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My new setup - Software help. (SSL/64bit/Waves) Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 3rd September 2011
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My new setup - Software help. (SSL/64bit/Waves)

Okay, I am getting a new portable rig for making my instrumentals on
This will be mainly for making instrumental-ideas and song-ideas on.
No mixing will happen here, and not much recording other than guitars, keyboards and demo-vocals. I have everything at my disposal (plugins) on the actual PTHD.


Already ordered:

- ADK 8600SB laptop (i7 quad core 2,3Ghz - 16GB - 2x 750GB 7200rpm)
- RME Babyface
- Cubase 6
- East West composer pack
- Vocalign Project


I am about to order:

- M-audio studio backpack ($69)
- Native Instruments Komplete 8 ($499)
- Spectrasonics Trillian ($279)
- Auto Tune Evo ($199)
- Waves RenMaxx bundle ($289) (Rcomp, Req, Rverb and more)
- Waves L2 ($199)



1. After getting all this, its pretty much nothing left in my budget for a while... The only thing I really feel I miss in this list is Waves SSL G-master buscomp.. I wish I could buy only that one separate, but you have to buy the whole SSL bundle for $520. Is there any good replacement for this? I am so used to putting the G-master on the StereoOut and then a L2 after it. while putting ideas down/making tracks. (what happens later I dont know, I dont mix) So I am basically looking for another compressor to put on the stereobus. I only use the G-master for that anyways. I make Pop and Hiphop music.

2. I will install both Windows and Cubase in 64bit. All the plugins I've listed support it except Waves..... What to do? Is there a workaround that actually work good in real life (like jBridge or Cubase own bit-bridge)??? If not, I am willing to consider other plugins than waves... but I would really like not to do that. I am addicted to Rcomp, Req, Rverb, L2 and SSL G-master. I am moving from working in a 100% 32bit world, so I am very new to this. Help is MUCH appreciated!

3. Any general tips/suggestions concerning my new setup/order? Everything from plugin tips to how to install everything, East West problems tips/East West how to install, etc...


Thanks a lot in advance everybody!
Old 7th September 2011
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I'm about to order a new laptop from ADK..did u get good suggestions and customer service from them so far?

About compressors/limiters I'd recommend going the free way with Kjaerus or Antress.

I also use the parallel compression from another VST I don't remember right now...if you're interested lemme know and I'll check in the studio computer later.

BTW which model of processor are you buying? do u think that chosing the biggest one will create more heat in the laptop?

Thanks!
Old 7th September 2011
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Old 25th December 2011
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ADK is great. The computer is top notch. Great customer service, help and tips. And the computer came ready to go. I also orded a Cubase 6 update from Cubase 5. That was already installed. Very nice. I would seriously give them 10 out of 10 stars. Recommended.
Old 30th December 2011
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I have Cubase 6 running of Win7 64 bit. You are going to need JBridge to run Waves. It's about $14.00 I think still.. Well worth it.. Best of luck

Cheers.
Old 2nd January 2012
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Im done with Waves... atleast for now. I went for FABFILTER and THE GLUE instead. Very happy with my choices and I recommend it to everyone. As good as if not better than Waves. To all the people on here that recommended me this, thank you so much!
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