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Silent Sky

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  1. Yeah that option doesn't look to be available in Samplitude Music Studio. But you can add a click track manually: add a MIDI track with one measure, and add the notes for the click. Use a closed Hi-Hat sound and maybe accent the "1" with a cowbell or something. Then click on the object in your MIDI track and use the menu option Object > Edit > Build Loop Object to drag the length out to the length of the whole song.
  2. Have you downloaded & installed the very latest driver for your interface? Have you selected the ASIO driver in Samplitude (Y key > System Devices > Audio System)? Have you tried increasing the number of samples for the interface in its control panel (which may increase latency, but improve stability)? Have you tried changing the value for the VIP Object Buffer in Samplitude?
  3. After posting this last night, I realized I still have my DVD installation media (which includes 9 DVD's of Independence Libraries) from when I purchased Samplitude Pro X Suite (the first "Pro X" version of Samplitude) several years ago (I have since always just purchased the download version without the DVD's). I chose the option in Independence to install from the DVD media and have been popping in each disk when prompted. So at least I don't have to download 70 GB worth of data (although I'm sure the downloads are compressed, they would still take forever on my slow-ish Internet connection).
  4. I have Samplitude Pro X4 Suite and decided to try and play around with Independence a bit (I do mostly audio and very little MIDI recording). I was prompted to download the Independence libraries, but it says they are 70GB in size. I was wondering if there's a smaller library file download with just a basic smattering of instruments, rather than the full 70GB library. I'm not even sure if I'll end up using this very much, so I don't particularly want to use up that much free disk space on something that may go unused.
  5. You would need to insert some tempo markers. Just search Google or the forum for "tempo marker" and you should find what you're looking for.
  6. BTW, I'm glad to hear they brought back the Take Manager. Removing that had practically made Samplitude Music Studio unusable for any serious recording work.
  7. Go to the Magix support portal at http://www.magix.com/us/support/ andlog in. You'll have to register for an account if you don't already have one. From there, just follow the Technical Support links to submit a ticket.
  8. The Take Manager used to be in SMS, but then they removed it. Are you sure they've brought it back in the latest version? Have you tested it in the demo?
  9. Set your Snap to Grid to Bars and Beats, and select a range that includes your sample/s that is the length that you'd like to make your loop. Then use the Track Bounce dialog to bounce the selected range to a new object in your VIP. Then, you can loop that new object and it will be the correct length.
  10. Here's a quick tutorial I put together for using Strip Silence to edit Tom tracks: http://support2.magix.net/boards/samplitude//index.php?showtopic=25769
  11. Correct, and another short-coming is that the Mixer Insert slots are post-fader, which causes problems for noise gate, compressor, and drum/sample replacement plugs. But you can work around that by putting those types of plugs in the Object Editor instead of the Mixer, which is inherently pre-fader.
  12. Yes, they share same basic interface, just some of the more advanced features are missing. But in general, it's like using the same program. I actually ran my project studio using Music Studio for a few years before upgrading to the pro version of Samplitude. And even then, I didn't technically feel like I had to--I just wanted access to some of the more advanced features and plugins. Another benefit is that you can get the pro versions of Samplitude at a reduced upgrade price if you own Music Studio.
  13. Sorry, but to add to the confusion, there are actually TWO current consumer versions: "Magix Music Studio" and "Samplitude Music Studio 2013". "Magix Music Studio" appears to be a lite version of "Samplitude Music Studio": http://www.magix.com/us/samplitude-music-studio/
  14. You must be referring to Samplitude Music Studio 15, which is one of the "consumer" versions of Samplitude. At the time SMS15 came out, Samplitude 10 was the current version of the professional version of Samplitude. The current version of the consumer version is Samplitude Music Studio 2013, which was just recently released. To learn more about the sordid history of the consumer versions of Samplitude, go here: http://silentsky.net/wordpress/archives/161 ...or for details on the latest version, go here: http://www.magix.com/us/samplitude-music-studio/detail/
  15. Wow, I expected it to be gone from lite-weight "Magix Music Studio", but the Take Manager is also missing from Samplitude Music Studio! I'm running the trial version (of SMS2013), and there's no way to access the Take Manager anymore, even though there are still references to it in the manual!
  16. Yes, definitely a silly thing to do. I mean, why purposely cripple/hinder the performance of the application, when performance is not a "feature", at least from the user's perspective?
  17. Yeah, I saw this, but it looks like it includes the more stripped-down "Magix Music Studio" version. I've never messed with Music Maker, but have always been curious about it. I assume it's more for loop and sample-based production, rather than multi-track recording--is that correct?
  18. It looks like Magix has released a couple of new versions of Samplitude lite--Magix Music Studio and Samplitude Music Studio 2013. Magix Music Studio looks pretty stripped-down, and has some serious limitations, such as 16-bit only recording, and only 2 effect insert slots per channel. Samplitude Music Studio 2013 looks to be the replacement for Samplitude Producer 11.5, and is pretty robust: 128 tracks, 24/96 recording, etc. Check it out: http://www.magix.com/us/samplitude-music-studio/ These are a great (and affordable) way for people to get their feet wet with Samplitude without fully taking the plunge.
  19. Hi Greg, that's a perfectly legitimate question. I'm only saying--I work for a software company, and rarely are the people who work the booths at trade shows very knowledgeable about the technical side of things. They're usually salesmen with a few "tricks up their sleeve" to show to potential customers.
  20. I wouldn't judge the product based on the guys at the trade show booth (who are probably salesman rather than technical types) being reluctant to answer questions that may have been over their head. We'll all just have to wait and see until the reviews start rolling in from actual end users.
  21. Yeah, this seems to be the real deal. Behringer have dumped a ton into the X32 for R&D, quality control, etc., and they seem to be betting all of their chips on it. It seems like their quality control has gotten better, too, the last few years. They're now offering a 3-year warranty on pretty much everything, and they've got their own new service center here in the States to back it up (as opposed to outsourcing their warranty repairs). Also, some retailers (such as Sweetwater) are now carrying their products, which to me says they have more confidence in their quality than before.
  22. I'll echo the comments about TotalMix--with TotalMix, you can send any playback channel to any/all physical output pairs. Just click on the output pair in TotalMix (bottom row when all three rows are displayed), then set the level of the playback for your stereo master output (second row when all three rows are displayed). For example, I've got a Multiface. The stereo master output in Samplitude is set to Multiface analog outputs 1-2. I've got the S/PDIF output of the Multiface connected to an RME ADI-2, which is my main D/A for monitoring. So, to set the playback level for the S/PDIF out, I simply click the S/PDIF output pair in the bottom row in TotalMix, and then set the level of playback 1-2.
  23. I doubt that anyone would know (or remember) the source levels for the presets. If you're inserting Ammunition as a plugin at the track level, maybe just throw a gain plugin (such as the free Sonalksis FreeG) in front of it, or use the Input Gain/Trim knob in the Mixer, and push the level going into Ammunition more or less to see how it responds. Or, if you're putting Ammunition on the Stereo Master bus, you could simply use the track fader.
  24. I mostly only do audio recording in Samplitude, but recently I was working on a project where I had 3 MIDI tracks: one for Drums, one for Piano, and one for Strings. On each track, I would load Vita as the VST Instrument, and choose the voice I wanted to use. However, when I would try to Solo one of these MIDI tracks, it would continue to play all 3 of them (as if all 3 had been solo'd). In order to truly solo one of them, I would have to click the Solo button on the one I wanted to hear, and then click the Mute button on the ones I didn't want to hear. So, I've got a few questions: Is this normal? If so, how are you supposed to solo a MIDI track? If not, what would cause this? Just a thought, but when you use Vita on multiple tracks, is it really just loading up one instance of Vita and playing all of those tracks through it, maybe to save CPU resources? Any help would be appreciated. Like I said, I don't work much with MIDI, so I'm sure I could be missing something obvious here.
  25. Not anymore. Apparently the new Universal Audio Apollo interface/UAD Card lets you track with plugins! I've got a friend who bought one, and he's loving it.
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