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by Gab
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Will a new processor really make that much difference?
Replies: 29
Views: 4642

Re: Will a new processor really make that much difference?

A 2500K (or 3570K, its Ivy Bridge counterpart) will be rougly twice as powerful as your E8500, based on the chart here : http://www.hardware.fr/articles/778-14/moyenne.html
by Gab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: lets talk SSD hard drives
Replies: 36
Views: 8263

Re: lets talk SSD hard drives

oops,,, my SSD have got problem. It's timely. OS reported HDD has bad sector and crashed. OS tried to recover the system but driver files are corrupeted. I begin to unsure whether SSD can be reconmend to anyone. The same can happen to a HDD. As said before, both can fail, and you should backup your...
by Gab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Presonus Audiobox or Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 for guitar ?
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Presonus Audiobox or Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 for guitar ?

Yes, this is another "which soundcard?" thread, sorry :oops: I will soon replace my computer (probably a silent mini ITX rig with intel 2500K processor), and I need a new soundcard. Here are my needs : - good intrument inputs; I am mainly a bassist/guitarist, and process my intruments with Guitar Ri...
by Gab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: 4gb, 6gb or 8gb of RAM?
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

Re: 4gb, 6gb or 8gb of RAM?

Given the low price of RAM (you can get 8 GB for ~40€) and the fact that prices are likely to go up, it can be good to upgrade now. Even if Live is 32 bits, your OS will certainly make good use of the extra memory. edit : 40€ for 8 GB is for DDR3. If you have DDR2, the price will be two to three tim...
by Gab
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: lets talk SSD hard drives
Replies: 36
Views: 8263

Re: lets talk SSD hard drives

Reliability issues - make sure you have a good backup plan. http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2011/05/the-hot-crazy-solid-state-drive-scale.html Mechanical hard drives fail too. The way FLASH memory works in SSD may be frightening for the misinformed, but that does not mean that SSDs are disposable ...
by Gab
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: X-Fi Sound Card, Win7 and Ableton Live - one word - DON'T!
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: X-Fi Sound Card, Win7 and Ableton Live - one word - DON'T!

Well, I am not going to call you a "clueless noob", but I happen to use Ableton with a Creative Fatality Platinum, with the internal rack, on Windows 7 64 bits : http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2005/10/creative_xfi/creative_gallery_shot.jpg First a few remarks: 1b) Once you fix this, your ...
by Gab
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Post your set up and your sexy cat...
Replies: 5255
Views: 1452053

Re: Post your set up and your sexy cat...

My jaw is on the floor. Really nice setup!
by Gab
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?
Replies: 25
Views: 8130

Re: looking for a midi controller with with tons of knobs only?

Just a little aside...I have a £60 cheapo keyboard with 8 knobs. It has 5 saveable presets. Using 5 Remote User Scripts I can control 16 parameters on each of 5 devices in a song. I usually have 4 locked to the main synths/devices, and one free to instantly control any other device. Thats 5x16= 80 ...
by Gab
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best OS
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: Best OS

Windows 7 is fine. What is your setup ? (soundcard among others)
by Gab
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: SSDs FTW!
Replies: 23
Views: 3492

Re: SSDs FTW!

I'm waiting for SSD sizes to increase a bit, and I'd also like the reliability to improve a bit. I recall that there are still issues with a finite amount of read and writing of the SSD blocks, and a higher percentage of drive failures. Each new generation of SSD uses NAND packages with smaller the...
by Gab
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: SSDs FTW!
Replies: 23
Views: 3492

Re: SSDs FTW!

seems nice but still pretty pricey for me.. gonna wait.. but a question for those that do have it and run alot of vst's.. is there any benefit to having ableton run on a SSD but all the sample/vst libraries and recordings are on another drive (like your Komplete, Omnisphere library, Kontakt, or ant...
by Gab
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: SSDs FTW!
Replies: 23
Views: 3492

Re: SSDs FTW!

I just bought one yesterday, Crucial M4 128 GB, with Win 7. Pure awesomeness. My default set opens in ten seconds instead of two minutes.
by Gab
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Macbook Battery dead. Worth replacing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

Re: Macbook Battery dead. Worth replacing?

One of my 2.5" HDs has been running for almost eight years, other have died before. Needless to say, the 8 year-old HD looks a bit tired now, compared to recent hard drives. You can still change yours even though it is not dead, you will probably see a nice difference in read/write speed. Just make ...
by Gab
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: DIY Ableton foot controller build thread!
Replies: 92
Views: 54634

Re: DIY Ableton foot controller build thread!

This thread deserves a bump! I finally gave up on making a foot controller out of a nanoKontrol. I used a wireless keyboard instead, which I actually messed up half-way, but I succeeded in making it work as a foot controller. I started with this, a 45€ 2.4GHz wireless keyboard (with a French layout,...
by Gab
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Users' Help Exchange - closed
Topic: Guitar signal is coming through wet AND dry (guitar rig)
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Guitar signal is coming through wet AND dry (guitar rig)

If you are on Windows, make sure all your inputs are muted in the Windows sound preferences.