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by Deft
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Happy Fathers Day
Replies: 30
Views: 2443

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I remember getting my dad a tub of Swarfega when I was about 10. He used to use it all the time, so my logic was that he would definitely want some more.
by Deft
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mackie D.4 and Ableton
Replies: 7
Views: 687

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Yeah you can send your channels out of Ableton to the d4, though I guess if you have more than 3 you would need to group them together and send them out in pairs or greater. You can then use the 4th channel for scratching over the computer audio in real-time, and feed this audio back into Ableton if...
by Deft
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mackie D.4 and Ableton
Replies: 7
Views: 687

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If I understand it correctly, you can do what you describe no problems, but in terms of monitoring you just need to make sure you mute the turntable audio in Ableton so it doesn't get fed back into the d4.Pro (assuming you just want to capture your scratching 'acapella' as an audio channel).
by Deft
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mackie D.4 and Ableton
Replies: 7
Views: 687

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Yeah it's a shame they didn't put it in. You can do the same thing as what you currently do on your AEM-100i no problem, as you are effectively just recording the main out of your AEM. So one of the Firewire channels available for recording on the d4.Pro is the MAIN buss, so you can just capture tha...
by Deft
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mackie D.4 and Ableton
Replies: 7
Views: 687

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http://www.skratchworx.com/reviews/d4pro.php

Any specific questions after you have read that - post here, I still have the review model.
by Deft
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Interference (noise) when using AC power with my laptop...
Replies: 14
Views: 1364

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If your equipment has a true safety ground connection, do not use a plug adaptor to defeat it. Doing so could be extremely serious (i.e. death) if the equipment develops a fault!
by Deft
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Another unlocking question: same machine, new XP license
Replies: 6
Views: 815

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If your XP serial is a legit OEM serial, just call the number and get Microsoft to authorise it. They will do it over the phone no problems.
by Deft
Mon May 26, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: pc laptop purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

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1280x800 is still widescreen - most laptops are widescreen nowadays aren't they? I'd rather they were still 4:3 but obviously I am in the minority.
Higher res obviously looks nice but I think would make DAW controls a bit painful on certain screen sizes.
by Deft
Mon May 26, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: pc laptop purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

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by Deft
Mon May 26, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: pc laptop purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

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How much pixel density do you want though on a 15.4" screen?
I wondered about this when I was buying. Maybe the next one up, but I think 1920x1200 would be too much for my poor old eyes.
by Deft
Mon May 26, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: pc laptop purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

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I've got a 5720 Travelmate, it's pretty good though I could never get the DPC latency down to super low levels - meaning you may struggle to run your audio interface at extremely low sample sizes (depending on the quality of the drivers too I guess). I've also got ground loops between the laptop and...
by Deft
Sat May 24, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: About to record some vinyl
Replies: 2
Views: 521

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I record my vinyl at 24-bit 44.1Khz, just so I don't have to worry too much about gain going into the soundcard. I actually think 16-bit would probably be o.k., as you don't really need loads of headroom given that most vinyl is mastered in a way that makes the levels very predictable - so there isn...
by Deft
Sat May 03, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: OT: Problems burning CDs with iTunes
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

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Red book is 16-bit 44.1kHz so that is the only way you will burn an audio cd.
You could author DVD-Audio if you really wanted.......
by Deft
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CDJ400s and Ableton. (Cdj 400 live midi cdj400)
Replies: 2
Views: 544

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If you want traditional dj'ing style emulation, Ableton is probably not the one to do it. I guess Traktor, Mixvibes, djDecks etc. etc. are the obvious choices for non-hardware proprietary options.
by Deft
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Korg zero4 and zero8 still having problems?
Replies: 16
Views: 3884

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I'm sure there are plenty of happy users - it's just not something you find out until you have it running with your own personal setup. Firewire generally seems to cause more problems for audio than PCI/Cardbus type solutions. The Zero 8 is a really fun mixer though, typical Korg I guess. A bit flas...