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  • WTF? Three MAJOR Updates that Worked Without a Hitch?

    Yes, it can really happen. Really.



    I updated Sonar X2 to X2a; not only did it download and install without hassles, but in addition to new features and bug fixes Cakewalk fixed a lot of teeny little non-deal-breaker things that didn't really upset my workflow, but just helped tighten down the screws that much further. After X1's shaky start, I have to give Cakewalk props for really leaning into making the initial X2 release waaaay more solid, then following it up promptly with a QuickFix and now X2a.



    Next up, a trifecta: Universal Audio Quad board in my computer, outboard (formerly Mac-only) Satellite, and (formerly Mac-only) Apollo. Everything just worked. All the firmware updated, all the authorizations were updated, and voila. I tried the updated gear with Pro Tools 10, Cubase 6.5, Sonar X2a, and Sudio One Pro. The only glitch was that if you tried to load more plug-ins than the total available UA DSP allowed, Sonar would crash. I sent off a bug report but frankly, with a Quad card and Apollo, with a Satellite on deck, it's going to be really, really hard to run out of CPU power.



    Finally, I updated Waves 7 plug-ins to Waves 9 64-bit. Not only did the installation process go smoothly, but damn, their way of doing licensing is just soooooo much simpler, easier, and user-oriented than iLok. I used to fear installing/updating Waves plug-ins, but after this, the fear is dissipating.



    Considering that someone ran into a gas line by my house this morning and despite major gas spewage neither I nor my house exploded, I think that maybe that event, combined with the hassle-free major updates, indicates I should consider staying alive at least a little while longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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    Yes, it can really happen. Really.



    I updated Sonar X2 to X2a; not only did it download and install without hassles, but in addition to new features and bug fixes Cakewalk fixed a lot of teeny little non-deal-breaker things that didn't really upset my workflow, but just helped tighten down the screws that much further. After X1's shaky start, I have to give Cakewalk props for really leaning into making the initial X2 release waaaay more solid, then following it up promptly with a QuickFix and now X2a.



    Next up, a trifecta: Universal Audio Quad board in my computer, outboard (formerly Mac-only) Satellite, and (formerly Mac-only) Apollo. Everything just worked. All the firmware updated, all the authorizations were updated, and voila. I tried the updated gear with Pro Tools 10, Cubase 6.5, Sonar X2a, and Sudio One Pro. The only glitch was that if you tried to load more plug-ins than the total available UA DSP allowed, Sonar would crash. I sent off a bug report but frankly, with a Quad card and Apollo, with a Satellite on deck, it's going to be really, really hard to run out of CPU power.



    Finally, I updated Waves 7 plug-ins to Waves 9 64-bit. Not only did the installation process go smoothly, but damn, their way of doing licensing is just soooooo much simpler, easier, and user-oriented than iLok. I used to fear installing/updating Waves plug-ins, but after this, the fear is dissipating.



    Considering that someone ran into a gas line by my house this morning and despite major gas spewage neither I nor my house exploded, I think that maybe that event, combined with the hassle-free major updates, indicates I should consider staying alive at least a little while longer.




    It never happened Craig. The world ended yesterday. You are in an alternate universe where updates/upgrades go without a hitch, digital sounds as good as vinyl, and Beck and Ani are still in love.

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    • #3
      Craig,



      Play Lotto, quick!

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      • #4
        Darn, I thought this thread was going to be about the forums.



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          Quote Originally Posted by MrKnobs
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          Darn, I thought this thread was going to be about the forums.



          Terry D.




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            Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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            Considering that someone ran into a gas line by my house this morning and despite major gas spewage neither I nor my house exploded, I think that maybe that event, combined with the hassle-free major updates, indicates I should consider staying alive at least a little while longer.




            Not only that, you should consider playing the lottery. That's something that must be the result of good karma.
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              Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Buckley
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              It never happened Craig. The world ended yesterday. You are in an alternate universe where updates/upgrades go without a hitch, digital sounds as good as vinyl, and Beck and Ani are still in love.




              Or maybe EB is right!!! This is great!!!!!!
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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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                This represents a level of optimism not seen in decades in any one human being.




                Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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                  This represents a level of optimism not seen in decades in any one human being.




                  Forum updates, like second marriages, are the triumph of hope over experience.



                  Terry D.
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                  • #10
                    I shouldn't say this because I have a fair amount of updating to do......but I find they generally go smooth. But I am a chicken and wait a while before I just update or upgrade and do a ton of research on the various forums to find out how it's going for others.



                    I'm glad it went well Craig. Nothing worse than getting entangled in an upgrade F-Up. I remember one time when Quicktime did some very bad things to iTunes/Pro Tools and in general the whole OS was corrupted I think...... when a certain QT updated version was used....something like that. I remember it really wiped me out and I had to start from scratch and it meant re-authorizing a BUNCH of software programs......trying to find the original serial numbers etc. Nightmare. It took liek 3 days to sort it out.

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by Huh?
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                      getting entangled in an upgrade F-Up. .




                      Two things of great beauty that were needed long before they arrived:



                      (1) RESTORE in Windows,



                      (2) Cloning a hard drive in Acronis.



                      If #1 doesn't fix it, #2 (snapping in the cloned drive you made before the botched upgrade) surely will.



                      Terry D.
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