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by astroman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Nord Lead 2 alike for Scope?
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Nord Lead 2 alike for Scope?

tbh I like the M56K (Motorola DSP, which is the core of the Nord and Access synths and Pro Fools Eventide algorithms) sound as a complement to Scope.
Scope is unquestionable 'better' in audible terms, but the variance is the interesting part.
It's another color on the acoustic palette ;)
by astroman
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Nord Lead 2 alike for Scope?
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Nord Lead 2 alike for Scope?

Yes, texture is a much better term to describe what's going on.
I simply like the one of that pre-Sharc ADSP 2101 (iirc) with it's 16bit fixed point math that runs in my Lexicon Vortex :D
(pretty much crap compared to Scope, but it's got character)
by astroman
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tech Report
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Tech Report

All NI stuff is based on one huge library from which all their instruments and processors draw. So this is a highly specific scenario - and it completely leaves out different chipset, memory and io configurations. In the end it breaks down to the same over simplified CPU spec figures we're already u...
by astroman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tech Report
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Tech Report

sorry to disagree, but using the polyphony of a single sampler as a DAW benchmark is pointless to even misleading ;)
by astroman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Nord Lead 2 alike for Scope?
Replies: 21
Views: 675

Re: Nord Lead 2 alike for Scope?

If it's a specific sound based on the synth engine (and not fx) then it's hard get the same out of Scope. Even if you copy the architecture of the patch 100%, the DSPs react very different. At least your're after a NordLead 2, the harshness of version 1 is close to impossible to match with Scope. My...
by astroman
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Solaris to PCI cards via spdif ?
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Solaris to PCI cards via spdif ?

righty right :D
by astroman
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How many PCI boards can you STDM ?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: How many PCI boards can you STDM ?

that reads like a reasonable solution :)
by astroman
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How many PCI boards can you STDM ?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: How many PCI boards can you STDM ?

since you already have all the parts, you could just try it out - the mobo's doc reveals details about system architecture. Most likely 3 PCI slots form the main bus and the adapted PCIe is part of a different bus. That's not a general nogo - I once used such a slot adapter successfully myself (it j...
by astroman
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Why still crack and bad noise even with awesome CPU... Response !
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: For crack and bad noise !

good find - he's stating the obvious, but in a nice and very compact way - great advice for tech beginners :)
by astroman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Most beautiful space image !
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Most beautiful space image !

Sorry @JoPo there are no pictures of the telescope - it looked quite like this one (except the tripod) https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/532974-premium-6in-f8-ota-in-usa/#entry7157147 But I didn't build it myself - that was the original plan and I finished to sand and polish the mirror glass succes...
by astroman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Most beautiful space image !
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Most beautiful space image !

@JpPo you would have thought 'wtf is that dude about...???' if you'd seen me lugging the telescope out of suburb :D It was a 2 step procedure: first the 'stand' which was a flat wooden chair with a rotatable wrench bolted to the top as a 'telescope mount'. Left it half a mile away in a field. Went b...
by astroman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How many PCI boards can you STDM ?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: How many PCI boards can you STDM ?

4 boards is what fits on a 'regular' PCI bus 2.0 and 32bit PCI 2.1
no idea how the brigded additional card will be handled in your system.
by astroman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 20th Anniversary on PlanetZ
Replies: 12
Views: 816

Re: 20th Anniversary on PlanetZ

me oh my oh... :o
never mind - still feeling young :D

cheers to everyone on planet z
by astroman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Most beautiful space image !
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Most beautiful space image !

Money was really short those years and (non-toy) telescopes were hard to buy anyway in pre-internet days. Today it's much easier and you can boost your rig with image sensors and use all the digital processing tools. But the view by eye has a strange beauty on it's own. My nick is in fact influenced...
by astroman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Most beautiful space image !
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Most beautiful space image !

@JoPo nice one 8) as a schoolboy I tried to build a Newton mirror telescope from scratch, starting with 2 disks of 6" diameter, 1" thick. Took weaks to sand the curve into the glass and polish the disk - when I was ready a student from the neighbourhood sold his telescope of same type an size... for...
by astroman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best Windows OS for Scope 3.1/4/5/6/7?
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

Re: Best Windows OS for Scope 3.1/4/5/6/7?

Can't help it, but XP turned out to be the least annoying flavour of that OS for me over the years... :D
(no sophisticated piece of tech, but does the job - quite stable since disconnected from i-net and nothing new gets installed)
by astroman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Phase Fixer or Sample Delay Insert
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Phase Fixer or Sample Delay Insert

I do it on recorded tracks in a similiar way, tbh I never ever used Phase Fix in such situations. (as dry and wet parts get a dedicated track anyway, I just shift the dry signal by aligning a location with a solid transient) Only takes a couple of seconds in SAW-Studio... one of the features for whi...
by astroman
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Phase Fixer or Sample Delay Insert
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Phase Fixer or Sample Delay Insert

Phase Fix also does a great job when aligning channels with external fx units 8)
(if one isn't using the 2448 Mixer, which has the feature built into the channel strip)
by astroman
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Quad Space Shepard Generator
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Quad Space Shepard Generator

Great 8)
this is as far as I got as a slap looser - on a P-Bass with flatwounds :D
https://soundcloud.com/anshoragg/slappadappa
by astroman
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy New Year and have an excellent 2019!
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Happy New Year and have an excellent 2019!

Happy New Year to all planetZers 8)
(years seem to age fast, the new one's already 3 days old...) :o