New PC - Issues Resolved

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New PC - Issues Resolved

Post by rparker » June 28th, 2010, 3:48 am

Some might have read that I got a new and quite mopre powerful PC to do music items with it. I was wondering if anyone had something similar. I've got three issues or questions that hopefully someone has successfuky dealt with.

#1: blue Snowball mic not recognized by Window 7. I di have a etter ti their suport team for suggestions. I will share what I receive if it's of any value and others might too, down the road might benefit.

#2: Mac uses get the software Garageband. Windoze users don't get squat.

#3 and finally, does anyone have a work around to get the volume up from low state it is now going through GT-10 into a usb port on my PC. I have all the settings correct, as far as I know. It happened with both old and new PCs,
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Re: New PC

Post by rparker » July 3rd, 2010, 4:31 pm

An update of sorts.

For issue #1, the USB Mic, it does not in fact work on Win-doze 7. Mine is out of warrenty. It cost me $100. They offered me an updated on fro $65. Not great, but they did not have to do anything either. I'm writing this off as good customer service. On top of that, there is a new one they've released called a Yeti. It is $150 on Musicians' Friends and others like it. They gave me this unit for $90......shipped. considering they did not have to do anything, they treated me very nicely. So, a shout out to the fine folks at the Blue Mic customer service dept. Hopefully, the same mistake will not happen again.

#2 is and always will be a mute issue. M-soft give you no cool recording tools. A very small one not worth mentioning.

#3: I got my power issue solved. I lurked around the Boss downloads section and downloaded a firmware update. I installed it and now have crystal clear and loud volume coming into my PC digitally. I do not know what that does buy me, but at least it performs as advertised.
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Re: New PC - Issues Resolved

Post by Nuno » July 4th, 2010, 1:27 am

Installing new systems is always a headache. I have to install the drivers for my external soundcard but when I have some time... I use it with the guitars...

Then, is your computer operative for music?

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Re: New PC - Issues Resolved

Post by rparker » July 4th, 2010, 3:35 am

It will be all set in a few days. I'm waiting on the new mic to come in. Should be here on thursday. Guitar-wise, I'm all set. I can go analog or digital. I've also been messing with new recording software trials. Wavosaur and Reaper. So far, I like Audacity still.
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Re: New PC - Issues Resolved

Post by dogbite » July 17th, 2010, 2:30 am

Roy. I will be unplugging and dismantling my computer and recording studio soon. I have fear that when I set it all back up something won't work and I will be pulling my hair trying to figure how it all goes back together again.

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Re: New PC - Issues Resolved

Post by rparker » July 17th, 2010, 6:05 am

Just write everything done and label. Draw little maps. I used to do that. Now I just throw everything in one heaping glob. I've done it too many times, and that's with only moving once during the first PC we had in 1990. :lol:
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Re: New PC - Issues Resolved

Post by abcxyz » July 17th, 2010, 11:08 am

dogbite wrote:Roy. I will be unplugging and dismantling my computer and recording studio soon. I have fear that when I set it all back up something won't work and I will be pulling my hair trying to figure how it all goes back together again.
Will you upgrade to Windows 7? I have read bad reviews of Lexicon Lambda/Omega esp. while getting them to work with Win 7.

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Re: New PC - Issues Resolved

Post by dogbite » July 17th, 2010, 5:15 pm

no. I am keeping Windows XP for as long as it works. after three years of recording I have 63% free space on my drive,
Lambda runs smooth. I will probably , soon, add a recording designated hard drive.

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Re: New PC - Issues Resolved

Post by rparker » July 17th, 2010, 5:22 pm

Space was never the issue for me. Nor was the operating system. It was always the daggone processing speed. It was top of the line when new, but 5 years has a way have making something obsolete. I'll likely dble the ram or maybe even triple it in this machine just to keep normal PC activities from taxing the system.
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