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  1. gunmetal

    *.HDP *.HF2 *.HFP *.H0 *.H2 etc. etc

    All the "special" files created represent different things like waveform graphic information, AQ analysis, Comparisonics, spectral editing, etc. Deleting them slows down your project from opening but I haven't ever had a situation where any actual data was lost that I know of (would have to test for AQ markers and pitch analysis/spectral data). If you are just archiving the raw audio data you can get rid of the files although their storage footprint is pretty minimal. For your own local SAM projects, definitely keep them in place. If you are archiving SAM VIP's then keep them in place. As long as you keep your projects in subfolders these files are very easy to manage...I know a lot of SAM user get up in arms about them - they are not Temp files, they represent analysis of the WAV without changing the raw WAV. You can use a third party browser like Xplorer2 to visually filter folders to only show WAV files. This is great if you are often pulling out audio files to share with collaborators and only need to see the WAV. In Windows you can also just "hide" the file type so you don't ever see them. When I export WAV files from a SAM folder to pass along to a non-SAM user I sort the folder by file type and grab only the WAV.
  2. Independence wasn't showing up for me either and was removed from X3 as well. I tried a manual reinstall from the Magix v3.5 Independence download and that didn't work - it installed and I could run the offline .exe but no plugins showed up. Here's how I fixed it: I manually deleted the downloaded installation file under Documents>Magix downloads>installationsmanager I ran Samplitude X4 as an Administrator I chose only Independence from the Download Instruments and sounds under the Samplitude Help menu The installation download about halfway on the progress meter and then auto-installed in a "Repair" mode - and then everything worked I have my sample content on a separate drive so I just pointed to there for the content
  3. All Sascha's work is highly musical. AM|Munition is my main mastering tool, I feel like it's my secret weapon - love it. I got Presswerk as soon as it was available, great processor and highly recommended.
  4. Brilliant! Great video demonstration. I usually only do manual tempo adjustment without using any TS/PS but this has me intrigued enough to give it another shot. I have a song on my desk that unfortunately was tracked without a metronome, and I want to "knock it in line" - I'll try this method first. Thanks Kraznet!
  5. I’m just pointing out that right now there are methods available to achieve the desired workflow. Some sort of insert multi-track templates would be awesome. After mixing a test track, I generally save all my individual tracks as track effect settings to apply to each track when working on a whole album. If I need to load a lot of tracks, I’ll make a template or use the load mixer settings function.
  6. You can copy/paste sets of tracks from one VIP into another. And you can save/load individual track settings.
  7. gunmetal

    Newbie quantizing question

    In my experience, quantization using the Audio Quantization Wizard and AQ markers works amazing for drums and percussion. For instruments with less defined transients, like bass, you are better off just manually separating and aligning the objects. Melodyne also can do a decent job on automatically quantizing bass and vocals but I still find it faster and more accurate to do both by hand.
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    Reverb Send

    Larry, the monitoring mode is a GLOBAL system setting, it is not saved per project. Open Samplitude, open Settings (the “ Y” key), in System Options>Audio Setup you will see the current monitoring mode. Slide “Monitoring Setup” all the way to the right. For live input with Aux effects you will need that mode. Now, build your template. Best of luck!
  9. gunmetal

    Reverb Send

    I just tested this on my system and was able to have the Aux reverb send working fine. The monitoring modes are a global setting. Use Mixer FX Monitoring/Hybrid Engine and you should be fine with both playback and real-time live playing and recording of VSTi MIDI instruments with the Aux send reverb. In other monitor mode settings, you will only hear the reverb send for live playing during VIP playback or record. You will not hear the reverb send while the transport is stopped. For some monitor modes, if the “Mon” button is engaged in the transport you will not hear real-time mixer FX, but will be able to play the instruments. The different monitor modes come at different CPU costs and are flexible for a lot of different Studio environment settings- read up and experiment to find the one that is right for you. Good luck, I hope you get it working.
  10. gunmetal

    Reverb Send

    Are you setting up effects sends on a LIVE MIDI input, or in the mix on playback?
  11. gunmetal

    Reverb Send

    Check if your monitor mode is set to Software/Track FX monitoring or Mixer FX monitoring/Hybrid Engine and try turning the monitor button “off” on the MIDI snare track to see if you get the Aux working.
  12. gunmetal

    Focusrite Support is impressive!

    Does that fix solve the problem, or just solve the message about the problem?
  13. gunmetal

    Cursor

    Tick the checkbox “Lock VIP against zoom out” in Program Settings>General And deactivate Loop playback mode. This will stop your playback at the end of the VIP. Delete extra space a the end of the project by selecting a range and pressing “delete”.
  14. gunmetal

    record on top of an audio track

    OK, I read up on Sonars take lanes and I think I understand what you are meaning. Every DAW has a different feature set and there’s not a direct equivalent here. In Samplitde, you will want to look at “exploding” your takes with the Take Composer and exploring the tools for that feature. And you can create similar workflows by using Track Folders or just using multiple tracks.
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    Another Sonar Refuge

    Welcome! On the bottom left you’ll see the Status Display... (From the manual) Status display: The status display appears at the bottom border of the VIP window. Here you'll find information about CPU load, latency, buffer, and current operations like loading, saving, effect calculation, etc. You can also open the status display by going to "View" > "Toolbars" > "Status Display"
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    record on top of an audio track

    Greetings! Are you talking about MIDI recording? Overdub mode in MIDI recording seems more like what you are searching for... *** (from the manual) Overdub: The data is recorded into an already existing object. The newly recorded MIDI data is mixed together with the data that is already present. *** It’s been a long time since I have used Sonar. Are the overdub takes just overlayed on top of one another? How do you get to them to edit? With Samplitude you can record in MIDI overdub mode to build up beats in loop mode or to punch into the same object.
  17. gunmetal

    record on top of an audio track

    I’m assuming you are referring to the monitoring behavior of the track as you record punch-ins and your track has the monitor button active. It’s not clear from your description if you are “punching-in” your layer/overdub or intending to keep (and hear) both layers/takes after the take. It’s also not clear if your are monitoring through the software or monitoring your hardware directly. Each track can only play back one object at a time at any poInt in the timeline. You can keep overdubbing in the same track and all takes will be recorded and saved. You can select which take you want to use later with the Take Manager, the Take Composer, or by right/clicking and manually selecting which take. If, on the other hand, you are looking for another “layer” of sound I would consider that another track. In that case, just move your first recorded object to a different track.
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    record on top of an audio track

    From the manual... Mix Input and Playback: If you set the check here, the input signal can also be heard when playback is running if track monitoring is active. The monitoring settings and switch behavior can be set in "System Options > Audio System" and can also be accessed directly by right-clicking on the "Mon" button. This displays two more MIDI recording options:
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    WHERE THE H#!! is the Key Signature?

    Is this complaint for real? I'm pretty sure Samplitude is professional recording software, or I've been mistaken for the past 18 years. Although a key signature is a basic component of music analysis it is not a required knowledge for capturing music, mixing tracks, and mastering CD's in a production studio. Recording software programs don't really need MIDI support or Notation or other compositional features to be really great, pro recording platforms. The software doesn't actually need to know tempo, time signature or key signature to record audio. These elements are used for editing in a non-linear digital audio environment. The key signature is really only relevant in composition or communication, and although Samplitude is growing with compositional tools and notation features, it is primarily a Digital Audio Workstation (like a tape recorder). These forum posts voicing frustration over why Samplitude is not LIKE SONAR, NOT LIKE PRO TOOLS, or NOT ABLE TO RECORD IN ALL CAPS are so asinine. I don't understand why someone will not test a program for 30 days to see if they like it, and if not move on. I don't see why someone would complain to Samplitude developers that that the program is not Sonar, when they could just use Sonar? It doesn't make much sense...really, who is forcing thesde people to buy a program and sending them to the forum to complain about feature requests to make the program work just like they personally want it to do? Is it just forum trolling? It's so old. I also can't imagine a "Pro" user talking or thinking like this, so I can only say that Samplitude is not catering to your needs. You would be best trying out Fruity Loops or Sonar.
  20. If you are already using Music Studio, you are already on the path to learning digital audio, and have a good product to learn with. The benefit of Samplitude SE for you would be the upgrade path to the professional application, and the fact that learning the interface will make you more proficient once you do upgrade. Magix Music Studio has a robust feature set that will allow you to do full scale music production. I wouldn't get pissed when a topic such as this gets no response. It's a useless discussion, and most people don't have time to waste on these type of topics. Especially those of us from the Secret Society. Every post on this SE forum seems to be about is knocking Samplitude SE for not being Samplitude Proffesional. How bizarre. If you read any of the advertisement text in regards to SE, it clearly states that the software is for the audio NOVICE. A STARTING POINT to the world of digital audio, computer based multi-track recording, professsional non-destructive editing, and post-production mastering. The intention is to introduce a new user to the concepts, functionality, and potential of a full scale package, like Samplitude Classic, which is what you would use should you advance to a "non-novice". Samplitude SE is a great way to learn how to record, edit, mix and master in the same environment as the professional application...and offers an easy and cost effective upgrade path to the real deal...should you want or need it. If you're looking for bang-for-the buck software...Music Studio is a good choice in and of itself. Magix has created a perfect and welcome solution to the real world needs of digital audio students, those developing the skills to be future professionals, and it get's knocked by "software collectors", who seem to buy and own software for feature set bragging rights and not for actually recording, mixing, and mastering actual music. I can't imagine someone not being able to see the benefit of starting with a product like Samplitude SE, regardless of it's capability in comparison to Classic or Professional. I am now recommending SE to any future audio professional, to the studio students I have that want to learn how to "do what I do", I am now requiring it for my training studio assistants, and recommending it to artists I work with as a home demo and songwriting solution that they can bring to me in native format. In regards to Gingly Joe's comments; Samplitude SE is for the NOVICE, developing digital audio user. If you are in need of sampling anything at a resolution above 24/96, you are NOT an audio NOVICE. If you are in need of latency compensation for third party VST effects, you are NOT an audio NOVICE. If you are in need of redbook CD authoring, you are NOT an audio NOVICE. I you are doing any of these things and balking at $300 to get into Samplitude Classic, I would just have to say that you are not Samplitude's target audience. I still thing that Sampliutude Pro at $1200, is insanely cheap for what I am able to achieve every day in my studio with it.
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