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mathieujm

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  1. Hi Tom, Actually I try the Samp10 DLV version (and will probably buy it at the end of the free use period ) and it seems that this version don't have Print Studio but I have it from MS2007(12) and copying the folder from Music Studio 12 to the Samplitude folder make it work with Samplitude directly from the Make CD panel. I also tried Acoustica Label Maker which seems to be great but I didn't find any possibility to import any track list from Samplitude. If I find the 349€ to buy Samp10DLV, I think you will read me more frequently as this soft is so deep and has so more functions and flexibility than MS. Thanks for your help.
  2. Do you know any program which could import the Samplitude TOC file to easily make CD labels ? Thancks
  3. All the Elastic Audio Easy of SMS2008 seems to be in Elastic Audio of Samplitude, but the contrary is naturally not true Mostly, the relative mode is missing in SMS. I used Elastic Audio in SMS2008 and then opened the VIP in Samp10demo. No problem with what was made in SMS.
  4. Regarding SMS14, you should ask your questions where the users of it are Forum SMS(2008)14 See you soon there ! Jean-Marie
  5. The ASIO driver should be the one supplied with your soundcard. So, what is your soundcard ? If you use your internal soundchip, you could use ASIO4ALL to emulate ASIO with your native WDM driver
  6. Here is a nice comparison tool of different recording techniques with schoeps mics... and recorded in Sequoia. Enjoy !
  7. OK, but what did you compare ? the final CD from each mix or directly from PTLE and Samp thru the same card ?
  8. If a understand the original post, it's not the problem of scrolling during playback, it's just in stop mode, when you use the mouse wheel to scroll the main window after having the cursor located, the play cursor move to be always in the middle of the windows. This doesn't happen if you scroll with the bar or with the buttons. +1 to change that
  9. Because modern drives and CD are optimized for faster burning speed. I have a Tascam standalone CD recorder burning at 1X. Some CD can't be used on it and only can be burnt at higher speed on my PC. The only reason to burn at lower speed in Samp is that if there are a lot of tracks/objects/effets etc. the time to calculate that could interrupt the continuous stream necessary to burn the audio CD at the selected speed.
  10. Sebastian, I made my tests disabling all I can (Network, Antivirus...). CPU is 0% constantly eccept the hourly spike and only Iastor activity so... I used DPCLAT during the prob and nothing significant appears at this moment here is a thread about this on RME forum Finally I applied this process : - I changed the driver of my controler from the Intel AHCI to the Microsoft standart IDE - I rebooted - F2 to modify the BIOS - Change to disable AHCI - Save the Bios - Finish the boot And, O miracle, after that I recorded continuously 3 h without a lab. So I don't know why IASTOR has this problem and if the source is somewhere else but going back to IDE resolved my LAB problem Thanks for the help to a poor Samplitude MS2008 user Jean-Marie
  11. Thanks Sebastian. I took long time to deeply investigate where the prob was. First i finally noticed that the prob arrive once an hour, always at the same min/sec in each hour. And these min/sec corresponds to the last boot . I used the alerts on CPU usage per process in the performance tool. The log showed me that every hour there was a cpu spike of 60% on the process System. The process involved don't say anything about the thread involved to identify the faulty driver. So, knowing the exact hour of the problem, i used Process Explorer to identify the thread. It was very easy to find that it's was Iastor.sys. This driver is the Intel AHCI/SATA driver. This problem arrive constantly even if nothing run on the PC. Then I installed the latest version of Intel Matrix Storage Manager witch provide this driver. The result : always the hourly CPU spike for the iastor.sys but only at 20%. But it's enough to always have my hourly LAB So now I consider AHCI as the real problem and I want to go back to IDE for my SATA drive. But it seems to be not so easy as I will probably have to reinstall XP for that. NB : I saw on SoundonSound forums that RME recommend to not use AHCI because of this kind of problem If this could help others with LABs and SATA drives Jean-Marie
  12. I use MS12 (for the denoiser) and MS14. I compared them with Samp demo. I hear a clear difference on the same vip between MS12 and Samp demo. The sound is more "flat", more synthetic... The difference is not at all evident between MS14 and Samp demo if you don't use dithering in Samplitude (MS14/2008 don't have dithering) For me, MS14 is really Samp instead of MS12 witch is not. There is a demo of the german MS14 (2008) version here For midi works, MS14 is far better than MS12 witch was the first version with midi integration (no automation, no score editor, no latency compensation, no hybrid engine...)
  13. OK, I already noticed the tools you mention. But when you have one or two labs an hour, it's not easy to find what happened just at this moment and it seems I don't have the right crystal-ball The problem is to be able to eliminate a maximum of potentiel causes to concentrate on some possible ones. The biggest problem to solve an erratic issue is to know when this issue happends to be able to see the context. But with Samp we know when this happends, so what about giving the context just at this time ?
  14. Really Samplitude is great because it seems to be the only recording tool that detects errors during recording and let you know how many and where are these errors. SO, then we have to find how eliminating the causes of these errors. In OrangeHill optimization guide we have plenty of good tweaks, and there others here in the board. BUT what is really lacking is a debug tool to know the context of the system when the errors occur. Actually we have to try in the dark, particulary when you have to face erratic LABs from time to time. IF a tool could give all the pertinent measures on the system (CPU / drives I/O / PCI latency / ports using...), it could be a great advantage for Samplitude. Now some ideas : - XP (and I think Vista) has a lot of capabilities to measure a lot of these parameters (look at the Performance screen) - Some tools exist that give an history of others measures (Process Explorer, DPC Latency checker - But these tools don't give a clear vision of what was the system when a LAB occured The tools could generate a status report when a lab occurs. If Samplitude support don't want to be swamped whith these reports, they will have to be readable by most of us who know some little things about computers Recently I was appealed on the Magix support site for a survey over a similar project. Clearly i would be ready to pay (not too much...) to have this kind of tool.
  15. You should download and install here the free Track Editor "Big Meters light"
  16. I didn't think of that solution. As I have a SD cart port on my laptop, i will try this solution. Thanks
  17. I tried yesterday and fill up an entire 512 Mb stick with no labs (when recording on the laptop HD I had 1 or 2 labs every 15mn at 24/44.1) And when the stick was full a message tell me to stop recording and all was OK. There is a remaining 16M of free space on the stick which is - I suppose - for the eventual closing files processes and the update of the VIP. Just have to try with the 2GB stick I will receive soon. Jean-Marie
  18. I saw some USB key reviews talking about average 5 MB/s writing rate but what seems to slow down this rate is the file creation, as USB key seems to be only FAT drives. I think this is not a real problemin my case ? Surely I will use a separate USB root hub to minimize the concurrent accesses. Jean-Marie
  19. Thanks Sascha Yes reliability is a very important point, but I saw so much external HD dieing and myself I never had any problem with my sticks. Concerning the write time, I know it's longer than the read time, but I think it's always less than with HD ? But there are not a lot of informations about this on the net. I will try to record 1gb of disposable sound to see what happends.
  20. I record live 2 tracks with MS2008 (14) or Samp9SE on a laptop. I have some performance issues with labs from time to time. I think my laptop harddisk is part of the problem. As there are now 4gB USB2 key, it seems to be a viable alternative. Have you tried this ? Thanks Jean-Marie
  21. You can add peak meters for each "device" which is affected to the output of a track or a buss with the "open new visualization" in the Visualization setup and activate the "Show peak meter values" option for each. During recording you have to open the recording options panel to activate the recording visualizations, add the ones you need and parameter them to display each recording track (Device option)
  22. As SE can't directly record VSTI output, you have two choices : - Upgrade to Samp10 or Samp 10 pro - make a loop in your soundcard to record the output. Some soundcards can do that virtually elimating the need to go thru DA and AD. Some others have spdif In and Out and it could work. There are also virtual cables. You could try VAC
  23. If the problem is all along the recording, you should use the pan of the track. If not you should use the pan automation for the track where the problem occurs
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