The good news is that I finally got my recording computer working again. I had serious latency problems for a long time (after a windows 7 update some years ago it seems) which I tried to fix myself and made a mess of… The result was that my computer hardly worked any more and I haven’t recorded or mixed anything for months
An old friend who we hadn’t seen for years suddenly turned up at our doorstep a few weeks back, and he happens to be a high level programmer. He quit his well paid job because programming 10 hours a day or more literally drove him mad so he now divides his time between building (he’s a good plasterer), nursing the mentally ill (he is a professional nurse) and learning Chinese. Quite a character He still loves a programming challenge as long as he doesn’t have to do it day in day out. It took him 7 or 8 hours to finally fix my computer problem (don’t ask), so now I can finally Rock and Roll!
Well not quite… I’ve had to re-install almost everything. Has been taking up most of my evenings for the past two weeks. Oh well, a chance to clean up my unused plugins and such and optimise my Reaper setup. And in doing so came across a couple of problems I can’t fix.
I’ll start with the simple one.
When you open Addictive II in Reaper you should get a dialog box called “build routing conformation” asking you if you want a stereo out put or 18 channels of outputs. I know because I’ve seen it before. However this time around I don’t see a dialog box and it automatically choses the stereo outs. What do I do to get back the dialog box )or other solution). Any ideas?
This reminds me of a question I should start a new thread for: does any one use Addicitive in the stereo mode only?
My other and much more serious problem is that my computer update has not been able to fix is that I can’t open the 23 plugins I bought with an Ilok licence. The Ilok manager works fine, all my software is active, and licenced for my computer. The ddl files are in the right place with a load of other ddl files that Reaper recognises without any problems, but the Ilok plugs are simply not recognised by Reaper. The plugins come from several manufacturers, they all have the same problem. Anyway I contacted the Ilok helpdesk. After some email exchanges this was their final advice:
"On Windows, proxy connections are handled at the software level. The latest version of iLok License Manager does support proxies under “File > Properties… > Proxies”. Please enter your proxy details for iLok License Manager on Windows here.
Alternatively, another non-proxy Internet connection can be used to activate licenses to an iLok. Once necessary licenses are on an iLok, no network or use of iLok License Manager is necessary.
If proxy use is a must, the details below may help; however, you will have to seek further support on your own as to how and where to utilize this information.
IP: 184.108.40.206 "_
Now, I don’t want to take the risk of screwing up my computer system by doing stuff I don’t understand. But I know quite a few of you know your way around a computer. Is this a good idea and easy to do?