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Cubase 3.01 [Jan. 6th, 2005|09:44 pm]
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!
For those of you (HI x09 who have Cubase 3, be sure to grab the 3.01 update. It fixes a lot of the squirrelly behavior you occasionally ran into in the 3.0 release, but the Roomworks reverb is the real upgrade. Really nice smooth reverb with a real feeling of space.

I tend to avoid using reverb as much as possible because I don't have a good hardware reverb, and I've never found a software plugin reverb I like very well. They all are either crusty sounding in the tail, or they get muddy too quick. Even cooler it has an 'efficiency' knob which determines how much CPU it uses. At 0% efficiency it sounds great and uses about 8% of my Athlon 1.6ghz. At 100% is uses less than 2%. At 100% it sounds really crappy and weird, which of course, can be good as an effect too.

[User Picture]From: eigenvector
2005-01-06 11:22 pm (UTC)
Software reverb: Digidesign Reverb One or Digidesign ReVibe. TDM only though :).
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2005-01-07 04:03 am (UTC)
Oh you and your time dimension multiplexing!

I just got used to Cubase, after 4 years, and I don't have, oh, $10k in my back pocket for a decent protools setup.
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[User Picture]From: marmoset
2005-01-10 08:26 am (UTC)
Since you guys certainly seem to know what the hell you're talking about, any opinions on something like this?:

M-Audio Radium 61-Key USB MIDI Controller. My main concern is that I'd probably want something with more knobs/sliders, eh? (this would be used as a physical interface to purely software instruments)
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2005-01-10 09:01 am (UTC)
I can't wait for Marmoset tracks! Something like Swervedriver meets New Order meets Dan Bell, please and thanks.

The M-Audio stuff is fine. I have an Oxygen8 which is the earlier incarnation of the Radium.

Your mileage may vary but I don't think more knobs is necessarily better. The big problem I have is remembering which function I assigned to which knob.

I like the looks of the Midiman O2, which is really thin -- thin enough to throw in a backpack with a laptop.

I have a Doepfer Pocket Dial, which I like a lot -- extremely solid build, and a better knob feel:


It doesn't have a keyboard, but it's got 16 knobs and four bank buttons, so you can have 64 controls at your fingertips.
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[User Picture]From: marmoset
2005-01-12 06:53 am (UTC)
The Midiman looks cool... hmmm....

As far as what it might all end up sounding like, I guess we'll find out. :)
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