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  1. @TerryBritton thanks for posting this thread here! Logical and helpful to have this info in one place. A quick re-read answered my questions. I know everyone feels this way but I too think it's deceptive for Magix to promote including the FULL Indepencdence Premium Pro sampler & content without specifying it's limitations. The name alone and website copy infer you're getting the ability use it as if you purchased it on it's own.
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    Independence 3.6

    I might also add for informational purposes: I installed the 3.6 update to the alternate location where I have my Independence libraries stored (not C:\Program Files (x86)\MAGIX\Independence). However, I did copy the executable files from my library location and replaced the ones in C:\Program Files (x86)\MAGIX\Independence. I don't think this applies to those who installed to default locations but might if you have moved or installed to an alternate hard drive location.
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    Standalone Version

    Thanks Terry. And to be clear, are you talking about inside or outside of Samplitude or both?
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    Standalone Version

    Okay, I forgot that I had queried Magix earlier this year about the standalone/DAW VST. Here was Magix response: Hi Wren, We can offer a 50% rebate on the Premium Suite VST version. So it would be $ 299 minus 50% = $ 149. This is a standalone VST version and also works with other DAWs. Cheers, Markus So, although we get the "Independence Pro Premium" sampler with Pro X Suite, we must pay at least another $149 to use it outside of Sam. Typical MAGIX.
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    Independence 3.6

    I have both Sam X3 & X4 Suites. I updated to Ind 3.6 without problem. 3.6 works great within Sam and all instruments are recognize. However, it seems I need to activate Independence when I try to use it standalone or within another DAW and my XSuite serial does not take.
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    Standalone Version

    Thanks and sorry for the convoluted question. I have Sam X4 Suite so I have Independence Pro Premium and all the instruments BUT cannot open the Independence player on it's own or use it in my other DAWs. The info page and comparison charts show nothing about standalone capability nor use in other DAWs. EDIT: okay, I was wrong about using Ind in other DAWs though there was a time I had a problem with it. Opens and works great in other DAWs. However, when I open Independence (post 3.6 update), it requests activation but will not accept my X4 registration beginning with P2.
  7. I know this is discussed in another thread but not here. Just to clarify for me (and others): even though X3 & X4 Suites come with "Independence Pro Premium," one must STILL purchase a separate license to use Independence on it's own and in other DAWs? Am I correct that all I need is the "Independence Pro Standard" version for $65 - basically purchasing the engine which will use all of the instruments that came with the aforementioned X Suites?
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    Folk songs

    Done. Good job Phil - sounds nice!
  9. fwrend

    Ozone 9 & Samplitude

    @Nordlead Great news - iZotope rocks! FYI, I had just upgraded to Music Production Suite 2.1 back in early August. Then, they released O9 & MPS 3 earlier this month. I was a little bummed about it because the upgrade price to MPS 3 is $199 at iZotope and $167 (at a third party site). I emailed support and they responded back letting me know I was just outside of the grace period but because I was a long-time customer, proceeded to offer me a FREE upgrade along with the current sale extras (Exponential Audio R4 & Nimbus and One-year pass to Groove3). So, if you haven't upgraded yet, don't hesitate to email them - it's worth a shot. The sale is still on and you can pick up the MPS 2.1->3 upgrade for $167.17 including the aforementioned extras at JRR Shop using the code group.
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    Ozone 9 & Samplitude

    Hmm, that does seem strange that it happens on two different computers. FWIW, I am running the ASIO driver provided with my MOTU 8M and not the Magix Low Latency one. Also, this is with the VST 2 version. For some reason Sam isn't picking up the VST 3 version on scan. Wish I could be of more help. EDIT: also loads fine in Reaper - even a bit quicker.
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    Ozone 9 & Samplitude

    I'm not seeing any difference between Pro X3 & X4 (388). On Master Bus, O8 & O9 loads in 2-3 seconds and maybe 1 second switching between presets. Tried it on an empty VIP as well as a 24 track project.
  12. These have probably made the rounds here but I just came across these videos over at the Vegas Pro forum - interesting to hear of the birth of Samplitude. I had both an Amiga 500 & 1000 at one time and wish I had know about Samplitude back then (I may or may not still be using it today :). Pt 1 - Visit to MAGIX AG Berlin Pt 2 Visit to MAGIX AG Berlin
  13. Hey Tim, interested in your documents for Samplitude.  New user and coming to grips with the program so any help would be great!

    While not native, we lived in TX for nearly 20 years.  Moved from Grapevine up here to SW Kansas in July of '16.  Miss TX but not the traffic haha!  Trying to get started with some studio work in the area - not much here.