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Recently updated the Mac OS to High Sierra and noticed a low frequency improvement.

 

After uninstalling the previous Amarra library, I installed  4.1, then rebooted the OS.
Because I have a large library, I let it acquire the metadata overnight and in the morning quit Amarra, to finalize the library.


After work I had time to audition and sampled a few tracks then, optimized with
    •   IRC (1.2.4)
    •    Interfaced with an Opera Browser (major sonic improvement)
    •    Selected Exclusive mode.
To finalize these settings, I rebooted after each. (computers love this)
The result is nothing short of stunning. 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ॐ

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I had issues with 1.0.4.

As I recall, 1.2.4 came with the original 4.0 release.

As a note, the 1.0 files are not transferable to 1.2, so you'll need to re measure.

You may need to request the 1.2.4 version from Sonic Studio directly.

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6 hours ago, Frans said:

Hi cosmuk,

 

I think you are right about High Sierra, but IRC 1.2.4? I think the latest version is IRC 1.0.4!

 

Frans

I too have IRC Measure 1.2.4.8519. I bought my license recently, when they had a special discount around the time of the Amarra 4 Luxe launch.

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions...

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1 hour ago, cosmuk said:

I had issues with 1.0.4.

As I recall, 1.2.4 came with the original 4.0 release.

As a note, the 1.0 files are not transferable to 1.2, so you'll need to re measure.

You may need to request the 1.2.4 version from Sonic Studio directly.

A link to the new iRC Measure.app v1.2.4 can be found at: http://downloads.sonicstudio.com/iRC/iRC_Measure_1.2.4.zip

 

We're in process of updating the website, very sorry for the inconvenience.

 

best

Ralph

 

If you have any other questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

Best regards,

 

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Did a fresh install of 4.1 and now am unable to import my library! The import starts and after about 1% the program promptly crashes thus rendering the software essentially unusable.I am importing from an external HDD which has been formatted to AFS. It is a fairly large library ( over 3 TB) but it was working well previously.I have tried both methods of import (from iTunes and directly) and neither works, Importing files individually works but that is not acceptable to me.Have now reverted back to Audirvana which works flawlessly.

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3 hours ago, hiind said:

Did a fresh install of 4.1 and now am unable to import my library! The import starts and after about 1% the program promptly crashes thus rendering the software essentially unusable.I am importing from an external HDD which has been formatted to AFS. It is a fairly large library ( over 3 TB) but it was working well previously.I have tried both methods of import (from iTunes and directly) and neither works, Importing files individually works but that is not acceptable to me.Have now reverted back to Audirvana which works flawlessly.

Welcome to the club! I have always suffered problems with importing my entire music library (>100k songs) at one go, ever since I moved to Amarra 4 and the Luxe version. My music library also sits on an external HDD (via Thunderbolt 2) and is in AIFF format. I have resorted to building the library by importing music a few artistes at a time. Not really sure what causes Amarra to crash when importing music, but it seems to be linked to the number of songs it imports at once (but not exactly, since sometimes I have trouble importing just a single album). Would really like to understand what to avoid.

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions...

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5 hours ago, hiind said:

Did a fresh install of 4.1 and now am unable to import my library! The import starts and after about 1% the program promptly crashes thus rendering the software essentially unusable.I am importing from an external HDD which has been formatted to AFS. It is a fairly large library ( over 3 TB) but it was working well previously.I have tried both methods of import (from iTunes and directly) and neither works, Importing files individually works but that is not acceptable to me.Have now reverted back to Audirvana which works flawlessly.

Sounds like you may have some prefs left over from a previous install.

I'd run the scripts to clear the previous library & uninstall A4 to insure a clean install first.

2 hours ago, foodfiend said:

Welcome to the club! I have always suffered problems with importing my entire music library (>100k songs) at one go, ever since I moved to Amarra 4 and the Luxe version. My music library also sits on an external HDD (via Thunderbolt 2) and is in AIFF format. I have resorted to building the library by importing music a few artistes at a time. Not really sure what causes Amarra to crash when importing music, but it seems to be linked to the number of songs it imports at once (but not exactly, since sometimes I have trouble importing just a single album). Would really like to understand what to avoid.

 I have a large library too, so I had to make sure nothing went into sleep mode. 

This could be your OS, server, external disks or hard disks.

If you think, you may have a corrupted file, you can look at your AmarraScanFiles.txt and see the very last entry A4 was able to import, before it stopped. Then move that file to a temp location outside of the library.

 

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2 hours ago, cosmuk said:

I have a large library too, so I had to make sure nothing went into sleep mode. 

 

This could be your OS, server, external disks or hard disks.

If you think, you may have a corrupted file, you can look at your AmarraScanFiles.txt and see the very last entry A4 was able to import, before it stopped. Then move that file to a temp location outside of the library.

I don't think it has to do with file corruption, since these albums load into the library, if I add them individually.

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions...

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50 minutes ago, foodfiend said:

I don't think it has to do with file corruption, since these albums load into the library, if I add them individually.

Good!

I had a corrupted file, in an archive of files that I added to A4, because iTunes doesn't play various formats. 

This helped me find the corrupted file, so I thought I'd pass it on.

 

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7 hours ago, foodfiend said:

Welcome to the club! I have always suffered problems with importing my entire music library (>100k songs) at one go, ever since I moved to Amarra 4 and the Luxe version. My music library also sits on an external HDD (via Thunderbolt 2) and is in AIFF format. I have resorted to building the library by importing music a few artistes at a time. Not really sure what causes Amarra to crash when importing music, but it seems to be linked to the number of songs it imports at once (but not exactly, since sometimes I have trouble importing just a single album). Would really like to understand what to avoid.

Thanks for the warm welcome!

 

4 hours ago, cosmuk said:

Sounds like you may have some prefs left over from a previous install.

I'd run the scripts to clear the previous library & uninstall A4 to insure a clean install first.

 I have a large library too, so I had to make sure nothing went into sleep mode. 

This could be your OS, server, external disks or hard disks.

If you think, you may have a corrupted file, you can look at your AmarraScanFiles.txt and see the very last entry A4 was able to import, before it stopped. Then move that file to a temp location outside of the library.

 

Have done all of the above to no avail.I will try to move the last entry on my AmarraScanFiles.txt and hope (fingers crossed!) that solves the problem.Many thanks for your inputs.

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4 hours ago, cosmuk said:

Good!

I had a corrupted file, in an archive of files that I added to A4, because iTunes doesn't play various formats. 

This helped me find the corrupted file, so I thought I'd pass it on.

 

Thanks for your pointers, and I do wish that it were as "simple" as a corrupted file. In that case, I would have done what you have suggested, and taken the "offending" file out of the library and scan the library again. Meanwhile, I would rip another copy of any "offending" files from the physical CD using XLD. :)

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The only way that many of us have found is to use iTunes (or whatever) as your library management and export your immediate listening choices to a separate folder, then add that folder to A4L.

 

At the end of each session clear the folder, clear A4L and start fresh next time. (Even then, it can still mis-file albums or songs but with few in its library the right one is not hard to find.)

 

All this is a pain I know, and it's been going on since release>:(. The only saving graces are the sound quality and the fact that the hassle is still less than playing CDs.:)

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15 hours ago, cosmuk said:

Sounds like you may have some prefs left over from a previous install.

I'd run the scripts to clear the previous library & uninstall A4 to insure a clean install first.

 I have a large library too, so I had to make sure nothing went into sleep mode. 

This could be your OS, server, external disks or hard disks.

If you think, you may have a corrupted file, you can look at your AmarraScanFiles.txt and see the very last entry A4 was able to import, before it stopped. Then move that file to a temp location outside of the library.

 

You were spot on! Deleted a half dozen Pure Music bookmarks and then proceeded to import my entire library seamlessly. Many thanks for your advice,truly appreciate it!

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On 11/16/2017 at 9:36 PM, cosmuk said:

I had issues with 1.0.4.

As I recall, 1.2.4 came with the original 4.0 release.

As a note, the 1.0 files are not transferable to 1.2, so you'll need to re measure.

You may need to request the 1.2.4 version from Sonic Studio directly.

 

Can I use the old measurements in the new measure app and re-generate the filters. Will these filters work in the A4L4.1 ?

Macbook pro 15\" 2.53ghz core 2 duo with Amarra, 1 TB storage, 6 GB memory -> USB locus-design nucleus cable -> EA overdrive DAC -> -> modded parasound JC1 monoblocks -> cadence ARCA loudspeakers + REL studio III

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2 hours ago, indirstr8s said:

 

Can I use the old measurements in the new measure app and re-generate the filters. Will these filters work in the A4L4.1 ?

Not if they're older than 1.0.4 IRC release.

I found the 1.2.4 does a much better measurement and analysis than previous releases.

If you can, use a calibration file for your mic.

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I’m having problems with track listing on importing albums.On classical files (where it is more significant) Amarra lists the tracks using it’s own strange methodology! I thus get tracks where movements are imported willy-nilly! Obviously,classical music cannot be played in this fashion.Any solution to this problem?

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On 11/23/2017 at 8:26 AM, hiind said:

I’m having problems with track listing on importing albums.On classical files (where it is more significant) Amarra lists the tracks using it’s own strange methodology! I thus get tracks where movements are imported willy-nilly! Obviously,classical music cannot be played in this fashion.Any solution to this problem?

A4LX uses an online metadata base that sources standard ID3 tagging.  

The best solution, I found, was to use Kid3.

This actually appends the metadata to the file, so it's always there, for whatever player you use and provide's allot more metadata too.

It's open source, so it takes a little getting used too.

Classical's metadata has always been incredibly skewed and this is the best way I've found to correct it.

I do hope this helps.

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