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  1. Metric Halo Channel Strip is available for PC these days as a VST. http://mhsecure.com/metric_halo/products/software/prod-bundle.html --Ben
  2. Big fan of it. I use the PSP Xeon and the UAD Precision Limiter more than any other limiter. Just depends on the kind of color I'm looking for when mastering. --Ben
  3. If you right click on the "on/off" button in the upper right corner of the object editor, mixer, etc... you get an FX dialog. In that dialog, you can easily change order of plugins. There are a few things that are going to be set, but there is a lot of flexibility when you do this. Set things would include the inability to put a VST between stock effects (EQ, Advanced dynamics, etc...) The Analog suite essentially shows up like a VST so I'm not including those plugins. --Ben
  4. Yes. The project (bip) without wav files is nothing. Sounds like you're in pretty bad shape unless you can somehow get those wav files back. --Ben
  5. gluing the track is more like track consolidation in Pro tools. Freezing renders the effects either on the object or the track on the audio in order to save CPU. To move edits around, look for the handles. In the view options, (shift-tab) there is an option for large handles which is something I really like. Otherwise, for timestretching and pitch, look in the object editor and you can reset them there- it is a completely non-destructive process. For automation, you have a couple options. Select the curve you want to edit in the track editor window. Then select points and delete. You also have an option in the automation menu to delete all points. You'll find in Samp that you automate slightly differently because of the object-based editing. You grab objects to adjust gain in the gross sense and you can automate the fader for fine tuning. If you want to move an entire region of automation, you either need to select and drag or just make an object undeath the automation and drag that up or down. Sounds a bit cumbersome, but once you are used to it, it really isn't so bad. That being said, there are certain things in PT automation that it would be nice to see here as well... All in due time, I suppose. --Ben
  6. You need to make sure the tracks are assigned to individual inputs- unlike pro tools, you cannot record the same input to multiple tracks. The fast way to increment is in the track option window. At the top, by the input, there is an increment button. Tracks can be mono or stereo- you don't need to specify until you set your input. Mono (Mix) is a sum of the two inputs on your stereo channel to a single mono file. After your input routing is done, Click on the record button while holding the shift and alt keys. This will enable all record buttons that can be enabled. --Ben
  7. There is no OMF Export in Samp 10. There is with the extra add-on in Samp 11. In ver 10, you'll need to get something like Pro Convert to export an OMF or other session format. --Ben
  8. Sounds like you need to look at your trackspeed settings... Try running with it turned off and see how things go. If you aren't doing any processing, you should be fine just playing back a few tracks. And O-Tone mode is quite cool for theater playback. --Ben
  9. Not there- been a Sequoia-only feature for a number of years now. --Ben
  10. Open the files like other wav files and they will open as grouped objects on 2 adjacent tracks. Sequoia does not have the ability to put split stereo files on a single track. If you want interleaved, you'll have to select the objects and have Sequoia export as a stereo file. --Ben
  11. Not a performance difference as far as computer performance. It gives you a lot of abilities to use effects and processes on small portions of audio without having to automate at the track level. Learn the flexibility and you can do some pretty cool stuff saving lots of time. --Ben
  12. It was introduced to make certain functions in the VIP easier from adding tracks to a lasso of various things that you may want to grab. --Ben
  13. Magix does offer an emergency dongle. Call Tom Sailor, but basically, you get a dongle with a limited number of starts. Those limited starts should give you time to get a broken dongle back up and running. --Ben
  14. Looks like Samplitude is not seeing the right clock. I've tried to use Samp on computers that use lower-end sound cards that resample and have run into similar playback issues. --Ben
  15. In general, it is hard to go wrong with either RME or Lynx. They probably have the best sounding interfaces with the best support and best quality drivers. Each has their advantages and disadvantages. Just depends on what you want feature-wise. Having a good after-market D-A is a very good idea. You rely on monitoring for all your decissions. Make sure you are making those choices based on what is in the DAW, not what you think you're hearing (this goes for speakers as well). There are several ~$1000 D-A boxes out there that sound really good- Benchmark, Lavry, and Mytek. The benchmark and Lavry have headphone outs on them. Once again, depends on the features you want- you can't go wrong with either. --Ben
  16. Shouldn't be a problem. They really aren't any different than a memory stick. it is all flash memory in one way or another. I haven't had any issues here with any of mine. --Ben
  17. Not really... There are some new features- most notably the ability to record video in Ver 10 and the ability to sync to LTC on an audio input. Still for what you want, you'll need Sequoia. --Ben
  18. Depends on the kind of post work you're working with... Sequoia has a few strengths and a few weaknesses- some of which are being addressed in the new version 10 release. Traditionally, Sequoia's timecode sync abilities weren't great, but with Ver 10 supporting native LTC sync, that is changing. The timecode I/O is now on an audio card rather than having to convert to MTC. I know they have also improved the ASIO Positioning Protocol which helps substantially with cards like the RME AES and MADI cards. There are some great video features- being able to place multiple clips inside the VIP is probably the biggest one. Also, the object mixing format allows for a lot fo stuff that is needed in a post environment- being able to place processes in very limited portions of the session without having to resort to an exploding track count or difficult automation. Place a plug on an object and move on with your life. You can also non-destructively place audio clips of any format and sample rate in your session. Say you get MP3s emailed to you of some sound effects and they need to send .wav files later. You can get started by dropping those MP3s in your 48K session and everything resamples on the fly. You can place 24/192K next to a 16/44.1 next to an MP3. Still the weakest place in the post studio for Sequoia is 9-pin support. There is some support for it using MMC, but it is not full featured and not great. For the mastering studio, Sequoia is one of the best- the crossfade editor and editing interface cannot be beat and you can use the DDP generator for sending masters to replication. I guess in the end, like any software, Sequoia is great and has its strengths and weaknesses. The few weaknesses are addressed regularly by Magix in feature updates. --Ben
  19. If memory serves me right, back in Samp 7, there wasn't an explicit option for mono recordings. The way you had to do it back then was to choose a pair and then either Left or Right (so if you wan to record in input 1, you'd choose input 1,2- Left) That will give you mono files and will allow you to use all 8 inputs. In the newer versions (8.1 on), you have the option to do a mono recording and you choose your mono input. --Ben
  20. Right click on the record arm ® in the VIP. Sounds like every track is assigned to the same input. You cannot record with the same input to two tracks. Each track needs to have a unique input channel. --Ben
  21. Probably won't ever have DSD compatability... No native sound cards that can play it. To take advantage of the time stamp in the broadcast wav, under the advanced tab in the open sound file, check the box that says to open to timestamped position. And .bwf shouldn't exist. Broadcast wave files are supposed to have a .wav extension at the end. --Ben
  22. QT is on the install disc because it is needed so that Sequoiatude can open .aiff files... Otherwise, Seq won't recognise that format (it pulls a codec out of the QT install). --Ben
  23. SADiE 3 & 4 can convert using EDL Convert Pro... http://www.cuibono-soft.com/ It is a great program with great support. --Ben
  24. Media link is actually off of the project prefs, not system prefs. You can get there from the system prefs, but it is more direct to go straight into the project pref window (shortcut "I" if I remember correctly). As for the video functionality you're looking for, it is a Sequoia only feature (just another reason to get Sequoia besides the mastering and editing advantages/capabilities). AFAIK, there are no Sequoia specials on pricing. The upgrade from Samp is the price difference. Talk to Synthax for details. --Ben
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