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  1. Well, I eat my words. It probably was the browser I used on the first try--I have some older hardware here. Not far into the music yet (major family outing here today) but what I've heard I like! Thanks for sharing.
  2. Not available in the USA? I don't do this very often and I could simply be doing something wrong out of ignorance of the platform. Any suggestions?
  3. Hi Greg, welcome to the world of Samplitude and the forum. You'll soon discover the wizard of Samplitude knowledge is our esteemed collegue Kraznet; his tutorials on all things Samplitude are the stuff of legends. Check 'em out at https://www.youtube.com/user/kraznet . Time well spent.
  4. Phil, Very moving. Thanks for sharing!
  5. Maybe I'm just lucky (or not so much so depending on your perspective), but this doesn't seem to be that unusual with specialty products like this. The forums for both the notation software and sheet music scanning and recognition (to get playable midi files) software I've been using for years before I ever started recording with Samplitude 9SE years ago seem to be going through the same thing. Very little, if any support from the companies themselves, and in one case, a seemingly completely abandoned support and development attitude. In all three cases, knowledgable concerned users provide the lion's share of the day to day support activity. I'm still a rank beginner with Samplitude, but I've made tremendous strides using it for the meager purposes that prompted me to jump in. So I don't have much to offer here.But I was, and am to a much more limited extent, quite active in the other two arenas. This forum is very much in that spirit, and I am most appreciative of the dedicated people, like Kraz, and the generally open, welcoming nature of the whole group. We all have a lot to be thankful for!
  6. Kraz, you are truly a blessing for us here. In more than one topic you come to just about everyone's aid. I filled a somewhat similar role in my company before I retired for all sorts of "engineering automation" applications, some procured from outside sources, others developed internally by one or another of the internal divisions of the company. So I have an idea of what it takes, and I think most of here certainly appreciate how much you do for us, practically every day. Thanks again!
  7. Contact ProService via email to open a support ticket, explain the situation. They'll give you more activations. There are many, many topics about this on the actual Samplitude Software topics forum.
  8. Phil, Nicely done. Thanks for sharing!
  9. I haven't done very much with tempo mapping in quite some time, so I really can't address your primary issue. However, to solve the immediate problem, why not bounce the mapped track, and slow down the bounced version for practicing?
  10. I'm far from being any sort of expert in the way Samplitude functions, but keep in mind that the fundamental objective of the software is that all editing is virtual: the underlying WAV files are not changed. It is my impression (from a couple of decades using this software) that these files are the containers for all those changes. This allows you a tremendous degree in flexibility for creating multiple versions, for exploration of different textures, including bits of one track with different versions of others, etc, with each separate version always editable back to the original without effect on others. It's one of the most powerful features IMHO.
  11. This makes perfect sense. Some of the other topics here address how the Independence license within ProX3 does not include its use within other hosts, only within ProX3. To do that you'd have to get a standalone license for Independence Pro. So if SF is scanning Indie during its startup, Indie will fail to start. I haven't yet used Sound Forge for anything other than just a quick look, but it started fine. Is there some setting in SF that dictates which folders it scans for VSTs that might be pointing to the Magix Synths folder? I'd doubt that any of the VSTs there would work with third party hosts.
  12. I may be going out on a limb here, but isn't that sort of a basic characteristic of Windows? How is the program supposed to know "what" to save if not based on which window has the current focus? If the plugin has the focus what does it save? The current plugin configuration; the current track plugin chain; the entire project?
  13. RE: Garritan Libraries for jazz I haven't done much of anything with midi for quite a while now, but my first foray into libraries years ago involved Garritan; "Personal Orchestra" and "Jazz and Big Band". At that time JaBB had quite a reputation for the brass articulations, making significant use of "key switching". Like I said, it's been a while, and I'm not sure what they're charging now, but at least for the brass JaBB may be worth looking at.
  14. Thanks for this! What always impresses me about your tutorials is how thoroughly and concisely you cover a topic. It must take a lot of time simply in planning and scripting each one of these, even the really short ones. We all owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude.
  15. Starter Edition. It is (or at least was, I'm not sure it's still available) a very lite version of the program. It was not very expensive and I believe there were many times you could get it for free through some music magazines. It's how I got started (back in version 9).
  16. Oh yeah. That's what your other post said as well, I just didn't interpret it correctly, or, more likely, it didn't click in my aging mind (big sheepish grin). thanks for the reminder
  17. I'm glad someone else responded here. I almost always record live inputs as mono tracks, although occasionally do record stereo sources: but in those cases I wouldn't be muting one of the inputs. The one thing that confused me about Bob's description was that when he muted the channel in the Roland software he not only didn't hear the channel but that it also didn't record. In my limited experience with all of the audio interfaces I've had the interface's "mixer application" only controls the signal to the interface's monitor (or selected) audio output, and doesn't affect the raw channel input to Samplitude, or any other audio software. So if using hardware monitoring (which I usually do), if you mute a single channel (say input1) in the interface's mixer, you don't hear it, but it shows on the Samp track input meter, and if the track is armed, records as well. I'm ascribing the difference to the Roland interface software, which I have no way to verify or disprove. But if the interface is indeed actually muting the input, then I've no explanation for why the track meter indicates a signal for that input.
  18. Are your loops audio or midi? If they're midi, although it may be getting too "granular" you could also try making the chord an object (cut right before it), then opening it in the midi editor and "stretch" the duration of the notes. If they're audio, and you have the Suite version, you try out the Melodyne audio to midi function first. I've actually bought the ProX2Suite-to-ProX3Suite upgrade right near the end of the last promotion (10/27), but it literally just arrived in today's post, and honestly I don't have anywhere near the time to even fiddle with installing it right now. Just what I need: new toys. Just thought of what might be another possibility along the one key chord approach. Quite a while back (I think I was only using Samp 11Pro at the time) I tried out a VSTi demo called Harmony Improvisator. That may still be out there, as well as other similar offerings. I really considered buying it, but I'm not much of a composer, and it really didn't fill a real need in the typical audio work I was doing at the time.
  19. Another thing that you might try is instead of using Spectral Cleaning, use the FFT Filter to create a narrow notch at the problem frequency, on the track or objects depending on how much of the track is affected. I've used that for bells and airplane noises in some of my homily recordings with good success.
  20. Not sure this will be much help, and I don't have Sequoia, so I can't give specific instructions. Also, the exact way of doing it depends on your operating system. What you're looking for though is the way to change the programs associated with the filename extension for the file type you want to open. I'm assuming that's .ENF. In Windows these are known as a "file associations". Try doing a search for that term. You'll be looking for something like "change file associations". If you tell us your OS, I'll bet someone can give you the exact commands to get there.
  21. I got a kick outta that, too! I wonder, though, just now many people "get it". Maybe more of this group, but I can think a few other places I've visited, and then abandoned, where it would just sail over the heads of most of the participants. Sure made my evening (it's been a LONG day). Thanks for that.
  22. I just got around to seeing this!! I'm still laughing! Helps me realize my weekend wasn't nearly as bad as I'd been thinking. Thanks for posting. PS I have some red-face memories from the year I spent in Chile on a "3-month" transition for a mining project a fair number of years ago. Didn't know any Spanish when I went down, and hadn't picked up much by the time I finally got to leave. Most of the time was dealing with process control computer-code, so the work effort didn't suffer, just my personal life. But my co-workers got a lot of entertainment out of my continuing, but ultimately unsuccessful attempts to come to grips with the language (to say I am linguistically incompetent is being very, very kind) and especially the idioms. My incompetency is well know (think high school french class: ouch just that memory is painful), and I never took any of the ribbing personally, which worked to my advantage. Made some good friends the time I was there because of it.
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