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Forum: Pro Tools 2021 07-26-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Is Clean My Mac X ok to use?

Hey Lisa,
I'm afraid that I can't recommend an alternative. Because of my years in tech, I learned how to dig around inside a system and find all the pieces to get rid of. If you're not comfortable...
Forum: Pro Tools 2021 07-26-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Is Clean My Mac X ok to use?

I gave it two chances and will never ever put it on one of my machines again. It caused a lot of problems with shutting my machine down and seemed to be the root of a number of other problems in my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Old firmware for Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar?

Thanks very much for looking. I've been to all those pages. I did eventually manage to get a direct email address and I'll see where that gets me. There are a number of 404 errrors on the Sennheiser...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Old firmware for Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar?

Yeah I know. I haven't even found an email or chat for support. It's a phone #.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Michael Carnes
Old firmware for Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar?

This seems like a reasonable place to ask this question. I've had an Ambeo SB01 soundbar for the better part of a year. It's done a reasonably decent job of giving me an Atmos experience in a...
Forum: macOS 04-15-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Need to buy a new mac asap - should I risk an M1?

You'll be running under Rosetta (emulation) until PT, all your plugins and your interface are M1 native. That's likely to take several more months. I have heard that Rosetta works very well, but you...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 03-18-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,511
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Feature request : 7.1.4 bus

They are different. In Atmos, you'd have to tie the top 4 to objects. But that doesn't make it any less-desirable. I do know that the Exponential Audio 'verbs I wrote will actually support up to 6...
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 03-03-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: What's the secret to recording at 96k

It's also worth asking about the quality of mains power wherever you're recording. I record a fair amount (at last I did before COVID appeared) of classical music on location at high sample rates....
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 07-03-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Pro Tools does not use the entire CPU

Doesn't matter what you do--you'll always get that bulge in the middle. Several years ago I had a conversation with the chief PT designer at the time. He described what was going on in that meter. ...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 07-03-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Pro Tools does not use the entire CPU

That could be true, but I'd bring up the real CPU load monitor. It's called Activity Monitor on the Mac. If you're using really piggy plugins, then perhaps you can use auxes to set up an alternate...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 07-03-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Pro Tools does not use the entire CPU

Yes that's generally true. But in my experience, PT does a good job of spreading a load across all cores. That's been true on my 4-core, my 8-core and my 16-core. The usage meter is just awful, but...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 07-03-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: ProTools does not use the entire CPU

I wrote this up a while ago:
https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/home-page/2020/1/13/pro-tools-system-usage-meter-how-much-attention-should-be-pay-to-it

The short take is that you really shouldn't...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 06-23-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,329
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Is Pro Tools behind the curve?

Heck. Even bits of the 68000 were microcoded.
Forum: macOS 06-23-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,905
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: 2019 Mac Pro & Apple Moving To Its Own Processors

Not a ridiculous question at all. It's a question I have as well. But Apple hasn't called me up and told me anything ;) The modular nature of the tower makes it an interesting question, but there...
Forum: macOS 06-23-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,905
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: 2019 Mac Pro & Apple Moving To Its Own Processors

Hi Ryan,
I've got a Mac Pro 7,1 as well. I think we'll be OK, although perhaps we'll have compute envy a few years on.

Xcode (the tool we use to compile and build plugins) will simultaneously...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 06-23-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,329
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Is Pro Tools behind the curve?

Certainly true. "Realtime" is a term you have to define for each specific situation. In general it applies to the maximum amount of time a system can take to respond to a stimulus. The stimulus...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 06-23-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,329
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Is Pro Tools behind the curve?

Don't think RISC/CISC has any bearing on realtime performance. It's been a long time since there was a pure RISC chip. The simple nature of the architecture often meant that it took a lot of...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 06-23-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,511
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Feature request : 7.1.4 bus

Been asking for this for a while. It's true that the initial limitation was based on the Atmos bed. But we still need 7.1.4 and 7.1.6. Here's one example:

Exponential Audio immersive reverbs...
Forum: Virtual Instruments 06-16-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,551
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Does touch automation work for MIDI

I think the answer is that it's me and not Avid. MIDI Merge mode seems to do it!
Forum: Virtual Instruments 06-16-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,551
Posted By Michael Carnes
Does touch automation work for MIDI

I've been looking at doing MIDI touch automation with no success. In the non-MIDI world it's pretty easy: arm the track, start rolling and change only what you touch. If you don't touch anything,...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 06-08-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,271
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Building Orchestral Template, but PT Hangs

Thanks Dave. That's all very helpful input. Please be sure to post back (here or in a new thread) once you get down the road a ways with your new Mac.
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 06-08-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,271
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Building Orchestral Template, but PT Hangs

Moving along, I've managed to get everything I'm likely to need into a VEPro project. This is a first. RAM-wise, I'm up over 200GB. Pro Tools would mess the bed by the time I got to 60GB or so. So...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 06-06-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,271
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Building Orchestral Template, but PT Hangs

You're right about the pre-load, but I don't think Kontakt is alone in that. It's a sensible use of resources. Assume that you've got a nice piano with long natural decay. You're probably not going...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 06-06-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,271
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Building Orchestral Template, but PT Hangs

I already did some tests on that (written up a couple of months ago on PTE). As it turns out, the PCIe M.2 storage is quite a bit faster than the solid state storage that comes on the Mac. I used...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 06-06-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,271
Posted By Michael Carnes
Re: Building Orchestral Template, but PT Hangs

It's in the original post. 16-core New Mac Pro. 384GB RAM. All instrument libraries on PCIe Solid-State. It's quite a capable machine.

I'm experimenting with running VEPro as a server on the...
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