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  1. 47 points
    One year ago, we had the opportunity to breathe new life into Cakewalk. Today, as Cakewalk by BandLab, we reflect upon our journey this past year and some notable achievements: Delivering a free professional DAW for all - cost is no longer a barrier to advanced music production! Regular updates delivering significant stability and performance enhancements 3rd party integration, including élastique, ARA and VST support enhancements, and many new features, including: Integrated industry standard élastique pro time/pitch stretching AudioSnap enhancements Advanced multi-track piano-roll MIDI editing and event filtering VST compatibility and plug-in management improvements and optimizations Updated UI themes Publish stems and mixes to BandLab cloud directly from Cakewalk Other exciting developments are underway that we’ll be sharing soon! But by far the most rewarding part of the journey has been the support of a vibrant and growing community of new users and long time supporters, who have made a home in our new discussion forums. Whether you’re a long time Cakewalk user or just getting started, we hope you’ve had a chance to dig in and make some great music with CbB. Your voices, support and enthusiasm have been instrumental to the success of Cakewalk by BandLab. In celebration of our first anniversary milestone, we’ll award one lucky member of our community a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 audio interface. With 8 mic/line combo inputs, the 18i20 is a great choice for recording the whole band, or miking up a full drum set. We used an 18i20 to record some performances at NAMM this year, and we want you to have one, too! To enter the contest, simply participate in this poll to select which feature area you would like us to focus on next. There’s no wrong answer but we’d love to hear what you think! Participation in the poll is open to all Cakewalk by BandLab users. If you haven’t done so already, you can: Sign up for a BandLab account Connect to the Forum with your BandLab account Then take the poll to help inform our next steps! The competition ends May 8, 2019. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email by May 15, 2019. Please see complete terms and conditions. With gratitude, The Bakers and all at BandLab
  2. 12 points
    Guys, I just noticed the thread is being locked, but stepping in here to give my two cents and hopefully a final word on this thread. Though in the history of the internet (or humanity!) there has never been a situation in which the words "Calm down" ever succeeded in calming things down 😂, I just want to make an honest plea that we try and keep the forum friendly, because it could overshadow the importance of why threads like this are posted in the first place. --- The original comment from @Davydh was that this video was sad to see, and I 100% agree. Any time a user is disappointed by, or has experienced disappointment whilst using one of our products/platforms/services, no matter what the reason or cause, our fault or not - it's disappointing and I am personally sad to have been part of that in some way - even more so if we are personally responsible. I'm happy for people to disagree with my opinion, but hopefully being someone who is directly affected by it means it has some weight - I think it's worth going on record to say my thoughts are that there wasn't any negative intent from Scott at @ChernobylStudios - his video was one of passion, frustration and disappointment, but that's very different to actively trying to disparage the company out of ill intent. I want to go on record too to stress that in all the communication I have seen from Scott with us (as BandLab), he has consistently been passionate, respectful, detailed and always wanting to make things better with suggestions that would benefit all users, not just himself. Since our relaunch, as he correctly pointed out, we have not had yet a policy in which we could compensate creators like himself - he spoke in his livestream of truly loving Cakewalk, caring about it and wanting it to succeed, and I think the proof is in the pudding in the videos he had personally spent the time creating (uncompensated) over the last 12 months since we took over. I sincerely doubt he would actively spend hours of his own personal time creating content that helps people all around the world with a sinister motive down the road. For what he has contributed positively to the CbB community around the world, I don't think it is controversial at all to say that I am grateful and appreciative. Do I wish the cancellation video & subsequent livestream wasn't public? Of course! As someone within the company, the only thing I'd love to see out there is flowers and rainbows (and I am thankful for all of you who have been part of this, spreading the word positively across the internet), but I'm equally a firm believer that every user should be entitled to voice his/her opinion and thoughts in the same way we can do anywhere else on the internet - praise always makes one happier, but criticism is more often than not what makes us better. --- To be clear, the facts of the matter are that he seems to have had a serious issue with VST settings not saving and resetting whilst using CbB and this is a real dealbreaker for us. This is incredibly concerning, and unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at your glass) we, and our extended testing team, have not been able to reproduce this on any of our devices/tests/attempts to do so. From what he described in his video, it sounds like it is not to do with VST2->VST3 persistence, so if it is really the case that something within our code is causing VST settings not to save, this is a big deal and I want to stress to everyone here that this isn't something we take lightly. We are doing everything we can to figure this out and address it as we do with every serious bug report. As per @Morten Saether's post above, this post is also an active call for anyone who has experienced this before and can replicate it to get in touch so that we can try and figure out what is causing it and ensure it doesn't happen again to any other user. --- Finally, it's also important for me to emphasise that just because CbB is free does not mean we take things less seriously or that you should expect any less from us. The way the team lives, breathes and is set up is as if it were a $1000 product that people paid for. My point of view is that anybody who uses a professional product is investing their own personal time, and frankly for a product like a DAW, the time they spend on it is ultimately worth far more than how would have paid for it outright if it was a $400 boxed product - this is a responsibility we take seriously and we are always trying to figure out ways we can support the CbB users better now it has grown so much larger than it was before. Thank you again to everybody for your support and for caring enough about CbB to speak up and to continue to be part of this community. We continue to do everything we can to make the product better - feedback from you guys is why this forum (and CbB itself) exists in the first place. How I wish we could get things done faster. If only there were more than 24 hours in the day! Yours, Meng
  3. 10 points
    I am a long time Cakewalk Platinum User who paid for the lifetime updates before the transition to Bandlab. Still working well for me. So far so good! Thanks to keep Cakewalk alive and well!
  4. 9 points
    I started with Twelve Tones System's Cakewalk for MS DOS. It was just a MIDI sequencer. Audio was synced to one track of the tape recorder using a noisy clock signal. Those were the times! 😂 Keep the good work!
  5. 8 points
    I'm sure some of you are aware of this, but for those who don't, PluginBoutique are offering Acon's Acoustica 6 Basic Edition for free: https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/3-Studio-Tools/48-Audio-Editor/1956-Acoustica-6-Basic-Edition Using scook's excellent ToolEditor (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eiVH_I1clbbRtWFh4-3Mo7HANjCxR8SwqHJtYXy19gw/pub ), you can add this to your tools editor to edit audio within CbB: The settings for the ToolEditor are as follows:
  6. 7 points
    Well, not literally. I didn't actually die. Saw it up close, though, and through the haze of excruciating pain I accepted that possibility as a welcome relief. But for the fourth time, medical technology brought me back. Looks like the book of my life has at least one more chapter to go before it concludes. Whatever the contents of that chapter may be, I'm confident that the subject of what's the best delay plugin isn't gonna be in it.
  7. 7 points
    Digital Synsations Get UVI Digital Synsations free until April 30th, add to cart and then use coupon code: INA-FREEDS
  8. 7 points
    Look at BassDaddy . He thought it was Publishers Clearing House that knocked on his door . Kenny
  9. 7 points
    Kenny PS , sorry about the neckline .....
  10. 7 points
    What ! , I think I have seen that car in my neighborhood . Some guy on Craig's List is trying to sell it ... Kenny
  11. 6 points
    Already done did...and got a GREAT price! I used all three on this Track ( a shameless plug - in)
  12. 6 points
    Here: https://tonelib.net/gfx-overview/
  13. 6 points
    Hey All! Your friendly neighborhood support staff checking in. If you experience any issues, the best route is always to contact us at support@cakewalk.com! I'm bummed to see Scott didn't contact us directly when this issue came up, though I know he's been in touch with Cakewalk in the past. We have a great new support staff, and a blend of new and previous Cakewalk team members working on making Cakewalk by BandLab the best iteration of Cakewalk yet. You can check out what the team has been up to here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aFOe_zJrd3x2EnaZ_Jc3iSbZPG2WANiCD4_RP83OjlA/edit While I certainly don't post to the forum often, myself and my team are always happy to work on any issues via email, and we have some additional resources for help coming soon! As seen in the doc above, the developers have been doing quite a bit behind the scenes, and with your (and Scott's) help, we should be able to continue making Cakewalk by BandLab even better. You may see a little more of my name around the forum soon, so feel free to say hi and drop us a line if you have any questions!
  14. 5 points
    I checked this out. Here's my quick analysis/review... Positives: Nice little Multiband Saturator that let's you add character or do tone shaping. The ability ability to tune the bands works well and that you can mute individual channels is nice. The A/B/C/D/E saturation flavors offer a nice variety Issues: the global Bypass button didn't work Cakewalk isn't seeing the VST3 version - but the VST2 version works fine. The Would be Nice department: If you could A/B settings (not to be confused with the A/B/C,etc saturation flavors) so you could compare settings without having to save a preset. Conclusion: Nice sounding versatile plugin! Will get more use out of this one than the last couple of 'character' plugins I purchased. Is it worth the $34.99 regular price? While YMMV I'd say yes. At the current sale price of $5 - definitely, a no brainer!
  15. 5 points
    NovatrAC Free download here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dLmxFn6ZG5h3iA8FN7Fyn9FblXLqWyId?usp=sharing&amp;fbclid=IwAR1AT1r-pP_SvASo4vNmUUL2B-NttvkADwPkFdmM_QPs5i13tDj0BC5NZZA Today I present my new Theme > NovatrAC <. While AnalogConsole is a quite sober theme for long mixing sessions, NovatrAC is a bit like sweet candy. It's inspired by the unrivaled creative Plug-Ins of Kush Audio TM (thanx Gregory / UBK 😉 !). Hope you like it!
  16. 5 points
    The Lovely Lady and I are celebrating the 14th Birthday of us today.
  17. 5 points
    There has been an extreme influx of new members for the last 24 hours and all it took was the possibility to win a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 audio interface. Why didn’t anyone come up with that idea before?
  18. 5 points
    I use Cakewalk since Pro Audio 9 (circa 1999). I love it and its awesome mixing tools, but I feel in terms of audio editing is not the quicker DAW in the world. As you asked the users for requests... ...these are my basic ones: EASY CLIP GAIN NON-DESTRUCTIVE NORMALIZING QUICKLY ADJUSTABLE SELECTION SELECTION LENGHT INFO (I posted images based on Vegas Pro video editor, because I use it, but these are very common features in DAWs too.) Thanks Cakewalk and BandLab for asking the users👍 MarianoGF::.
  19. 5 points
    Happy happy Easter. Great time spent with families and friends and even more happy deals after
  20. 5 points
    This is what I now drive, thanks to Larry.
  21. 4 points
    This was published some time ago on the old forum, but seeing as there are a number of deals on 'traditional' instruments, I thought I'd highlight this wonderful collection. Totally free, but you will need the full Kontakt player. http://en.catsnu.com/Project/GugakVSTi.aspx I've already used them on a number of songs: including the ones below if you want to hear them in situ: https://hitrecord.org/records/3675876
  22. 4 points
    FREE Metric Halo Dirty Delay with any Purchase at audiodeluxe.com FREE Metric Halo Dirty Delay Check out these $9.99 deals that qualify IK Multimedia T-RackS Mic Room $9.99! Tokyo Dawn Labs TDR VOS SlickEQ – Gentleman’s Edition $9.99! PSP B-Scanner $9.99! IK Multimedia Tape Echo $9.99! Audiomodern Random Chords Generator PRO $9.99! Beatskillz Bollywood Maharaja Drums $9.99! Beatskillz Soultastik Bundle $9.99! https://www.audiodeluxe.com/
  23. 4 points
    I have been with cakewalk since the DOS days of 2.0.....so a long time fogey user here:)….keep up the great work Cakewalk....
  24. 4 points
    My wheels... ...just kidding! But I did have a set of these wheels a few years back during a stay in the hospital. All better now! I'm old, but not that old! Ha! But due to cclenny's deals, I may need to switch back to these when my current car wears out!
  25. 4 points
    Hey, that’s not too bad. Some bondo and a lick of paint and it will look like new again. Yeah, and maybe some springs at the back. I’m currently driving a 1989 shopping cart filled with black plastic bags and plug-ins, thanks to Larry.
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