IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

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Ryan_IK
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127 posts since 11 Feb, 2015 from Sunrise, FL

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:29 pm

Sorry if this is a bit off topic from the most recent posts, but there is a new update for T-RackS 5 live in My Products!

What’s new in T-RackS 5.3.2
  • Fixes a communication problem between T-RackS and ARC 2.5
  • Fixes possible issues with metering view and authorization
  • Fixes some possible graphical issues
  • Updated Sunset Sound Studio Reverb default opening settings
  • General Reliability Issues
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jamcat
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193 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Re: IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:10 pm

Ryan_IK wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:29 pm
Sorry if this is a bit off topic from the most recent posts, but there is a new update for T-RackS 5 live in My Products!

What’s new in T-RackS 5.3.2
  • Fixes a communication problem between T-RackS and ARC 2.5
  • Fixes possible issues with metering view and authorization
  • Fixes some possible graphical issues
  • Updated Sunset Sound Studio Reverb default opening settings
  • General Reliability Issues
Kind of pointless since ARC 2.5 is obsolete abandonware:

There's no Catalina update for ARC 2 and no plan for one.
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/?item_id=8888

And still no low CPU mode for Tape Machines either.

dbender
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353 posts since 26 Feb, 2007

Re: IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:22 pm

Why do you say “ARC 2.5 is obsolete abandonware”?

jamcat
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193 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Re: IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:41 pm

dbender wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:22 pm
Why do you say “ARC 2.5 is obsolete abandonware”?
jamcat wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:10 pm
There's no Catalina update for ARC 2 and no plan for one.
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/?item_id=8888

dbender
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Re: IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:50 pm

See, thanks, Arc isn't mentioned at all on that page, even in terms of a future update (The page incorrectly says "Below you will find a list of currently compatible products, a schedule for upcoming updates, and which products require further research." BUT there's only current stuff below, and no schedule for upcoming updates and which products require further research)

Peter -- will Arc be updated to be Cataloina compatible, and when?

nordickvr
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1249 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Re: IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:49 am

Ryan_IK wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:29 pm
Sorry if this is a bit off topic from the most recent posts, but there is a new update for T-RackS 5 live in My Products!

What’s new in T-RackS 5.3.2
  • Fixes a communication problem between T-RackS and ARC 2.5
  • Fixes possible issues with metering view and authorization
  • Fixes some possible graphical issues
  • Updated Sunset Sound Studio Reverb default opening settings
  • General Reliability Issues
Any chance to give the user the option to choose which plugins would get installed on his HDD?

zyzygis
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87 posts since 27 Sep, 2006

Re: IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:10 am

:hyper: Maybe it will be an optional paid for upgrade? :lol:

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Peter - IK Multimedia
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6964 posts since 20 Oct, 2009

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Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:58 am

dbender wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:50 pm
See, thanks, Arc isn't mentioned at all on that page, even in terms of a future update (The page incorrectly says "Below you will find a list of currently compatible products, a schedule for upcoming updates, and which products require further research." BUT there's only current stuff below, and no schedule for upcoming updates and which products require further research)

Peter -- will Arc be updated to be Cataloina compatible, and when?
Catalina compatibility for ARC System is unfortunately not a trivial task but it is being worked on and we will share news about this when we have more information about Catalina compatibility. It obviously is not abandonware as it is part of one of the T-RackS fixes posted above.
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T-RackS Sunset Sound Studio Reverb | AmpliTube Joe Satriani | AmpliTube Brian May

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Peter - IK Multimedia
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Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:01 am

nordickvr wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:49 am
Ryan_IK wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:29 pm
Sorry if this is a bit off topic from the most recent posts, but there is a new update for T-RackS 5 live in My Products!

What’s new in T-RackS 5.3.2
  • Fixes a communication problem between T-RackS and ARC 2.5
  • Fixes possible issues with metering view and authorization
  • Fixes some possible graphical issues
  • Updated Sunset Sound Studio Reverb default opening settings
  • General Reliability Issues
Any chance to give the user the option to choose which plugins would get installed on his HDD?
The current installation process was created based on user feedback and facilitates easy demoing as well as offline authorization. However, I relay suggestions from those who do not want to install all plugins in the suite and/or who do not have or wish to use their DAW's plugin manager or similar to keep them off their plugin list.
EXPOSED (as sounding ******* fantastic!) Tipping over armchairs for over 10 years
T-RackS Sunset Sound Studio Reverb | AmpliTube Joe Satriani | AmpliTube Brian May

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kidslow
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174 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

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Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:01 am

Peter - IK Multimedia wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:01 am
The current installation process was created based on user feedback and facilitates easy demoing as well as offline authorization. However, I relay suggestions from those who do not want to install all plugins in the suite and/or who do not have or wish to use their DAW's plugin manager or similar to keep them off their plugin list.
Peter, I frankly find it hard to believe that *any* customer has asked that all the plugins in the suite be installed on their system regardless of whether they are licensed or wanted. A pick list with choices on install seems to be far more user-friendly. The way you do it now seems dictated by the marketing department rather than the user experience team.

For anyone who is curious, my method to avoid the huge tracts of IK cruft on install (Mac) is to open the .pkg file using Pacifist and manually pull out just the plugins I want installed where I want them placed. I also install all the pak files that go into /Library/Application Support/IK Multimedia and the Presets into ~/Documents/IK Multimedia/.../Presets/ .... but this process is overly burdensome. It is however wholly in my control, and I have not encountered any problems with licenses doing it this way. Would be nice if the installer made this less manually intensive.

nordickvr
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1249 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

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Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:30 am

@kidslow
Thanks for the tip!
kidslow wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:01 am
...
Peter, I frankly find it hard to believe that *any* customer has asked that all the plugins in the suite be installed on their system regardless of whether they are licensed or wanted. A pick list with choices on install seems to be far more user-friendly. The way you do it now seems dictated by the marketing department rather than the user experience team.
...
+1000

electro
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4645 posts since 6 May, 2002

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Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:03 pm

jamcat wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Ryan_IK wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:29 pm
Sorry if this is a bit off topic from the most recent posts, but there is a new update for T-RackS 5 live in My Products!

What’s new in T-RackS 5.3.2
  • Fixes a communication problem between T-RackS and ARC 2.5
  • Fixes possible issues with metering view and authorization
  • Fixes some possible graphical issues
  • Updated Sunset Sound Studio Reverb default opening settings
  • General Reliability Issues
Kind of pointless since ARC 2.5 is obsolete abandonware:

There's no Catalina update for ARC 2 and no plan for one.
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/?item_id=8888

And still no low CPU mode for Tape Machines either.
low cpu mode IMO will compromise the sound thus defeat the purpose of tape, but there should be only 1 plugin with all tapes instead of 4.
Intel Core2 Quad CPU + 4 GIG RAM

jamcat
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193 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

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Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:13 pm

You would switch your tape machine instances to full quality to mixdown.

It’s impossible to mix with tape machines on your tracks in real-time which makes it useless unfortunately. If you can’t mix with it you’re not going to use it.

It’s a nice idea but one pretty much everyone is passing on in practice, I imagine. I’m in a holding pattern on it myself. I’ll use it if I am one day able to mix in real-time with it, which a low cpu mode would allow. Until then I wouldn’t recommend anyone spend money on it because you can’t realistically use it as intended.

revvy
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986 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

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Post Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:30 am

kidslow wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:01 am
Peter - IK Multimedia wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:01 am
The current installation process was created based on user feedback and facilitates easy demoing as well as offline authorization. However, I relay suggestions from those who do not want to install all plugins in the suite and/or who do not have or wish to use their DAW's plugin manager or similar to keep them off their plugin list.
Peter, I frankly find it hard to believe that *any* customer has asked that all the plugins in the suite be installed on their system regardless of whether they are licensed or wanted. A pick list with choices on install seems to be far more user-friendly. The way you do it now seems dictated by the marketing department rather than the user experience team.

For anyone who is curious, my method to avoid the huge tracts of IK cruft on install (Mac) is to open the .pkg file using Pacifist and manually pull out just the plugins I want installed where I want them placed. I also install all the pak files that go into /Library/Application Support/IK Multimedia and the Presets into ~/Documents/IK Multimedia/.../Presets/ .... but this process is overly burdensome. It is however wholly in my control, and I have not encountered any problems with licenses doing it this way. Would be nice if the installer made this less manually intensive.
Peter always gives the same response. Great job you do Peter.
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SLiC
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4990 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

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Post Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:38 am

Everything IK does it to facilitates easy 'sales and marketing'. Its their business model so that's up to them. Personally I find it it is really annoying (even more so with Amplitude) but you either have to learn to live with it or stop using IK stuff, I suspect only the latter will influence them to change their ways. :x

Despite owning quite a few TRacks modules I simply uninstalled and switched to other solutions. Pretty much the same thing with Amplitude, still installed (I have MAX) but using it less and less now MAX is less than 50% of what's shown as available!
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