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by astroman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: XITE
Topic: XITE-1 PC CONFIGURATION REFERENCE
Replies: 94
Views: 55782

Re: XITE-1 PC CONFIGURATION REFERENCE

A little off-topic here, but I'm wondering where are the "low-hanging" gains to run VST stuff more capably/efficiently? In my own use-case I run a modest i5 processor (four core 3.2 GHz) with a fairly modest graphics card. Some things run blazingly fast even with multiple instances while other thin...
by astroman
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Devices
Topic: Weird device surfaces
Replies: 45
Views: 2806

Re: Weird device surfaces

... I have found his Ison EQ very useful in situations where I needed to rapidly audition some EQ schemes. It's more powerful than it looks, and a close reading of the manual is needed to get the best out of it. It's also kind of weird looking, but not as weird as some of his other stuff. I rarely ...
by astroman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Flickering meters on a16 ultra
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: Flickering meters on a16 ultra

The significant detail is ALL channel meters lit up, which is typical for re-syncing the unit.
Unfortunately this can be triggered by hardware and software failures equally, but it points away from the signal section of the box.
by astroman
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Devices
Topic: Weird device surfaces
Replies: 45
Views: 2806

Re: Weird device surfaces

They developed multitouch designs more than a decade before tablets appeared... :D
by astroman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: racktion eNews - Waveform to the Power of Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: racktion eNews - Waveform to the Power of Pi

Recently aquired one of those PI thingies on flea market for a tenner, mostly because it had the same CPU as my iPad.
Thinking: maybe gets me into ARM coding... but then reading all the Linux (sorry) rubbish and almost lost interest.
But hardware costs are ridiculously low atm.
by astroman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: [resolved] uncluttered switching Live and ASIO sources, or ASIO-like VDAT
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: [resolved] uncluttered switching Live and ASIO sources, or ASIO-like VDAT

definitely useful thinking... about the quick Scope live scenario versus the (in my case, too) unsolved recording setup.
In all those years still not solved, blame it to Mr. Lazy, who's attention is drawn away by 'sound' ever so often :D
by astroman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Levels For Powered Cabinets
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Levels For Powered Cabinets

Level doesn't matter (much) for a quality cabinet - it will react similiar on low and high volumes. But your ears won't be as trustworthy: their natural freqquency response is loudness depending. So the same cabinet will appear to sound different at different volumes ;) Some guitar cabinets may soun...
by astroman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: RME raydat AND scope connected together!
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: RME raydat AND scope connected together!

Yes, keeping things neat and focussed ... 8)
by astroman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PCI-e to PCI extender for Scope ( experiment going to be a solution :) )
Replies: 73
Views: 7302

Re: PCI-e to PCI extender for Scope ( experiment going to be a solution :) )

valis wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Or it's simply because 4 cards is pushing the hardware beyond what was feasible when this technology was current.
Afaik PCI busses are grouped in '3 slot units', sometimes 2 busses were fully exposed (6 slot design), but later a single external bus was more common, hence the 3 cards maximum.
by astroman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: RME raydat AND scope connected together!
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: RME raydat AND scope connected together!

The main 'feature' of the pre-HDSP RME cards (Digi series) is the lack of a kernel streaming driver.
They work fine with Asio, though - but no system sound of most streaming services and similiar.
by astroman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: STS 4000 x64
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: STS 4000 x64

... The real deal sounds best, where "best" might be matter of taste too. For sure it does for the "programs" they created for multisamples and the original hardware. I compared some EMU stuff from my ESI imported into STS. It transfers only the pure waveform, but skips any tweaks for filter, envel...
by astroman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does anyone still have my Finland show tracks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Does anyone still have my Finland show tracks?

kensuguro wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:36 am
WHOA!! Thanks astroman! I haven't heard these in 5-6 years!
you're welcome, Ken - it's just a tiny compensation for all the great ideas and music you shared over all these years 8)
(in fact I only had it on that particular CD, which survived by pure chance...) :D
by astroman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: A16 Ultra VS 2496 IO Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: A16 Ultra VS 2496 IO Box

yes, that's a reasonable decision :) That transformers story was a rare exception, though and only driven by plain desperation: drove me nuts that it soundded so great with headphones on and none of this magic could be recorded ??? The Pikatrons were a cheap purchase (spares from another project) an...
by astroman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does anyone still have my Finland show tracks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Does anyone still have my Finland show tracks?

probably refers to this post... ages ago
http://forums.scopeusers.com/viewtopic. ... and#p33966
at least there's a list of mp3 filenames
I remember some CDs in a box labeled 'planetz' as candidats... will look... found them, see below
(impressive work) 8)
by astroman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Minimax vs Behringer Model D MP3 guess who is who!
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: Minimax vs Behringer Model D MP3 guess who is who!

For myself Minimax is a single mono voice without effects, never used it poly or with those bells and whistles...
and Earinger is totally out of bounds :evil: :D
by astroman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: A16 Ultra VS 2496 IO Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: A16 Ultra VS 2496 IO Box

The A16 Ultra features 16 converters that are all synced to the same clock signal. You can set sensitivity and output level per channel. A balanced studio setup will deliver a better signal to noise ratio and prevent interference between devices. You may need to balance external devices by transform...
by astroman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: A communication error with Pulsar2 (brd 0) has occured.
Replies: 27
Views: 5874

Re: A communication error with Pulsar2 (brd 0) has occured.

I'd rather suspect the S/TDM connection
iirc you live on the coast of Croatia, salty air is nice to breathe, but quite aggressive to metal components ;)
did you check the offending Pulsar 2 as the only card ?
by astroman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Harmonizer or vocoder? Live vocal harmonies
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Harmonizer or vocoder? Live vocal harmonies

Vocodizer is one of the best live vocoders and very close to top analog gear in this domain (imho) :8 You can mix it with your 'regular' voice and achieve some harmonic effect, but the modulated wave heritage will always be obvious. For vocal harmonization you need formant shifting added to the pitc...
by astroman
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: PCI Overflow Problem
Replies: 75
Views: 4222

Re: PCI Overflow Problem

that was a neat explanation @valis 8)
by astroman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Modular Talk
Topic: Anyone got a VCS3 patch for Modular ?
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Anyone got a VCS3 patch for Modular ?

It's probably the access to controls and how they act/interact on the VCS surface. I just switched to the iVCS3 (as I'm typing on the tablet) and within minutes I had something similiar to the Pink Floyd sequence running and could dial it into a Canned Heat like Blues Shuffle just by osc3 slipped in...