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by astroman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Pulsar wont wok
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Pulsar wont wok

I'd stay away from recap, but just replace the fallen off capacitor at the blue mark. ;)
by astroman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Crackles in audio with Reaper
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Crackles in audio with Reaper

yes, a lot of reasons possible... starting with dirt/bad TosLink cables going to gear not liking some sync modes. If Scope is clock master, then the Adat converter must be set to slave mode, which may not work well. Or the converter doesn't slave well to the 44.1 rate - which I just recently experie...
by astroman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: How much does the Creamware a16 NON ultra suck?
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: How much does the Creamware a16 NON ultra suck?

Does that rule for the A16 Ultra too, or are these different design in regards of (switching) PSU regulation ? Both units are likely to be very (!) different in design, but I never had an Ultra myself. The original A16 has a very unique regulation layout - I don't have any clues about how it works....
by astroman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: How much does the Creamware a16 NON ultra suck?
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: How much does the Creamware a16 NON ultra suck?

The converters and the digital filter set are among my favourites - it digitizes 18 physical bits, but uses only the high 16 bits, so the result is much better than a regular 16bit converter. The lower 2 bits are always uncertain by nature. But the unit may suffer from heat wear over the years, so c...
by astroman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Babysitting Can Be Fun
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Babysitting Can Be Fun

nice capture of moments :)
by astroman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Micro ATX PCI expander
Replies: 16
Views: 2222

Re: Micro ATX PCI expander

Yes, and there's this urban legend of running out of boards with PCI slots... There is SO MUCH stuff available that you could still buy boards with twin PCI bussus (6 slots), some even new old stock :D (recently found a German site with the most exotic collection I ever spotted online) Of course su...
by astroman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any car people out here?
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Any car people out here?

I remember the 1st time I spotted a 57 Corvette... man, that thing is HUGE :o (they always look so cute on photographs) :D We have no speed limit in Germany on highways, but inner city roads are often small and overcrowded, it would be some challenge to drive classic 'US size' vehicles here. I'm tot...
by astroman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Micro ATX PCI expander
Replies: 16
Views: 2222

Re: Micro ATX PCI expander

Yes, and there's this urban legend of running out of boards with PCI slots... There is SO MUCH stuff available that you could still buy boards with twin PCI bussus (6 slots), some even new old stock :D (recently found a German site with the most exotic collection I ever spotted online) Of course suc...
by astroman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Pulsar wont wok
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Pulsar wont wok

It is not complicated, but has to be done with extreme care - some traces of the inner layers have interconnections that can easily be ripped off if you don't use proper solder and the stuff that makes solder flow.
I know because I once did... the job in a just too quick 'n dirty way :oops:
by astroman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Monitoring with Scope
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Monitoring with Scope

you may consider to split the setup into multiple mixers if you're controlling it from another surface anyway.
by astroman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Bells
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Bells

Python Pro (if available) would be excellent in this domain: the FM part is quite regular, but the fun starts when you feed back the fx section into the synth engine and it's resonators... 8)
by astroman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Intel C236 Build
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Intel C236 Build

best of luck, Jimmy 8)
you're reports are always refreshing to read, though I have to admit I'm more on the vintage side of digitolgy atm :D
by astroman
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Scope 7 Windows 10
Replies: 27
Views: 1772

Re: Scope 7 Windows 10

sorry for dropping a stupid question (too lazy to wade through all that M$ online stuff)...
If I get one of those modern superflyers that require Win-10, install Scope 7 and after that disconnect it from the net:
will it continue to work without contact to it's mothership or throw the towel one day ?
by astroman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Scope and XITE Development
Topic: looking into/modding existing devices ?
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: looking into/modding existing devices ?

... I would imagine locking the SDK down was a necessity when people like Timeworks, Brainworx and so on became interested in the platform. But that's just off the top of my head, I have no internal knowledge of such things and will defer here to anyone who is more informed and experienced... it wa...
by astroman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Devices
Topic: Initial release of UM-1280
Replies: 52
Views: 13057

Re: Initial release of UM-1280

better late than never - this completely slipped under my radar
... and just blew me away :o :D
by astroman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: STS Talk
Topic: Recording into STS sampker
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Re: Recording into STS sampker

I used it on my old XP box in 32bit mode, which is off inet.
But in general I prefer the free Wavosaur sample editor for such tasks, it's very efficient to preprocess recordings and snip pieces from them. Worth checking out ;)
by astroman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Scope 5 still available?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Scope 5 still available?

Scope 5.1 isn't a freebie... but from all I've read here about Win-10 Scope 7 is the way to go, seriously ;)
(even if you have to wait a moment, otherwise you'll run into trouble sooner or later... imho)
by astroman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: STS Talk
Topic: Recording into STS sampker
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Re: Recording into STS sampker

I never used an STS Sampler for that purpose, but just tried with STS 3000 in Scope 5.1 anyway:
records 1 stereo file, the dual mono seems to be an import feature in particular for Akai CDs.
by astroman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: VDAT additional tags available ?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: VDAT additional tags available ?

I have a hardware BRC (and a spare one), read the Alesis manuals and really like the thing. Even got it working on a dedicated system (at least to a degree) The Alesis communication is serial sysex data over a RS232c (9 pin) cable - and that seems to be it's weak point: for whatever reason sync may ...
by astroman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: VDAT additional tags available ?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

VDAT additional tags available ?

When VDAT creates a virtual tape, there's this vtp textfile with just a lonesome filename tag (location on disk) Maybe there are more available ? Imho it's not completely beyond reality as the device mimics the Alesis BRC very closely (together with the VRC). So before starting the exercise of an au...