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bradsarno

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DSP Quattro anyone?
« on: May 26, 2011, 12:00:32 pm »

Anyone using DSP Quattro for CDR or DDP creation?



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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 01:22:00 pm »

I'm not sure it even offers DDP support at this time. Looks like an interesting alternative to WB, though.

Edit- Seems they just added it. Would be worth trying the demo.
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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 03:42:47 pm »

I tried it awhile ago as a DDP option ..

   We did not get along.


just didn't feel any magic. felt very uninspired personally, and wasn't a fun environment to work in. . . ymmv

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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 05:45:06 pm »

I find DSP Quattro a tad clunky in its feel and flow, but so far it does seem like a reliable alternative. I noticed that the DDP file sets it creates automatically include an MD5 checksum inside the folder. I thought that was a nice touch.

Stefano Daino at DSP Quattro has been very open and receptive to suggestions. Seems that the software has a way to go with regards to some features (gain envelope, automation, etc.), but it does seem to have addressed a lot of key functions with regards to CD Text and DDP.

Definitely check out the very latest version to see where it's at.

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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 08:24:36 pm »

Today I bought DSP-Quattro and ended up disappointed because I had hoped I would be able to export projects at higher native sample rates, like 48 and 96. The manual made it appear that this was the case, but the demo is crippled and you cannot test the export functions. So on a whim, and with a little bit of hope, I ended up buying it. Sadly, no matter what sample rate I loaded in, I always ended up with 44.1 when choosing to export the project as CD Tracks.

So I emailed the developer. He wrote back within minutes and after a few emails back and forth, realized it should allow you to export the sequenced files with fades, pauses, etc in exactly the same resolution as you gave it. Within 15 minutes I had a new build of the app sitting in my apps folder working perfectly the way I had hoped.

How's that for service?
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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 07:06:13 am »

I bought DSP Quattro years ago when Peak (2?) had all sorts of crashing issues...  Hated Quattro interface

Glad they seem to be improved and good support.
Time to pay the upgrade fee and move away from Peak7
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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 02:25:00 pm »

I've only spent a couple days with it, but it's been great. I'll get a better idea of the bugs and quirks it has over the coming weeks but on paper, it's exactly what I need. And it's been very easy and intuitive to use. Easily worth the price.
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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 10:22:03 am »

The latest release of DSP Quattro (as of October 3, 2012) is SO much better than earlier releases. I've been doing quite a bit with it lately. It's less wonky, more featured, so far 100% stable, providing good DDP's and plug-in implementation. Navigation, editing, and flow are all nicely improved. Still not exactly where I'd like it, but SO much closer than a year ago. Very glad to see them in a vibrant state of development and responsiveness with regards to user requests.

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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 12:51:32 pm »

I'm with you, Brad. It's my goto now. And the developer has been fantastic about taking feature requests and bug fixes. He doesn't waste any time getting around to it.
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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 06:13:01 pm »

Just a heads up that DSP Quattro is 50% off today and tomorrow. 

I also just noticed the developer implemented a "play transition" function (like Sonoris DDP) which I suggested to him a few months ago.

I just bought it.  A steal at $50.  Installing now.. :)
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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 05:27:15 am »

it sure looks good :)

how does it handle i/o? is it multitrack or just two channel?
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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 08:10:33 pm »

I just got it yesterday as well....
Seems to br great so far!
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Re: DSP Quattro anyone?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 10:04:56 pm »

it sure looks good :)

how does it handle i/o? is it multitrack or just two channel?

Just two channel CD and DDP creation with a built-in destructive audio editor that I have yet to use. It's basically a very well developed "Waveburner".
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