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Cubase sounds different when I use the play button on the trans. bar vs the space bar
Old 24th February 2015
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Cubase sounds different when I use the play button on the trans. bar vs the space bar

So, I was doing a mix today, and as usual, used the space bar to stop and start the transport. I use my left hand for this. Halfway through, I grabbed some peanuts with my left hand, so I used my right hand to grab the mouse to click the play button on the transport bar. All of a sudden, I notice that the mix just sounded so much better. I mean, it was warmer, and had a ton more detail.

Lesson for my fellow GS members - use the button, not the space bar.

Old 24th February 2015
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Well duh....
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wow that IS magic definitely...
Old 24th February 2015
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I actually thought that was common knowledge since back in the Cubase SX days. You will get your best mixes though, if you use the Avid Artist Series Transport controller.

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Old 24th February 2015
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So, I was doing a mix today, and as usual, used the space bar to stop and start the transport. I use my left hand for this. Halfway through, I grabbed some peanuts with my left hand, so I used my right hand to grab the mouse to click the play button on the transport bar. All of a sudden, I notice that the mix just sounded so much better. I mean, it was warmer, and had a ton more detail.

Lesson for my fellow GS members - use the button, not the space bar.

Was this AFTER you ate the peanuts?
Old 24th February 2015
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For true vintage musicality use a mechanical ball-based mouse, not that modern optical mouse crap.
Old 24th February 2015
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Was this AFTER you ate the peanuts?
Hmmm - maybe there was something in the peanuts? Maybe they weren't really peanuts????

Didn't think of that...
Old 24th February 2015
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The best sounding method is to have your tape op start playback (in a manner you are unaware of) as you listen with your eyes closed while you chew on raw coca leaves.
Old 24th February 2015
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Jeff Hayat you naughty man.......
Old 24th February 2015
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I actually thought that was common knowledge since back in the Cubase SX days.
Actually it was introduced in Nuendo 1.5, together with VSTi support and ReWire. Obviously, Cubase users only noted when Cubase SX inherited the audio deluxe code of Nuendo.

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Old 24th February 2015
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It must be the peanuts.
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Wireless mouse or wired? Can you get the same results with a trackpad?
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It must be the peanuts.
I always have a bowl of peanuts next to me when mixing certain styles of music...beware of the elephant in the room though
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beware of the elephant in the room
There is always an Elephant in my room...the one from Voxengo.
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There is always an Elephant in my room...the one from Voxengo.
4.1 I hope
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Jeff Hayat you naughty man.......
Moi?!?!?
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So, I was doing a mix today, and as usual, used the space bar to stop and start the transport. I use my left hand for this. Halfway through, I grabbed some peanuts with my left hand, so I used my right hand to grab the mouse to click the play button on the transport bar. All of a sudden, I notice that the mix just sounded so much better. I mean, it was warmer, and had a ton more detail.

Lesson for my fellow GS members - use the button, not the space bar.

Now when you grabbed the penis with your left hand....oh wait, never mind.
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Fascinating!

Could you please post A/B results for us slutters?

Also, I'm curious about how it sounds when you press stop using both methods?
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Actually it was introduced in Nuendo 1.5, together with VSTi support and ReWire. Obviously, Cubase users only noted when Cubase SX inherited the audio deluxe code of Nuendo.
oh yes - that's the one that they compile at half speed isn't it?
Old 24th February 2015
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shoot, I'm allergic to peanuts. I can't participate blind A/B/X test to reproduce what you claim. Did you test with soy beans (Edamame!) on your left hand to see how that affects? Then I can participate.
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oh yes - that's the one that they compile at half speed isn't it?
Correct, although the procedure requires holding a blunt carrot in the right hand while singing "Jolene" in german.
Old 24th February 2015
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The obvious answer for this is due to the higher electrical current of the transport bar, as opposed to minimal electrical current with the keyboard's space bar.

To remedy this you gotta upgrade your power supply.
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Correct, although the procedure requires holding a blunt carrot in the right hand while singing "Jolene" in german.
sorry, I'm not very technical and this is a bit "science" for me. Seems right though.
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That's because the spacebar activates the preview mode. You prolly have yours set to draft or tracking. The button is always set to mix, though there is a super secret registry key you can add to change that to master for even better results.
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That's because the spacebar activates the preview mode. You prolly have yours set to draft or tracking. The button is always set to mix, though there is a super secret registry key you can add to change that to master for even better results.
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