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by astroman
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit
Replies: 33
Views: 3508

Re: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit

it's been > 5 years... they all look very similiar, maybe 45CS - it was one of the first such units 150€ back then. I was quite p*ssed by the 30 Watt burned in the graphic unit for a plain 2D display - needed a fan (or a non-standard cooler) But iirc it scored 15 Masterverbs. If VDAT had been more s...
by astroman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit
Replies: 33
Views: 3508

Re: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit

good thought - years ago I had a Foxconn mini-itx Atom board with a single PCI slot that delivered superior bus performance. (should be cheap today, add memory, a plug ATX power regulator and a 12V 80 Watt source, a slot extender to mount the card 90 degrees turned, a small rack, and some TFT) Iirc ...
by astroman
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lan switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Lan switch

... and as long as the communication is ONLY between the 2 studio computers the HousePC traffic won't be routed across the switch.
sorry, my bad above ... lost scope :D
the default gateway of the LiveBox is only engaged when the destination is outside of the local subnet
by astroman
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lan switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Lan switch

A switch does only what it's name implies: it switches data packets between cables. To where packets are directed is the job of a router (currently your LiveBox), which attaches the proper path to the data. You could run such a router on one of the PCs, though... but it's a tricky thing, highly unre...
by astroman
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Devices
Topic: Create wavetable
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Create wavetable

imho Vectron is more into the wave-sequencing direction (like the Wavestation), not wavetables the PPG way. It sounds similiar for the basic sounds are based on that famous Waldorf wavetable set. Some years ago someone posted a huge amount of single cycle waveforms that could be loaded into Vectron ...
by astroman
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: De-Vice' Plug-ins AVAILABLE HERE BY DONATION
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: De-Vice' Plug-ins AVAILABLE HERE BY DONATION

ISON has always been my favourite EQ - and that means something for an EQ-Avoider by nature ;)
by astroman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Exporting key file.
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Exporting key file.

the file is named allkeys.skf and resides in the directory 'Your Scope folder'/App/Bin it's a regular textfile, so you could even store it (printed) on a sheet of paper ;) Do you still have "allkeys.skf"? Since version 5 it's actually "keyfile.v5". yes, I still run Scope 4 on XP (off the net) and h...
by astroman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Exporting key file.
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Exporting key file.

the file is named allkeys.skf and resides in the directory 'Your Scope folder'/App/Bin
it's a regular textfile, so you could even store it (printed) on a sheet of paper ;)
by astroman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Theory why STS cant be made to work reliably on x64
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: Theory why STS cant be made to work reliably on x64

I never got into the Akai mode (still have an EMU ESI32) but share a lot of Bud's points. On the other hand my way of thinking is too (economically) rational. It's a tremendous effort with only low expectations of cash flowing back. I have similiar thoughts about my favourite never-happen-project: a...
by astroman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The end of an era
Replies: 61
Views: 4805

Re: The end of an era

did you check this one ? https://www.squest.com/Products/MidiQuest_iPad/Instruments/RolandJD-800/index.html (kind of expensive, but sysex is a very special case and customer base is limited) I've tried their Kawai XD-5 (drum synth) editor and it worked quite well. The XD-5 is one of my few hardware ...
by astroman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: V7 is different how?
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: V7 is different how?

which it always did very well - it's more important (and even more respectable) that old hardware is still supported and they didn't leave out WinXP. Who else in the pro-audio gear market had the balls to dare THAT ? On top of cake SDK was opened for everyone. I may not post as much as in earlier Sc...
by astroman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TC Powercore is canceling the support for its DSP hardware
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: TC Powercore is canceling the support for its DSP hardwa

I bought a Powercore for 39€ one night ... (probably was a typo of a 139 figure, snatched it en passent) :D It didn't get much use, but I liked the 1176, ClassicVerb and EQSat. The Virus is a nice synth because it sounds so very different from Scope synths. But one thing it does smarter: all control...
by astroman
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: routing help GAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: routing help GAM

well, this suggests that you already have a recorded bassline. In that case you can apply the BAM process as described, just take care of the Asio latency. If the tracks aren't perfectly aligned, you'll loose much definition. I like Celmo's plugins a lot, but never got warm with the BAM on bass - it...
by astroman
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eventide H9000
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Eventide H9000

I have a good share of the classic Eventide algorithms (originally by Wave Mechanics now known as Soundtoys) on a bargain Pro Tools TDM system. The 12 DSPs can feed a lot if instances/tracks and integrate well with Scope, either by the Digidesign Adat Bridge or with one of their converters. Sound is...
by astroman
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: routing help GAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: routing help GAM

the most effective way is to record the dry signal with a good(!) DI-box or instrument input of an interface and on a parallel path either the amp/cabinet simulation or the amp sound by microphone. Bass is more tricky in this domain if you're after a typical Rock bass sound, which is the biggest cha...
by astroman
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Hardware Error (Ram failure) on Pulsar One - solved
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Hardware Error (Ram failure) on Pulsar One - solved

well, it's been some time since my 1st Pulsar complained about a 'Ram error' and didn't initialize anymore. As this card carries most of my licenses, some even unrecoverable, it was a pretty pity. I even bought a heatgun to replace the chips, but never dared... Anyway, inspecting it closely revealed...
by astroman
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SpaceF 2018 (Ambient Delay // Echo 4 )
Replies: 52
Views: 5703

Re: SpaceF 2018 (Ambient Delay // Echo 4 )

I already like it before I even heard the thing, congrats Mehdi :D
by astroman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: how to make the ultimate solo
Replies: 11
Views: 2487

Re: how to make the ultimate solo

great piece of humour - and I learned a lot :D

cheers, Tom
by astroman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: minimaX \o/ Pulsating

interesting concept - very organic sounds, amazingly versatile.
well done :)

cheers, Tom
by astroman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: a couple of studio photos
Replies: 38
Views: 4608

Re: a couple of studio photos

by chance I found that those 'Tatami' japanese floor matresses have excellent acoustical features if used standing as shields or right at walls.
Not cheapo but usable in a lot of ways - and they look good.
Congrats Gary for the new location 8)

cheers, Tom