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Offline Steve_W

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Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« on: September 22, 2016, 11:07:18 AM »
Hi all, after successfully installing the great instant DAW on my MDD Powermac 3,6 I'm really keen to start messing with it and adding stuff, installing various bits and bobs and I wondered if there was an official thread to discuss anything related to it?

My first question is can you drag all files from the boot volume to another volume and it'll just boot exactly the same?  I guess CCC would do that?

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 12:16:35 PM »
u dont need an official thread.. its just a save point to save u the trouble of having to install all that basic stuff to get u up and running fast..... whatever u need to talk about now, address it specifically and discuss that specific program or plugin !

theres more than enough software specific zones in the forums site here
ie: if talking about cubase , make a post in the cubase section etc
diehard obviously is firmly rooted in the steinberg camp.

congrats on your instant DAW + good luck ;)

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 10:37:42 PM »
My first question is can you drag all files from the boot volume to another volume and it'll just boot exactly the same?  I guess CCC would do that?
Admin please move to relevant thread if need be, cheers!

No, Draging the files will give you a bootable OS 9 Volume, but the authorized plugins will NOT work; the beauty of the ASR (please search the forum) is that it will recreate details of a volume so precisely, that the copy protected audio plugins still function :)

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 02:12:58 AM »
Excellent, I ended up using the full restore as I had done first time round and all worked great!!!

I installed Pro Tools last night and tonight is the final stage before I start getting those old songs up!  I'll be installing Logic and all my old VST instruments and plugins, then it's just a case of loading a song up and telling Logic where to find all the audio files and I'm away!

I'm hoping to get some old projects fully up and running and I'll post some video and share in here when I'm done.

Thanks guys! Salut!
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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 02:38:59 AM »
Most excellent!! ;D

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2016, 01:11:08 PM »
party on wayne  8)
party on garth  O0

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 01:12:47 AM »
Hi there

I'm trying to install Os9 via the instant daw, but It seems I'm having problem downloading uncorrupted files.. The setup gives me a checksum error , the system is bootable but half the programs are kinda croppy..
I've uncompress everything on osx with stuffit 10, it is correct?
The link provided in the download section is always not working\busy for me now, and so I cant re-download everything..

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 08:21:41 AM »
Un-encode (take off Mac Binary) on all the 4 "img.bin" files using Stuffit; do NOT extract these in any way, they are not ".sit" files

Then remove mac bin encoding from the "Apple Software Restore.sit.bin" file using stuffit and then uncompressed using stuffit 7.0.3, place all files in same folder and read instructions; nothing is corrupt and it has worked for many;  I suggest you get an OS 9 system up with a basic install first and do NOT use OSX to assemble the DAW install

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 09:01:43 AM »
Thanks for the advice! Sorry, I'm a total apple-noob ;D  I'll try to install Os9 from cd this week ! It's just me, or the downloads from adrive has stopped working? I get always the same "server busy error" + something about turning on javascript that on my browser should be already active!  ???
Tested on 2 pc, with different internet connection + 2 different browsers (Chrome and Edge Windows10)
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 09:21:26 AM by Gaz »

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 12:07:29 PM »
Really ?  No one else mentioning issues, where are you located ?

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2018, 12:09:55 AM »
Yep, just tried again on another file, maybe is my area...  :o ( North Italy, near the Austrian border)

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Instant DAW - WOW!
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2018, 12:22:39 PM »
Instant DAW… just add water?

All joking aside… it’s freakin’ great!  Recently installed it on an SSD destined for someone else’s QS
and it was a complete and total breeze. Did same on another QS here and have yet to have time to
investigate it much further, but I'm really looking forward to it.

(Complete DAW noob here… yet with my most recent intro to ProTools, hoping Cubase might be just
a bit more “user friendly”.)

Great job!!! (Even sans Farfisa or Vox organs.) ;)

Download and install this now!
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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2018, 02:01:29 PM »
PT just looks frightening initially - my first thoughts on (version 5 was: omg, THAT's the standard in digital audio ???).
It then revealed rather quickly and there are quite some productivity features up it's sleeves.
Imho it's worth the initial struggle. ;)
My secret weapon is USB Overdrive programming the wheel of a mouse to zoom in/out and the right button to start/stop playback. As PT keeps the playhead centered it's extremely fast to hop to different positions in a track with minimal mouse movement. Tbh I couldn't live without that feature.

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Re: Instant DAW - WOW!
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2018, 07:48:36 PM »
Instant DAW… just add water?

All joking aside… it’s freakin’ great!  Recently installed it on an SSD destined for someone else’s QS
and it was a complete and total breeze. Did same on another QS here and have yet to have time to
investigate it much further, but I'm really looking forward to it.

(Complete DAW noob here… yet with my most recent intro to ProTools, hoping Cubase might be just
a bit more “user friendly”.)

Great job!!! (Even sans Farfisa or Vox organs.) ;)

Download and install this now!

Haha! Instant DAW is so cool, it's worth installing just for the installation itself!!!  ;D ;D

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Re: Instant DAW - WOW!
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2018, 08:18:27 PM »
Recently installed it on an SSD destined for someone else’s QS
and it was a complete and total breeze.

I went years without knowing about Apple Software Restore, but it has changed the whole game.

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Re: Instant DAW - WOW!
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2018, 06:29:59 AM »
I went years without knowing about Apple Software Restore, but it has changed the whole game.

Does anyone know if using the "Clone" functionality of "Disk Copy" is just as good, or is ASR preferred around here?

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2018, 09:10:21 AM »
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Does anyone know if using the "Clone" functionality of "Disk Copy" is just as good, or is ASR preferred around here?
It does not keep authorized plugins working, if you don't need that feature, then should be just as good

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2018, 09:26:01 AM »
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Does anyone know if using the "Clone" functionality of "Disk Copy" is just as good, or is ASR preferred around here?
It does not keep authorized plugins working, if you don't need that feature, then should be just as good

Thanks for the clarification, and thanks again for the hard work put into the Instant DAW.

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2018, 04:27:09 AM »
would have been nice if i had gotten some type of credit for being the one who layed the groundwork and ENABLED the instant daw to become possible.
but hey, welcome to planet hell err i mean earth ;D
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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2018, 07:30:01 AM »
would have been nice if i had gotten some type of credit for being the one who layed the groundwork and ENABLED the instant daw to become possible.
but hey, welcome to planet hell err i mean earth ;D

I think that most of us that have been around here awhile realize that both you and MacTron played major roles that lead to the creation of the DieHard Instant DAW... so maybe you're not Diana Ross but you're certainly one of the Supremes!! ;D ;D

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2018, 10:16:37 AM »
would have been nice if i had gotten some type of credit for being the one who layed the groundwork and ENABLED the instant daw to become possible.
but hey, welcome to planet hell err i mean earth ;D

Yes, getting a hold of the last version on ASR code and implementation of it was instrumental...
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programmer mike bombich who received it from the apple developers program, it was not available to the general public

Chris, MacTron, and others made this possible; Chris sourced the final version while Mactron made it all possible, Mactron found the correct sequence to generate a usable ASR even though he did not need the utility himself !
The fact that is was dead code that was found, revisited, and now available is amazing

The original Posts are a "Must Read" ... read over 37,000 times !
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,1680.0.html

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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2018, 08:35:32 AM »

Chris, MacTron, and others made this possible; Chris sourced the final version while Mactron made it all possible, Mactron found the correct sequence to generate a usable ASR even though he did not need the utility himself !
The fact that is was dead code that was found, revisited, and now available is amazing

Most of "our" projects involve a lot of people: testing, developing, providing software and hardware, its it is really hard to tell whom make the key part.
By my side, I don't need any special credit or appreciation for the work I have done here, mainly because I have received from this forum much more than I have provided to it. Furthermore I have found a huge amount of friends of a  value that can't be measured.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 09:10:17 AM by MacTron »
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Re: Is there an official Diehard instant DAW thread?
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2018, 09:50:47 AM »
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Furthermore I have found a huge amount of friends of a  value that can't be measured.
Well said... my friend... well said, I agree