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Re: Need Cool Edit Pro 2.0 crack

This is not a Warez site.
It is a site of Legitimate users of Legitimate s/w.

To put it politely...F#@K OFF !!

Where to learn

I'm a relative newbie to recording software. I recently installed n-track studio and have had a lot of fun with it. Now I want to load a couple of drum and rhythm samplers through VST/Direct X plug-ins such as LinPlug's RM2 and RMF. I'm having problems integrating the samplers with the host, n-Track. I haven't been able to get any output and the manuals, written in rough English, assume you know what you're doing, which I don't.

I realize there's a learning curve but can someone help me shave off some time by giving me some pointers? What do I have to do to make software drum tracks and how do I integrate it into my host software? Same question with rhythm tracks. Are there any sites out there that have some samples that I could 'reverse engineer', i.e., play with and tweak to my personal preferences?

I'm sure you've been there and know it's frustrating making the same old mistakes. I don't mind 'paying my dues', but there's got to be a more efficient method.

Thanks for your time and feedback

Have a good one.

Bob

Where to learn

I'm a relative newbie to recording software. I recently installed n-track studio and have had a lot of fun with it. Now I want to load a couple of drum and rhythm samplers through VST/Direct X plug-ins such as LinPlug's RM2 and RMF. I'm having problems integrating the samplers with the host, n-Track. I haven't been able to get any output and the manuals, written in rough English, assume you know what you're doing, which I don't.

I realize there's a learning curve but can someone help me shave off some time by giving me some pointers? What do I have to do to make software drum tracks and how do I integrate it into my host software? Same question with rhythm tracks. Are there any sites out there that have some samples that I could 'reverse engineer', i.e., play with and tweak to my personal preferences?

I'm sure you've been there and know it's frustrating making the same old mistakes. I don't mind 'paying my dues', but there's got to be a more efficient method.

Thanks for your time and feedback

Have a good one.

Bob

technical terms

Could any one explain the following musical terms to me?
-Sterio minidisk
-Minidisk portastudio
-Reel to reel
-DAT
-ATAT
-CDR
-Hard disk

Re: technical terms

: Could any one explain the following musical terms to me?
: -Sterio minidisk
: -Minidisk portastudio
: -Reel to reel
: -DAT
: -ATAT
: -CDR
: -Hard disk

A Stereo Minidisk, is a disk (not unlike a small CD in a holder) that was a replacement for the cassette. It's digital although uses a compression routine that reduces the quality (to some peoples ears).

A Minidisk Studio is a multitrack studio that uses minidisk to record to.

Reel to Reel, is literally a reel of tape that is used in reel to reel recorders. This was used as the bog standard studio machines (multitrack or 2 track) for recording music and voice.

DAT, is Digital Audio Tape which is a small tape that records digital information onto magnetic tape.

ATAT??? Maybe ADAT. Which is a optical digital connection that basically carries up to 8 tracks of digital information down an optical cable. ADAT recorders use tape cassettes (that look like video cassettes)to record 8 tracks of digital information.

CDR, is compact disk recordable. It looks like a normal CD and allows people to record their own CD's.

Hard Disk, is a device that is found in every computer and is used for storing all your information.

NOTE* some of these formats have either become the defacto standard or are flagging and being (have been) replace with one of the others in the list. Harddisk recording is one of the largest formats for storage for musical data. Minidisk is still struggling to replace the analogue cassette despite it's better quality (it's compression reduces sound quality and is therefore not the preferred standard for multitracking). DAT is a professional standard which is less preferred these days for mastering than CD's. ADAT machines have lost a lot of ground these days but the ADAT optical connection is still popular (I use it and think it's great).

Rimmer (SteveR)

Re: technical terms

Thanx -that helped alot -I'm doing this summer course at college and I'm just a confused mess. :-)

windows xp patch for crackles in audio

I heard there is a patch for xp that will take the crackles and pops out of the audio during play back?
if so can anyone direct me to a link for the download.

thanks in advance

Music Editing Software?

I am looking for software that will let me take a track from a cd, record it, and then cut it to make a shorter peice I can use for an ice skating program. any suggestions? Thanks!

Re: Music Editing Software?

: I am looking for software that will let me take a track from a cd, record it, and then cut it to make a shorter peice I can use for an ice skating program. any suggestions? Thanks!

Sounds like a job for <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Cool_Edit_2k/">Cool Edit 2002</a>, my favorite editor.

Jason.

Re: Music Editing Software?

: : I am looking for software that will let me take a track from a cd, record it, and then cut it to make a shorter peice I can use for an ice skating program. any suggestions? Thanks!

: Sounds like a job for <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Cool_Edit_2k/">Cool Edit 2002</a>, my favorite editor.

: Jason.

Thanks for the suggestion, Jason! I'll check it out.

Liz

Re: Music Editing Software?

:I recommend Steinberg Wavelab ver 4.00

Re: Music Editing Software?

oops - I upgraded it :)
the correct name is <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Cool_Edit_2k/">Cool Edit 2000</a>, my favorite editor.

Jason.

Big Chorus

Hello!
How can I make a Big Chorus effect, seeming a big crowd singing, like at the last Soccer WorldCup.
Thanks in advance!

ELI

Re: Big Chorus

The obvious way. Get a large group of singers in an open space.

If your on your own, justs keep singing the same thing yourself but mute every track after it's recorded and sing along to a tune or a click track. Large groups of amateur singers rarely sing in tune or time.. Just shout it out...

SteveR (Rimmer)

how do you install instruments into logic

hi just recently puchased emagics logic. I have tried to install plug-in instruments like synths, but the problem is I dont know how to. can someone out there tell me how to. thank you

Re: how do you install instruments into logic

VST instruments have to go into a folder (along with VST effects called VSTplugins. The correct spelling for the name of the folder is essential (I am away from home on work and don't have a true reference until I get back. The folder should also reside in the same folder as the Logic Application.

Run Logic and go to the main arrange window. Select an instrument object as a track. Go to the track mixer and the instrument should be there. Above the fader, there is a series of clickable (click and hold) boxes. The top most will allow you to select the instrument (whatever you have in your VSTplugins folder). Double clicking on the instrument should bring up the instrument itself.

Regards

SteveR (Soon to become Rimmer)

justburn!

I have CEQuadrat justburn! and I am trying to use CD!backup to take a regular cd and copy the tracks onto another cd-r. How should I do this?

HELP

i need a free cda to mp3 converter.... the thing is most will only take actual cds and i need to get them from my folder... thank you

DOES ANYONE KNOW W TO CHANGE HIP HOP EJ FILES INTO WAV FILES?

DOES ANYONE KNOW W TO CHANGE HIP HOP EJ FILES INTO WAV FILES? OR SOMETHING THAT IS COMPATIBLE TO BEING BURNED?

Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW W TO CHANGE HIP HOP EJ FILES INTO WAV FILES

Unless Hip-Hop EJ has the facility to export files in WAV format, you'll need something like Total Recorder, which can record anything which passes through the soundcard.

Andy

Opcode Studio 64x & Win 2000

Is there any chance to run Opcode Studio 64x-Midi-Interface with Windows 2000? Are there any driver?

Re: Opcode Studio 64x & Win 2000

: Is there any chance to run Opcode Studio 64x-Midi-Interface with Windows 2000? Are there any driver?

No chance - No way. I fought that fight for a long time. Final results: bought a new midi interface.

Dummy needs help to convert rm files to wav

I need a simple easy no expense way to convert rm sound files to wav - your help would be appreciated.

Re: Dummy needs help to convert rm files to wav

: I need a simple easy no expense way to convert rm sound files to wav - your help would be appreciated.

Hi,

I am not sure if there is an easier or cheaper way. One method I know of is to get Total Recorder, I belive its around $40. What Total Recorder does is capture the sound from anywhere pretty much. You then need to play the .rm file from realplayer (I assume) and click record in total recorder. When the song is done, u can save what you recorded as wave.

Hope that helps,
Hish

Re: Dummy needs help to convert rm files to wav

There are a few programs like Total Recorder, which are freeware. Don't know if they're very good though. They should be found in the Recording section of the site.

: : I need a simple easy no expense way to convert rm sound files to wav - your help would be appreciated.

: Hi,

: I am not sure if there is an easier or cheaper way. One method I know of is to get Total Recorder, I belive its around $40. What Total Recorder does is capture the sound from anywhere pretty much. You then need to play the .rm file from realplayer (I assume) and click record in total recorder. When the song is done, u can save what you recorded as wave.

: Hope that helps,
: Hish

sample convertion

i want to transfer my AKAIsamples (saved on a s3000 formatted extended SCSI-harddrive) to pc. for godsake: HOW!!! i know i need a SCSI-board for pc and software that reads S3000 disks. is that it?

thanx you all

APPLE BUYS OUT EMAGIC....

Big news for Logic Audio fans. Apple has finally bought a decent company for us Mac Musos. For Apple Logic users, this is going to be great news.

The bad news is that the PC version is to be discontinued come september. Although I am a lover of the Mac, I do think they should support everyone. I believe in that strongly.. Any PC users disappointed, maybe it's time for a new music computer..

SteveR

At least Login Fun is already free and it works just fine.

I hope this doesn't turn out to be like the time that Emu purchased Ensoniq,
and the ASR-10 Series went down unsupported, underdeveloped, and unappreciated. Imagine what it would be like if Roland suddenly got bought by Akai, and then promptly discontinued the VS-Series of sampling multitracks.

Mergers are trouble, if you ask me.

Hmmm

For some time, Logic has been the major app used by many of the big boys. I doubt Apple would be stupid enough to discontinue it without installing something else in it's market place. I often wondered if Apple was going to bring some new software out for Midi/Audio sequencer for their shiny new OS.. Maybe this is it...

SteveR

VCDEASY

This program will not recognize my CD-R writer, it says it has aspi problems. I have downloaded the drivers for XP from CloneAD, but the cdwriter place is still ghosted. Will VCDEASY work with XP???? The ripper and DVDX works fine.

Please help!!!!!

Thx

What is the sound of one hand clapping ?

<A HREF="http://www.dailywav.com/0202/allyourbase.wav">It's in my briain now. </A>

Re: What is the sound of one hand clapping ?

Hard to get but a nice bit of compression on it BEFORE the reverb is Phil Spector's little secret!

Shazzaboogaloopus means what? Look it up on a web search.

<IMG SRC="http://deathless-art.com/Serpent-Bacchus.jpg">

Alas, my children. The chosen time has come.
I have chosen to refocus my energies into actual music making.
This rebalancing of energies shall inherently result in me
spending less time here on hitsquad answering your droll
questions.

Please do me a favor and miss me while I'm gone.
I have tried my best to give some helpful answers in the past.

I have essentially met my computational goals on this site,
both sociological, softwarillogical, cheezybreadboard-logical,
and metaphysical, of course.

dig it, just not too deep.

My last words in this incarnation are as follows:

UNPLUG TV, ACTIVATE COMPUTER
UNPLUG COMUTER, ACTIVATE BODY,
WHEN BODY AT REST, ACTIVATE MIND.

MIND ACTIVATES CHANGE, REGARDLESS OF ELECTROINTERFACE PROTOCOLS, UPGRADES, OR KEYGENS.

YOU ARE NOW DEPROGRAMMED.

Be the firewall.

Re: Shazzaboogaloopus means what? Look it up on a web search.

: Alas, my children. The chosen time has come.
: I have chosen to refocus my energies into actual music making.

I'm very much looking forward to finding out how your
sense of self expression finds it's way into your music.

Please provide us with some links here when you have
something for us to listen to.

Jason.

Re: Shazzaboogaloopus means what? Look it up on a web search.

I'd like to hear your music, so please return when you're ready.

: <IMG SRC="http://deathless-art.com/Serpent-Bacchus.jpg">

: Alas, my children. The chosen time has come.
: I have chosen to refocus my energies into actual music making.
: This rebalancing of energies shall inherently result in me
: spending less time here on hitsquad answering your droll
: questions.

: Please do me a favor and miss me while I'm gone.
: I have tried my best to give some helpful answers in the past.

: I have essentially met my computational goals on this site,
: both sociological, softwarillogical, cheezybreadboard-logical,
: and metaphysical, of course.

: dig it, just not too deep.

: My last words in this incarnation are as follows:

:
: UNPLUG TV, ACTIVATE COMPUTER
: UNPLUG COMUTER, ACTIVATE BODY,
: WHEN BODY AT REST, ACTIVATE MIND.

: MIND ACTIVATES CHANGE, REGARDLESS OF ELECTROINTERFACE PROTOCOLS, UPGRADES, OR KEYGENS.

: YOU ARE NOW DEPROGRAMMED.

: Be the firewall.

I have some helpful tips for MacOS 8. users

Well, I just noticed a huge boost in my computer's speed recently.
The best thing about it, is that most of the improvements come from
running some specially chosen old freeware.

Here's what I added to my MacOS 8.2 System (formerly 7.5.3, 7.5.5, 8.0, and 8.1:

Not Virtual! = lets you use virtual RAM without your system complaining or crashing!

AV Speedup = reduces the amount of unneeded disk and RAM activity, especially during sound playback

CPU Charger = optimizes CPU routines to be more efficient (VERY GOOD ENHANCEMENT!)

OK. I also defragmented the hard drive (With Norton Utilities).
And deleted ALL invisible files. (NO INVISIBLE FILES ARE IMPORTANT! THEY ARE USUALLY TROUBLESOME IF THEY ARE HIDING FROM YOU!!!)

Got rid of some unneeded fonts.
Got rid of all unneeded system files (of course).

Switched monitor to 256 colours instead of thousands or millions.
I can barely notice the difference, but my computer sure does. It doesn't
matter for downloading pictures, they still get downloaded at high resolution,
so if i need to see them better later, i still can! This was a very important
change. Apparently 256 colours is the most a PowerPC on OS 8 can do without
crashing lots. As soon as i switched the colours down, the computer stopped crashing and freezing so often, especially on Web pages.

Rebuilt the desktop (of course, i do that like 5 times a day)

Deleted most of my troublesome applications. Anything too new or too old, is
typically CRAP. I don't care who made it.

I also checked for viruses, and installed some nice harmless virus blocker stuff. I also deleted a file that looked suspiciously like a virus file:

Graphics Accelerator is not a file, it's a virus. I swear to God.

Oh yeah, and I also reconfigured my serial ports to run faster.

I could go on, but somehow these last couple of changes really made a huge
difference. You should at least try out Not Virtual, CPU Charger, and AV Speedup.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I locked all of the files that don't need to be unlocked (after repairing and disinfecting and defragmenting the drives.
This is probably the single most important thing. Most system files should NEVER be edited or modified. Since this can happen accidentally during a crash, or on purpose by some lousy software or virusware or whatever,
keeping files LOCKED really keeps things more stable. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR THE FINDER AND SYSTEM AND APPEARANCE EXTENSION.

Ok. Don't say I didn't warn you and help you.

If anybody out there is reading this and needs to know it, I know you'll be please with this stuff.

bye.

Macintorch

p.s. - it also doesn't hurt to refresh your preferences folder and clean
out the junk. prefs files get corrupted so easily, since they get
constantly modified over and over again.

Muziktime

Hallo,
I'm using an old version of Musiktime, a really easy and good working programme. Now I changed to windows XP and the old version of Musiktime doesn't work. Is it possible to get a new and XP suitable version of Musiktime ??

Mp71 installation problem

I have downloaded the MP71.exe, however while running it I am getting a message "Arequired resource cannot be located".

My PC is having Windows 98. Earlier I was using Media Player2. Media Playe2 aborts after I download/installing the IE6.0. Now I cannot locate MP2 so I need to install Mp7.1. Could you please help me on this.

Thanks, Diwkar

dac36.dll

excuse for my English...
i'm looking for dac36.dll.... it's so difficult to find it !
thank you

Need "getting started" info for Fruityloops 3.54

Anybody know where i can find "getting started" info for Fruityloops 3.54 ?

Re: Need "getting started" info for Fruityloops 3.54

There's a manual on the FruityLoops.com site.

: Anybody know where i can find "getting started" info for Fruityloops 3.54 ?

Burnt Cd not Working With Win 98 SE

I have a burnt CD with Music It works on my PC at work but not on my PC at home , The two PC have WIN 98 SE

Help!!

Re: Burnt Cd not Working With Win 98 SE

: I have a burnt CD with Music It works on my PC at work but not on my PC at home , The two PC have WIN 98 SE

: Help!!

-------------------------------
i cant tell what the problem is, but you can try to copy your music again with a software called 'Acoustica Mp3 burner' its very reliable! u can get it at:

Re: Burnt Cd not Working With Win 98 SE

you might want to try using cd-r discs rather than using cd-rw discs. also, just like the previous poster, try to use acoustica mp3 cd burner as it will work for you.

check out www.cdburner.ca for more info.

Re: Burnt Cd not Working With Win 98 SE

For your PC at home, you should download Exact Audio Copy.
It is a freeware CD Ripper/Burner/Testing program that can be
configured with lots of details and tricks to get your drive working better.

I can almost guarantee you that this program will help solve your problems.
It will take a bundle of patience, but you should try it out since it offers so
many tools, particularly for dealing with read/write errors.

However, you should also compare the SPECIFICATIONS of the two CD drives.
If the drive at work is like a 64x drive and the one at home is like a 2x drive, then you have no business complaining. The drive at work is merely BETTER.

Still, if it's really bothering you, you should learn everything you can about the work computer's configuration and try to duplicate it on yours at home.
Some settings such as buffers and synchronization can be changed. And, if buffers ARE an issue, then anything that uses RAM will also be an issue.

By the way, if one of the drives is a USB drive, that's likely to make a huge difference in the way it works. USB is generally terrible for audio, but some USB drives compensate by having HUGE built-in hardware RAM buffers.

Well, that's an awful lot of chit chat about CD drives. it's really a lot of different factors, though. In the meantime, I'd duplicate your CD while you're at work and burn a new CD there (at 4x speed max) and take it home. DO NOT BURN CD's AT HIGH SPEEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Listen and learn. bye.

Re: Burnt Cd not Working With Win 98 SE

Thank you I will try with the info you gave me .

I will let you know how it went.

One more thing some computers at work the windows CD player have a built in Eq how do I get that installed ?

Dave...

Re: Burnt Cd not Working With Win 98 SE

Thank you I will try with the info you gave me .

I will let you know how it went.

One more thing some computers at work the windows CD player have a built in Eq how do I get that installed ?

Dave...

mini-disc to hard-disc transfer

What software utilities are there for transfering data from a mini-disc player (Sony MDS-JE510) via an optical SPDIF directly to a PC's hard-disc?

Re: mini-disc to hard-disc transfer

i have music on my NetMD in which i wish to transfer to my computer how can i do this ithout the option of recording with a linein line out jack cabl thing

Keep reading the manual

Well, you need the driver files for whatever soundcard you can install that can read optical SPDIF. After those are installed and running, you don't need any other software, the audio is just THERE, like a microphone input or a WAVE file on disk. You don't need software to turn it on. SPDIF is just like your SERIAL data on your SERIAL port. it can be used by a modem or printer or keyboard or MIDI device or whatever. SPDIF is similar, only it's audio data, and it usually only comes in two flavours: optical and coaxial. So basically, if you can plug in a SPDIF cable, then you already have it "turned on". You just need to locate it in your system. On my old MIDIMAN (M-Audio) soundcard, there was a control panel which I could access to mute or unmute the channels.
Most soundcards are like that. Of course, Windows makes everything complicated, so if you are having IRQ conflicts or whatever, god knows what happened to your audio (now digital data) signal.

This is where analog devices prevail. All analog devices can have their audio signals traced audibly, electrically, and intuitively. Not so with computer audio.

However, a few standards help out:

ASIO, DirectX, DirectSound, SoundBlaster-compatible, VST, and MIDI.

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