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Re: New Audio PC - best practices?

Thanks for all your replies, really helpful and giving me a lot of food for thought. I like the NAS suggestion, Trevor, I was already checking a NAS to hang on my network to store my music library. Some more homework for me to do there but I like that idea. Luke, my new machine that I'm setting up i...
by Paul881Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Windows Music Topic: New Audio PC - best practices? Replies: 8 Views: 347

New Audio PC - best practices?

Today I took delivery of a bright shiny (okay, matt black!) Audio PC courtesy of SCAN 3XS for my music studio and now I have some decisions to make in terms of backup and storage so I was wanting some opinions and advice from this forum to help me decide what to do. Firstly, I already have all my sa...
by Paul881Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: New Audio PC - best practices? Replies: 8 Views: 347

Re: ASUS Z490 or ASUS X299 MoBo?

Thanks for all your replies and additional info. I spoke and emailed with SCAN yesterday and they suggested the updated Z590-A MoBo and I'm just waiting for their recommendation on CPU before pressing ahead with the order. I think the most important thing is being able to get back to making music as...
by Paul881Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Windows Music Topic: ASUS Z490 or ASUS X299 MoBo? Replies: 6 Views: 261

Re: ASUS Z490 or ASUS X299 MoBo?

I’ve logged a call with them as they aren’t taking online chat for 3xs machines at present. SCAN built another audio machine back for me in 2016 using an ASUS x99 machine which has worked impeccably so I’m aware of how good these guys are. Plus Peter Kaye who posts here and works for them was a grea...
by Paul881Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: ASUS Z490 or ASUS X299 MoBo? Replies: 6 Views: 261

Re: ASUS Z490 or ASUS X299 MoBo?

blinddrew wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:16 pm I'd get on a webchat with Scan, let them know what you're trying to do and see what they recommend. That's what I did. :)

Thanks, that’s a good suggestion, I will do.
by Paul881Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Windows Music Topic: ASUS Z490 or ASUS X299 MoBo? Replies: 6 Views: 261

ASUS Z490 or ASUS X299 MoBo?

Am getting super stressed over which mobo to go for on a new audio pc so looking for some words of wisdom from the collective smart members of this forum. I primarily use the pc for producing EDM music tracks plus some live recording work so it’s really important that it can handle the most amount o...
by Paul881Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: ASUS Z490 or ASUS X299 MoBo? Replies: 6 Views: 261

Re: Studio Cabling

Wow, my cup runneth over, many thanks for all the help and advice. :thumbup: I have decided to run two Canford 4 core fsj multicores plus another couple as spares. I will also run Cat 6/7; I already have a couple of them running in the shielded section of the trunking for the internet and poe for th...
by Paul881Fri May 21, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Studio Cabling Replies: 13 Views: 446

Studio Cabling

This has probably been asked many times before but I couldn't find the answer I was specifically looking for. I am wiring a small self contained studio for myself and want to use a wall plate with 4 XLR Mic inputs and 4 Headphone outputs. The mics will be a mix of condenser with phantom power and dy...
by Paul881Fri May 21, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Studio Cabling Replies: 13 Views: 446

Re: Yet another reason to stay out the box

Actually, I think that the OP has made a valid point generally that also irritates me. After creating an account with a user name, password, you then have to many times download an installer which often times usually needs periodically updating (usually when the OS has been updated) and then you get...
by Paul881Fri May 07, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Yet another reason to stay out the box Replies: 41 Views: 1228

Re: Clearsorber Panels - Hugh Robjohn's Home Studio

Thanks Hugh, much appreciated. I have been in contact with the suppliers but they tell me that due to Brexit and C19, getting supplies of the product from France are problematic at the moment so its something that I'll keep an eye on in the coming months. I am however going with the Camira Lucia cov...
by Paul881Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Clearsorber Panels - Hugh Robjohn's Home Studio Replies: 3 Views: 238

Clearsorber Panels - Hugh Robjohn's Home Studio

I read the June 2020 article on the treatment of Hugh's home work studio with a great deal of interest and in particular, that he used Clearsorber panels to treat his windows with. As I am nearing completion of my home studio build, I have a set of double glazed door 's and small side windows to tre...
by Paul881Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Clearsorber Panels - Hugh Robjohn's Home Studio Replies: 3 Views: 238

Re: Network Card causing Noise in my DAW Monitors

Hi Hugh, many thanks for your reply. I plugged my sub into a different extension lead as you suggested from the other gear but still no joy. However, I unplugged the audio leads to and from the soundcard/sub/monitors, cleaned them with electronic contact cleaner (NOT WD40!)....and it solved the prob...
by Paul881Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Network Card causing Noise in my DAW Monitors Replies: 3 Views: 208