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  1. The "manual" for the ProX3 package is supplied in PDF format, as well as in a version you can access from Samplitude. IIRC the PDF documentation is 1000+ (?) pages. The "printed copy" book is actually a set of tutorials oriented to music production, but by no means covering all of Samplitude's capabities. Those tutorials can be found on MAGIX website.
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    Midi record timing slightly off

    You need to select a Birdline skin for the mixer. So you need either to be on Pro X3, or if on an earlier version of Samplitude, buy a Birdline skin separately.
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    Midi record timing slightly off

    In the mixer, the second line item named "Dly" will let you set a delay/anticipation time on a per track basis in a number of different time units. It works for both audio and MIDI tracks.
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    Note length change with mouse

    I have only (!) Samplitude Pro X, but I imagine the MIDI editor is the same in Sequoia. Mouse editing facilities are dependent on the Mouse Mode that you are in. Right-clicking in a neutral area of the MIDI Editor invokes a popup window with Mouse Mode selection. I say "neutral area" because the usual right button click in some modes effects erasure of data - a doh! moment best avoided. Therefore well worth a couple of minutes getting familiar with the different Mouse modes - also the various modifier keys, Shift, Ctrl, Alt combinations.
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    Plugin Restraint Policy - what's yours?

    #1 is the rule of thumb that 95% of everything is rubbish #2 is that plugins should be good for fixing something or wrecking something #3 is avoiding plugins that achieve both things in #2 at the same time
  6. I think I will pass. I own a couple of bits of Eventide hardware heaven. They are one of the few companies I love to death. I don't think I could bear the disappointment ;-(
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    All the Animation but No Audio

    Are you on Windows? In the Sound Devices control panel on the Playback tab, does the device you have selected for output in Sam14 show activity on its output level indicator after you have hit Play in Sam14?
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    Mainboard DPC latencies

    The table below of measured mainboard DPC latencies is due to Ian Cutress of anandtech.com who AFAIK is the only reviewer of mainboards performing systematic measurements of this performance parameter . It may be helpful to selecting a board oriented to audio/music applications. YMMV. (The table is from http://anandtech.com/show/7484/asrock-z87eitx-review/5 and includes results up to November 2013. Refer to anandtech.com's mainboard reviews for up-to-date tabulations). The measurement methodology is as follows: "The DPC latency checker measures how much time is processing DPCs from driver invocation – the lower the value will result in better audio transfer at smaller buffer sizes. Results are measured in microseconds and taken as the peak latency while cycling through a series of short HD videos - under 500 microseconds usually gets the green light, but the lower the better." DPC Latency Maximum Time in Microseconds ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe 60 ASUS P8Z77-V Pro 60 ASUS Maximus V Gene 81 Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH 85 MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming 87 ASUS Maximus V Formula 93 Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H 93 ASROCK Z77 Extreme9 98 ASROCK Fatal1ty Z77 Professional 102 ASROCK Z77 Extreme4 103 ASROCK Z77 Extreme6 106 Biostar TZ77XE4 109 ASUS Rampage IV Gene 110 ASROCR Z77 OC Formula 114 Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H 115 MSI Z77A-GD65 119 Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 121 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme 124 ASUS Rampage IV Formula 125 ASROCK X79 Professional 126 Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 130 ASUS P8Z77-V Premium 135 ASROCK X79 Champion 136 MSI Z77 MPower 147 1MSI Z87 XPower 148 Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 153 ASROCK Z87M OC Formula 157 MSI Z87I 158 ASUS Z87-Pro 159 ASROCK Z87 OC Formula/AC 160 MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming 163 Gigabyte Z8711-UD3 164 ASROCK Z87E-ITX 222 Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H 239 ASROCK Z87 Extreme6AC 314 My public thanks to Ian Cutress.
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    Is there a limit to VSTs?

    This: http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/us/resources/vst_scanner/vst_scanner.htm might be useful for detecting ID clashes and other issues with VSTs. The author writes: "VST-Scanner was designed according to two main concerns : "1 - Preventing the host application from self-detecting the VST plugins available on the system. As Steinberg did not provide for any reliable installation and detection procedure for VST plugins, the process remains dangerous and may be harmful. Therefore, VST-Scanner will be in charge of that task. "2 - Reducing the time it would take to diagnose and solve possible problems. The VST standard is used by hundreds of different products which were created over a long period of time (10 years) during which the standard itself was modified. Being 100% compatible has become a challenge, on the plugins' side as well as on the hosts' side." FWIW, IIRC the original VST spec was produced in a hurry so that a competing proposal from Emagic would not gain full traction.
  10. Samplitude 11 Silver has a "Max" option in the MIDI Object Editor which opens a large overview window with options to rechannelize the data, where it exists on different MIDI channels. I cannot get this dialog in Pro X, even though right-clicking in the panel headers of the MIDI Object Editor pops up a menu with "max" options in them - but these do nothing here. There is also no reference to the "max" option in the manual. Has it been removed in Pro X?
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