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    Buy new Mac Mini vs upgrade Thinkpad X1E

    I did not interpret your post as a dig on the OP either : ). And, I do applaud the OP for making a change to the title, as his post seems sincere about weighing legitimate options.
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    Sonokinetic Capriccio problem

    The Phrase Continue keyswitch. Along with the Bar Sync function, these keyswitches are essential to manipulating how phrasing behaves when changing chords, or if wanting the phrase to pick up at a specific beat in the bar, respectively. Without engaging these functions, the default is that...
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    Buy new Mac Mini vs upgrade Thinkpad X1E

    An observation: The "problem" is that the thread title also invites a broader discourse from some Mac users as well, where disappointment since the new Mac Pro announcement is already being hashed out in a couple of other threads at this point, and it simmers over here. So the OP’s actual...
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    Buy new Mac Mini vs upgrade Thinkpad X1E

    I think you’ve possibly answered your own questions, given the pros and cons you’ve listed. I too am a Mac user of over 25 years, and would be hard pressed to recommend a Mac mini given the other options you detailed - unless it’s ultimately about you wanting to work in Logic. As for ethics...
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    Suggestions for Thunderbolt 3 SSD enclosure for new iMac?

    This was my experience with the Thunder bay 4 from OWC, when I experimented disconnecting the fan. I obsessively measured the internal components, concluding that the heat was being passed on to the SSDs as well. Compared to the Blackmagic dock, and even single USB 3.0 enclosures, these SSDs ran...
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    So, what Mac are you going to get next? (Poll)

    I think what may seem obvious to NI, is not, in fact, immediately obvious to Native Access users. At least it wasn’t for me.
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    So, what Mac are you going to get next? (Poll)

    1. When in Native Access, open the NOT INSTALLED window/tab. 2. Hover your mouse to the left of the INSTALL icon at the far right of any product that appears in the list, and a little magnifying glass with the word “LOCATE” will appear. 3. That “LOCATE” is the option to manually locate...
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    So, what Mac are you going to get next? (Poll)

    I think I see where there may be confusion. All the Kontakt-based instruments show up in Native Access as individual products, appearing as if they have to be authorized and/or reinstalled by clicking on them. Do not do this. Only FX and synths which do not run in Kontakt have to be...
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    So, what Mac are you going to get next? (Poll)

    I guess I am not clear about what you are asking either, as my process above was that of setting up a brand new 2019 iMac. A new OS drive, void of any prior installations. But to reiterate: I simply reinstalled and reauthorized the products (engines) from scratch, via either Native Access for...
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    So, what Mac are you going to get next? (Poll)

    Thanks for that clarification!
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    So, what Mac are you going to get next? (Poll)

    I was the first to report ordering my 2019 iMac i9, and as with each new Mac I always do a methodical clean install (and a periodic clean install if I feel the new OS warrants it). Depending on what you use, you should only have to install and reauthorize the software, and not samples on...
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    Sonuscore's "The Orchestra Complete" and new "Strings of Winter" library

    Perhaps a more visually accessible GUI? They know it’s been at the top of my list.
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    I buy more than I use, and I forget those I buy

    I think the gamut of advice in this thread, from the practical to the emotional, is great. Even as I pledged going cold-turkey for three months, to support anybody who wants that support, I personally am not in dire need. Moderation may be a more realistic goal for some. That being said, if...
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    I buy more than I use, and I forget those I buy

    Some of us would make lousy therapists, lol. Offering personal perspectives and ideas are only useful insofar as the other party is open, or has a similar measure of resolve, or is similarly wired to think in a certain way. “Just only buy what you need,” doesn’t come close to addressing a root...
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    I buy more than I use, and I forget those I buy

    To me, this discussion is a bit like having an AA meeting inside a pub. Imagine how many sample libraries you might actually pass on, or limit buying, by abstaining from reading the forum for a period of time. While all the suggestions are very useful, and apart from me being admittedly...
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    Venice Modern Strings - Intro offer ends in 24h

    I am finding this to be very true with this library as I work with it more.
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    Venice Modern Strings - Intro offer ends in 24h

    Sorry about that! It was really meant to be nuanced first impressions, and not a definitive review at this point. In truth, I thought I was posting in the other thread asking for those impressions, and by accident posted here instead. I really like this library, The sound which seems tailor-made...
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    Venice Modern Strings - Intro offer ends in 24h

    I will say that the overview video on Fluffy’s site gives an honest and compelling representation of the character and sound. If you hear both those sustained moments in the Mahler, or the shorter pulse of the Vivaldi, and think how you might sculpt (midi interpret) a note or two a bit...
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    So, what Mac are you going to get next? (Poll)

    And here I am trying to stave off misinformation. My bad!
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    So, what Mac are you going to get next? (Poll)

    Thanks - Just saw that info as well. From TechRadar: Mac Pro (Late 2013 or newer, or older models with Metal-compatible GPU)
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    Logic Pro 1000+ track support coming?

    Thank you. I was going to post the same.
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    Cheesegrater mac is back!

    The keynote video is now up. I don’t know, @EvilDragon , but seeing David Earl showing this system with the upcoming (yet to be released) version of Logic seemed more than capable to me.
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    Buying NI piece by piece

    I think most have said it in the time it took me to type my initial, now retyped response, lol. I bought Thrill, for example, during a half-off sale a couple of years back, before it wound up in Komplete. I can resell that license at the same half-off and recoup the cost, as I now have it as...
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    Spitfire kepler. . .

    You definitely pushed my visually impaired response trigger here. I wish Spitfire would rethink the skeuomorphic and size aspects of the Grid GUI, opting instead for a bolder, flat graphics approach which is easier on the eyes - and - befitting of the modern systems concept itself...
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    POLL: An idea for VI-Control sponsored sample library reviews

    Patreon has the very infrastructure that the OP is proposing, already in place: PayPal, subscription tiers, and notifications as soon as a product is being posted for review. Moreover, as the OP took the time to carefully word choice #3 in the poll, and as those numbers bear out, this is...
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    Upgrade now or save to buy an 2018 Mac Mini?

    Where are you getting your information? If you mean fans revving from thermal throttling, this seems to have been largely resolved for the 2019 iMac. Not just citing my experience, but there are a number of online demonstrations showing the improved efficiency, including one running a huge...
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    Time+Space _ NI Summer of Sound _ K12 /K12U /K12U-CE ( Thru June30 )

    https://vi-control.net/community/threads/the-sample-library-box-metaphor-lives-on.82506/#post-4393749
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    The sample library box (metaphor) lives on!

    My guilt. I kinda sorta used to maybe poke fun at people who displayed all those boxes. Yet, I have a bit of nostalgia for it all at the same time. All in fun.
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    The sample library box (metaphor) lives on!

    Even as these look fantastically good to look at, it’s when skeuomorphism (or such attempts) in GUIs gets in the way that I get worked up. If some actually looked this good... But suffice to say I favor (good) interface design the same way I have come to regard the physical boxes themselves: flat.
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    The sample library box (metaphor) lives on!

    I gotta say, I miss physical manuals for those products that shipped with them.
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    The sample library box (metaphor) lives on!

    I meant no disrespect!
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    The sample library box (metaphor) lives on!

    Well... show up my clever post, why don’t you? Love it.
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    The sample library box (metaphor) lives on!

    This is all meant to be in good fun, though no doubt there’s some logic as to why it endures. Have you ever wondered why some digital content, especially sample libraries are depicted by select developers as being in a box? Indeed, the skewed perspective of rendered boxed packaging still...
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    Upgrade now or save to buy an 2018 Mac Mini?

    But there are SO many options available in between a 2012 Mac mini and a yet-to-be released Mac Pro, are there not? Advocating for expandability is certainly a viable argument, insofar as it is actually needed and will get used. But you know, I’m now using a new 2019 iMac, and even with its...
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    Upgrade now or save to buy an 2018 Mac Mini?

    There must be a name for this principle, like Newton's Apple Law, lol.
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    Upgrade now or save to buy an 2018 Mac Mini?

    Wow, I learned something as well, though am wondering if the later fusion drive, such as in my previous iMac was more the hybrid type (I too presumed they were as well). Anyway, here’s an older article I just found, not doubting the OP who actually has it in his hands...
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    Upgrade now or save to buy an 2018 Mac Mini?

    Yet I also hear you saying you’d desire more freedom in your workflow now, even as your pragmatic workarounds and future-proofing considerations are well-noted. FWIW, Nick’s input is worth it’s weight in gold. I come at this from a hardware processing standpoint, which is to also say imagine...
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    Swissonic keyboards?

    You’re welcome? But great! In all honesty, I was just supplying a link after doing a more informed search, as that brand name also rang a bell.
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    Swissonic keyboards?

    https://m.thomannmusic.com/swissonic_controlkey_88.htm
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    SSD's Overheating?

    I can only offer experiential observation, based on using three different types of enclosures the past couple of years: single USB 3.0 enclosures, a Blackmagic dock enclosure, and an OWC Thunderbay 4 enclosure with the fan removed. You might also do a search for user Babylonwaves, as he ran two...
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    Strezov Sampling presents AFFLATUS Chapter 1 // 1.2 Update feat. 18GB of new sample content

    I have not encountered any problems whatsoever using the Strezov site, neither on Friday after the above member posted, nor today (Sunday). So I am uncertain why the speculation about something I personally was not able to verify.
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    Kontakt GUI issue

    I did not see this thread until now, but already posted in the Komplete Kontrol beta thread, as well as sending a note to Spitfire. EDIT: I see this in Kontakt now, hence is it not unique to KK as I initially thought.
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    Sample Library Depreciation thread

    My apologies for veering somewhat from the point.
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    Sample Library Depreciation thread

    Do I have to choose appreciations and depreciations in two different locales? Can I put a different spin on this? My frequent interactions with, and imploring of developers in the past few years, has taken a different direction altogether as I go blind. Whether I have the options of trying...
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    Show me your d...esk

    Looks great, but that drink sitting in the middle of your gear is making me nervous, lol. Who makes this desk? I like the streamlined look of it.
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    Beware intransparency of the Spitfire Wish List Sale

    I do not suffer from amnesia.
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    Does anyone actually like or use phrase based orchestral libraries?

    Might I point to the obvious here? I think the OP might rethink how the thread title is being framed, since the real intention is to garner advice about specific products and potential purchases. The short answer to the question is: Yes. Yes. There are people who exist, who actually like...
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    Does anyone actually like or use phrase based orchestral libraries?

    I don’t mean to misrepresent the NI libraries, so to clarify: they are recorded phrases, in the sense that the rhythmic patterns are preserved, then further time stretched in Kontakt per your tempo needs (so yes, all tempo synced to your DAW). Of course you can watch an NI tutorial to get a...
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