I also still use a Minolta Autometer light meter for my photography, when the battery ran out recently I looked around on Ebay and found 4 Energiser 6v 476A (A544) batteries for £4.85, when they arrived I looked at the possibility of using 2 of them in my C-74......they worked, I did find it needed a small piece of silver foil between the large spring and the contact on the bottom of the battery to get a good connection but I now have a good supply of common, usable batteries for a much better price.
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After registering I then started receiving regular emails offering me an update to the full version for $49.99, this added extra bands for more variation so I went for it. It all installed and worked fine and although I didn't use it all the time it was great for certain projects. The first problem came mid 2011 when I upgraded my G5 to a MacPro, the serial number failed to work, an email to Abaltat was returned within minutes with a new serial and I was back in business and impressed with the service.
Coming right up to date, I had a horse video for YouTube that ran for 100 seconds or so and needed a track under to enhance it - an ideal subject for Abaltat Muse. I loaded the video and got an error message "unable to load more than one movie" - weird as I was only trying to load one movie! - it still loaded and the analysis took way longer than normal - 5 minutes for a 100 second clip, then an error message saying it was unable to find the music libraries, I closed the program and got another error message saying the program had crashed and did I want to send an error report?
Not looking good, I un-installed the program and re-installed, I also re-installed Kontakt Player as the framework is needed for Abaltat Muse to work, now the libraries were found but I was still getting the 'one movie only' error message and the close error although the program actually seemed to work. Having had good service from Abaltat last time I contacted them I thought I'd email again asking for advice......
This is the reply - "Unfortunately, we are no longer supporting this product as, sadly, the company has just gone into voluntary liquidation. I would like to thank you for your support and we are sorry that we are no longer able to help you with this."