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John Willett

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About John Willett

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  • Birthday 09/04/1951

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    Oxfordshire, UK
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    Classical Music Recording - Location Recording (Circle Sound Services). I have been recording since the '70's - digitally since 1982. Member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Broadcast Sound. I am a freelance consultant, writer and trainer on microphones and recording. Since spring 2012 I am the MD of Sound-Link ProAudio, the UK distributor of Microtech Gefell microphones, ME-Geithain studio monitors and AETA Audio location and broadcast equipment.
  1. John Willett

    Potential Samplitude purchaser in trouble

    Thanks Sebastian, I have copied the url of the page and told him - thanks.
  2. I often recommend Samplitude and Sequoia on various forums. Someone has taken me up on my recommendation and is trying to download the demo of Samplitude Pro. However - he seems to be having trouble and has just posted THIS on the Souind On Sound forum. He says:- "Every time you recommend samplitude I fully intend to go check out the demo and for whatever reason I dont. This time I will persevere, John. Well i did persevere, have registered with them, got my email and logged on and..... no sign of a demo, even on the addons and demos link. Now where is the scratching head smiley....? " Please can someone help him? Thanks. John
  3. As far as I am aware all Magix audio editors use the same basic engine - that would mean that there is no sound quality difference at all between them. The differences being in the facilities you get for the money. So, should be no problem with 24-bits. Personally I think I would go for Samplitude SE over Music Studio as MS is limited to 48kHz and SE will do 96kHz.
  4. John Willett

    Hi, Highly Newb Question.

    I can imagine the question, but hey, if I had the money I'd buy Sequoia as well.(the best all-in-one program there is) Unfortunately I don't have the money, but I'm happy with Samplitude V10 You will be delighted with Sequoia - I am. It's worth it for the source/destination editing alone.
  5. Send an e-mail to Samplitude Service with all the details and they should sort it for you.
  6. John Willett

    Samp/seq Training And Articles

    Just bumping this. I'm definitely up for training with Eric - it's well worth it and excellent. But a small group would make it more cost-effective for us all. So............................ ?
  7. John Willett

    Lost Codemeter Dongle Policy

    Magix's Dongle policy is fair and good. If you lose a Dongle or it gets broken or stolen - you report it to Magix who imediately block it. You can buy a replacement Dongle, which is delivered quickly. If continuous working is vital for your business, you can buy a spare "emergency" Dongle which can be put into use immediatly. The cost, I am not sure, but I think it's about £100 (but that could be €100, I'm not sure). All very fair and reasonable I think. At least, that's my understanding of how it works.
  8. John Willett

    Vista And Samplitude 9.1.1

    Why not upgrade to XP Pro - XP Pro with SP3 is supposed to be better than Vista. I think I will skip Vista completely and only upgrade when Windows7 comes out. Having said that - people do seem to have Samplitude running well on Vista machines, so I don't think you will have a problem. It may just be in the settings.
  9. John Willett

    Activation Problem

    Ring Tom at Orange Hill - he is very helpful. Either the upgrade code hasn't taken or you have a faulty or corrupted CodeMeter - as I see it. Tom should be able to talk you through it. As an aside - have you installed the latest CodeMeter Runtime v3.20c? It may not work if you still have an earlier version insytalled. If you have an earlier version, download and install the latest version. Or maybe you just have to click the update button to install the latest code ........... ? I hope this helps.
  10. The second dongle can be useful for a pro studio as an emergency spare that can be used immediately if the original gets damaged or stolen. I *think* it has a limited life until fully activated by telling Magix support to block the original and activate the new. At least that's how I understand it. Though Murphy's Law states that you will probably have forgeooten where you safely stored the emergency dongle just at the time you need it.
  11. John Willett

    Newbie Sequoia Questions

    This is all very good news, Eric! I await the SOS articles with interest, and hopefully a few of us can pool together for some further training later in the year. Thanks for the info. Ditto - I'm up for it. And I have mentioned several times to Sound On Sound that Eric's excellent Samplitude pages should be more often and regular than now. Thanks Eric.
  12. John Willett

    Thinking Of Dumping Pro Tools

    Sequoia is amazing and I strongly recommend it - but as I do classical and don't use the facilities you are asking about; I will leave it to others to give the detailed answers. Hardware interface - I use the RME Fireface, but would get the Prism Orpheus if I had the cash.
  13. John Willett

    Newbie Sequoia Questions

    Yes - he's excellent. Yes - that's the main reason I upgraded. Actually I may have to go back to Eric again for a bit more fine tuning. I was wondering whether it would be useful for a few of us to pool resources and have a small group training ???
  14. John Willett

    What's The Benefits ?

    No, I have not compared them to the Lavry Blue - I just know that the Prism are about the best on the market bar non and the Orpheus has the same converters that are in the £5,000 Prism unit - that's why I'm drooling. The next best are the Audio & Design ones (reviewed in the latest Sound On Sound) at a tenth of the price of the Prism - but that only has an AES3 out and is not a soundcard like the Orpheus.
  15. John Willett

    What's The Benefits ?

    Hi Indiana and welcome. Sequoia blows all the others away. It's as good as SADiE (if not better) at less than a quarter of the price. I started with Samplitude and upgraded to Sequoia and have just upgraded to Sequoia 10. It's the source/destination editing that clinched it for me and it's worth every penny of the extra over Samplitude. Editing is so much more accurate and faster, so much so that even my client commented on how much better it was. And the service and backup is second to none - not only is this forum very helpful, proservice is also fast and helpful. I had problems getting the upgrade code from the website on Thursday night and sent an e-mail to pro-service . The code was e-mailed to me on Friday morning and the upgrade worked perfectly. Much better than others. I can't comment on the Lynx issue as I use RME (but am drooling over the new Prism Orpheus). I hope this helps. But Sequoia is the best - go for it.
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