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Re: Mid-side lop-side

Voxengo msed is a good plug for decoding. :)
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:24 pm
 
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Re: Fix corrupted .cpr file?

Go to your "My steinberg" and file a support ticket:

https://www.steinberg.net/en/mysteinberg.html
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:29 pm
 
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Re: This will change..nothing

Fabio,

Can I dial in multiple people? Like a producer and script writer simultaneously to work with a V.O. actor?
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:40 pm
 
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Re: Komplete VSTi (or similar ??)

I have and often use Komplete. I forget what version I am on. Only gripes I had was phasing out a few instruments which they moved into kontakt. Session recall no more. Had to print the tracks after loading earlier version for archiving.
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:59 am
 
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Re: Komplete VSTi (or similar ??)

It is a rarity that I would use solely one instrument for a sound. There were times I had used a sole patch and I found the quality good. You have to know though that I am hyper critical of sound. If it sounds artificial in a way I don't like, I will move onto something else, but that being said, I find most sample libraries to sound fake, especially programmed drums. Can't stand programmed drums.

Anyway, I think kontakt is good. A loooooooot of people use it and there is a lot of additional libraries available for it. I think you want it but just need a nudge to pull the trigger. I don't think you will be dissatisfied, I wasn't and I would tell you if I was. Just what I wrote above.
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:59 am
 
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Re: Fix corrupted .cpr file?

So, it's been nearly a month and no reply. Is that a "no" or should I be patient? Should I try again?

I just don't know what kind of response time they have.
-I

Check the email address you have associated with your mysteinberg account. Maybe you have the wrong email address in there? If that's not it, I have no idea...

Blow up their mailbox with a explosive cucumber? That will get their attention.

Try P.M.ing a tech support mod too.
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:00 am
 
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Re: MCU Functions Expanded in 7.5

so is it safe to say that the MCU pro's are working well with C7.5 Hugh ?
Yes of course!


More than just an affirming "yes".

I'm loving it. Turning "monitor" on and off for channels. Tweaking things in the channels strip - which I mentioned somewhere else I'm using a lot more now that it's so easy . . it was soo tiny before for the mouse.
Also using quick controls more - for VSTis and other - Shift/Master gets me there in a flash.
It goes on . .

Damn . . . I'm sounding like Freddie H here . . . without the emoticons . .

Love ya, Freddie.

Hugh

unless I'm thinking about something else, you were able to enable and disable track monitoring by depressing the rotary pan encoder. This was prior to this change in 7.5
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:05 pm
 
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Re: Survey suggest Steinberg considering subscription model

I am more than prepared to "freeze" and no longer move forward if a subscription-based license happens.

Arguments can be made to how the license is now a virtual subscription, but it is not. My Steinberg licenses, if I bailed right now, will still be able to used right now till the day I die without having to fork over another cent.
My biggest gripe about a subscription:

#1: I refuse to be on the cutting edge due to reliability.
#2: I want to retain the licenses I pay for.

I am skipping Cubase 7 all together. Why should I pay for it or any other version when I will never use it?

I give the community a lot of kudos for adopting new releases and reporting all the problems. That is awesome, their choice, their money and to do what they want to do with it. It is not for me though I used to be that way.

I am a very easy-going guy and apologies if I seem negative. I am just putting my foot down on this. I will not follow Steinberg into a subscription-based licensing model. Cubase 6.5 and I can make a damn good record, do VO, ADR and sound design like the 24-track tape machine and rack gear I used for a decade. 6.5, it may be you and me for the long-haul.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:06 pm
 
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Re: free course "Critical listening for studio production"

that's surprising. Not knowing the exercises they gave you, I would think you would have gained something from it. Skills do take time to develop though.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:59 pm
 
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Re: free course "Critical listening for studio production"

Yes Tom. Everyone else on the course says how fantastic their 'hearing' is now since completing the course. The course covered everything that you would expect in 7 x weeks. I did all the exercises (about 2 x hours per night).

I was kind of hoping I would be able to hear lots of new qualities in recordings when I listen to my own CD collection. Like NEW elements would jump out at me !! But this is not at all the case.

As I say, everybody else seems to have improved tenfold :?

Paul, I agree with Steve, but maybe everyone else are prodigies! (likely not!)

If you remember the fundamental facets of what the course was hoping to show you you will gain a lot from it. Don't be discouraged. Things take time to become a part of you. I still am learning forever more even though I may have some staunch preferences! They became that way over a long time though.

In the mix is where this course should really benefit you. Making decisions based on what you hear in raw soloed elements on to an open mix. Your changes, optimizations and personal sonic signature to a sound you lay your ears on will continue to refine as you keep the experience of this course in the back of your head.

Cheers for completing the course and committing to take it too. You'll have nothing but gains from it.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:21 pm
 
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Re: Acoustic Guitar Recording

Alter your mic placement so your mouth is in the null of the pickup pattern of the microphone, assuming you are not using an omni. I've recorded players and you can hear them breath and it wasn't a big deal. One guys breath was staccato through his nose. :lol:
by Woodcrest Studio
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:27 pm
 
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Re: Dongle Durability

all of mine have cracks. I think I have 3. They all have lived behind the computer plugged directly in.
by Woodcrest Studio
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:42 pm
 
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Re: The UAD myth?

The "myth" was true back in the early days of the UAD...
...for years after it came out as well.
Seemed like they were the only company out there that knew
what a compressor should sound like.

Now a days the competition has caught up.


I agree with this too. I adopted uad plugins back in the uad1 days. Back then, I was really impressed by what they had and what they sounded like. I have since stopped purchasing their plugs in favor of competitor native plugins. Uad is an expensive platform, no doubt. Other options have come from multiple companies. No two emulations sound the same but they are in the ballpark of one another, which is fine with me. They still get the work done and it still sounds good. Hardware is perishable, more so than software and systems are more than capable of supporting native plugins these days. To me the uad cards are a dongle that becomes obsolete like digidesign systems of yesteryear that shared the same concept but digi systems kept your latency low where uad blows it up.

I still use some uad plugs in sessions, but it is only because I have been using them for years that it speeds up workflow due to familiarity. I wish I was 100% native though for simplicity.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:34 pm
 
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Re: Small buffers during tracking, large during mixing?

depending on the weight to the project, the sample buffers grow. Plugins add latency too.


I only experience GUI lags at higher buffers. Never experienced lag viewing or editing the timeline.
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:42 am
 
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Re: How do you 'Thank' people in the forum?

SYNC wrote:Skins? I'm waiting for the punch line on this one :?

But thanks :thumbsup: ;)


:lol:

Just trying to waken the dead forum society 8-)
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:20 pm
 
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Re: How do you 'Thank' people in the forum?

Oh, they are here. Lol its funny watching them hide behind their aliases. ;)
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:56 pm
 
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Re: 30th Anniversary, anything for loyal customers?

JMCecil wrote:5) The smarmy hipster they got to do those C7 kickoff videos just about gave me the impetus to switch to Audacity on FreeBSD


Ha! I was going to go back to tape! :lol:
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:02 pm
 
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Re: Hey guys. So what's new? Upgrading from SX3. Dinosaur.

Pet peeve: When you quote people, don't alter the words in the quote. I didn't write that.

This is the lounge, so I'm supposing there will be more latitude on how posts can be made.

Without wanting to engage in tit-for-tat discussion, I was merely correcting your misquote of me .

I would however auger that by definition your post(s) are trolling in nature; as you don't actually own the product, have never used nor even tried it and therefore have no genuine reason to comment.

Did you know that >> :P << means razzing/having fun? I'm really sorry you can't accept my opinion on cubase 7. I tried explaining how it was formed.

So, how about this one:

I know Joe. Is that is a genuine reason to comment? :lol:
by Woodcrest Studio
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:57 am
 
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Re: Is anybody here from the good old days? (yrs2000-2005)

slipstream02 wrote:Some of the funniest posts I've ever read on the net were in that old Forum.


Or at Nerg's!
by Woodcrest Studio
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:56 am
 
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Re: Is anybody here from the good old days? (yrs2000-2005)

If I can't remember the year I first came to cubase.net, does that mean I was there in the good Ol daze?
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:13 am
 
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Re: Cubase 8 - coming soon?

I think you missed it, or maybe I was hallucinating but the thread was locked and a lot of posts were deleted then the thread was reopened.

If a post offends you, click the report post icon.

Or

Have a little fun with some light hearted banter. :D
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:50 am
 
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Re: Cubase Update Stick And Carrot Game

Just one more reason why a subscription model is sensible. It gets rid of all the hype and nonsense related to new releases. Developers remain employed and can be allocated to useful activities such as bug fixes rather than be constantly bombarded with new features from sales and marketing used to sell the new release to maintain cash flow.

NO
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:48 pm
 
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Re: CUBASE 8 is JUNK!

foolomon wrote:Ah the joys of watching the masses who haven't a clue on what development of a truly complex application is like...

Where's Popcorn Cat when I need him?


HERE YA GO!

Image
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:13 pm
 
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Re: Cubase Update Stick And Carrot Game



The eLicenser software allows usage statistics to be sent to SB, you don't think this would allow "spying" as you claim would be possible with subscription software?

What does it matter anyway, if Adobe, Microsoft or even Steinberg monitor how people use their programs; it's all under license.

Really, even if my computer isn't connected to the Internet?
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:49 pm
 
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Re: Cubase Update Stick And Carrot Game

The eLicenser technology is no means of collecting data of any kind. It only serves the purpose of licensing.

During normal operation, the eLicenser Control Center is there to check the applications' licenses when said applications request a license check - without connecting to the internet.

During license download the eLCC checks the Activation Code and USB and/or Soft-eLicenser serial number(s) against the server to authorise the license download only.

During online sync and maintenance, the eLicenser connects to the server to perform six operations which are clearly reported to the user in the advance status panel.

Thank you very much for setting the record straight.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:09 pm
 
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Re: Vocal specific EQ?

A band pass filter only lets what is passed through. A full range signal with a bell, then reversed will attenuate the entire sprectum.
by Woodcrest Studio
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:46 pm
 
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Re: Vocal specific EQ?

I don't think you can pass multiple bands in one eq. I know i can bandpass dicerent regions in my sonitus multiband and uad prescision multiband by soloing sections. You would have to see what you can do with what you have. If there are multiple notches, I would lean toward a dynamic eq that uses nodes. Band pass subtraction as described here I have used to make space for another instrument. For instance, I would bandpass subtract a bass, just the lows where a kick punch would be to keep the remainder of a the bass.
by Woodcrest Studio
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:32 pm
 
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Re: Vocal specific EQ?

GlissEQ Review: http://youtu.be/P8OLIE8vGHE

Gets into the dynamic eq usage.
by Woodcrest Studio
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:38 pm
 
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Re: Vocal specific EQ?

I wouldn't worry much about linear phase. If you have to over-process the sound of a vocal where the eq processing is excessively smearing (min phase) or causing ringing artifacts (Lin phase) the vocal should be re-recorded with a different chain. That's going to be rare, well, I don't think I have ever destroyed a sound with multiband/dynamic eq unintentionally, even when I was a kiddo.

In the end though, if the vocal isn't cutting the mustard on its own, you can alter the adjoining instruments to aid in its place in a mix, fill it out with a triggered reverb that creates the body (parallel process), etc...

Technology has come a long way and if we didn't love and appreciate old recordings where gear was far inferior to what we have today (generally speaking), I would feel differently. Now lets record some lead vocals with a sm57 and get them to sit. ;-)
by Woodcrest Studio
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:54 am
 
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Re: Ducking a piano M/S signal when the vocal is on?

Compressing the signal that is feeding the side chain will add more stability and predictability. Doesn't mean that you will not need to ride faders though. :)
by Woodcrest Studio
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:31 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 6.5 the fastest and trouble-free Cubase?

6.5 here too. Works 24x⅞! Lots of love for it. :mrgreen:
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:10 am
 
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Re: Windows Optimizations-guide working with DAWs and plugin

Ditto! It better all be correct, or you.will pay for it! :lol: :P
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:54 pm
 
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Re: Vocal-leveling plug-in, nice

Plugins are great, don't get me wrong, but don't forget there's humaneness in someone's vocal performance. If you have a dynamic singer, the music sometimes should follow that. :ugeek:

just something to consider :-)
by Woodcrest Studio
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:06 am
 
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Re: +4 ... +8 ... ??

Alexis,

Those buttons/knobs on those plugins/physical gear are only for setting the meter scale reference. (+4 or +8 dBm equaling the reading of 0VU on the meter) They do not directly affect output levels unless you are using the meter to set the output level of the device.

Have a read:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may00/articles/digital.htm
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:04 pm
 
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Re: Where do you buy your single commercial tracks from?

I actually still like going to record stores and buying CDs even though they're dated, the media format that is.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:15 pm
 
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Re: Keeping it 24 bit

I would just work in the native format of the premaster (24bit ???kHz sample rate) and export it without dither, that is, unless you will hear an obvious benefit to upsample/SRC for higher fidelity.
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:19 pm
 
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Re: Keeping it 24 bit

It has been a while since I came across this, but I believe Cubase allows different bit rates in the same project, but sample rate should be the same. If memory serves, I converted everything to the native master format just for coherency using R8brain.


Another option that could work for you, instead of snagging people's stuff off YouTube, try freesound.org.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:05 pm
 
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Re: Keeping it 24 bit

There is another one I use, but I can't remember the name. Easy to search places like freesound and get it in wav format.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:31 pm
 
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Re: hybrid mixing

Yikes... This could be a can of worms for you.

1st you need to determine round trip latency (cubase out to dac, then through board then out the board's group bus back to cubase) make a temporary external effect with the I/O routing then ping it. Write down the latency then eliminate the external effect.

Assign the board's group output to dac input channels. In vst connections, inputs pane, create a stereo input that is set to the dac input channels you chose for the board's group.

Create a stereo audio channel in cubase. Select the stereo group input channel you just created in the vst connections.

Use the latency value you discovered in the temorary external effect to offset that channel. (Clock icon on the channel)

Create audio output channels in vst connections for your individual drum tracks. Route the output of your cubase channels to go to your board channels.
by Woodcrest Studio
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:47 pm
 
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Re: What does this mean?

"Fully assignable controls for mod wheel, pitch wheel, pads, knobs, faders, buttons, and transport control including XY pad with Mackie Control and HUI modes "

Description for M-Audio Code
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboards-midi/m-audio-code-61-usb-midi-keyboard-controller

I can assume, Mackie Control is specific to a Mackie external mixer (or is it a more general protocol/language thing?), but what is HUI?

mackie control is a protocol and so is Hui (human user interface)

In my experience, Hui is more generic and mackie control protocol is more tailored to the platform (software).
by Woodcrest Studio
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:48 am
 
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Re: DAW... with less errors...because it's a joke...

Welcome to the forum.

I'm sure if you posted your specific problems in the appropriate subforum and included your machine specifications, people here I would gladly help you.

You may need to curb your attitude in order for people to feel welcomed to help you. I see you're frustrated. If you really want help, you really need to let a little bit of that go. Otherwise you're just venting.
by Woodcrest Studio
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:28 pm
 
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Re: Mixing on Headphones - anyone with experience

alexis wrote:Oh wow, glad you are OK!


+1!
by Woodcrest Studio
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:21 am
 
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Re: Steinberg's dongle alternative coming

Hi,

My USB EXTENSION (from eBay costing 1GBP) arrived today. I thought this may be of help/use to others on the forum.

USB1.jpg

USB2.jpg
Just need to wait for the new dongle design to be released now. This and the extension lead should hopefully be a suffice and reliable combination. Hopefully the new release will be shortly after June.

Cheers,

Paul

Paul, I was looking at your pictures and I couldn't help but notice all the chewing gum wrapped around your USB dongle. what's up with that?
by Woodcrest Studio
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:07 pm
 
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