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  1. Well, it has accepted me today without any problems. Did exactly the same procedure though. Thanks again.
  2. Hmm, well I just filled out the required lines and the 4 letter security line last night. Did you hit this page? https://plugin-allia...gistration.html Yes, and the security codes were very easy to read, but it kept refusing my entries.
  3. thanks for the heads up, but the registration failed on me 8 times before I gave up.
  4. Hi Tom!!

    Great to hear from you. I sent out a broadcast when I left facebook. Oct 1, when they added their new tracking system which tracks you even when you are not signed in, I canceled my account. You can always reach me at BillPark01@gmail, and I'm on google+. Thanks for asking.

  5. how come we aren't friends on FB anymore?

  6. I can't speak to lesser versions of Samp/Sequoia. I use Sequoia. I have used Digicheck Record on some mission-critical recordings (multi-million dollar productions of operas, you got one shot at it, then it is gone forever...stuff like that. No excuses will do.) I've also used Samplitude in those same situations. Either works. The advantage to using Samplitude is that you can burn the CDs directly from Samplitude, and handle a lot of quick cleanups and edits. Personally, I suggest that you not multitrack your recording beyond a few tracks at most unless it is a special occasion that may need some really critical editing. For example, one of the operas had about 60 channels of audio. We submixed it all down to 16 for recording purposes. For most church services, I'd just mix it live to two track. Then editing is quick, and you can start burning CDs quickly. Samp is set up for fast multitrack editing, but the problem arises in that with a bunch of tracks, we can't resist the urge to mess with them. If there are only two, much time is saved. So my suggestion: Digicheck Record is fine. But it will be worth the while of the church to invest in a full-blown Samp license to achieve their goals. You can also use Fiero software to control multiple CD recorders at once... you could construct a tower with five CD recorders in it with most any old computer, it doesn't have to be fancy or powerful. Digicheck Record is basically like an old Studer multitrack tape deck. Samplitude is the tape deck, console, and outboard gear plus two track deck and other stuff that had not been thought of in the days of the old Studers.
  7. I've heard the difference among playback engines going as far back as 1994. I used to beta test gobs of DAWS and had a lot of them running at once, and I used the same test bed of audio files to check them all. One to another there are differences. Could you pick that difference out when listening to any single file on it's own? No. So it is a distinction without a point. Heinz catsup is distinct and unique and any other catsup on your burger will not taste the same. The mixes created in any DAW is not, on your radio or CD player or media player, going to be obviously from any particular vendor. That said, a lot of mastering engineers love Samp.... and I'm talking about guys still using version 7 so they have not even gotten the newer tools and capabilities of the following versions or Sequoia. I mention mastering engineers because they tend to have the superior listening situations and the most critical ears.
  8. <br /><br />Cheers Brawd! - off to do the install now !<br /><br /><br /><br />Indeed, enjoy. Bill
  9. I came to Sequoia for a similar reason.... I had been using packages that required me to have other packages to complete tasks. Over the years I used and/or beta tested for most of the major players, all the while mostly using a more obscure product. I had looked at Samplitude back in the mid 1990s, but went with Sound Forge at the time as a part of the whole list of programs that I had to use to get anything done. Eventually I just wanted it all in one program. I looked around, and a friend was pushing Samp on me. I tried it out, did not 'get it' and rejected it. Then I looked at Sequoia and something clicked (plus, Sequoia had the tools that I needed). From my experience for the work that I do, Sequoia is the answer. Yes, a lot of things are not obvious. But the range of features is just fantastic. So I've found that if I just swallow my pride and ask here on the forum, someone (usually more than one...) will show up with one if not two or three different ways to do what I need to do. It makes me feel terrifically stupid at times, but there ya go. I have often asked for a manual with examples. I learn from books, I'm an old school guy. draying through on line or windows help files gets me nowhere, and I'm always opening and closing windows, whereas if I had the book in my lap I would not only learn to do what I need to do, but I would also see other things while looking at my original search. The next best thing is Kraznet's (and others...) videos. Step by step instructions. A new program is always going to be daunting. I don't know that 30 days is enough time to get totally comfortable with a product as complex as Samplitude, but you should know by that time if this is the format for your work. Another thing that might help to open your eyes would be to get to see a more experienced user handle the program. I was amazed at how facile Tom Sailor was with the demos, standing in front of a crowd asking him, "okay, but how do you..." and seeing him arrive at the answer almost before they'd finished the question. The program is seriously deep and powerful, deceptively so.
  10. Most often it is a 44.1 file being played back at 48.
  11. That is what brought me to Sequoia. And it just keeps getting better.
  12. A newer, faster computer should really rock. But very often they come preinstalled with a lot of junk that runs in the background, and drivers that produce unacceptable latencies for playback. It can be most anything, but a trip to the task Manager to see what is running might help, and there is a free program called HiJack This! that will show you what is running that you might not know about. Plus, the DPC Latency Checker will tell you if you have some drivers that cause latency, though you are left to discover which ones those are.
  13. My problem with EZ was that the software decided that I wasn't authorized to use it anymore. I lost a session, had to contact them, wait for a new auth code which did not work, and got shunted to some pay service for support. I removed the program from my system. Its around here somewhere, if you want it I'll sell it cheap.
  14. The RME interfaces are some of the best, with the least problems with most any software that is properly coded. (Killer? Seriously?)
  15. I know that it is no help when you want to do it a different way, but I too use the matrix outputs of the Fireface (and before that, the Multiface and Digiface) to feed headphone mixes without routing through the computer and using the resources. Personal preference I know, but I prefer to keep the headphone mixes out of the recording software.
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