have opted for line inputs on the back of the 404hd...
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    Sorry to hear that. Are you on a Mac, Windows 7, windows 10...?
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    My take on Behringer UMC202HD

    Recently my 1rst Gen Scarlett 2i2 was causing major freezes when mixing. I tried 2nd Gen drivers which helped but didn't solve the problem completely. It is likely that the hardware is just getting old or my new system build and software just doesn't play nice with the drivers. Whatever the case...
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    My Ryzen 3700X build for music production

    I too was surprised, at first, with this when I did my 3700x build. Chipset driver updates and new Bios fixed most of it. I used to see 60C idle and now I see in the 40's but that's also with a Noctua heatsink with 2 Noctua fans and 6 120mm case fans. If it were my old Intel chip it would be...
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    Anyone here able to read a dump file?

    On Windows XP I didn't have any issues, then on Windows 7 I had a few issues that got resolved with installing the second gen drivers. Right before my build I started to have quite a few Reaper crashes that seemed to be plugin related but the odd thing is it seemed to be a new plugin everytime...
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    Anyone here able to read a dump file?

    This can be done directly in Windows 10 through the event viewer as explained here. https://www.digitalmastersmag.com/magazine/tip-of-the-day-how-to-find-crash-logs-on-windows-10/ If the crash is causing blue screens then you can use this program...
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    18 Cores for $979! Huge Pricedrop on new Intel Cascade Lake-X.

    True and the more powerful the CPU becomes, the more Power they tend to need although getting less and less power hungry than they used to be. Walk into any server room and you'll hear jet engine loud fans along with dedicated Hvac systems for those rooms. It makes me glad I decided to move my...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    Final Update- Oh the joy of building a new PC. I have had numerous annoyances that had nothing to do with this build being a Ryzen system. I've had a PSU go bad that caused random crashes, A bad first CPU cooler, a bad driver for my audio interface, a new chipset driver update where I forgot to...
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    DAW building companies, is it worth it?

    I agree, there is no mystery here for anyone experienced in building a PC. The one positive thing I could say for a DAW builder is if they are building a lot of systems they might be more aware of quality control issues with certain motherboards and other components. I know that if I were to do...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    And things could be worse for Intel if it wasn't for AMD's shortage on 7nm production with TSMC. That's about the only thing helping Intel right now. More good news for AMD from me: As I expected my biggest issue with the DAW hang was driver related. I'm not going to give the green light just...
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    How to troubleshoot Application/Reaper Hang in Win10

    Thanks Pictus. I should be more clear. I have those apps and can see the information being reported I just don't know what they mean since most of the errors were listed as "unknown Application Hang" or something similar to that. I may have gotten lucky and found the culprit by the fact that it...
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    8dio is actually having a sale!

    Sort of. You can choose each pattern/phrase individually and blend them between the electric and the acoustic stuff and there is sort of a speed control knob but it doesn't really do much. The rhythms are basically fast and hyper fast. It's a very fast rhythmic style library. There is no medium...
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    8dio is actually having a sale!

    I have it. It's very riffy strummy. I would not necessarily classify it as your typical ambient guitar sound. Most the sounds don't really sound like sonething a real guitarist would play but rather more ticky tacky and experimental. For someone who wants randomization without much control then...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    Closer to a verdict.... It looks like it's going to be a long haul before I make my own consensus due to the fact that I need to try more than one project to give a fair assessment. Therefore I will update you with what I have observed so far and try and keep away from emotional and subjective...
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    Anyone here able to read a dump file?

    I have a dump file I created from a fairly constant DAW hang I've been getting on a project. I have downloaded a program that can read the dump file but I have no idea how to understand it. If anyone here with the skills can take a look and tell me what it says is causing the hang I would be...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    Perhaps that could work to keep things more quiet if your running high buffers but I'm not sure because once your system calls for the extra processing power to do the recording fans will still ramp up. I think setting your profile to power saver will cause more issues than what it would solve...
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    How to troubleshoot Application/Reaper Hang in Win10

    I know. I've always been fine in the past leaving it on but now that I have to troubleshoot this issue it's safest to turn the AV off when working on a project. I just reset my reaper settings to default and went through and optimized settings from scratch rather than importing my old settings...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    I'm cooling a 3700x and I believe the 3900x will run a little hotter. Have you updated your BIOS? Earlier BIOS versions were reading the temps to be higher than they actually were due to the way AMD's Performance Boost works and causing it so that fan's would rev more than they needed to. When...
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    How to troubleshoot Application/Reaper Hang in Win10

    Some of you have followed my new PC build with Ryzen. So far everything is working great except for one thing that I don't believe is hardware related at all but there is always a possibility. I use Reaper and normally if there is a Reaper crash there is a log that shows what caused the crash...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    I think the x570 Steel Legend is underappreciated due to the fact that Asus and Gigabyte have admittedly better VRM's but the Steel Legend VRM's still do the job quite admirably even when overclocked. The good news for you is I foresee Asrock will likely drop the price on The x570 Steel legend...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    Update: I was hoping to have a good run through of my system by now but when it rains it pours. I loaded up a project and my DAW would hang 3 or 4 times an hour to where I'd have to end the process go to my auto backup folder and start where I left off. Everything else on my system was working...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    I'm a fan of Gigabyte boards. If they had support for Thunderbolt I would have gone with the Gigabyte board. I'm new to Asrock but so far I'm becoming a fan of Asrock as well even if the VRM's are technically inferior to the equivalent Gigabyte board. So far I think Gigabyte, Asus and Asrock all...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    I was hitting 90C+ on my first Noctua Fan- NH-U14S, but believe it to be a faulty product because I noticed some deep scratches in the bottom plate. I replaced it with the NH-D15s and only got into the 90C territory trying to manually overclock. With the PBO turned on (AMD's auto overclock...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    Still testing. Ran into some troubles with a buggy plugin in my project that I had to troubleshoot and then decided to change some DAW settings (nothing related to the CPU) that I had that was good for old HDD's but decided to tinker to better optimize for my system with more ram and SSD's. Just...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    Actually the two fans allow me to run them both at lower speed thus less quiet. I doubt that if I were to measure 1 vs 2 that the difference in noise of 1 fan vs 2 would be that noticeable and I could save the $20 but I have been playing with manual overclocking and got into the 90c even with...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    Now for the rest of the components.... Here is a list of what my build consists of. 1. Motherboard- Asrock x570 Steel Legend - Already discussed in length in an early post. 2. CPU- AMD Ryzen 7 3700x- I will go into more detail on this after I put my system through some tests with real life...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    Tomorrow I hope to put the whole system through the paces starting with some of my more taxing projects to see how it handles them. Here are some things I'm going to do to get an idea of performance. 1. I'm going to unfreeze as many tracks as I can that were necessary to freeze with my older...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    140mm fans sound great. I do wonder once you go beyond 120mm how much quieter the fans get vs airflow. That would be a cool comparison to see. Regarding the case and fan lights I used to feel the same way but I've grown fond of the look once I saw some builds that didn't look like a Vegas...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    That's a slick looking case. The only negative thing I've heard is with the bottom up cooling approach the air passes through the GPU before hitting the CPU which means warmer air over the CPU. If you use the integrated graphics or use a basic gpu that isn't that big and doesn't get that hot...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    This weekend I should finally get a chance to put my new build to the test. As promised though, I wanted to continue explaining my build, especially for people who might be new to building their PC. For this next post I'll just go through the Case I chose and explain what makes a good PC case...
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    La scoring strings (lass)

    I used to have some bookmarked on soundcloud but have long since deleted that account. I do remember it took a lot of searching to find user content that I could verify used LASS Lite but I do remember that they sounded really good. After starting with LASS Lite I personally didn't like using...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    If you want Thunderbolt support just in case you decide you like a particular TB Audio Interface in the future than go Taichi. Otherwise the Asus is a good board although I think the Gigabyte boards have a better bios and I prefer Gigabyte. Although I believe my Asrock steel legend will be just...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    Yes and no. The VRM stands for Voltage Regulator Module. Basically the name says it all. In translation those Voltages handle the power stages of the components on your motherboard. As you know when you want to overclock your CPU you most likely will need to increase some voltages and those...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    While I wait for a chance to put the new system through the rigors, I'll take the time to go over the build components and logic behind them. For this post I'll just focus on the Motherboard since it is one of the more crucial components of a system build and deserves some explanation. I chose...
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    Which cpu

    A 9900x would outperform a lot of cpu's except for the AMD 3900x which is a lot cheaper than a 9900x. The 3900x will fit into x570 motherboards however Asrock is currently the only manufacturer taking advantage of Thunderbolt that AMD recently added support for on their x570 chipset. The good...
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    Final Update: My New Ryzen build .... so far

    I guess you could say that AMD's PB is a bit like speedstep and turbo boost combined except that it actually works well somewhat negating the need to overclock although that won't stop some from trying. It's probably a bit more like Turbo Boost in that it really does boost performance. Don't get...