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  1. HI @Sarband I just tried doing what you described and it worked as expected here on Sam Pro X5 version 208. My process was to start with the already included 8 MonoTrack 8 IO template. I armed all tracks making sure inputs were correct (already set to 1-8 on my interface). Signals registered fine. From the menu dropdown list, I selected File/More/Save Project as Template. I closed Sam and reopened selecting my newly saved template. VIP loaded armed and ready. I test recorded and all worked properly.
  2. Sorry, I don't have an answer but you might read through this thread as it pertains to your inquiry: Working with Solo Modes & the Monitor Bus - Pro X5 - Tutorial - Tips&Tricks - MAGIX Samplitude & Sequoia Board
  3. ANSWERED: Upgrade to Independence Pro Premium Suite VST from limited version in Samplitude Pro X5 Suite - MAGIX VST Plug-ins (English) - MAGIX Samplitude & Sequoia Board This should be a sticky in this forum!
  4. @Sean DiMaria Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! This should be a sticky at the very least - in this forum, the Independence forum, and the Beginner forum. In reality, MAGIX should have made this crystal clear from the beginning!! I followed your Option 2 and it worked like a charm. Cheers!!
  5. @Sean DiMaria Did you ever get this sorted? Purchased the Pro Premium Suite back on Dec 5th and still have not been able to get the stand-alone version working. It is very confusing and Magix has failed to provide a clear and precise process for making it work. I have tried every variation and install sequence I know to try and have gone from Magix rejecting the serial number provided on Activation to a generated code and redirection to BestService.com only to have it tell me it is Invalid, to the Activation button in Independence/Preference/Activation button just disappearing when clicked to now there not even showing an Activation button.
  6. Has anyone here succeeded in Activating the Pro Premium Suite that contains the Standalone and Live capability alongside Pro X5 Suite? You've probably seen my Activation thread but just wanted to report here that I've uninstalled X3 & X4 Suites, have tried both the 3.5 & 3.6 version downloads but cannot find any combination allowing my to activate. Fortunately, I still have all the instruments (not on the C: drive) so I haven't had to reinstall those. Everything works GREAT within Pro X5 but absolutely no success outside the Sam. I'm still waiting on a response from Pro Service. ANSWERED: Upgrade to Independence Pro Premium Suite VST from limited version in Samplitude Pro X5 Suite - MAGIX VST Plug-ins (English) - MAGIX Samplitude & Sequoia Board This should be a sticky in this forum!
  7. Anyone?? I have tried both version 3.5 & 3.6 and neither will allow me to Activate. All instruments are available/usable within Samplitude Pro X5 Suite. They load, edit, save, and play great. But neither the standalone nor the Live versions allow activation. I can get to BestService but the Code generated within the Standalone version isn't Valid when trying to register.
  8. Agreed, but then again, there a lot of things MAGIX should address.
  9. On sale today, I purchased the Independence Pro Premium Suite which allows me to use it in Standalone mode, in the Independence Live host, and in my other DAW's. Independence installed fine and recognizing my earlier installations and libraries and show in my PC's Start Menu and open just fine. But it will NOT activate utilizing the Serial Number assigned when I registered in my Magix account. I have Samplitude Pro X3, 4, & 5 Suites currently on my PC and all run fine. ALL instances of Independence show the current Version All content is available opening in Samplitude as expected but not in the Standalone or VSTi versions in my other DAWs (because I cannot activate it yet) - these remain in Demo mode. I have emailed ProSupport but thought I would ask here as well: Have any of you succeeded activating Independence Pro Premium Suite post Samp ProX Suite installs? Good Lord, could this really be any more CONVOLUTED???? MAGIX, REALLY!?!?!? So, the download in my MAGIX Account isn't the the Suite version, it's just the Pro version even though I registered the Serial Number for the Pro Premium Suite THEY assigned!. I RE-read some other threads remembering seeing the size differences in the installers - the one newly registered in my account was 117MB. So, I RE-downloaded the installer (433MB) from ProducerPlanet.com, MAGIX's brilliant sound/instrument site. So, now there's a MAGIX E-License Manager that generates a new code each time you try to activate it and directs you to BestService.de/registration to generate a Response Code. I have an account there already with the same email as my Magix account so maybe there's hope - NOT. I log in and select Registration, enter the Serial Number / Registration Code, and it tells me neither is valid. GOOD GRIEF!!!
  10. Sorry, I do not know. I have neither Logic nor EXS24.
  11. Independence Pro Standard £54.99 -> £13.74 Independence Pro Plus Suite £109.00 -> £27.25 Independence Pro Premium Suite £269.00 -> £67.25 US & EURO pricing also available. https://www.producerplanet.com/gb/list/advent-calender-2020-1727/
  12. Have you tried lowering the buffer/latency setting on your sound card/device? That's where I would start regarding your "sluggish" comment - set as low as you can before affecting audio quality. Secondly, (I don't have Ivory) but most VSTi keyboard programs have adjustable velocity curves - experiment with those. They can make a big difference on feel. Look in the manual. Here is input from Sweetwater concerning Velocity Response in Ivory : Ivory has a deep level of velocity control that allows the you to create your own custom velocity maps. These features include the ability to choose a velocity curve, change the shape, and scale the curve using minimum and maximum velocity offsets. Ivory allows you to find the perfect marriage between your MIDI/USB controller and Ivory’s response to your touch. Here’s how you can do this: Let’s start with the default map. Before you customize any velocity maps, you should determine the range of MIDI values your controller is capable of sending. Not all controllers send the full range of MIDI velocity values (0-127). You can quickly determine this by using the “Set” button on the Ivory Velocity page. You will be prompted to play your softest and loudest notes, in succession, from your controller. This will give you a range of minimum and maximum velocity values to use with your controller. You can then use the minimum and maximum velocity controls to tweak those values from there, but the “Set” button will give you a clearer picture of what your controller is sending. Next, choose an Arc Type. Try using either the Medium or Mild Arc Type, as these are the most useful curves for most weighted action keyboard controllers. Then adjust the Hardness control. In many cases you will only want to adjust the Hardness control by a small amount. If you want to improve the smoothness of your performance playing at soft to medium velocities, you can try further adjusting the Min Velocity knob in small amounts. This is usually all that is required. Your fingers and your ears will tell you when you have it right. Once you have created a map you like, you can name and save the map with your custom settings!
  13. @TerryBritton thanks for posting this thread here! Logical and helpful to have this info in one place. A quick re-read answered my questions. I know everyone feels this way but I too think it's deceptive for Magix to promote including the FULL Indepencdence Premium Pro sampler & content without specifying it's limitations. The name alone and website copy infer you're getting the ability use it as if you purchased it on it's own.
  14. I might also add for informational purposes: I installed the 3.6 update to the alternate location where I have my Independence libraries stored (not C:\Program Files (x86)\MAGIX\Independence). However, I did copy the executable files from my library location and replaced the ones in C:\Program Files (x86)\MAGIX\Independence. I don't think this applies to those who installed to default locations but might if you have moved or installed to an alternate hard drive location.
  15. Thanks Terry. And to be clear, are you talking about inside or outside of Samplitude or both?
  16. Okay, I forgot that I had queried Magix earlier this year about the standalone/DAW VST. Here was Magix response: Hi Wren, We can offer a 50% rebate on the Premium Suite VST version. So it would be $ 299 minus 50% = $ 149. This is a standalone VST version and also works with other DAWs. Cheers, Markus So, although we get the "Independence Pro Premium" sampler with Pro X Suite, we must pay at least another $149 to use it outside of Sam. Typical MAGIX.
  17. I have both Sam X3 & X4 Suites. I updated to Ind 3.6 without problem. 3.6 works great within Sam and all instruments are recognize. However, it seems I need to activate Independence when I try to use it standalone or within another DAW and my XSuite serial does not take.
  18. Thanks and sorry for the convoluted question. I have Sam X4 Suite so I have Independence Pro Premium and all the instruments BUT cannot open the Independence player on it's own or use it in my other DAWs. The info page and comparison charts show nothing about standalone capability nor use in other DAWs. EDIT: okay, I was wrong about using Ind in other DAWs though there was a time I had a problem with it. Opens and works great in other DAWs. However, when I open Independence (post 3.6 update), it requests activation but will not accept my X4 registration beginning with P2.
  19. I know this is discussed in another thread but not here. Just to clarify for me (and others): even though X3 & X4 Suites come with "Independence Pro Premium," one must STILL purchase a separate license to use Independence on it's own and in other DAWs? Am I correct that all I need is the "Independence Pro Standard" version for $65 - basically purchasing the engine which will use all of the instruments that came with the aforementioned X Suites?
  20. Done. Good job Phil - sounds nice!
  21. @Nordlead Great news - iZotope rocks! FYI, I had just upgraded to Music Production Suite 2.1 back in early August. Then, they released O9 & MPS 3 earlier this month. I was a little bummed about it because the upgrade price to MPS 3 is $199 at iZotope and $167 (at a third party site). I emailed support and they responded back letting me know I was just outside of the grace period but because I was a long-time customer, proceeded to offer me a FREE upgrade along with the current sale extras (Exponential Audio R4 & Nimbus and One-year pass to Groove3). So, if you haven't upgraded yet, don't hesitate to email them - it's worth a shot. The sale is still on and you can pick up the MPS 2.1->3 upgrade for $167.17 including the aforementioned extras at JRR Shop using the code group.
  22. Hmm, that does seem strange that it happens on two different computers. FWIW, I am running the ASIO driver provided with my MOTU 8M and not the Magix Low Latency one. Also, this is with the VST 2 version. For some reason Sam isn't picking up the VST 3 version on scan. Wish I could be of more help. EDIT: also loads fine in Reaper - even a bit quicker.
  23. I'm not seeing any difference between Pro X3 & X4 (388). On Master Bus, O8 & O9 loads in 2-3 seconds and maybe 1 second switching between presets. Tried it on an empty VIP as well as a 24 track project.
  24. These have probably made the rounds here but I just came across these videos over at the Vegas Pro forum - interesting to hear of the birth of Samplitude. I had both an Amiga 500 & 1000 at one time and wish I had know about Samplitude back then (I may or may not still be using it today :). Pt 1 - Visit to MAGIX AG Berlin Pt 2 Visit to MAGIX AG Berlin
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