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  1. DaddyO

    VE pro 7 ipad app - anyone using it?

    There's plenty of information about what it does on Montreal Music's YouTube channel. But user feedback would be interesting.
  2. DaddyO

    VE pro 7 ipad app - anyone using it?

    I am also interested in the reactions of any users.
  3. DaddyO

    VSL SE Vol 5: Dimension Strings 1+2

    Special Edition versions historically have only been sampled in full tones, meaning half tones are supplied as transpositions of the full versions. The are usually fewer velocity layers, so if that is not true of volume 5 it would be exceptional. I presume the full version of Dimension Strings...
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    VSL SE Vol 5: Dimension Strings 1+2

    Yeah, that's interesting for those who last month jumped on the low upgrade price(s) for the new Synchronized Special Edition. What I like about the Synch. Special Edition is it's sorta fire-and-forget. For initial composition you don't have to mess with presets/matrices (VI Pro) or rack...
  5. DaddyO

    Best Use Of Two M.2 SSD's

    So it appears that everyone is saying the difference of an M.2 SSD, most particularly a PCIe SSD, over a non-M.2 SATA SSD is negligable when it comes to OS and the running of programs like Cubase, Dorico, VSL software, etc. That helps to have one's assumptions, ahem, clarified, or shall we say...
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    Best Use Of Two M.2 SSD's

    Unlike many, I do not do any audio recording, only virtual instruments.
  7. DaddyO

    Best Use Of Two M.2 SSD's

    Thanks for the comment, Tiger. So if I understand you correctly, you recommend I continue to use my current (regular) SATA boot drive, use the 600mb/sec SATA M.2 for my fastest load libraries, and the 3.5gb/sec NVMe M.2 for my slowest loading libraries. Is there no significant benefit for...
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    Best Use Of Two M.2 SSD's

    As part of a recent computer rebuild I added two SSD's: 1. Samsung 860 Evo M.2 SATA 2. Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe (PCIe) Currently I boot off the Samsung 860 Evo regular SATA SSD. I want to use one of the two M.2's as a boot/installed programs drive that will also host Microsoft OneDrive...
  9. DaddyO

    Has anyone used the "Visual Orchestration 3" course? Is it worth getting?

    I thought I remembered that Peter's wife was named Carol, so I checked online and it's Caroline. I exchanged emails with her with her after Peter died, telling her how kind Peter was helping me with some of my initial efforts at DAW and VSL. I add this to personalize the situation.
  10. DaddyO

    Synchron-ized Special Edition

    Hi Sid! You can add ANY patch to the final set of slots in the tree. 1. Click the plus sign at the bottom of the set, you will get an "untitled" slot. 2. In the browser pane, select "Patches" instead of "Presets" 3. Drag the instrument patch you want to stack into the untitled slot. 4. Save...
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    Has anyone used the "Visual Orchestration 3" course? Is it worth getting?

    I found Peter Alexander's courses quite helpful, though I haven't purchased this one. Buying one or more brings an added bonus of helping his wife, who is carrying on the business after Peter's untimely passing. Do read the course content carefully to see if you are using the resources around...
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    Synchron-ized Special Edition

    I just went ahead and spent the $160 to add the Synchronized Special Edition Bundle to my VI Special Edition Bundle. It was such a comparatively small sum for what you get, why not? I can use it for initial composition using Cubase Instrument Tracks rather than messing with Rack Instruments...
  13. DaddyO

    Suggestions Needed: ATX MOBO and CPU on $500-600 Budget

    Strictly budget. I had already busted. I'd have preferred NVME apart from cost considerations.
  14. DaddyO

    Suggestions Needed: ATX MOBO and CPU on $500-600 Budget

    Re-built my desktop this past week from the ground up, removed everything, cleaned everything. In order to make sure I kept things nice and cool, I decided to remove the middle 2.5/3.5 drive bay from the front, where it was reducing the effectiveness of my front fans. I also added fans top and...
  15. DaddyO

    Word builder reality check

    I bought EW Symphonic Choirs some years ago. After trying to get the Word Builder to work acceptably, I gave up. I took a class in phonetics in college (more than some years ago). I figure it must require a special gift or a PhD to get even acceptable word pronunciations for choirs given the...
  16. DaddyO

    Synchron-ized Special Edition

    Not sure if I'm understanding you correctly :), but unaltered VI instrument samples will not play in the Synchron Player, only the Synchronized Versions will do so.
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    Suggestions Needed: ATX MOBO and CPU on $500-600 Budget

    I finally placed an order this morning for components to "rebuild" my desktop computer. MOBO - ASUS Z-390-A CPU - Core i5-9600K RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 64GB 4x16 Exceeded my budget by a bit, got out the door near $800 including tax. I had to buy RAM because the DDR3 I have would...
  18. DaddyO

    VEPro 7 now available!

    Finally had a chance to install and begin to work with VEP 7; seems to be functioning well though I've hardly put it through it's paces. I really like the vertical alignment option for instances.
  19. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    Hmm... perhaps I'm looking at specs wrong. I'll have to revisit that.
  20. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    Definitely. My hand tremors (see earlier post) have settled down some. If I go this route, I'm toying with the idea of trying first to make the changes myself. Obviously that's better and cheaper, I just don't know any more if I can pull it off.
  21. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    I need more SATA connections (6, due to multiple SSD's) than most cheaper MOBO's, and I have a comfort zone with ASUS. I do thank you for your suggestion, though.
  22. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    The i7-4790K served me quite well in the five years since I built my desktop. My current pursuit has two contingency options because the CPU recently started shutting down suddenly and repeatedly with overheating errors. A repair shop got the same errors, and eventually it would not boot at...
  23. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    Edited to add: FYI, I use VSTi only, mostly VSL but occasionally Cinematic Strings 2, orchestral work only.
  24. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    I'm increasingly leaning that direction. There are some special life circumstances that could result in me losing any space for my desktop. I won't go into them here, but apart from that it makes obvious sense to spend $750 and have a computer that should stand up for the next four or five...
  25. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    On the desktop front I'd love to see comments regarding the following choices to upgrade my PC: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory This will cost me a bit over $600 in parts, and...
  26. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    Finally getting back to things after surgery. If necessary I am willing to replace the MOBO and CPU on my desktop. Bought a Noctua small form factor CPU fan to see if I can avoid the need. Meanwhile, I'm running a parallel course trying to see how well my laptop can do in case I have to go with...
  27. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    The problem is hardware related, and while the needed fix may be minimal, it's also possible it could also turn out to be more expensive to fix than I can afford. So before I embark on that, I want to know what my real options are. I know a number of people use laptops for DAW work, but I'm not...
  28. DaddyO

    Might Have To Move DAW From Desktop To Laptop

    I am having some problems with the desktop PC I built in 2014 that has worked fine until recently. These problems aside I have to prepare for the possibility of moving my DAW work to my laptop. This possibility presents raises some immediate questions. First, I have multiple SSD's, so I would...
  29. DaddyO

    VEPro 7 now available!

    My understanding from Paul's posts on the subject from the VSL forum is that the price will hold for a limited time after release. I could be wrong though.
  30. DaddyO

    FS: VSL Special Edition Vol. 1 Bundle + Alto Saxophone Full Library +eLicenser Key, $550 USD

    You might want to clarify if you will be paying the VSL transfer fee.
  31. DaddyO

    VEPro 7 now available!

    C-Wave, thanks for the heads up. I hadn't seen that post by Paul. Just looked it up on the VSL forum. It is good to read that there is still some optimism for a release in weeks instead of months.
  32. DaddyO

    My article on orchestral "sauce making"

    Thanks, Jay. Excellent, pithy presentation, very helpful for inexperienced orchestrators...like me.
  33. DaddyO

    VEPro 7 now available!

    I don't really remember what the 5 > 6 upgrade price was, but as a single license user 75 euros does seem a bit more...not sure. The kicker is for those who need multiple licenses. This is an extra expense both now and in the future, assuming this is a watershed policy change. I went ahead and...
  34. DaddyO

    VEPro 7 now available!

    Well, I completely agree with you. As I wrote in the thread on the VSL forum, the Epic Orchestra is a promotional giveaway, given in hopes that it helps create Synchron library customers. So if it's "included free," you already are not paying for it.
  35. DaddyO

    VEPro 7 now available!

    The Epic Orchestra is a separate download, so you do in fact have that option.
  36. DaddyO

    JBL LSR305 Pair or Steinberg UR22

    Pair of JBL LSR 305 studio monitors plus free Auralex Mopads and cables $189 plus actual cost of shipping (continental US only) Steinberg UR22 (original version) $89 plus 4$ flat rate shipping Both gently used. See details at https://www.sweetwater.com/used/account/listings (Mods, if for any...
  37. DaddyO

    Default visibility settings in VEpro

    It is a pain in the posterior. Does that for me too.
  38. DaddyO

    FOUND

    Hmm. It looks like it's resellable with zero transfer fee for owners who purchased the product new, as I did. I'll offer it for $35 if in fact there is no transfer fee and it looks like the process is not too involved.
  39. DaddyO

    FOUND

    What is the resell policy? I have Valhalla Room but no longer use it. It's only $50 full price. The discount is almost not worth the trouble, but if you can confirm that VR is resellable let me know.
  40. DaddyO

    Odd - After W10 Boot Drive Swap, Audio Interface Shows Fine, But No Sound

    This setting doesn't show in my "additional power settings." Perhaps you are used to W10 Pro? I am using Home on a desktop PC. I'll double-check those. What's perplexing is there was no problem with the device until suddenly things stopped working after cloning and migrating my C: drive to a...
  41. DaddyO

    Odd - After W10 Boot Drive Swap, Audio Interface Shows Fine, But No Sound

    Tried that, reconnected UR22, no change. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
  42. DaddyO

    Odd - After W10 Boot Drive Swap, Audio Interface Shows Fine, But No Sound

    Indeed. Thanks, whiskers. Why USB audio would work on a W10 laptop but not a W10 desktop is beyond me, given that it's definitely not a USB port problem. I'm toying with the idea of ordering a Steinberg U12 to see if there's something in a newer audio interface architecture that might deal...
  43. DaddyO

    Odd - After W10 Boot Drive Swap, Audio Interface Shows Fine, But No Sound

    I decided to test onboard motherboard audio using directly plugged-in headphones to see if it worked, and what do you know, it did. Hmm... doesn't that pin the problem down specifically to USB audio? And yet the UR22 worked with my laptop via USB. Bottom line, I might be able to avoid a new...
  44. DaddyO

    Odd - After W10 Boot Drive Swap, Audio Interface Shows Fine, But No Sound

    Okay, I have: 1. Updated the BIOS. 2. Completed a clean reinstallation of the current version of Windows 10, in case a Windows corruption was the problem. 3. Downloaded and installed all current drivers. 4. Checked my UR22 in Device Manager, everything looks fine. 5. Checked my Windows Sound...
  45. DaddyO

    Suggestions Needed: ATX MOBO and CPU on $500-600 Budget

    Does anybody know of a brand of feature-rich ATX MOBO's that aren't gaudy gaming boards? I know that's where the buyers are, but I don't need a bunch of flashing lights and gaudy covers.
  46. DaddyO

    Suggestions Needed: ATX MOBO and CPU on $500-600 Budget

    Thanks, wst3. I will post if this project moves along. And thanks for the suggestion about Jim at Studiocat.com.
  47. DaddyO

    Suggestions Needed: ATX MOBO and CPU on $500-600 Budget

    I need to replace my ASUS Z97 Pro MOBO from my 2014 build, and if I do that I might as well set myself up for the next four, five years. That means buying a new processor to replace my i7-4790K CPU as well. So far my work has fared fine using the cooler that came with my processor. I intend to...
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