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  1. I have a U-Phoria UMC204HD. In MainStage, I've selected certain busses to output out of the alternate outputs of the U-Phoria UMC204HD but no audio gets routed. What am I doing wrong?
  2. I left Digital Performer for Logic and have a few questions if someone can shed some light on these subjects: 1. Why can't I move/rearrange the Aux tracks in the mixer window? If I can, how do I do it? 2. When I click "ALL" in the Mixer, I see a LOT of tracks on the right side that I have no idea what they are or when they were created. It looks like they are Midi tracks? ... But they're all labeled "Grand Piano" and seem to serve no purpose whatsoever. 3. When I RIGHT CLICK and add a Software Instrument, it defaults to an electric piano and creates 2 reverb channels. How do I stop this? Every time I create an instrument track, I have to go and delete those new Aux strips and then unassign the SENDS on that instrument track.
  3. Great and interesting points. I was scoring a large musical and was using multiple instances of Kontakt and the projects were taking forever to load. Granted, this was in Digital Performer. So, I bought a large SSD for my VI library and it made a WORLD of difference. So ... I already have the SSD's if I wanna take them out of my Mac Pro and put them in a chassis. OR, from what I'm hearing you say, is that spinning drives should still work fine even for multiple VI instances?
  4. In regards to external storage ... I have SSD drives in my Mac Pro bays. I'm debating on using those and just getting some sort of dock/chassis and putting the drives in there and connecting that to my Mac Mini ... OR ... getting an all-new drive. I come from the days of SATA drives when you kept different drives for sessions, VI's, OS, etc. Is this still the case with these new fast drives? Should I keep 2 different drives? 1 for sessions and 1 for VI library? Also ... the connector on the Mac Mini M1 is Thunderbolt 3. If I get a "Thunderbolt 3" drive from, say, OWC, is that actual drive faster than an SSD? Or is it just an SSD drive with a Thunderbolt connector? Does anyone have any suggestions on external storage? The M1 I got only has a 256 GB internal drive so I need to keep EVERYTHING on external storage.
  5. My mistake, 3 to 5 interfaces, you need a switch. No need for the switch in this case. But no sonic improvement over the old PCIe version. Two grand for the same "old" new unit. Your best bet if you don't use more than 32 channels. When I asked MOTU if the 24i (or 24o) would be sonically an improvement over my current 2408 ... their answer was a definitive YES But I'm sure they're just trying to move units.
  6. There are no mic pres on the 16A, but you have input and output on the same unit, and better dynamic range and conversion. You still have the TRS jacks and it's thunderbolt, so like PCIe, it has great latency values. We would need 2 of them to cover 24 inputs on the console. The 24i/o became now the 24i and the 24o, so you have to get both units if you're using a console or use lots of outputs. But they didn't change the dynamic range. They didn't improve it, they just split it in two and got rid of the TRS jacks and put DB25 on it. And it's only USB 2.0, which I'm not too crazy about, so I don't know what the latency values are on USB at 64 buffer. They're usually higher than PCIe or Thunderbolt in my experience. And if you need 2 of these new interfaces, you have to get their AVB switch, so another 500 bucks. Why wouldn't MOTU just make an interface with 24 (or 32) DB25 ins and DB25 outs? Antelope 32 channels $2790 Motu 24i ($995) and 24o ($995) and AVB switch ($500) $2490 Motu 16a (2 of them) $2990
  7. I spoke with MOTU and asked why the 16A is so much higher priced than the 24i/o and they said that the 16A has better DAC. I'm not one to put a lot of stock into DAC's when, IMO, the more important thing is mics and preamps. I'm undecided between an Antelope Orion 32 vs MOTU 24i/o. I don't really need preamps so I'm not sure why I'd go with the MOTU 16A. It sounds like our setups are pretty identical in regards to patch bays, computer, interface, and overall setup. I'm DEFINITELY looking forward to using DSP for FX on headphone cues. At the moment, I use external verbs/compressors to get the musician a good-sounding mix. I use direct hardware playthrough on the MOTU and my current interfaces don't have any DSP because they're so old. Re: Thunderbolt Dock ... I'll look those up. I'm assuming it's a chassis to hold my SSD's and those connect via Thunderbolt to my (new) Mac?
  8. My main workhorse is a 2008 Mac Pro and I've been using Digital Performer for about 20 years. My interfaces are (2) MOTU 2408's (PCIe card). I have 48 channels of simultaneous input/output. My setup works great but it's old. I recently switched to Logic (and, of course, Pro Tools) as my full-time DAW and I'm going to upgrade my computer and will need to upgrade my interfaces and figure out what to do with all my current internal HD's. In my Mac Pro, I have my OS drive, Audio Sessions drive, VI Library drive, and Video Editing Drive. All are SSD's. I also have an external 2 disk raid for video editing (SATA drives). This is gonna take some thinking (and money) on how to house these drives for my new Mac. I'm undecided on which mac to get .. possibly the new M1X Mac Mini if it gets announced? At any rate, does anyone have any suggestions on how to re-house these drives for the new computer? Also, I'll need new interfaces .. I'm thinking either: Antelope Orion 32 https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/orion-32-gen-3/ MOTU 24i/24o https://motu.com/products/avb/24ai-24ao I don't need preamps on my new interface but I do need at a minimum, 24 ins/outs. Any suggestions on a new interface?
  9. I'm brand new to Logic (recently switched from DP) and it'd be much quicker for me to hire somebody to do a couple of Zoom screen shared tutorials. I did some searching online but haven't gotten any responses. Does anyone have any resources?
  10. Why don't you just zoom the track. ZoomTrack.png Good idea but it doesn't give me the detail that I need.
  11. not in this instance but I'm not a pro at FLEX stuff. I see the grid when FLEX is on and then presumably I make the cuts ... ?
  12. I have stems I'm importing into a Logic session. My session is at 68 BPM. The drums were recorded at 70 BPM. Where do I see/find/change the tempo of an audio file that's been imported into Logic? I also want to stretch the drum tracks so they'll be at 68 BPM and not 70 BPM. I've looked online but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Can someone help with these 2 Q's?
  13. Thank you. I need to look up what that LINK button does.
  14. I'm making splices right at the beginning of a transient and I want to just highlight the audio clip and quantize it so the beginning of the clip lines up with the grid. I tried a few different things but nothing helped ... in fact, it looked like the audio was being transformed, which I don't want. I just need the actual clip to move, not stretch or squeeze.
  15. OK. That makes more sense. I sent a screenshot of my Laptop which has the latest version of Logic on it and I was testing the SEND with a small interface. My main computer in my studio is a MAC PRO that is older and the version of LOGIC must not have that option to send to OUTPUTS via the SEND. The Mac Pro has Logic 10.3.3
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