Shift + right click on the desired folder
Click Open command window here
Type attrib +h *.akd /s
Insure “Show hidden files” is disabled in Folder Options > View > Hidden Files and Folders
To remove command type attrib -h *.akd /s
Check out part 2 if you use Total Commander interface for navigation folders.
Here’s how to create your own custom ORTF field protractor that contains both 110 degrees and 17cm.
1. Download the docx file.
I decided to write a quick guide to help you get set up with Schoeps Double MS Tool plug-in in Cubase and Nuendo. The only guide I found was in German and our ol’ pal Google provided me with a confusing translation. However thanks to my German friend Daniel, “Front: Nach ganz link” became “Front: To the far left” and not “Front: link to the whole”. Let’s get started!
Download and install the Double MS Tool for VST Windows/Mac here.
1) Launch Nuendo or Cubase
2) Create an empty Project
3) Add three mono audio tracks in the project
(to keep things simple name the tracks as front, side, rear)
4) Import the files into the appropriate tracks
5) Add a Group 5.1 track and route the Group track to your 5.1 output (if you don’t have a 5.1 output create one from the VST Connections or F4)
6) Route the mono tracks to the 5.1 group and configure the individual channels
as follows (also refer to the images below):
Front: To the far left
Side: To the far right
7) Insert the Schoeps Double-M / S Tool BF plug-in in the 5.1 group track.
8) Now test out your configuration. Schoeps provides audio samples of outdoor ambiences, concert recordings and a couple test signals. Check them out here. A good starting point is the Double M/S Test signal: sine bursts reproduced clockwise between 0° and 360°.
*** For Double MS recording tips and techniques make sure to check out these blogs:
Rene Coronado – Quad and Dual MS Technique
Tim Nielsen – MS Recording via DesigningSound
Brian Gilbert – Double MS Technique
Hauptmikrofon – Berlin Ambience Techniques
Schoeps – Double MS Plug-In Overview
I started working on a project that required HD video and some some heavy audio processing. Seeing that I’ve built a few custom pc’s in the past, I didn’t hesitate to jump right in and begin my research. My budget was $1500 (Canadian dollars) taxes in, I knew it would be tight, but definitely feasible.
Unfortunately nothing was salvageable from my last builds, time goes by fast in the tech industry and as they say… your computer is only as strong as it’s weakest component. To begin here’s a breakdown of the parts I would need:
- GPU (video card)
- Hard drives
- Operating system
- DVD drive
[Processor] I started by researching the type of processor I wanted to go with, because some of the following parts depend on this for compatibility. The new generation of Intel-core Sandy and Ivy bridge seemed like the way to go in terms of performance with quad core processing you can’t really go wrong. I’m not one to overclock the hell out of my components, so I wanted something strong out of the box and would require the least amount fiddling. At the time of purchase the Intel i7 3770 fit the specs for the price I wanted. Some specs: (For full specs click here)
- Intel i7 3770 – Ivy Bridge
- Max clock speed of 3.4 GHz
- 4 cores
- 8 threads
- 8 MB cache/smart cache
- 1155 Socket compatibility
- 32 GB Max memory
The 3770K version was a bit more expensive, but allows for heavy overclocking.
- Z77 Intel chipset
- 4 x DIMM, 32 GB, DDR3 MHz memory
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports, 10 x USB 2.0 ports
- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2
- Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- ASUS Fan Xpert+, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 3 x PCI Expansion slots
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Storage
- Dual DVI connectors and 1 HDMI mini
- 2 Monitors supported
- 2560 x 1600 Maximum resolution
- PCI Express 2.0 interface
- GDDR5 memory type
- 1024 MB memory
- 384 stream processor
- SATA III / 6Gbps (backwards compatible with SATA II / 3Gbps) Interface
- Up to 1GB DRAM cache
- NAND Controller: Indilinx Everest 2
- 5 years parts and labor limited warranty
[Power supply] I received a lot of tips for power supplies some that suggested up to 800W of power, which is a bit of overkill in my opinion. Based on my system I was probably going to pull no more than 400W. Being a fan of Antec products I picked up the Antec Earthwatts platinum 550W. (For full specs click here)
- ATX12V / EPS12V type
- 24Pin main connector
- 5 SATA connectors
- SLI Ready
- Not modular
[DVD] Now a days it seems a bit ridiculous to buy a DVD drive, but good to have around especially for OS installation and old programs. Picked up an LG for $15.
[OS] Seeing that I don’t plan on upgrading to more than 16 GB of RAM the need for Windows Pro isn’t a requirement. That said, i’m sporting Windows 7 home 64 bit. There are other advantages to Professional, Entreprise or Ultimate… check out the comparison chart.
This time around I had the fine folks at Canada Computers assemble it. They provided great cable management and component / bios updates (A big time saver for me). Even with this 50$ cost I ended up under budget with it totaling up at $1496 Canadian dollars taxes in. Having used the computer for over a month with varying degrees of performance there’s been very little comprise in component vs. price. Also a big shout out to Chester at Canada Computers (the DDO store) for the great recommendations.
*** [OS Installation and Optimization] I’ve been a fan of blackviper’s configuration since XP. Always a clear and concise guide to optimizing your operating system for better performance. But be weary, I would avoid dabbling too much if you’re not familiar with this stuff. Tweak and test as you go to insure every step works seamlessly. Select your OS and begin!
Also check out Native Instruments tuning tips for audio processing. A great guide to customize your audio machine even further.
Hope this guide helps you select your next machine or can provide optimizing tweaks to make your PC a more powerful audio station. Add any feedback you have in the comments. Enjoy!