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Gelled_Fringe



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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: Tui]
      #731586 - 04/05/09 12:54 PM
Quote Tui:

I really begin to think we're in Monty Python territory.




I would agree insofar as you are the most surreal poster I have witnessed on these boards


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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: Tui]
      #731839 - 05/05/09 12:11 PM
Quote Tui:

All I've seen on this thread so far is people carrying on about how bad PLAY is supposed to be. Not a single one of those who have problems with it have indicated that they've carried out basic troubleshooting, in order to determine what the cause might be. Do I feel sympathy for this sort of an approach? No.

When, on top of that, some other posters, who've never even used PLAY, chime in and declare that it doesn't work, I really begin to think we're in Monty Python territory.




You mean the sketch where the bloke walks into a room, looking for an argument? I can see the similarities!

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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: Richard Graham]
      #731854 - 05/05/09 12:46 PM
Quote Richard Graham:

Quote Tui:

All I've seen on this thread so far is people carrying on about how bad PLAY is supposed to be. Not a single one of those who have problems with it have indicated that they've carried out basic troubleshooting, in order to determine what the cause might be. Do I feel sympathy for this sort of an approach? No.

When, on top of that, some other posters, who've never even used PLAY, chime in and declare that it doesn't work, I really begin to think we're in Monty Python territory.




You mean the sketch where the bloke walks into a room, looking for an argument? I can see the similarities!




No you can't.

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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: Paul Farrer]
      #732140 - 06/05/09 12:01 PM
Oh yes he can.

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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: R. Spisketts]
      #732157 - 06/05/09 12:41 PM
Quote malick:

Oh yes he can.




This isn't an argument: all you're doing is contradicting each other... automatic gainsaying.

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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: Richard Graham]
      #732159 - 06/05/09 12:44 PM
>DING<

I'm sorry your five minutes is up.

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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: redleicester]
      #732190 - 06/05/09 01:28 PM
That was never 5 minutes!

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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: redleicester]
      #732238 - 06/05/09 02:45 PM
Quote redleicester:

>DING<

I'm sorry your five minutes is up.




I'm appalled at the poor state of your grammar. Where was you educated?


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      #732316 - 06/05/09 06:06 PM
Quote reid:

Quote redleicester:

>DING<

I'm sorry your five minutes is up.




I'm appalled at the poor state of your grammar. Where was you educated?




In them thar frozen wastes of the north.


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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: Paul Farrer]
      #742846 - 11/06/09 09:02 AM
Everything seems to have gone quiet on the PLAY front. So does it work then?

I am about to get some EW software and am worried after reading this!


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      #742858 - 11/06/09 09:27 AM
I've heard that the latest software update has done a lot to straighten out the kinks in PLAY - a couple of 'real world' users who are on 2008/09 Mac Pros have said that they can now get acceptable use out of the Platinum orchestral lib, which was previously not the case on the old software.

Have to admit I'm now contemplating the unthinkable, and might jump on the latest 2-1 offer from EW...... Which ones have you gone for Sir F.F.?


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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? new [Re: * User requested deletion 2 *]
      #742866 - 11/06/09 09:57 AM
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I've heard that the latest software update has done a lot to straighten out the kinks in PLAY - a couple of 'real world' users who are on 2008/09 Mac Pros have said that they can now get acceptable use out of the Platinum orchestral lib, which was previously not the case on the old software.

Have to admit I'm now contemplating the unthinkable, and might jump on the latest 2-1 offer from EW...... Which ones have you gone for Sir F.F.?




Hi Reid. Well for my sins I have had a major upgrade so I got the composers collection - 7 progs for a grand. Also EW pianos. I already had EWSO platinum, but the guys building my pc said that doesn't work very well on this 64 system which meant that I had to fork out 142 on an upgrade to the play version of that too.

So if play is a nightmare, I ain't gonna be a happy bunny.

I haven't got the gear yet but that's a whole different story. I will report back on performance when/if my stuff arrives.

How's it working for you? You got much PLAY stuff?


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      #743198 - 12/06/09 07:59 AM
I gave up on PLAY because it wouldn't run in any meaningful way on my Mac. I'm hoping against hope that my new MacPro combined with the new software update will be a different story...

For my sins, I've got SD2 (amazing sounds, but to my ears the MIDI performances aimed squarely at the trailers market, and the multis were just too glitchy to run) and Voices of Passion. Easier to get this one to run, but it's a bit of a niche product and no matter what the hype machine says, it's in no way Lisa-Gerrard-In-A-Box, more like Someone-Who-Heard-A-Lisa-Gerrard-CD-(Once)-In-A-Box.

I reckon you're either going to have lots of fun, or some kind of seizure once you've installed everything Sir F.F


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      #743233 - 12/06/09 09:54 AM
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I reckon you're either going to have lots of fun, or some kind of seizure once you've installed everything Sir F.F




If only you knew the torture I had gone through already...

(And I haven't even got it yet)


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Re: has anyone else found PLAY to be the most unstable plugin in the history of Earth? [Re: Paul Farrer]
      #746487 - 23/06/09 09:19 AM
Thought I'd just give an update seeing as the PLAY engine has had such a slating on here.

Got my new setup sorted and I have to say that my PLAY products work beautifully!

Which is a bit of a surprise.


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