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    SoundChaser TK1 & VSL

    Since Soundchaser went belly up I was wondering if anyone could answer these questions. I\'ve got two TK 1\'s, one with Win98 and the other with XP home edition.
    1. Since my TK1\'s don\'t have DVD drives, can I buy external ones or replace the internal CDrom drives so I can load in the VSL library?
    2. Will I be able to use a lacie 120 gig firewire drive 7200RPM to run these samples from if I add an Adaptec fireconnect plus card?
    3. I would like to add a couple more Giga PC\'s to my rig. Should I buy a superfast Dell or something similar or should I go with another custom job by Carillon or a similar company. (My experience with Soundchaser was good but in the end I was left out in the cold)
    Thanks,
    John Angier

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    Re: SoundChaser TK1 & VSL

    John-you can add DVD drives. I have an appt set up to do just that next week. I\'m not sure about the fire wire thing, but anything I\'ve heard says that installing a fast drive into the internal bus of the TK1 will yield good predictable results-on par with the drives already installed. Even though I\'m sure you could get a Dell system to work, my feeling is if you\'re writing music professionally you shouldn\'t chance it with a \"Do it yourself\" rig. Many of the postings on the Tascam website seem to indicate this to be a very painful experience. By the way, do you have any problems with the Quicksound Database on your TK-1? If so, let me know. Some of the early versions of the TK1 had a little bug that made the machine crash when it rebuilt the database-and I just got the patch from Soundchaser (rest in peace) which finally fixed my problem. Good Luck.

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    Re: SoundChaser TK1 & VSL

    I doint have a soundchaser rig, but recently after formatting my comp after recently installing a external USB2 hard disk, the Quicksound database crashes when it builds it. then when you open up giga it give sthe kernel 32 error all the time! Any ideas?

    Ed

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    Re: SoundChaser TK1 & VSL

    cccppprrr,
    I\'ve had problems with the quicksound database in my TK1 with an older Mobo. SoundChaser was going to replace it uder warranty, so I bought a second unit so as to not have any downtime and before I could send to first one back for a new Mobo they were outta business. I certainly would appreciate any insight into the quicksound problem.
    The Custom rigs from Carillon seem pretty nice but they ain\'t cheap. Lee Blaske suggested I might see if there are any computer whiz kids around here able to build me a new rig cheaper than the custom shop guys. If it\'s a question of saving $500-$1000 buck it probably ain\'t worth it but if it\'s a couple of grand per rig then we\'re talking. Anyway, I write professionally and can\'t afford my stuff to be unstable any more than it naturally is. If my studio is down, work goes to another composer and the financial loss can be more than I saved in building my own rig.
    Does anyone know more about the Rig Walter Afanasieff has? He\'s featured in February 2003 Keyboard Mag. On page 32 they\'ve got a picture of his Giga Rig and on the bottom it has four blue RSPE Giga Digital racked modules. Are those computers? Has anyone had experience with this company (RSPE)?
    Thanks,
    John Angier

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    Re: SoundChaser TK1 & VSL

    cccppprrr,
    I\'ve had problems with the quicksound database in my TK1 with an older Mobo. SoundChaser was going to replace it uder warranty, so I bought a second unit so as to not have any downtime and before I could send to first one back for a new Mobo they were outta business. I certainly would appreciate any insight into the quicksound problem.
    The Custom rigs from Carillon seem pretty nice but they ain\'t cheap. Lee Blaske suggested I might see if there are any computer whiz kids around here able to build me a new rig cheaper than the custom shop guys. If it\'s a question of saving $500-$1000 buck it probably ain\'t worth it but if it\'s a couple of grand per rig then we\'re talking. Anyway, I write professionally and can\'t afford my stuff to be unstable any more than it naturally is. If my studio is down, work goes to another composer and the financial loss can be more than I saved in building my own rig.
    Does anyone know more about the Rig Walter Afanasieff has? He\'s featured in February 2003 Keyboard Mag. On page 32 they\'ve got a picture of his Giga Rig and on the bottom it has four blue RSPE Giga Digital racked modules. Are those computers? Has anyone had experience with this company (RSPE)?
    Thanks,
    John Angier

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