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  1. 21 points
    2019.07 brings major usability enhancements, including Comping and Take lane enhancements, Smart Tool customization, Control Bar module alignment and over 150 bug fixes. Features & Enhancements For new feature details, see New Features. Read the detailed 2019.07 Feature Overview Comping and Take lane enhancements Freely assemble clips in track lanes either by recording or dragging and dropping from different sources. Configure the Smart Tool to disable comping features while editing audio on lanes and re-enable it when you are ready to start building a comp track. Smart Tool customization The Smart tool can be customized in order to enable specific functions, including Move, Crop, Fade, Draw, and Comp. The Smart tool and Select tool have new icons. Center Control Bar modules Control Bar modules can be left-aligned, justified, or centered. Copy/paste and drag drop enhancements Copy/paste and drag drop enhancements, including full support for drag and drop of Take lanes between tracks, and improved drag drop preview to visually represent the final data. Help module content for Clips In addition to a brief description of the clip type, the Help Module also lists common Smart tool gestures that are supported by each unique clip type. Selection markers in time ruler The time ruler now shows draggable markers at either end of the time selection range. You can modify the start or end of the selection by dragging these markers or move the entire time selection by dragging the selection range bar. Loop and Punch marker enhancements The time ruler now uses more intuitive mouse cursors for selection, loop, punch and marker drag bars and handles. The mouse cursor shows a letter to indicate which marker will be modified before you actually click the marker: S (Selection), L (Loop), P (Punch), and M (Marker). You can drag a Loop or Punch marker past its paired sibling marker in order to flip the range in the opposite direction. Show Audio/MIDI Device Change Notifications Show a message if an audio or MIDI device is connected/disconnected during a session. Cakewalk will offer to add the devices, or reroute outputs to an available device. Hotfix 5-Aug-19, build [New] Option to set Now Time via left-click during playback via Track view Options > Click Behavior > Set During Playback Hang on project open with Allow Only One Open Project at a Time Hang when trying to open MIDI files in the Playlist Edit Filter not persisting correctly with Instrument tracks Persist of clip envelope visibility not working as expected for Edit Filters when using Auto Track Zoom CTRL-clicking a clip to select/deselect it during playback shouldn't move the Now Time Duplicating synths does not duplicate synth automation Duplicate Synth Track does not assign automation display track Redo of Duplicate Synth not restoring synth state Update HUD Smart tool button to show if tool has been customized Selection from clip header using CTRL or SHIFT click doesn't always work when starting from time selection Lasso select selects all nodes on envelope when track Edit Filter is set to automation Mouse cursor becomes boxed in Time Ruler when right-clicking Time Ruler Zoom Track focus jumps unexpectedly when clicking or navigating to closed or empty track folder Time ruler delta for all absolute time rulers is inaccurate with project tempo changes About box shows obsolete Cakewalk Command Center error codes Bug Fix Highlights Stability Crash when pasting automation Crash on opening project after closing another Improved notification handling Crash copying and pasting bus automation Projects using élastique audio crash when playing if audio is missing Crash dragging empty cell in Matrix View Tab to next/previous note in the Piano Roll can cause crash User reported crash on launch Optimizations Screensets in projects with high track counts load faster Multi threaded UI updates for notifications Undo redo of Take lanes is slow Closing or opening projects with Media Browser is very slow when Browser points to folder with many files UI Bounced track fails to appear with user created Lens Changing Lens and reopening CbB changes "None" unexpectedly Full Screen Mode only expands across multiple monitors Changing screensets slow with large number of tracks Preview not working when cropping a track folder composite clip Change title capitalization in Preferences dialog and menus Missing Help Module text for several views/contexts Notifications only appear on primary monitor Selection/Tools CTRL-selecting clip doesn't work if the clip is partially selected as a result of a time selection CTRL-clicking a clip during playback creates a clip envelope instead of selecting the clip Select tool cannot select comp clip Crop cursor appears when holding CTRL key with the Select tool Draw tool mouse cursor flickers rapidly when moving mouse over envelopes Control Bar Control Bar Export Module can lose gripper Export Control Bar module is cropped when Control Bar is locked and justified Resetting the Control Bar doesn't unlock module order Draw issue with Control Bar when floating after justify Snap module displays Whole duration when creating new project Take Lanes/Comping Copy paste in Take lanes can delete source data Editing clips in Take lanes can lead to un-editable clip envelopes Copying and pasting clips from multiple Take lanes is not possible Loop recording in Comp mode with Take lanes closed causes unexpected cropping of clips Some projects could prevent clip envelopes from being edited Now Time jumps in playback when isolating clips in Take lanes during playback Copy/Paste does not work as expected in Take lanes CTRL-selecting neighboring clip doesn't work immediately after isolating a clip region in a Take lane Copying data from non-adjacent lanes pastes to adjacent lanes Dragging MIDI clips from Browser goes to Take lane 1 Pasting multiple clips in Take lanes to a track with single lane does not refresh UI Drag drop of multiple audio files from Browser to Take lanes not supported Pasting Multiple clips in lanes to bottom lanes cause clips to collapse to single lane Double clicking Take lane in Clips pane does not select lane Clips in lanes cannot drag from one track to different lanes in another track Dragging takes to a new track skips over populated lanes Drag drop between lanes doesn't work properly when hidden tracks present Clips can be moved from their original take lane on CTRL drag and drop Copying clips in Take lanes with envelopes gives unexpected results Clip can no longer be selected after undo of drag Pasting clips in lanes to new project does not refresh UI correctly Undo of paste of multiple lanes in new project does not behave as expected Comp clip draws unexpectedly after crop Dragging clips on MIDI Take lanes to create overlaps does not crop data Dragging group of clips to new track deletes existing clip on destination track Pasting multiple lanes to last lane in a track creates extra lanes Comp clip remains visible after dragging outside of the Clips pane 'Delete Muted Takes' renamed 'Delete Muted Clips' Lane order changes pasting to new project Lanes out of order when dragging to create a new track When creating Take/Automation lanes, Take lane initially appears grayed out Shift+click does not work on comp clip when Take lanes are open Bouncing to clip causes clip to change lanes unexpectedly Duplicated tracks with lanes inverts order Redoing a loop recording in Comp record mode fails to restore recorded clips state Nudge causes MIDI notes to change lanes Automation Clip envelope in lanes cannot be edited after save/reopen of project Reassigning automation envelopes closes lanes unexpectedly Automation from multiple lanes pastes to a single lane Pasting multiple automation envelopes to track with fewer lanes has unexpected result Dragging clips from Browser to Take lanes removes automation data Drag copy to new project does not copy automation Automation lanes not created after recording track automation Automation lanes are copied out of order, and not all copied if automation lanes are expanded in destination project Some projects are saved with clip envelopes assigned to incorrect lanes Setting Edit Filter to 'Clip Automation' on a lane doesn't work properly when multiple clips present Clip envelopes on lanes don't respect Edit Filter state when loading projects Clip envelopes lose visibility on Take lanes when toggling 'Show Take Lanes' Duplicate Track does not persist Automation lane state When pasting automation then showing lanes, Edit Filter is not set correctly with FX automation Redo not populating automation lanes correctly Edit Filter in Automation lanes not behaving as expected after paste Edit Filter not behaving as expected with auto track zoom Pasting Take and Automation lanes simultaneously has unexpected results Edit Filter not set correctly after writing automation Projects with Edit Filter set to 'Clip Automation' load with only one envelope visible Automation selection not working correctly in lanes under rare conditions Clips drag drop or paste across lanes can lead to inconsistent clip envelope visibility Track View Aim Assist remains visible after dragging outside of Clips pane Aim Assist not visible when dragging clips to a different project Clip name moves up a pixel when right-edge crop reaches it Dragging Punch range in time ruler before measure 1 shrinks range unexpectedly Staff View Mouse cursor jumps to different monitor when clicking in Staff view time ruler Notes may not appear in Staff view in some projects Plug-ins ProChannel modules can lose states Pressing F1 in ProChannel EQ Fly Out opens correct help topic External Insert can be dragged from Browser to clip ‘Failed to load plug-in state’ message after creating send General fixes V-Vocal clips do not drag copy as expected Several "importing" messages displayed when closing project after previewing MP3 files in Browser Some projects can fail to cut/copy on track Delete Track can delete unintended tracks Browser drag preview image now aligned to bottom right of cursor Track view key bindings are not listed in Preferences dialog when using Basic lens Dragging clips between projects can fail to create a new track in destination project Keyboard shortcut for 'Show/Hide Clip Properties' does not hide Mouse cursor flickers between arrow and I-beam when moving mouse over Automation lanes Dragging Punch range in time ruler doesn't update time rulers in other views Improve Time Ruler marker/loop/punch/selection handle feedback while dragging If toast notifications are turned off, 'Check For Updates' menu item does nothing Using 3 monitors causes notifications to stop appearing Dragging audio to time ruler to do ARA convert audio to tempo map does not prompt Dragging audio from Browser to MIDI track to do ARA MIDI extraction does not prompt Dragging multiple audio clips from Browser to convert to MIDI stacks MIDI on same track Time ruler drawing issues when Aim Assist is enabled Changing app focus causes control surfaces to fail to update Read the detailed 2019.07 Feature Overview Latest release notes are here. See prior release notes. Check out all new features released to date.
  2. 14 points
    Just downloading but the fact that the bug fix list is so long makes me very happy indeed. I don't need new features. I need what is there to work and to be rock solid. My clients don't need new features they need this thing to be reliable. And it seems this is the direction you are taking. And I love it. Thank you and Bandlab team! I love this Software. If I had a magic wand there are only two things I would like to see: 1) Further improvements to plugin load balancing are always always very welcome. If CbB was to reach Reaper levels of efficiency I would be a very happy man. 2) If we could color markers in the time ruler comparable to Pro Tools my sessions would be even easier to maneuver. So for instance marker section A in red and marker section B in green etc.
  3. 10 points
    2019.07 Hotfix Early Access 1 (HFEA1) installer now available! Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the official 2019.07 release! This hotfix addresses some key issues based on field reports and user feedback. Note: The HFEA1 installer will only update the official 2019.07 release. Download Hotfix EA1 What's New New option to enable/disable setting the now time during playback via Track View Options > Click Behavior > Set During Playback Hang on project open with "Allow Only One Open Project at a Time" Edit Filter not persisting correctly with SITs CTRL clicking a clip to select or deselect it during playback shouldn't move the now time Hang when trying to open MIDI files in the Playlist Persist of clip envelope visibility not working as expected for Edit Filters with Auto Track Zoom
  4. 10 points
    2019.07 Early Access 2 (EA2) installer now available! Our sincerest thanks to those of you who have provided feedback on Early Access 1 - your support this week has been fantastic! We've addressed more issues and found opportunities for additional refinements as well. We invite you to try out the latest updates in EA2. Please note that Early Access installers are update installers, which only update from a specific version. Please choose the installer that applies to you: If you are updating from Early Access 1 (EA1): Download Cakewalk 2019.07 EA1 to EA2 installer If you are updating from 2019.05: Download Cakewalk 2019.05 to EA2 installer If you haven't already done so, please read about the Early Access Program before participating. Thank again for your participation! The Bakers New in Early Access 2 Improve Time Ruler marker/loop/punch/selection handle feedback while dragging User reported crash on launch Change title capitalization in Preferences dialog If Notifications are turned off, Check For Updates menu item does nothing Regression: Using 3 monitors causes notifications to stop appearing Edit Filter not set correctly after writing automation Dragging audio to time ruler to do ARA convert audio to tempo map does not prompt Dragging audio from browser to MIDI track to do ARA MIDI extraction does not prompt Dragging multiple audio clips from browser to convert to MIDI stacks MIDI on same track Nudge causes MIDI notes to change lanes Automation selection not working correctly in lanes in attached project Regression: Crash dragging empty cell in Matrix View Tab to next/previous note in the PRV can cause crash Preview not working when cropping a track folder composite clip Draw tool mouse cursor flickers rapidly when moving mouse over envelopes Snap Module Displays Whole Duration When Creating New Project Projects with edit filter set to clip automation load with only one envelope visible Clips drag drop or paste across lanes can lead to inconsistent clip envelope visibility Pasting take and automation lanes simultaneously has unexpected results View list of updates in Early Access 1
  5. 8 points
    Check out RipChord - this is a freebie VST3 from Trackbout. It's like the chord portion of Cthulhu (no arpeggiator) but even easier to use. And there is a community of folks offering their chord presets for use in the program. Here it is: https://trackbout.com/ripchord
  6. 8 points
    You'd think that in a band of over-50s there'd be no infighting, bickering, power struggles and out-of-control egos. Turns out, maturity just seems to be especially elusive among musicians. Time to fire up Cakewalk again. Superior Drummer will never refuse to play a song it doesn't like, complain about not getting the respect it's entitled to, nor criticize Trillian for not playing in the pocket. Kontakt won't mind if its only duty is a tambourine part, won't insist that its talents are wasted unless it's the focus of the song. All of the vocalists (me, me and me) will know the frickin' words, know their frickin' place in the mix and know better than to demand more reverb. Of course, I'll still be rehearsing with my new band on Sunday...
  7. 7 points
    Thanks for the great feedback and reports all. We now have an early access hotfix build available that fixes known reported problems so far. If you are affected by any of the issues listed go ahead and install the build. Its identical to the 07 release with just these changes. We plan to release the final hotfix a little later after we address a few more issues. Please continue to give us feedback on this release in this thread. New option to enable/disable setting the now time during playback via Track View Options > Click Behavior > Set During Playback @Walter Treppler and @btbrock this new option should allow you to switch back to your workflow.
  8. 7 points
    With Sound on Sound, that is total B.S. They run plenty of reviews from companies that don't advertise. You're also overlooking a very important fact about demographics. Advertisers advertise in a magazine because they believe the readers are the target demographic for their product. Similarly, magazines want to review products that are of interest to their readership. The two often coincide. Having edited magazines, the single, most important factor in success is to have readers. Otherwise, a magazine is of no value to advertisers. We'd often run articles that we felt would appeal to the readers, regardless of whether a company advertised or not. It brought up the number of readers for those companies that did advertise. Sound on Sound supports CbB every month, by publishing my column (which has run since Sonar was introduced). These cover the incremental improvements in a way that a once-every-few-years review cannot. This also proves my point regarding Bouwer's comments. Not only does BandLab not advertise CbB in Sound on Sound, it costs the magazine to cover CbB because they pay me to write the articles. But, they believe covering CbB every month is important to their readers.
  9. 6 points
    Hi all, For feedback that is specific to 2019.07, it would be helpful to the team if you use this topic to share your feedback and issues. Similar to the Early Access topics, we want to focus discussions related to the new release in this topic. 2019.07 is definitely one of the biggest updates we've done in a while - we really appreciate all the great feedback and participation in the Early Access Program that led us here! 2019.07 Highlights 2019.07 Release Notes Online doc covering new features Thanks for your participation!
  10. 6 points
    I know I suck...but at least I'm trying...LOL I played all the instruments, and sang all the parts (except the Choir -(East West SC - only VI on here), on this... Not trying to exactly duplicate the original, doin' my own thing, but staying with the original "outline", and I know I don't get in here much... too busy finding deals, so feel free to throw stones! 😜
  11. 6 points
    We had that decades ago with the audio view. While editing and zoomed in I think its much more convenient to be able to seek right where you see the peaks of the audio rather than going to the time ruler. Most of the time when auditioning edits I tend to be doing things visually rather than looking at the timeline so its a time saver (pun intended)
  12. 5 points
    Slightly OT, but here's one thing I just found out about Melda plugins, which really impressed me... I was watching this: ... so I tried it out for myself using a 9.5Khz sine wave through a range of plugins, e.g. Waves, Softube etc. All of them exhibited the same behaviour shown in the video - I was getting frequencies popping up as low as 440Hz. However, ALL Melda productions have this upsampling facility: At 1x, I get the same artefacts as other plugins, but setting the up-sampling to 4x or more completely removes any of these artefacts. I don't know of many other plugins that have this facility.
  13. 5 points
    Set the preset, "Cryin." Use one finger or sometimes two to play legato. No key switches. Forget about everything and play. If you want to work in your DAW afterwards to add other articulations (harmonics, etc) and effects, it's easy to do.
  14. 5 points
    Hi @Alan Tubbs nice to see you here and thanks for SOS's support for Cakewalk over the years! Thanks for your insights. I fully appreciate the logistics of balancing editorial content with readership metrics In case you hadn't seen it here is a link to all the new features that we've done in CbB. Due to the volume of fixes recently it might look like we've been only doing maintenance but that isn't accurate. We've added tons of new features over the year that fully justify calling it a new product release. Since SONAR Platinum we actually stopped doing "new" products as opposed to a rolling updates timeline. I understand that can make it harder to pinpoint one release as a major one but if you look at any 6 month snapshot you will see several new features added. Some of the notable highlights over this year have been: ARA 2 support zplane élastique audio stretching and pitch shifting BandLab import and export (preview feature) Multi-clip slip stretching Comping and Take lane enhancements Smart tool customization Selection markers VST Scan Sandboxing
  15. 5 points
  16. 5 points
    https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/2-Effects/17-Reverb/108-MReverbMB Complete no brainer.
  17. 5 points
    I'm not convinced that is the only reason. Selling hundreds at $30 to people that would never ever even consider a $200 single plugin also adds up fast. I think they did enough reseach to figure out what the market really is these days.
  18. 5 points
  19. 5 points
    For DAW purposes, clock-speed is absolutely the single most critical factor. Not all processes in a DAW can be multi-threaded. ie: Playing/monitoring in realtime thru an AmpSim plugin at 96k using a 32-sample ASIO buffer size is not something that lends itself to being heavily multi-threaded. Virtual instruments like UVI Falcon only use a single core. In a perfect scenario, you want highest possible clock-speed... AND the highest number of cores you can get. What you absolutely *don't* want to do is choose more cores... at the expense of significant clock-speed. This is why Xeon CPUs (even though they're more expensive) are usually a significant performance hit compared to standard CPUs. They have more cores... but typically significantly lower clock-speed. Right now, this is why the Intel i9-9900k is such a great "sweet-spot" for a DAW. With the proper configuration, you can lock all 8 cores (16 processing threads) at 5GHz. That's super high clock-speed... and 16 virtual cores (8 physical cores). With quality air-cooling, the 9900k will do the above while running near dead-silent. To best the 9900k, you have to go high-end socket-2066 i9 (which is $1400+ just for the CPU).
  20. 5 points
    Could use this in my new band Rage Against The Latrine.
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  22. 4 points
    I've rolled back to 4.04 but it doesn't surprise me the clicks are happening on many instruments, since it's an engine issue. Hopefully they will get these fixes out quickly.
  23. 4 points
    Oh man....tracking 3 tracks on the 4 track, and then bounce 3 tracks down to one, and then record 2 more, and bounce those to one, leaving you two tracks left to record on! Good Times!
  24. 4 points
  25. 4 points
    I think I can make my own thank you. 😄