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rvdsm

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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2004, 03:43:59 pm »

j.hall wrote on Mon, 14 June 2004 13:41


should i not do firewire drives?


Definitely not, unless you are just using it for archiving. IDE drives work fine. We have 3 200 GB IDE drives in our G4 and are ready to put in one more. Firewire drives take too long to access and transfer data.
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2004, 03:46:54 pm »

i'll be mixing other people's projects

i assume people will simply send me a drive

should i transfer it to my internal?

or just hook it up and rock?

you have to think about my specific situation.....it's a little unique compared to a standard PT set up and how it functions

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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2004, 03:51:11 pm »

j.hall wrote on Mon, 14 June 2004 14:46

i'll be mixing other people's projects

i assume people will simply send me a drive

should i transfer it to my internal?

or just hook it up and rock?

you have to think about my specific situation.....it's a little unique compared to a standard PT set up and how it functions




If it were me I would transfer, just for the sake of redundancy.
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2004, 03:53:38 pm »

No playback off firewire drives. It's just asking for trouble. Maybe if you set your buffer size to half an hour.
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2004, 04:47:05 pm »

lord wrote on Mon, 14 June 2004 12:53

No playback off firewire drives. It's just asking for trouble. Maybe if you set your buffer size to half an hour.


This why I said go with a 1.25 and still keep your atto scsi .... but then again
the G5 case sure looks sexy .... anyway your choice but I as many others say don't trust firewire whatever you do
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2004, 04:51:13 pm »

I guess i'm fine if i keep my dual 800 then and the ATTO card for my initial jump to PT.

How about the implementaion of Auto delay compensation? How's that work? Is it straightforward? Track specific? Is it as kickass as advertised?

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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2004, 04:57:24 pm »

from what i understand

the delay thing is a simple toggle....

it's either turned on and working on every track, or it's not on....and thus doing nothing

fibes, when are you making the switch over?
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2004, 05:23:15 pm »

j.hall wrote on Mon, 14 June 2004 16:57



fibes, when are you making the switch over?


I've got 11 grand to go, three down... Unless i get a sponsorship. heheheheheheh!

Business is great, but with the little one running around, my priorities are in order: Veda, Audio, Wife...

In a nutshell, it'll be Xmas before i'm flush. my system is working fine now and the Xmas slowdown is always a good time to re-tool.
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2004, 05:39:03 pm »

I've been lucky (But then again, I'm not in Mac land so my card drivers exist) that my SCSI rigs have moved without so much a problem, some older drives (Specially, as much as it pains me, some of my older sample libraries) refuse to play with SCSI-160 and upwards... fortunately there's ways around that.

As for Firewire, at the moment I'm using FW drives for backup, I wouldn't dream on recording to them (Then again, I'm on Windows, and Windows and firewire have a weird love/hate relationship).

That's one thing that's bugging me of late, seeing that Digi is all too eager to get the Windows DAW market away from Steinberg and Magix, why not a Winblows PC for your HD rig? So far the reports I've had of PT on windows is that it's as unstable as PT on the Mac (Whatever that meant, not sure if it was an insult or a compliment).

What I do believe, is that if you go for a dual G5, make sure everything else you need is covered, three meagre PCI-X slots are not nearly enough, and expansion chassis are expensive and unreliable.
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2004, 09:41:23 am »

especially if you're just mixing off PT scsi is not needed. hell, I've been using FW for years without a hitch. Only time I have any issues is when I'me doing a tranfer and have 32 tracks recording at once and the drives a bit full or fragmented.
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2004, 03:06:59 pm »

J. has bought the farm. Prepare for the end times.

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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2004, 05:02:31 pm »

sent the check two days ago

PT HD2 with 2 192 I/O's with an additional D/A card for 8 more outs and a sync I/O for locking to code

mac G5 dual 2.5 gig with a 17" plasma dislplay.....

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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2004, 06:23:34 pm »

Its kinda funny I just looked my window, and saw the strangest thing. Apparently pigs are now being genetically modified to have wings.

Strange times.


I'm not even going to mention the primates out of my backend. Laughing
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2004, 12:22:37 am »

j.hall wrote on Fri, 18 June 2004 22:02

sent the check two days ago

PT HD2 with 2 192 I/O's with an additional D/A card for 8 more outs and a sync I/O for locking to code

mac G5 dual 2.5 gig with a 17" plasma dislplay.....




Congrats. Hell if J. Robbins has a PT right why cant you, right?
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Re: help j.hall with PT.....
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2004, 05:02:27 am »

Hehehehe... oh well, we lost Kenny and now we lost J.

Next thing he'll be saying analog is dead Very Happy

I just passed on getting a PT rig for another month and invested in more outboard instead... I do that every month Laughing
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