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    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    XP 2600+, 1GB PC2700 DDR, 200GB HDD, Echo Gina (Audio), SBLive (MIDI).

    All of which gibberish means that I might be able to get more than 5 tracks of audio/ 3 VSTs + FX going without the system wanting to give up the ghost (And the fact that it runs XP rather than 2k means that I can give Logic a serious try).

    Ok, so now if I'm not kicking out some decent stuff within the next month or two, you have my permission - nay, *demand*, to lynch me.

    Apols for the useless post, as you may have gathered I'm in a bit of a good mood! :Smile3: :punk: :Grin:.

    Oh, and my bank manager hates me and I'm going to be living off tinned spaghetti and baked beans for the foreseeable future :unsure:

    Oh well, stuff it! :punk: :hehe:

    J.
     
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    yay!

    i'm celebrating too, just ordered a powercore pci, new lacie external hard drive, adsl, and possibly might get a new processor

    i want the postman
     
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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (JPsychodelicacy @ Feb 19 2004, 09:46 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Ok, so now if I'm not kicking out some decent stuff within the next month or two, you have my permission - nay, *demand*, to lynch me.[/quote:2cb52a83b9]
    Congrats on the new gear, I've not heard any of your tunes yet, but fully expect to hear great things from you.

    As for the lynching - you have my word :Wink3:

    Steve
     
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    So you finally did it Joe, well done mate. Let me know when to pop round. Try phoning maybe??? :peace:
     
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    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    Cheers guys - er... still building & installing at the moment, but will be there soon (It's hooked up and running, anyway).

    J.
     
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    feel the power
     
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    It must be something in the water. February is obviously upgrade season.

    I have also just fitted a new motherboard. And a mate sold me his XP2200+ cpu to go in it. Yay!

    I can't believe the difference it has made.

    Oh.....and thank f*** for Asus C.O.P. (CPU overheat protection.) Stopped me frying the cpu first time I fitted it. :P
     
  9. JPsychodelicacy

    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Warwick Bassmonkey @ Feb 19 2004, 10:35 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> Oh.....and thank f*** for Asus C.O.P. (CPU overheat protection.) Stopped me frying the cpu first time I fitted it. :P [/quote:0261f0fedd]
    Ah, the Dark Lords of 'Phut!'. Skilfully avoided sir, shame your mate wasn't so lucky before...

    (Sez Joe, who used to work in a computer shop and has probably seen and caused more unnecessary 'phut' than anyone on the forum).

    Logic running like a dream - wonder how Cubase will fare... :Smile3:

    J.
     
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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (JPsychodelicacy @ Feb 19 2004, 10:40 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>

    Logic running like a dream - wonder how Cubase will fare... :Smile3:

    [/quote:cc39dd9f6a]
    Which version, 1 or 2 ?

    About a year ago, I went down to Ott's place where we finished off the first Umberloid tune. Much to his annoyance, I'd started it in Cubase SX. So that's where it stayed for the remainder of the weekend. (Watching the great man fighting with SX is well worth the trip for entertainment value alone! :lol1: )

    When I got the project back home, my system just wouldn't play it without a fair few clicks. (XP1700, A7M266 mobo). So, no slouch. But Ott had an XP2000 at the time.

    SX 2 was even worse - loading the project, it would sit there using 77% cpu before I'd even pressed "play". At 95% cpu usage when playing, you can imagine what it sounded like... pouring milk on Rice Krispies whilst farting through tracing paper.

    With the new board and 2200+, it plays fine in both versions. And I'm still discovering new plug-ins that Ott sneaked in to warm tracks up a little. I may try and count them all one day, but I know it's more than I'd ever use on my own.

    So your 2600+ would walk it, I'd say. You have faster FSB and twice the onboard cache as my 2200. No more lame excuses for you, sir.
     
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    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Warwick Bassmonkey @ Feb 20 2004, 09:54 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> (Watching the great man fighting with SX is well worth the trip for entertainment value alone! :lol1: )
    [/quote:8d17c3f1bc]
    I can believe that - I can see the air turning not so much blue as an interesting shade of violet. :Wink3:

    VIA Chipsets - don't do it.

    Seriously - it was the only weak link in my old system. They're fine with proven technology, but can be very flaky with the newer stuff. My old Athlon 700 had a K7V mobo (first VIA PC133 chipset), and the memory timings were never right (it'd fail on boot and try to reset the timing to PC100 every so often) - added to that the AGP and PCI bus timings always interfered with each other even after the latest BIOS flash and driver update.

    I swear that half the problems associated with AMD machines are actually caused by VIA chipsets.

    Time will tell as to whether this new machine fares better (using a nVidia nForce 2) - it seems that way, at any rate.

    I know - I'm actually quite fearful, 'cos the only thing holding me back now will be my own crapulence. :unsure:

    J.
     
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    It wasn't the language that was the most amusing... it was the discovery (for me) of a seemingly limitless number of ways in which it is possible to insult software, and the developers behind it.

    Same here. Finger's crossed.


    I know *exactly* how you feel. I am constantly in the same boat. I think the secret is to just enjoy yourself and don't put yourself under too much pressure.

    Easier said than done.
     
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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Warwick Bassmonkey @ Feb 20 2004, 10:37 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> I know *exactly* how you feel. I am constantly in the same boat. I think the secret is to just enjoy yourself and don't put yourself under too much pressure. [/quote:da2fdc3dfd]
    Well, I'll certainly be having fun!

    Having finally got everything installed and working yesterday, I loaded up one of the tunes that had my old machine crying and saw the CPU meter hovering at a very respectable 20%.

    :Grin:

    Now I have to go through the tedious (but necessary) task of going through my old plugins list and making sure I've put them all on.

    Still, can't complain!

    J.
     
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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (JPsychodelicacy @ Feb 22 2004, 07:46 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    Now I have to go through the tedious (but necessary) task of going through my old plugins list and making sure I've put them all on.

    [/quote:5e776d0810]
    Oh man, I really couldn't face doing that. I didn't even reinstall the OS.

    Instead, I followed this tactic... bit scarey :unsure: but worked a treat....

    Swapping Your Board Without A Reinstall

    Well, no problems so far anyway. And it saved me feeding about 35 CD's into my system.

    BTW, how do you know your tune plays with only 20% cpu if you haven't put all your plug-ins back? :blink:
     
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    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Warwick Bassmonkey @ Feb 23 2004, 01:42 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> BTW, how do you know your tune plays with only 20% cpu if you haven't put all your plug-ins back? :blink: [/quote:48519a4d4b]
    Simple really, I've got a hardcore group of about 10 plugins that I *always* use, so I installed those, plus the effects I was using on that particular tune.

    It's the 25 or so other ones that I don't use as often that I fear will keep me awake nights...

    Still, small price to pay. Started one from scratch on Saturday morning - just arsing around basically, and yet it's starting to sound really nice (to my ears, anyway). One thing I've noticed is that with all this extra power compared to what I used to have, I'm a lot more comfortable about just trying random stuff out - and *far* more comfortable about ditching ideas if I'm not sure they work, which I think will be a godsend in the coming weeks.

    J.
     
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