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by VirtualMark
Sat May 04, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: getting a new computer
Replies: 3
Views: 3220

Re: getting a new computer

You might want to wait until next month - the next generation of Intel CPUs is about to be released. http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/apple/new-macbook-pro-laptops-with-intel-haswell-processors-tipped-for-wwdc-launch-1147522 Yeah they'll be a lot faster than a 4 year old laptop, should be fin...
by VirtualMark
Sat May 04, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Worth Picking up Cubase 7?
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Worth Picking up Cubase 7?

I think Cubase is great, it was the first DAW I learnt and i didn't find it hard. Although it takes a while to master everything it can do, which is a lot!

I'm not sure about Mac and PC, you'll need to ask them.
by VirtualMark
Sat May 04, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Worth Picking up Cubase 7?
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Worth Picking up Cubase 7?

Cubase is awesome. But if you already have Ableton and know it well, you won't gain much by getting another DAW. They're all pretty good, why waste the time learning software you don't need? I think there's already scale and chord plugins in Ableton, plus a few third party plugins like Cthulhu that ...
by VirtualMark
Sat May 04, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Filter Question
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Filter Question

lol. I was just watching a youtube video on it and the guy was saying how it was free until 2012. Looks pretty cool though. Now... If I were to bite the bullet and put up some extra cash, do you think Ohmicide would achieve the same effects and then some as Filter or WOW. Ive heard good things abou...
by VirtualMark
Thu May 02, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: What laptops do you use
Replies: 42
Views: 2750

Re: What laptops do you use

I'd say objectively. I'm certainly no fanboy of any product - a company is only as good as the last product they sold me. I've also always bought PCs. But if you inspect a MBP, you'll see that they're very well made. My current PC is made of plastic, as are most PC laptops. Whereas the MBP is made o...
by VirtualMark
Thu May 02, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: What laptops do you use
Replies: 42
Views: 2750

Re: What laptops do you use

@ those saying mac is priced too high. while i agree, nothing else compares on the market as far as laptops. i've used a lot of different laptops and nothing touches my macbook pro in my opinion of coarse. It depends what you mean by nothing touches it. If we're talking performance - there's plenty...
by VirtualMark
Wed May 01, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: What laptops do you use
Replies: 42
Views: 2750

Re: What laptops do you use

SSD's have just come down in price a lot - you can get a 1Tb SSD now for about £500.

Also - in June, Intel is releasing their new CPU, Haswell. It offers reduced power consumption and faster processing, personally I'm holding out my upgrade until then.
by VirtualMark
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: bouncing audio - am i loosing power low end power?
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: bouncing audio - am i loosing power low end power?

Yeah every time you process a sample you could potentially degrade it, especially the sub if you're using chorus, reverb or anything else that makes the sound wider. I find it's sometimes easier to just layer a sine sub in under a bass sound now, or I just duplicate the synth I'm working on and chan...
by VirtualMark
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: List Of Members Collaboration // Collabs Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 82680

Re: List Of Members Collaboration // Collabs Thread

What DAW do you use? Cubase. Occasionally Ableton for sound design and experimenting/fun. I don't think this is too important anyhow, as we can just send stems. How long have you been producing for? About 2-3 years. What VSTs do you favour? Synths - Diva, Massive, FM8 are my main ones but I love tr...
by VirtualMark
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Production Forum - spring review
Replies: 57
Views: 2049

Re: Production Forum - spring review

Instead of a rep system, how about a thanks button or like button? Then there's no negs involved, just a like everytime you help someone out.
by VirtualMark
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Waves 9 plugins and Live 9 compatability
Replies: 6
Views: 3491

Re: Waves 9 plugins and Live 9 compatability

Ah sorry I didn't realise you were on a Mac, I don't know a lot about them, but my guess would be that the waveshell you have is 32bit, and you need the 64bit one for Ableton.
by VirtualMark
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Waves 9 plugins and Live 9 compatability
Replies: 6
Views: 3491

Re: Waves 9 plugins and Live 9 compatability

Well it depends on how you have your folders set up I guess. My Ableton is 64bit, whereas I use Cubase too which is 32bit. So I have a "VST Plugins" folder in C:\Program Files(x86) and in C:\Program Files. In Ableton you can choose a custom folder for your VSTs and mine points to the 64bit location....
by VirtualMark
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Juxtaposition Plugin
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Juxtaposition Plugin

What does it actually do?
by VirtualMark
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Waves 9 plugins and Live 9 compatability
Replies: 6
Views: 3491

Re: Waves 9 plugins and Live 9 compatability

Mine work fine on Live 9, I've got the waveshell dll in my 64bit vst folder and it finds it straight away. Then just appears as a folder in Live. So I don't really know what the problem could be, they seem to be compatible.
by VirtualMark
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Psychoacoustics
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Psychoacoustics

For instance, though the ear can detect movements smaller than a hydrogen atom (no shit, go check it up) I just did! Interesting stuff, I had no idea our ears were that sensitive. For instance, a square wave has no fundamental frequency and consists solely of harmonics, yet due to the relationship ...
by VirtualMark
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Production Forum - spring review
Replies: 57
Views: 2049

Re: Production Forum - spring review

lol @ cubeass, too. :mrgreen: Cubase is a phenomenally good program, I really don't understand why people knock it! It's my main DAW, I've tried out most others and always come back to it. Once you customise it and assign shortcuts and macros it's fast as fuck. It is lacking a few features, but it'...
by VirtualMark
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Dont follow the "Rules"
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Dont follow the "Rules"

YeahItsMe wrote:Originally, distortion was created by raising levels and having your meters clip :P
Yeah that's different to digital hard clipping, you're thinking of soft analog clipping.
by VirtualMark
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Dont follow the "Rules"
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Dont follow the "Rules"

It Rockwell's masterclass vid, he adds loads of gain to everything and you can see everything clipping on the channel and mast/bus meters lol Mate, firstly that's a 40 minute video. I did actually watch it a few months back so I don't fancy sitting through it all again. What part of the video do yo...
by VirtualMark
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Dont follow the "Rules"
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Dont follow the "Rules"

It Rockwell's masterclass vid, he adds loads of gain to everything and you can see everything clipping on the channel and mast/bus meters lol Mate, firstly that's a 40 minute video. I did actually watch it a few months back so I don't fancy sitting through it all again. What part of the video do yo...