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Bren Gun

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  1. Good to read. Did you do comparison? If yes, what are the results?
  2. I had used many different DAWs (all or most but FL Studio and Ableton Live) (even some free ones) and am a very critical person, so I saw certain things that could be better here, better there, etc. I was very serious about my DAW handling MIDI, audio and notation and in such a manner that would not hinder me, and I wanted to work inside one DAW as much as possible, while the DAW had to be light enough (regarding system resources) to use. At some point, as it appeared as if Sonar, which I was using, seemed to get too bogged down resource-wise, I looked around. I researched SAWStudio at the time and it is probably the lightest I came across, but it was lacking in other important matters, while I didn't care much for the GUI. The next in line was Samplitude: not as light as SAWStudio yet still lighter than others is what I found, and it had the features I wanted generally (except for decent depth of notation capability). It still seemed better than the rest. Mmmmm-mm, how I enjoyed certain previous versions of Samplitude. (Now, I'm pissed off, because I'm having certain trouble with Pro X.)
  3. Hey clopin, I'm glad you're happy you got it. This will be my main DAW in the future too. After I get certain business taken care of, I'll get rid of the demo (which I have tested exhaustively a while back) and probably get the standard version (since I won't be using some stuff anyway). Then I will probably upgrade to the professional version later if I think it necessary (mainly due to more submixes and auxes). You can count on it you'll get lots of good help around here. Good luck with your learning.
  4. How could I not have seen that....? Thanks, Bren
  5. I requested this in the Beta forum recently as the toolbar2 changes the mode but doesn't reflect the state - probably Ver11 I believe its because the buffers don't get flushed as they should. Making the buffers smaller makes the effect smaller. Again this is known.Cheers M Thanks, Martin. Sounds good. I recall in SONAR there was an option to restart the audio engine just before playback (or something similar) so there would be no leftover buffers or the likes. There was also an option to let all effects tail out when playback stopped (I noticed upon stopping there is always immediate silence). I haven't seen any specific dedicated options in Samp regarding these, but maybe I overlooked.
  6. You can also drag the file out of windoze explorer directly into the VIP. Yes, sluggishness in the File Manager MAY be due to your system, but the FM shouln't be slow. Greg Thanks, Greg. Good tip. But the downside of that is that you could not easily preview the highlighted file just before import. It was my wish to quickly see a list of files and audition them to pick the right one quickly. I find this very handy if one has many samples of a particular sound/instrument. I guess it'll just be the File Manager then. Bren
  7. Hi. Is it possible to automate plugins? Example: I want to apply a sweeping EQ (with certain parameter values) during a certain time. I was under the impression the 'FX' button in a track (near Volume and Pan automation buttons) would allow me to add automation for plugins, but it gives me routing options and the likes.
  8. Hi. I've checked the downloaded manual, but it doesn't seem there is sufficient info on it. Of course, it is an easy thing generally, but I want the specific detailed facts. It's about the information all the way on the left of the status bar. I presume the values here other than 'Disk' are about CPU(s) and effects or overall DSP. It just seemed a bit high to me, nearing values of 50% and 60%. How should I exactly read the values of the parameters? Is there an alternative in the program itself to show two CPUs (dual-core)?
  9. I don't know Samp 7, but going by what I know at the moment I bet you can find it under options, under something that looks like keyboard and/or mouse shortcuts. I think you would find a 'mousewheel' tab.
  10. Hi. I figure I put a few questions into one thread. 1: It seems the File Manager is kind of sluggish: when activated, it sometimes takes pretty long to load. I reckon this shouldn't be the case, as it's just supposed to show a list. Is it because of the program, or because of my computer system (or both)? 2: Is it possible to import stereo files as split mono (to two tracks)? 3: For some reason, I can't preview audio files when using 'w' to import (in the import window). The buttons are greyed out, no matter what. (I'd use the file manager where it does work, but, as said, loading is slow.) 4: Is it possible to show in a toolbar whether 'loop' is on or off? I don't want to hassle with the transport just to see the loop button. 5: When VST instruments and MIDI objects are played back, and playback is stopped in the middle, and I go back to the beginning of the project to play it back from start, the ending from where it stopped continues upon playback, even if it stops again, as it has to totally die out first. Is there a way to totally restart every playback without these "leftovers"? (Maybe a buffer size thing or something like that? lol. Im trired/)
  11. Thanks, Frank. I think I understand you correctly. I guess I'll play more with the program.
  12. Hey guys. That is exactly what I mean: when playback is not active and you scroll, the cursor stays centralized and moves along. It kind of disorientates me, as I expect it to stay where I put it. I only want it to move if I tell it to. It kind of feels like the user has to serve the program, instead of the program serving the user
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