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by astroman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Timeworks Mastercomp phase issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Timeworks Mastercomp phase issue?

I was very pleased with the STW MasterComp, but after adding SAW Studio's Levelizer to my workflow never used it again. (MasterComp is quite a DSP hog in softknee mode and I couldn't tell the difference anyway) Anwida Soft's L1V is an even better performer in THD figures, which are practically non-e...
by astroman
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Scope / S-C Reverbs
Replies: 20
Views: 1513

Re: Scope / S-C Reverbs

The stock reverbs of the S-C series are reincarnations of Warp69's former plugins - imho pretty good reverbs (dunno if anything except the graphics was modified) Early First (Paul Tanti) made some excellent reverbs (sold in versions with different resource requirements) I deeply regret that I only h...
by astroman
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: timeout waiting for acknowledge from dsp 0
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: timeout waiting for acknowledge from dsp 0

you need very (!) good soldering skills to mess with these multi-layer boards. I don't question Ripper has - just a warning to the unexperienced or those equipped with non-adequate gear... see below :D But in fact a worn out cap can trigger bizarre messages: my Pulsar One someday was commented to ha...
by astroman
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

still hanging around that climbing spot in my avatar, but the trousers need repair :D
Funny thing in this context: I once met another climber who was quite involved with FPGA technology.
Of course for industrial applications (where the money is...), but it's a fascinating theme.
by astroman
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

it's an interesting device for sure - the designer mentioned he got stuck with Sharcs at some point.
But he outsourced most of the implementation to fellows who know how to handle this stuff.
It's very different from CPU/DSP programming.
by astroman
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Midi notes hanging....
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Midi notes hanging....

Midi input may suffer from aging optocouplers or (same effect) if the transmitter doesn't produce enough juice. I can't use my iConnectivity interface to send midi to Scope, but the old Alesis ioDock works flawless. (same iPad, same Scope system, so no influences from OS) The iConnectivity works wit...
by astroman
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: What additional plugins are your favourites ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2460

Re: What additional plugins are your favourites ?

refreshing on a rainy sunday afternoon :D
by astroman
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aturia V Collection 6
Replies: 16
Views: 1531

Re: Aturia V Collection 6

Mr Arkadin wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:01 am
Many aeons ago I did a course on the CMI II (I think it was) so I might be tempted to remind me of the nightmare that was Page R (I assume they've included it).
Page R is my favourite midi sequencer, operated with a cheapo stylus on the iPad... :D
by astroman
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Can't find file for STW devices
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Can't find file for STW devices

oh, the never ending story of the hidden/system file attributes in the dsp folder... You dont't find that file because the name in he dialog is mapped to a different filename in the dsp.idx (text) file. The file is right in place, but got the wrong attributes which happens for obscure reasons. This ...
by astroman
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Has a RME pcie better Performance with vst Plugins?
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Has a RME pcie better Performance with vst Plugins?

RME cards (their Adat ports to be precise) would be my preferred choice to connect a classic Scope system running on XP or even MacOS9 to a 'modern' DAW under Win10. An Adat roundtrip is about 0.5 ms, which you may either neglect or easily compensate (since it's constant). Imho it's best of both wor...
by astroman
Sun May 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: What additional plugins are your favourites ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2460

Re: What additional plugins are your favourites ?

well, not commercial anymore... but the Wavelength synths were always (and still are) among my top favourites.
Iirc Mr. Arkadin collected them in the devices download section here.
John Bowen's ProWave is also very nice.
by astroman
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?

iirc it was 99 bucks, maybe 149 but definitely less than 200. @t_tangent nice you asked and even nicer that John wanted to have a look at it again. I wouldn't expect major problems because it's basically an optimized Modular patch architecture. On the other hand I'm totally puzzled by the difference...
by astroman
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Creamware A16 Power Supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Creamware A16 Power Supply?

I've mentioned it numerous times: imho the best PSU for the blue A16 is an original IBM Thinkpad PSU (16V, 4.5A) There are countless on eBay for a few bucks. Main advantage: the PSU has internal auto switch off if no load is connected, no need to unplug. Even better: the A16 has a very strange regul...
by astroman
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?

A screenshot doesn't help much because the architecture isn't self explaining in any way by it's graphic representation. It's worth checking the html manual (included in the download on SonicCores site, linked on previous page) Without the manual you're totally lost - succeeding by trial & error is ...
by astroman
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: SHARC DSP revision number
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: SHARC DSP revision number

@summer the 'newer' Sharcs have additional modes of code processing that perform much faster than the previous chips. There's also more on-chip memory which is quite important in Scope environment. Most new developements will take advantage of these features (which aren't fully exploited yet afaik),...
by astroman
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?

congrats for making it sound again :) Python is a favourite of mine, though I don't play much synths atm - it's stunning what this 'simple' architecture can create. It's based on that Modular patch, but in real life (handling) both have few to nothing in common. At least I never got anything compara...
by astroman
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Revival of Creamware Scope/SP from 2001 (15 DSP PCI)
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Revival of Creamware Scope/SP from 2001 (15 DSP PCI)

Keys are bound to the hardware (Scope card) regardless of the OS - upto version 4.x all keys also work in 3.1 and vice versa. On the Mac you don't really need an installer because there's no registry/driver stuff. Copy everything manually to it's destination would work, but that's of course more eff...
by astroman
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Revival of Creamware Scope/SP from 2001 (15 DSP PCI)
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Revival of Creamware Scope/SP from 2001 (15 DSP PCI)

if you're happy with OS-9 and experience no (disturbing) lack of performance, just stay with it.
Fans and PSUs on older Macs can be replaced with few effort. What exact model of the G4 series is it ?
(I recently revitalized a blue-white G3, and have a couple of Macs with SSDs etc)

cheers, Tom
by astroman
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Re: Wishing everybody a happy Christmas, Planet Z!
Replies: 26
Views: 1509

Re: Re: Wishing everybody a happy Christmas, Planet Z!

merry christmas and a happy new year to everyone :)
by astroman
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Boot up
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Boot up

if it's not a random error (some condition triggered the wrong number), this usually pops up with certain 'long delay dsp modules' (residing in the dsp folder), obviously related with specific hardware releases. I've had it with both 6 and 15 DSP cards and some reverbs (iirc) and could never make a ...