My Apologies for the slight misnaming, I’ll thrash myself later for the mistake 😆
I’ve got a report for you, it does seem to differ slightly from what Max is getting:
Podium audio manager status report
Log period: 18/05/2006 17:24:47 – 18/05/2006 17:48:59
ASIO device: E-MU ASIO
– Supported clock sources: Internal, S/PDIF, ADAT, Sync
– Current clock source: Internal
– Supported sample rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000
– Current sample rate: 44100
– Input channels: 4 (1111)
– Output channels: 2 (11)
– Input/Output latency, buffer size: 514/458, 440
– PerformanceCounter: 3579545 Hz
– ASIO sample types: 18, 18
ASIO driver status:
– ASIO sample position gaps: 35 (440)
Audio stream buffer errors:
– Output buffer skip count: 35
End of report
Hope this means something. I’m off to the Emu forum now to answer a few questions and post a link to this topic…
Thanks for the replies.
The link for the forum question is http://www.productionforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=6331
Also a link here for a drivers request and responses I got back.
Everybody seems to want to blame anything but the Emu card. To be honest I never had problems within Sonar but that was because it wasn’t as obvious that Underruns could have been happening (no flashing red indicator) and they probably were anyhow.
Thanks for looking into this Frit’s
Thanks for the answers Frit’s & Max
I have just vented my anger over at an Emu forum. These cards have a great sound and would be excellant if Emu would pull there finger out and deliver on drivers… 😡
Oh well, I’ll just have to limit the damage somehow.
To (again) partially answer my own question.
I have just disabled the MIDI ports of the Emu card – No differance.
I then tried disabling the Audio ports – Hurrah ! Success. No CPU red flash. 🙂
Only thing is, this means that the Emu card is causing this somehow. 😥
I’m guessing some sort of Sync signal is being sent to Podium. I’ll ask on an Emu forum to see if I can get an answer.
❓ I need some more clarification on the CPU indicator, if that’s Ok ?
I tried tracking down and killing all known background tasks and general pain software hooks. I’ll clarify what is happening a bit better this time.
Podium program open and a project loaded and arrangement open. Even if I leave Podium as is and do not start playback/recording I get the CPU indicator flashing red for about a second every 44 seconds approx. It doesn’t actually show up as a CPU value in the indicator, i.e. it remains at 0% but flashes red briefly…?
I don’t seem to be suffering from audio dropouts/asio problems but it is a bit disconcerting to see the red flash when I’m actually running it at about 40% max CPU.
I have also utilised the Windows resource monitor to see if it shows up CPU use but, it doesn’t seem to show any abnormal use.
Is this a normal thing for Podium to do (I doubt it) ?
Can you do a special version for me that doesn’t show up the red flash 😆
I’m going to start to tinker around with my Emu 1820m to see if it’s causing a problem somehow. I’ll get back to you.
P.S. I have already altered the PCI latency settings for my Graphics card so it doesn’t hog the bus.
P.P.S. How is the Z-reverb progressing ?
If you could just add it to your list that’s as long as both your arms, then that will do me… 😆
Thanks for replies Frit’s
Ah! I see.
However, if the MIDI file in the List Browser is then dragged to a track doesn’t that create a link from the List to the Arrangement ❓
If that is not the case at present, could it be in a future development ❓
Thanks Frit’s, should have known there was a way of stitching together.
To save time could you just look into your crystal ball and post a load of answers up on the forum for all the questions I’m going to ask in the future… 😉
I must admit that I have read up on the EMU cards on various forums in the past. The various problems that people have experienced have not been a problem to me, but then, I am running a windows system that is much reduced in “Gates” clutter by using 2000Lite. I also have the latest drivers for the EMU which others report as being stable. 🙂
I think the answer lies in the fact that having to re-install windows has left me still setting up various parts of windows to minimise impact on running Audio applications. There is something I am missing that is utilising the CPU but I’ll track it down and kill it.. 😉
Thanks anyway for the pointers Max & Conquistador.
Although I do like the idea of a preset generator, it really does have to be implemented by the developer of the VST instrument/effect.
All Podium (correct me if I’m not reading this right, by all means) would be able to do is randomize on the device parameters it picks up on importing the VST plugin. That could and would lead to an almighty amount of rubbish and noise as all the parameters would be set to random values.
Ok. Admittedly the amount of parameters that Podium could adjust could be limited but, that would require an intimate knowledge of every VST plugin to know which parameters to leave out of the randomisation feature, a lot of work on Frit’s part I think.
I’m not a developer by any means (Reaktor 5, Tassman 4 is all), so most of what I’ve said may be wrong, just my thoughts on the idea.:wink:
By the way, Hitman, keep the ideas coming. It’s often ideas from users that make software even better than before. 🙂
Yes. I am working with an EMU 1820m set to 10ms latency.
I recently had a Win’ 2000 crash and had to re-install completely, so at the moment I am going thru’ setting everything up. As I recall, on the previous setup, I don’t think I saw the same sort of spike as I am seeing now…strange
Anyhow, got the latest drivers for the 1820m and I’ve set it up as before. Presumably you’re aware of something about the card stealing some CPU time ❓
Any info you can pass on will be hugely welcomed.
I’ve listened to the mp3 a few times and although its difficult to tell from an mp3 (curse those people that thought of mp3 compression) it does sound pretty good.
I can’t really hear much of an mettalic artifact to the reverb (again could be down to the mp3 process discarding the lower masked bits) so I am assuming you havn’t used the Shroeder process.
I think the amount of parameters you’ve made available is about right. Too many editable parameters can get in the way of creating a good sound anyhow. I’ve often spent 15 minutes tweaking away on all manner of parameters on reverbs I use, to find that I almost always end up just tweaking the basics to get that sound I wanted in the first place. 😆
More important (to me at least) is being able to automate parameters and as you have pointed out, the more you minimse the clicks etc on that, the better.
Looks and sounds good to me, but then as work in a machine shop all day without lighting, I can’t see or hear a damn thing anyway…just kidding 😉
I would say that as he is programming Podium he is using it.
As for using it for making music, I wonder if he has the time to because of all the feature requests he’s getting… 🙄
I can understand your frustration Hitman at not being able to find a Host that fits your bill (I’ve been reading up on your posts over at KVR) but, the question arises, are we ever going to get a host that fits your requirements/ my requirements or anybody’s requirements. You have to go with what works for you and accept limitations concerning features because any program has to appeal to a broad audience.
I think Podium is a breath of fresh air in the Host/sequencer world. I’ve moved over from Sonar 4 Producer because I couldn’t do the simplest of things without getting out the bloody manual 😡 A lot more makes sense to me with Podium than ever did with Sonar or Cubase.
Just to reply to myself and to perhaps help others…
I should have known that Frit’s would have implemented a MIDI drag feature somehow.
I finally figured out that you need to have the List Page open (top right of Podium) and can then drag MIDI onto a sequence object. After that you drag the sequence created onto the relevant track in the Arrangement. (Not sure about my terminology but, hopefully it might point others in the right direction).
Thanks for looking Frits, xis23
There is an bug fix update for Rapture due in the next month or 2 but I’m not really sure what supposed to fixed.
Ah well, at least it means that I’m am not going daft and it’s the VST that is strange, not me 😆