Is it right that running the pmi bos on gigastudio with cakwalk homestudio (through windows 98) on a pentium 3 with 512 mg ram would max out the processor? These are rough approx. of the load on the computer, of course.
I do get pops on music that uses a lot of sustain. Funny thing is, I formatted the hard drive and completely reloaded Win 98, clearing out all the junk from my C drive: and now I get more pops than ever! Go figure. I\'m missing a CPI Bus Management driver, which I can\'t find, but I don\'t think that should affect performance.
Try getting your hands on a MIDI file player -- windows media player or similar would work, I guess. In the \"Sound and Audio\" device control panel set the MIDI preferred device to the nemesys port 1. Export a single MIDI track from home studio to MIDI file. Fire up giga, load the piano, then load the MIDI file in media player. You should hear the piano track as expected.
Now, do the same thing with home studio -- start giga and load the piano, create a 1 track home studio project, import the MIDI file, point the MIDI out port to the nemesys device, playback the track.
Test #3 -- same as second test except this time start home studio from within giga. Is this how you normally use home studio? If not, then skip this test.
In all cases make a note of what you approximate avg CPU usage is, and write back...
OK I disabled virtual mem and still got some pops. Tried windows media player, but it likes to provide its own audio for the midi. Running Cake pro audio 8 seems a little bit better than HS. I have an old cubase which might be less of a pig, but if memory serves me (which it isn\'t right now) it has trouble with Cake\'s ultra low tempos.
I AM doing it all on my c drive, which is is a good ultra ata drive. I also have a D drive, where I store all files and extraneous programs. The old gigasampler was, or seemed to be, less susceptible to pops, but I may be wrong on that.
I should upgrade my memory. But I\'ll have to see what my mainboard can handle. I think it will accomodate a p4 processor, which, I guess would also make some difference?
Man, I can do the music; but I gotta admit, I\'m such a technopeasant. Not a good combo.
Nice site there, Alan. I\'m at my wife\'s computer, now, which has no audio; so i can\'t listen to the music! Anyhow, maybe replacing the d drive with an a good fast one would allow me to try out McGinnis\'s suggestions re optimal setup, etc., etc..
Actually, I\'ve gotten along for years with my now out-dated system. Did all the stuff at mp3.com with it. But I know there\'s room for improvement in the sound-quality end of my work (although it\'s pretty darn good right now, I have to admit).
On a separate matter, I wonder what Cnet will give us, if anything? And I wonder what similar alternatives for marketing stuff are out there to fill the vacuum (assuming there is one)?