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Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 04-09-2001, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,115
Posted By choctop
Re: ?\'s with new computer

The type of BIOS (basic input output system) recommended for PTF is a very common one, oft found in "plain vanilla" PC's. Compaq, however (like many 'big name' makers) use a proprietary BIOS (one...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 04-03-2001, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,581
Posted By choctop
Re: Audio Starts to Crackle

there is section in the FAQ about degraded audio. basically, digi says "cheap soundcard".
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 04-02-2001, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,751
Posted By choctop
Re: Transport Controls

Does attempting to play a MIDI file work??

You are hitting the right play button??

Also, hitting record arms the recorder. To actually start recording, you then hit play.

Sounds a bit odd to...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-27-2001, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,918
Posted By choctop
Re: Midi + wav files

Woody, the PTFree option "Bounce to Disk" will include MIDI and audio tracks in a mixdown, but you have to SELECT them. i.e, holding down CTRL, click on EACH track name that you want included in the...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-27-2001, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,536
Posted By choctop
Compression and Limiting - External DSP

I'm trying to set up a reasonable home studio without too much external gear. One problem I'm having is how to get compression on vocals DURING recording to avoid digital clip on the disk.

I've...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-25-2001, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,881
Posted By choctop
Re: DMA on \'old\' hard disks

John,

I'm so glad that I've been able to help out. Just goes to show that forums like this can make or break software.

MP
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-25-2001, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,837
Posted By choctop
Re: Distorted WAVs

RJ, choppy playback is a common PTFree problem, esp with the cheaper cards.

Go to the Frequently Asked Questions for PTFree for PC and see the section on "distoted/choppy playback"

MP
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-25-2001, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,227
Posted By choctop
Re: DMA?

Warning, Long post.

Ok, can of worms here, but I'll do my best...

DMA (direct memory access) is a fairly recent spec improvement to MB's, hard drives and CD Roms that improves disk access times...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-25-2001, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,514
Posted By choctop
Re: Protools on two screen

Not all programs support Win98's two screen option (which, incedentally, is THE way to run a DAW in a home environment, and very easy to do. Mixer on one screen, song layouts and transports on...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-25-2001, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,315
Posted By choctop
Re: PT Free R2 still hanging

OK, sounds like PT is launching Lexicon when it boots, to be expected.

In the device manager, disable your Lexicon, restart and try PTFree. If Pt Free runs (and of course it'll be useless without...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-22-2001, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,699
Posted By choctop
Re: Help please. PT Free hangs my machine!

To rule out possible software conflict, use Ctrl+alt+del to close ALL running programs with the exception of Systray and Explorer. Then launch PTFree. If it runs, then software conflict is your...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-21-2001, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,315
Posted By choctop
Re: PT Free R2 still hanging

Actually Steve, we might be getting somewhere!!

If the error was forceable again after re-boot (but before closing other programs???), then it looks like PT is conflicting with something else...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-20-2001, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,315
Posted By choctop
Re: PT Free R2 still hanging

when you say ethernet controller, are you currently attached to a LAN??

try this experiment... with a freshly rebooted machine, use Ctrl+alt+del to close all running programs except systray and...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-20-2001, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,296
Posted By choctop
Well read??

I'm trying to develop my skills in audio, but I don't have time for a course. Can anyone suggest a good book on sound engineering in general, but with a slant to computer recording (as opposed to...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-20-2001, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,881
Posted By choctop
Re: DMA on \'old\' hard disks

for DMA to appear as an option, it need to be supported by both your MB and the disk. sounds like your MB doesn't support it, but you can check by looking up the specs for your board. If it is, it...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-19-2001, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,762
Posted By choctop
Re: i gets no love from pt staff

I have spotted the PTFree software on a heap of "electronic music" magazine CDRoms, like Computer Music (British) and the like. I even think I saw it reproduced on a computer-type magazine CD.

MP
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-19-2001, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,669
Posted By choctop
Re: PTF and PCI 16 Soundblatser

If you're mixer lines are going to "line-in", make sure line-in is enabled for recording, ie double-click the yellow volume speaker symbol in the systray, Options>Properties>Recording and ensure...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-15-2001, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,965
Posted By choctop
Re: Why does it keep crashing?

crashing might occur if your machine is trying to do other things in the background while PT is trying to push audio to the disk. rule out any software conflicts by closing EVERYTHING running (using...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-13-2001, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,314
Posted By choctop
Re: Sound degradation after a few mins and audio input delay

If you have a look in the FAQ, you'll see a big section on sound degredation. without re-writing what the engineers have advised, it amounts to:
a) degredation is only evident in playback, and is...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-11-2001, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By choctop
Re: Setup and Latency

nah, choptop is a type of chocolate dipped ice-cream they sell in cinemas over here.

sounds like I'm gonna have to dig out the manual for the Eurorack and come to grips with what is sent where and...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-11-2001, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,988
Posted By choctop
Re: no multimedia devices!?

John, is the second card actually functioning? In Control Panel > System > Devices, is either card showing a red X or a yellow exclamation mark? Occasionally installing 2 of something (e.g soundcard,...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-06-2001, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,745
Posted By choctop
Re: unable to create tracks

for a video driver to stomp on audio gear is a bit of a worry. Have a look in Control Panel/System/Device Properties for any obvious conflicts (yellow exclamation marks over devices).

at the risk...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-06-2001, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,314
Posted By choctop
Re: Sound degradation after a few mins and audio input delay

I think it's important to remember PTFree is an unsupported product. The techs are not REQUIRED to provide answers, they do so if they think they can help.

Remember this.. if PTFree becomes a...
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-06-2001, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By choctop
Re: Setup and Latency

wow, what a great piece of advice. thanks for solving a problem that's been bugging me for ages.

one question.. why do we monitor the control room outs and not the main outs??

TIA
MP
Forum: Digidesign Hardware & Software 03-05-2001, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,200
Posted By choctop
Re: Getting Songs on a cd(please help!)

and don't forget you need to configure your burner to write an audio CD, not a data CD. For instance, if you're using adaptec, creating a CD that can be accessed through the file system (one of the...
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