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Ric (the) Obscene

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  • Birthday 11/08/1970

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  1. I was a former Cubase user, but when I jumped ship, I decided to use both Sonar and Samplitude. I am equally satisfied with both products. If I need any advanced MIDI stuff that is currently not provided in either platform, I can use my MPC500. Welcome, and I hope you will be as delighted with Samplitude as I have been.
  2. There is a certain 'snob' aspect to the cubase.net forums. There are a lot of really good dudes over there, but there are just enough weenies to make it hard to take. And then there is SEA who got banned for being too positive
  3. Once you get your Samplitude registered, e-mail Andy and he will hook you up. Make sure you use the same e-mail to register Samplitude that you used to register for this forum.
  4. Hi, How does the crossgrade thing work and where can I get it for $399 in the USA? Regards, JD... I have PM'd you the information on who can provide you with the crossgrade. I prefer not to list contact info in the forums due to spam bots who scan them.
  5. Another important fact to note regarding MIDI. Samplitude's MIDI timing has been spot on here. I have tested it with the RME ff 800 ports, the M-Audio ports on the PCI cards, and the ports on my USB devices. Even after the big 'MIDI overhaul' in SX 3.1 the timing was still dodgy at best. Cubase has some good MIDI editing capabilities, but its timing is crap; good icing on top of defective cake. Samplitude has good timing, but its MIDI editors could use some enhancements; solid cake in need of a little more icing. Ask any baker, cake is harder to come by than icing. I think Frank is a terrific programmer who has an impressive thought process. He has implemented a rock solid foundation on which he can build. No matter how sophisticated the editors get or how many bells and whistles they add to the MIDI part of the program, that data is being routed through a solid core; which will make these features more valuable when they show up because they will work.
  6. Yeah, VSTi's are my bread and butter. I sunk some coin into NI's Massive and TeraTec Producer's Komplexer. I use the Waldorf Edition a lot as well. I use Kontakt 2. I used to use HALion, but decided to focus on HALion. I use Wusikstation a lot. It replaced Hypersonic in my line up. I am also really fond of Tera, Albino 3, Blue, Sytrus, PoiZone, and CronoX3. I use the Virus C to get the wicked fat sounds, and the SH-32 has the supersaw waveform for cutting leads. Dude, I am only an e-mail away if you need something.
  7. As for myself, I have found a home. Come on in, the water is fine. Hey Ric!! You have been an SX user for a while right? Can you elaborate on what systems you have used and why Samp 9 RULES!!? Also... do you use midi VSTi's a lot or do you record live into Samp? Jamie (aka SEA) First, I am by no means a Samplitude Guru. I have a lot to learn about it, and I don't feel I have gone through every aspect of the program adequately. I have a day job as an engineer, so the time I spend with Samplitude varies from day to day. I became a Cubase user with VST 3.7, but VST 5 was released like 2 weeks after I bought VST 3.7 (did not qualify for a free upgrade), so I had to buy VST 5. From there, I went SX -> SX 2 -> SX 3 -> C4. I am sure that you recall from cubase.net that I spent a lot of time taking up for Steinberg and asking others to give them the opportunity to grow the product. Even during the SX 1 / SX 2 era, I really felt that there was a push to keep the customer first. Early on in SX 3, about the time the denial of the MIDI timing problems started, I began to get the impression that things were changing for the worse. C4 and the cancelling of the SX 3 update drove the point home. I am not bashing Steinberg, I am just offering my impressions of the situation and insight into why I migrated. I don't have as much hardware as I used to. I got rid of my MS2000R, Lexicon MPX-110, and Behringer DSP2024, 2 Virus C's, and a bunch of other stuff. I use a Virus C and an SH-32. What makes Samplitude 9 rule, the stuff that is there works as advertised. No bloody workarounds, no voodoo, I just fire it up and it works. You have alluded to the quality of the audio engine, so I will not spend any more time with it. MIDI is rudimentary, but I can work with it. I am not sure what you are driving at with the question about the VSTi, but I will take a stab at it. VSTi are the primary instruments I use. I play them from MIDI tracks for the most part. Many of the VSTi's I have do offer MIDI out, but even in Cubase I never really used it. The notable exception is the Virus editor from rekon audio. It was a graphical interface that let me tweak the Virus parameters from within Cubase. My fireface 800 just showed up, so now I am going to retool my setup. Let me know if I did not adequately answer your questions.
  8. As for myself, I have found a home. Come on in, the water is fine.
  9. What's being overlooked here is that Samplitude does a lot of things right that Cubase doesn't.
  10. If you haven't visited the site and set your country, the link won't work goto http://www.synthax.com It will prompt you to select your country. Once that is done, move your mouse over the shop link at the top of the page and select Buy Online. On the left hand side, select skins. You can choose on or choose 'em all.
  11. Thats right . There's a guy on the forum who's customized his skin to look more like the Logic arrange page colorwise . So I'm sure it would be possible to create one similar to Cubase , thats the beauty of skinning . Cubase's color scheme is downright hideous. Dressing Samplitude up in Cubase colors is like putting a straw hat on a thoroughbred.
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