Hi Mike, you may be thinking of Solid State Drives which do, indeed, have better performance than your typical hard drive. Sadly, USB flash drives are not Solid State -just “flash” memory.
Flash memory is much slower than typical hard drives but can be used in limited audio recording situations, such as four-track recording at 16/44.1 or two-track recording at 24/96. A number of portable recorders use various forms of flash memory as their medium and there’s actually one that uses USB 2.0 as the transfer medium (it can also record to FAT 32 formatted hard drives in addition to USB flash memory).
Frits, you also may want to link to this poll from the other parts of this forum -some people might be like me and ignore the General Chat section of forums.
Frits, all the computer tech support people I know hate Vista with a passion. A few people I know have wiped their new Vista computers and replaced them with Windows XP Pro.
My dad purchased a Dell with Vista Home Premium and I’ve had a bear of a time making it play nice with the other computers on my parents’ home network (other machines running XP Pro, XP Media Center, and a Lacie NAS). That means a nice 90 minute drive to provide tech support when he can’t open his network folder… *sigh*
As far as virus-scan programs go, if you can get your hands on the corporate versions of either McAfee or Norton, that would be the best way to go. As opposed to the home versions, these allow you far more control over what, when, and how they do their thing. My father has McAfee home versions while I use the corporate version at work. The home version is simply too invasive and CPU intensive for the multi-media work I do and I’m glad I don’t have it.
And I don’t trust Microsoft. Sorry, Conquistador!
This is a totally non-technical observation (and I should preface that I’ve been doing exclusively video-editing for the past month):
The last time I used it, my Podium dual-core usage was not entirely evenly distributed all the time (sometimes it was, but not always). When I have been using Adobe Premiere and checking CPU usage, Task Manager actually reports almost the same graphing with regards to processor loads as your picture shows. It’s unevenly distributed, yes, but I don’t think uncommon.
Hopefully Frits or someone else who pays way more attention to these things will chime in…
That looks really stinkin’ neat! Thanks!
Well, that’s good since I was going to bypass 1.94 and go straight to the beta anyway!
Which bug are we referring to, exactly? I’m still using 1.93 (I never upgrade in the middle of a paying project!) and was just about to update…
You know… as long as this plug-in is free, the only thing I could ask for would be the K-System implemented across the board. No need to worry about extra work for yourself!
Noticed that Wavelab is the only DAW program that has K-System native…
Even more ideas… I installed the Sonalksis Free-G plug-in the other day and have been using it to great effect. Then, I discovered it’s very customizable (after I printed my work, thankfully… playing around would have been very distracting and time consuming)! And it’s free!
Frits, are you able to implement metering options like this plug-in (and with the addition of K-System)?
I do not believe that Podium supports Universal Automap technology, at this time, if that’s what you’re looking for. Frits is working on expanding the external controller functionality even as we speak, so it may come soon!
I’m glad that I started working on the new track layout option, because the new compact layout mode will prevent these kinds of problems happening for Podium newcomers.
And old-comers… 😉
Really quick, you’ll need to make sure that the midi track is a “child” of the master output. Easiest way is to select the midi track (group) and hit “Ctrl+” to increase group position.
That’s exactly why I ask! I just finished “calibrating” all my equipment to Mr. Katz’ suggestions. For now, I only foresee a global option being necessary. The 2nd edition of his Mastering Book comes out in October (I own the first edition) so I’m curious to see what further thoughts he has towards the metering issues.
I think it would be great to have an arrangement option for metering with the following (that could be changed mid-project just to see compare):
() K – 20 (orchestral, hi-fi, home theatre, DVD, SACD)
() K – 14 (typical home stereo, boombox, CD)
() K – 12 (broadcast, mp3, compressed audio stream)
Plus, Podium would now need to integrate a test tone and noise generator of some sort (or, am I mistaken and it already has one?).
I already love Podium’s meters (they show overs! not just clips…). You should contact Mr. Katz and get his feedback. I think if you integrate K-system, you will be far ahead of the game (at least, I don’t think any other DAW has done that)…